Saturday, November 14, 2015

HYCCT1527Bonus ~Thankful~

Hello Blogger friends and a happy Saturday to you. Hope you have some creative plans for the weekend. Or maybe it's just a day filled with fun things to do.
For me I have my craft room to tackle. We finally brought some plastic shelving from the basement to the upstairs. It held a bunch of my supplies. the shelving will fit in the closet in the room. I am going through my patterned papers and discarding stuff as well as organizing.
This will be a day long project and hopefully a push to get the rest of my craft room organized. I have most of it done but there are a few things that need to be completed.
Now onto my blog post for today. This is another card I created for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges on Splitcoaststampers.
This is my card for Shannon's HYCCT1527Bonus challenge. She wants us to create a salted background.

I was a little intimidated to try this technique but when I did I loved it. I made 4 backgrounds and 3 of them I love. I have another card to post using one of the backgrounds I created.
This is such a fun technique. Here is a link to the tutorial I used.

 I didn't really know what I was going to do with any of the backgrounds when I started. This one seemed like a forest to me because of the way the green ink formed all on its own. I thought it looks like trees in the distance. I also didn't remove all of the salt. I like the look of some being left on the background.

So I created a scene with die-cuts. My pine trees and pumpkins are cut with Impression Obsession dies.

The deer and thankful words are dies from PaperTrey Ink. The stitched hillside is a die from Lawn Fawn.  Added a few die cut sequins from an MFT die.
Well, Blogger friends that's my card for today. Time to get busy with my major task for the day. So until next time........God bless.
card details:
Paper: Kraft, mossy meadow, pumpkin pie, baked brown sugar (Stampin'-Up) distresed watercolor cardstock,(Ranger) 
Paper Size: A2 
Accessories: reinkers: crushed curry, pumpkin pie, bravo burgundy, earthtones denim, pine tress and pumpkin dies (Impression Obsession), in the meadow and wonderful words dies (PaperTrey Ink), stiched hillside die (Lawn Fawn), sequins die (MFT) 
Techniques: salted background

I am also entering:
1.  Alphabet Challenge Blog is "tis the season". My interpretation is Thanksgiving-November 26.
2.  Brown Sugar challenge is no patterned paper.
3.  Fussy and Fancy has a thankful challenge.
4.  Simply Create Too has a give thanks challenge.
5.  Stamping Boutique has a fall challenge.


  1. Mary, this is STUNNING! WOW! Love the background and the colors. So beautiful and a wonderful and pretty, pretty scene.

  2. Oh, this was really fantastic. What a great scene :) I love your trees and the darkness you have made behind them like a forrest. Really great !! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Nice card! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!
    Good luck!
    Giada DT

  5. Beautiful card with your scene and colours..Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  6. Gorgeous card... I love it when something so beautiful comes from taking us out of our comfort zone! Thanks for joining us a Simply Create Too. LesLee xx

  7. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. Mary - this is gorgeous!!! Congrats on your win at Simply Create Too (that's how I saw the card). I love the colors and the watercolor look of the trees in your bg. Great card!! Maura (beesmom at split coast

  9. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper



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