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!
A great place to shop!!
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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!