Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Countdown has begun ...

Well the countdown to Thanksgiving has begun.  Do you have all your supplies/ingredients??  I'm ready ... I think.  I have to work monday-wednesday though.  So I want begin cooking til Thursday.  It's just my son, husband and myself here in Texas, so no rush.  It's my first thanksgiving without my daughter.  I will miss cooking with her.  But we still have so much to be thankful for!! 

So I think a couple of thank you cards are appropriate!


Stamps : Vintage Roses and Royal Birds clear art stamp sets
DP - Melissa Frances from my October Shabby Kit from Pixie Dust Paperie.  You can actually purchase the DP seperate from the kit now that they have moved on to the November kit. 
Glitter on the roses and the sticker label - Martha Stewart 
Sentiment rub-on - Pebbles Inc.
Colorization - Copics RV00, RV11, G000, G21, G24.
Challenges
Card Patterns - sketch
Create: - Thank You card
Tuesday Throwdown - buttons and bows
ABC Design Blog - faux sewing
Stampin' Royalty - Patterned Paper


I stamped this thank you card using Garden Wall Frame cling art stamp.  It's compatible with the Spellbinders Labels 14 die! 
I just love this image!


Lots to Do is looking for your favorite technique.

Stencil Technique with modeling paste
One of my favorite techniques right now is anything I do with my Layers of Color art stencils.  This particular stencil is Botanical Swirls.   For this card I used modeling paste.  So easy and adds so much dimension.  You want to use a thick cardstock or watercolor paper though or the paper may buckle a little.  After it drys just brush on some ink. 
CES wants us to use lace, one of my favorites!
And I LOVE it when I can find it in colors.  Another option is to by beige or white and spray is with color, paint it, or use your copic markers!

Creative Card Crew - thank you

Did you know that Layers of Color is on Facebook now!  We would love to have you stop by:
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Well if you haven't started planning, then get busy!
Have a blessed week!

23 comments:

Chelsea said...

this is an awesome card!

Patti J said...

Beautiful, Melisa! Very well done!

Jennie said...

Lovely thank you cards Melisa!! Such soft colors and just the right embellishments. The recipient will surely be blessed.... I have major list making to do...I am notorious about forgetting needed ingredients for Thanksgiving, lol!

Grace said...

Totally gorgeous Melisa! I love them both but the top one with that ribbon is amazing! You are so creative my friend!
Happy Thanksgiving!
hugs,
Grace

MaxineD said...

Love them both, but the first one in particular :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Laurie Unger said...

Wowza! This is so soft and pretty!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Meisa - what beautiful delights on your Blog today - I have had a lovely time looking at your gorgeous creations! You have used some of my favourite LOC images - and the colours could no be more perfect for these thank you cards!! LOve them! Thanks for the inspiration!! {{{hugs}}}

Neet said...

Beautiful cards and what a lovely way of using your Nestabilities. Love the subtle colours you have chosen.

mommabear said...

Just beautiful this card says it all great sentiment and love the colours xx Thanks for shareing with us at lotstodo challenge hugs Alison

Jaqi said...

Stunning cards , so beautiful im sure who ever recieves these will be over the moon , they are gorgeous

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh so pretty and elegant! Love the colors, and every detail shows just how thankful you are. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous work wonderful colouring and design. The flowers and lace on your second piece are very special. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful work dear.
Melisa check ur mail box, I send u a mail.

antheam said...

Beautiful cards, so soft & pretty! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns,
Anthea :).

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow Melissa, that is stunning, I love how you used the October Kit for that card, we need to get you to guest design for Pixie!
Love the 2nd one too, you are just brilliant!
Thanks for the shout out, I'll be in touch with you soon! And one more thing, thanks for you sweet comment for my blog!

Marilyn said...

Very pretty Melissa.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

HappyCrafter said...

Both so pretty, and nice and feminine, very delicate. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Justine said...

Hey Girlie, so elegant and beautiful. Love that yummo ribbon!!! Thank you so much for joining us for the ABC Toys & Crafts "SEW Special" challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- you are creating the most gorgeous cards- love your eye for color and the perfect embellishments!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

I'm loving these cards, Melisa! The first one is a superstar tho!

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! I'm thankful for our friendship!

Snowy hugs!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Melisa...what gorgeous cards!!! I love all the awesome details and beautiful stamped images...you do elegant perfectly!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

beautiful cards hun! I love them and all the details! Pefect thank you cards :)

Thank you for joining us at ABC Toys and Crafts!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Cheryl Walker said...

beautiful cards hun! I love them and all the details! Pefect thank you cards :)

Thank you for joining us at ABC Toys and Crafts!
Hugs,
Cheryl

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