OK, well....not yet, but it'll be here before you know it! :)
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Team Day - Designer's Choice - Thanksgiving Theme Projects!
This year seems to be flying by soooo fast and Thanksgiving is coming up soon!
So all the CJToo Crafty Designer's are sharing their choice of a Thanksgiving themed project and I can't wait to see them all! Be sure to check them all out by visiting Tracy's page, Craft Junkie Too and show them some love!
You know.....we all have so much to be thankful for and even though we all have our trials and valleys that we go through, we have to remember that we are so blessed and to thank God for those blessings.
When I pondered on what to create for this post, I decided to make something I had never made before. My inspiration for this project all started with "Tom" here, an image that I downloaded from an amazing blog that I found this weekend, Little Birdie Blessings. Not only did I fall in love with her awesome content and amazing vintage images, but I immediately found a good friend in Abby with her encouraging words, most importantly based on scripture, God's Holy word.
After I downloaded the vintage "Tom" above, I decided to add a brown and light blue border for definition on the canvas to which I "Modged Podged" it. Along with this image, I added the verses, Psalms 100:4-5. Abby had shared this verse as well on a recent post and I thought it was just naturally fitting for how we should be thankful to Him not just in November, but all of the time. We should be thankful and praise Him regardless of the circumstances going on around us. He is there for us; has always been there for us, and will continue to be there for us no matter what. He has an unconditional love for us ALL of the time!
When I first started this project, I just figured I was making it for myself, for my home. However, God did what He always does and 'tugged' at my heart and made me think......hmmm, "Who am I going to make this for?" And the first person I thought of was my pastor. He and his wife mean so much to me and my family and we love him dearly. I want them to have it for their home and plan to give it to them Wednesday night at church. :)
For some details on my project.....first I simply painted a canvas with brown paint. Then I "Modged Podged" the printed turkey image and scripture. For the "Giving Thanks" sentiment, I used my Celebrate with Flourish Cricut cartridge to cut cardstock from DCWV Neutrals 8x8 pad. These cardstocks are textured and looked great with the similar texture of the canvas. This is the cardstock that I printed the image and scripture on as well. I then inked all of the edges with brown ink as well as the orange/white polka-dotted strip of paper along the bottom which came from the Recollections Night and Fall Stack. I also "Modged Podged" all of the paper items and, then added in a small amount of glitter to what was left and applied it all over the canvas. I really liked the 'just a hint of shimmer' it added to the whole canvas. (You can sort of see some of the glitter specks at the bottom of the picture below and some in the one above.)
The paper flowers I had ordered from Oriental Trading awhile back and the various brads were just different brads from my stash (Not sure of their brands.) I added some glossy accents to the flowers as well to give them some shimmer also.
Then I added some bling! :) Some brownish/orange rhinestones I thought were a nice touch!
Then finally, this 'altered canvas' (at least that's what I'm calling it! ha!) needed a hanger of some sort. So I found some teal ribbon in my stash and stapled it onto the back then tied a bow at the top.
I just loved the fall colors in this canvas and I hope that they will love it too!
I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving project and I hope it inspires you to remember to be thankful for all of the blessings you are given.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the Craft Junkie Too Crafty Designers' projects as well as Abby's blog, Little Birdie Blessings for great vintage images and inspiring words!
Shawn @ Shawn's Fireside Crafting Room
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG
Kristy @ Craftin' on my Door
Tanya @ Tanyaisis Creations
Kadie @ Kards by Kadie
Shelley @ Carley's Closet
Roberta @ TX Scrapper Mom
Take care and happy crafting!
Thanks for visiting!
Shelley ~ Carley's Mom
*Entering this project into the following:
Little Birdie Blessings: Scripture Thursday Link Party
This Art That Heals: WAW Challenge
My Craft Spot: Monday Challenge # 32 - Gobble 'til you wobble!
More Than Favors: Wacky Wednesday #58 - Buttons, Bling, or Brads
You Had Me At Craft: Week 22: Made It Myself Monday
Paper Playtime: Ch#60 - Cricut Creations - Thank You Projects