Monday, 17 October 2011

Thanksgiving Waltz ....

.... I'm late for the October Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - the theme this month is Thanksgiving and Gratitude!


My excuse is that I was so busy getting more rooms ready to decorate that I ran out of crafting time!!  I did get my card finished, but the light was so awful last night - and it's not great now, but I've taken a picture and am posting now.   I'll edit this post later to include all the details - but I wanted to get the card up before 9.00am!  And I think I might just make it. 
Edited to add :  Well I'm back and I've taken a better photo and put that into the blog - it's not quite as orange!!  I had a good morning at craft class - I took some pictures and my Promarkers and spent the morning chatting and colouring.  Bliss!

So to my card for this month's blog Waltz - I started several times with lots of different ideas - they are all in the bin!! 

I mentioned last week that I'd borrowed some of my friend's Spellbinders dies - well this is one of hers (and I may well end up getting it too) - I cut the shape from some plain white card and added colour with my distress inks - Vintage Photo and a dash of Black Soot.  I stamped the basket of pumpkins directly into the centre of the doily.  I made several sets of the image and coloured them all with Promarkers, then cutting out the baskets and two layers for the pumpkins.  I cut out a few extra leaves and attached them falling from the basket.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Bountiful Baskets Additions, Say It Loud - Winter Holiday
Inks:  Memento - Rich Cocoa; Distress - Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Spellbinders:  Parisian Motifs (S5-035)
Promarkers:  Amber, Pumpkin, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Terracotta, Cinnamon
Accessories:  Card from stash

Now that I've added the stamp and ink information - I'm off to have a look around the Blog Waltz.  I will be back later - I've another card to share with you all.  See you soon.

28 comments:

Jackie said...

A beautiful card, lovely colours and a fabulous frame :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

This is lovely Deborah, the colour is so warm and inviting! Love the beautifully coloured basket, and the gorgeous frame, so pretty! Happy Waltzing!

Craftilicious said...

Just gorgeous Deborah! I love the dark shading in the frame it really adds some drama and a vintage feel.
Hope the decorating is going well and not getting in the way of crafting altogether ;-)
Tara x

Kary said...

So Gorgeous!! Love the beautiful frame around the basket of pumpkins. It's a beautiful card, Deb!

Ros said...

Oh wow! this is stunning ...

Helen said...

Deborah, this is so pretty - the little pumpkins in the basket - and that stunning frame - what a beauty x

Julia Aston said...

what beautiful die cut framing on this lovely basket of pumpkins Deborah!

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW...this is stunning! Love the gorgeous window frame. Outstanding.

Kelly S. said...

Oh DEBORAH! That die cut is amazing! This waltz is making me want to stay home and stamp all day...so much inspiration here! I love how you placed the image inside, it's like a most lovely autumn wreath! The sentiment with that little leaf is the cutest idea, too! GORGEOUS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful Thanksgiving card Deb! Love the framed basket of pumpkins and the little leaf dotting the i! Great touch!

I'm Renee said...

This is beautiful!
I love the way you framed that gorgeously colored basket!
Fabby! :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful thanksgiving card Deborah stunning colours.

Anne

Inkyfingers said...

I can feel autumn coming on with the colours in this lovely card Deborah. Your colouring is so good and that frame is fabulous. Good luck with the decorating!
Hugs
Carol x

Paula (PEP) said...

The frame is gorgeous & I love the way those leaves are falling from the image. Gorgeous colours too.
Paula (PEP)

Cathy Weber said...

That Spellbinder die was a beautiful way to frame the basket, it makes it just pop! I loved your coloring on this one and that you added a few exta pumpkins into the corner. Really pretty Deb.

Jeanne J said...

Deb, I don't know how you do it all! Your promarkers class really paid off - the results are gorgeous! Your card is really beautiful - love the lacey spellbinder border.

Karen M said...

What a fab frame, Deborah! This is so pretty x

snowbear said...

Cute card.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous! What a fabulous frame--and I love the dimensional look. You did a marvelous job coloring the basket and pumpkins.

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Beautiful basket! And it fits just perfectly side of that lovely frame! My favorite part of the card is your mini falling leaves, too cute!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Awesome Deborah! I love how you framed your basket with that ornate die cut.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is an absolute beauty Deborah! I love the glowing orange pumpkins and the leaf over the 'i' in Thanksgiving is a touch of genius!

Pat said...

What a great basket of pumpkins. The extra little leaves popped about are a super touch.

LaurieJ said...

Very pretty! I love how you framed your basket image. And your coloring is wonderful.

Karen H. said...

Wonderful card - love that frame!

Kathi said...

Hi,
wow, this looks wonderful with the frame and I love the autumn colors. :-)
XX Kathi

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is a gorgeous fall card, I luv it...hope your day is grand!

enjoy *~*

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

So Beautiful!!

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