The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Note of Thanksgiving

After feeling "blah" creatively all week long, I was pleased to actually feel a spark of creativity this morning, and figured I'd better jump on it--quick. I'm still short a few Thanksgiving cards to send to my friends and family in the next few weeks, so Thanksgiving it is today:

The image and sentiment are from Flourishes' A Season of Thanks stamp set, which I won back in September. All of the patterned papers are from the Indian Summer collection by BasicGrey. I colored the image with my colored pencils and blended with Gamsol and paper blending stumps.

I was inspired by a few challenges in the making of this card:
Thanks for dropping by for a little slice of bliss today!
Emily

P.S. The Lawnscaping Challenge Blog is having a fantastic GIVEAWAY--a set of beautiful Faber Castell watercolor pencils! You can check it out HERE.

27 comments:

Marisa said...

Your Thanksgiving is coming up quickly and this card is perfect for that season :) Great focal image and love the brown stitching and border.

Beate said...

Wonderful fall card. Thanks so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Kate said...

This is so pretty. I love your out of the box image it's perfect. I don't know how to do that. Thank you so much for joining us over at GoFish! Challenge . Hope to see you again.

Hugs,
Kate

wearestampers said...

Great thinking cutting the stamped image out! I have those CM templates too! It looks great that way! Hope your creative spark sticks around!!
Pam

Martha said...

what a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at Clear It OUt

~amy~ said...

Excellent thanksgiving day card!!!!

C Stephens said...

What an lovely Thanksgiving card. it is a beautiful take on the latest GoFish challenge. Thanks so much for playing along!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card and I love the buttons in the corner! Love your inspiration of the sketch!

Joanne (jojot) said...

really a beauty.....guess you had your B's card done too.....me too.....your friends will love receiving your fabulous T. D. Cards

lisa arana said...

so pretty. glad you jumped on your spark, you made a beauty!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

GORGEOUS! You did a fantastic job with the sketch, Emily! Thanks for playing with us at Go Fish challenge! :)

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Emily. I love the colors you chose for this stamp. Your paper is so pretty. Love this.

Benzi said...

Emily, you did a splendid 'out of the box' without those Spellinders nesties. Your card is gorgeous and I do really like that sketch.

Mynnette said...

What a fantastic harvest card! I love all the different textures on it! :)

maryr917 said...

love this thanksgiving card Emily -the dp is perfect as is your wonderfully colored image

Linda R. said...

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.. Your card is so pretty. Perfect for the season..

Hugs, Linda

Kary said...

This card is so sweet, Emily!! Love how well the papers go with your image & your sewing. It's a wonderful Thanksgiving card!!
Thank you so much for visiting me this week, really appreciate your support!

Rica said...

A wonderful card Emily, perfect colours for harvest - such a gorgeous design and image.

Thanks so much for joining us for Simon Says Stamp challenge
hugs
Heather xx

onecraftymama said...

Now how come I can't make anything near as nice with those papers? That pad confounds me! I love the gorgeous colours you've used in the image, and the stitching.
BTW, watch your mailbox. Stalk it :)

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful Thanksgiving card Emily! Great job on the coloring.

Emily Leiphart said...

I've missed too much! This is really beautiful, Emily. I wish I could stitch as perfectly as you do!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Cute little fall scene. The stitching is so sweet and I love the punched border as well.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Christine said...

Wonderful work on your card!! I definitely see that spark!! Lovely stitching work!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Amy said...

Great fall card! I love the stitching!! Thanks for playing at Go Fish Challenge :)Amy

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ooooh, you did the out-of-the-box technique! I have never done that, but keep meaning to. Such pretty autumn colors you used, so rich and definitely reminiscent of all the wonderful veggies that are harvested at this time of year!

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely beautiful Emily! Perfect take on the technique...thanks for joining us! Hugs ~S~

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats. Just read that you won Go Fish Ch#4 Sketch Challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com