Monday, November 14

Thankful For This



Hello friends! It's Monday, and that means a new challenge! This week we are expressing our thanks, what we are thankful for, Thanksgiving, showing our gratitude. Speaking of gratitude, I truly am grateful for each and every one of you who stops by for a visit, thank you.

I was inspired to work on something I have not done in a long time - a scrapbook page! I am so thankful for the view out of my windows, and when I came across this photo my husband took years ago, it just called to me.


I started with a sheet of Cordinations paper (peeled paint) and swiped on some Distress Paint in Forest Moss, then took the Tiles stencil and dabbed in Bundled Sage. For the next layer, I took the Ringer stencil and Evergreen Bough. You've probably noticed, I also turned the stencil upside down and pressed the extra paint in places. 


For the tags, I used the Autumn stencil and Rusty Hinge and Fossilized Amber, then went over it with the Wild Honey ink. 


I continued with the same paints and stencil and added the leaf layer. I toned it down a bit by going over most of the page with the Wild Honey ink again. 


It took me a few tries to get the layout I liked. Simon's Vintage Dictionary paper lies behind the photo and tags. Then, I splashed a stream of sequins, buttons and beads from 28 Lilac Lane across the page. 


I folded one tag and did a bit of journaling inside.


I added a touch of the Evergreen Bough distress paint around my photo mat, and the photo also. I felt like I needed to tie these in to the background. I added extra details with a graphite pencil, and white and black pens.


I truly am thankful for this beautiful view my family and I get to see every day...fields, woods and the Adirondack Mountains.

Please join us in this week's challenge and share your thanks. I look forward to seeing what you make! Each week, Simon Says Stamp generously gives a $50 shopping voucher to one lucky participant!


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I am very thankful for the wonderful design team I work with, and I know you will be inspired by their beautiful work!




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14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layout Maura, the photo is stunning and I love the way you framed it, the trail of buttons, beads and sequins looks fabulous! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Beautiful layout, Maura! I really envy your view outside your window. It's absolutely gorgeous.

    Cathie ♥

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  3. I have to agree with you on that view, just love it!

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  4. I'm so jealous of your view...lucky you...of course you'd be thankful! Gorgeous layout too showcasing the photo...love the texture.

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  5. wow- you have brilliantly captured the colors and feel of your beautiful surroundings, and I could never tire of that view either!

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  6. What a gorgeous photo and layout! I definitely love the beautiful color that Autumn brings too! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  7. SO beautiful MAura! love this project, textures, colors and your picture are amazing! love sequins and buttons addition! Lilac lane embellishments are on my wish list! Barbara

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  8. beautiful page Maura...love the texture and details and wow...what a stunning view...hugs kath xxx

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  9. This is such a great layout! And thank you for showing what you wrote on the "hidden" tag so I don't have to die of curiosity! I also love that you chose subject matter that is ordinary for your life, yet still so stunning. When I lived abroad, my brother gave me the best advice before I left. He told me to take pictures of ordinary things that I saw every day because when I came back home, those are the things I'd miss the most. He was so right and I really love how you paid homage to something that you are able to be grateful for on a daily basis! This has inspired me to do the same!

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  10. That is an amazing view Maura! And you layout is stunning! I love the background and the sprinkle of buttons and beads. I should scrapbook photos of the views from the windows of the various places where we have lived too.

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  11. Wow! I love how the background matches with the picture! That's fabulous. What I love the most are the tags with embossed leaves - amazing. Hugs, Marzena!

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  12. What an amazing view and a wonderful layout to compliment it...this is just stunning Maura and I love all the details you've added including that fabulous arrangement of buttons! xx

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  13. This is such a fabulous layout, Maura. The texture and colors on the background you created are awesome! Love the great photo! :)

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  14. Fun layout, Maura! love the scenery and the tag with the journaling is fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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