Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog. Thanks for all the lovely comments from my first Guest Designer piece last week. I appreciate it and am so thankful for you! And speaking of being thankful, Welcome to Thankful Manor! It's a place where Autumn is always the season, where smells of pumpkin spice fill the air, and where you will never go hungry!
This weeks challenge is "Giving Thanks or Being Thankful". This is an excellent theme, as all of us have something to be thankful for. Since the American holiday of Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I decided to make this table centerpiece for the special day, and I cannot tell you how much fun I had making it...it was hard to stop adding to it! This was such a labor of LOVE! Sorry for all the photos...grab some sustenance.
|I die cut all the pieces with Water Color Cardstock using several of Tim's Sizzix Village dies, and the roof pieces with Deco Sheet covered black cardstock. Notice the pieces in the center bottom. I used the leftover scrap piece from the Manor Village that comes from above the door, as a guide to make the eaves for the door and porch.|
|I covered all the house pieces with Grit Paste to look like mortar. I also used paper straws for the columns on the porch.|
|I inked over the house pieces through the Mini Bricked Stencil using Wendy Vecchi's Orange Blossom Archival Ink from Ranger, and then poured a mixture of Orange Blossom, Red Geranium, Watering Can, Tree Branch, and Frosted Crystal Embossing Powders (one of Wendy's concoctions) and heat to set them.|
|I had these large leaf earrings in my stash, so I decided to use them for the front gate.|
I hope you play along with this challenge. Remember, you might just be the one who wins a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!!! Good luck, and I look forward to seeing all the entries, and once again, thank you for coming by! I am truly so thankful for all of you!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!