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11/22/2013

Friday Fun Day - Thankful

Good afternoon, and since it is Friday, of course there is a Fun Day Challenge 27 over at Jo's Scrap Shack.  The theme was Thankful and Team A is being sponsored by Stamp Art.  Since I did not get the sponsor's digi requested in time to prepare a card for today's challenge, I selected an old stamp of my own, just so that I could join in.


- Cornish Heritage Farms Fall Harvest image;  this stamp was purchased from the original company. I think another company bought the business and I'm not sure if this image is still available. Stamped on Xpress paper, using Versafine Vintage Sepia. After using Versafine to stamp, I heat set the ink as I planned to do a little copic coloring. Memento inks work best for me with copics, no heat setting, no smudging. Since this stamp has lots of dark on it, I wanted to use the Vintage sepia. Happy to report, I didn't have any smudging problems.

- die cut with a new SU Top Note die, which looks like S/B Labels 8 to me, just a bit. However, I liked the Top Note for the pen stitching round the edges. Also, I tried to use a Label 8 for matting, and folks, they don't match up on the scroll bits! So I did a faux mat, just tracing the outside of the die cut piece, enlarging a bit.

Image & mat were both smudged with DI Tea Dye, Vintage Photo. Used dimensional tape to mount on card base.

Card base was cream c/s, also smudged the same DI's around the outside with the sponge applicator tool. After looking at the color against the image & mat, came back in with Evergreen Bough because I wanted a little contrast in the earth tones. Liked that better.

Sentiment is a snippet of cream, stamped with an IO clear stamp from the Count Blessings set. Used Memento Teal Zeal. Colored 2 pearls with copics in BG shades, and that's it for this card!

Please join us over at Jo's Scrap Shack and let us share in what you may be thankful for. I was honored to select the theme for today, and since our USA Thanksgiving is next week, thus my choice of theme. However, realizing we have a lot of international folks who play along, I didn't want to choose something USA specific. I think we can ALL be thankful for the good things in our lives, no matter where we live. So - jump over to Jo's, where the rules are posted and very simple, and help us all say Thanks!

I will have another post today, because I'm thankful for some lovely new followers. I was trying to list them at the top of this blog, but was having so much trouble with formatting. I finally decided, Heck, quit messing about with it, do in a separate post! So thanks once more for joining me here. I'm so blessed to have many, many things in my life to be especially thankful for. All of you lovely bloggers who have joined here, been so kind & encouraging - would be at the top of my list. Of course my family & being a child of Christ, tops the list! Hugs from me to you.

22 comments:

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Mary! I so love a nice Thanksgiving card, and you have aced this one, my friend! Thankful for you too, sweet lady! Hugs...

scrappymo! said...

Oh Mary...this is one of my favourite cards of yours!
The inking and shading is amazing and the stamp is so beautiful. I have never stamped in anything except memento for copic colouring. I too have some stamps that would look better stamped in a sepia tine...I shall take this lesson and perhaps manage to stamp my vintage Santa this way. He is sitting out on my carftroom table awaiting a little crafting time on Sunday.
Dh is going to a sports party at a friends to watch a game...YAY...craftroom here I come!

Benzi said...

Wow! What a beautiful, Fall image and colored to perfection. I love the Top Note Die but haven't used it in a while. I'll try to remember to get it out. Your faux mat looks super...good job.
Oh, we all have so much to be thankful for and your two top items are at the very top of my list, that's for sure.
Have a wonderful day.

jimlynn said...

Mary, I think we should be thankful for YOU and to have you in our blogging life!!

Beautiful card and perfect for this time of year. I just love fall colors! I'm really liking the top note die you used and will check it out at SU too. Lovely, lovely card!

Lynn

susiestacey said...

Lovely harvest image Mary making a beautiful card. Hope you are keeping well. Have a good weekend x Susan x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Fall creation Mary. I love the fall colours, they are so vibrant. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Sandee Setliff said...

Beautiful card, and how nice of you to list your new followers. I am thankful I know such nice people like yourself! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Brenda said...

Oh Momma Mary, this is a gorgeous card! I love the fall image and of course I love the coloring!! I have the Top Note Die, but forget to use it. I need to remember that baby more often cause I do love it! I agree we all have much to be thankful for!! I am thankful for the same things you are Momma Mary!! I'm thankful that they are new chemo treatments too that work well. So many things to be thankful for I could go on and on. I'm also very thankful for you!!! You always lift my spirits and I'm proud to have you as my Momma Mary! Hugs!

Bonnie said...

Hi Mary, I've been so far behind this week, myself! I almost said I'm behind myself which is probably close to the truth. I've just caught up on all your beauties from this week. You have been a very busy gal!. Love this Thanksgiving card with that beautifully colored scene! Safe travels, my friend, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

dutchess said...

lovely colours Mary ..and that stamp is a winner....we don't do thanksgiving here in the same way we do Harvest Festaval.where we give thanks for Gods bounty....and this would be a perfect card for that too.....have a lovely visit to your family as you say we have so much to be thankfull for. xxxxxx

Donna Hanley said...

Just gorgeous and outstanding coloring. Enjoy your weekend Mary.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful fall card. Love the mat you used. Have a safe trip and wonderful holiday.

Redanne said...

Oh Mary, this card is just gorgeous, your colouring is beautiful and I love the design of the stamp - a really beautiful autumn image. Great tip about the inks too, I never knew that Versafine could be used in that way. Hugs, Anne x

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Mary. Love that top note die and always forget about it - need to pull it out!! :) Loll xx

Jules said...

Oooo.. Mary this is gorgeous!!

I love all the lovely rich colours.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very beautiful autumnal card. The colours are so rich and very lovely. Fab design as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

~ Jo ~ said...

Well what can I say miss Mary... other than... this is simply GORGEOUS! You always do the most beautiful work and detail in all your cards and creations and I am in awe each and every time. Just beautiful!
Hugs,
Jo
xoxox

Creative M said...

Absolutely Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! The image is beautiful and you brought it to life in color!! What a fabulous card!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy Florida's lovely weather!

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely this is, Mary! Beautifully colored, and wonderfully peaceful scene - just gorgeous! hugs, de
{Creative Smiles}

Diane said...

Lovely colors and design.

Hugs Diane