Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Give Thanks

This is one of those
projects that just made me feel good to create. You know... where everything you've used came really cheap or free, and half of it was already put together when you started.


Let me explain...
1. The journal was purchased at Hobby Lobby at 40% off.
2. The leaves, tag and burlap string were given to me free along with a purchase made on Etsy.
3. The alphas came in a kit purchased at a discount. 
4. All the inks and paints used were bought on sale.
5. The white rings were made with a toilet tissue cardboard roll... have to recycle, ladies!
6. Most of the background was already down as I always use all my inks and paints from previous projects... like you see on that opposite page! Waste not, want not... an art journalists creed.
This all adds up to a "happy crafter"!


As, like I said, a lot
of the background was already on the page, I just sponged on some Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I laid down the Crafters Workshop Chevron Arrows stencil and spritzed with plain water, let it sit a minute, then dabbed with a paper towel and dried with my heat tool.


Added Vintage Photo
Distress Stain to the center of the white circles, then Ripe Persimmon went on using a CW Mini Chicken Wire stencil. I stamped on a verse from the TPC Studio Autumn Harvest clear stamp set (bought at 40% off last year) with Coffee Archival Ink.


I inked the edges of
the alphas and glued them down, highlighting them with Yellow Ochre acrylic paint. Applied the Alterations mini leaves and the tag/string that I stamped with Nov 22, 2012, our Thanksgiving Day in the US.
I real bargain, if I must say!

I'm linking my page to:
Balzer Designs - Art Journal Every Day
Crafting For All Seasons - Falling Leaves
Sentimental Sundays - Dimensions
Stamping Sisters In Christ - Colossians 1:3-5 Thankfulness or Prayer
The Play Date Cafe - #156 Cinnamon, Squash, Vanilla & Sage
Word Art Wednesday - Give Thanks

Thanks for the visit!
Hugs!
Linda

13 comments:

anya said...

I just love the way this turned out! The patterned and textured leaves are really fabulous! Glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

Elaine said...

Hello Linda , what a fabulous creation.
Thank you for joining us this time for our Falling Leaves Challenge at Crafting for all Seasons .
Good Luck Hugs Elaine

Ros Crawford said...

Super page Linda!

~amy~ said...

Such an awesome page! love your explanation of everything...those TP circles look so fun! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Audrey Pettit said...

I absolutely love projects like that, that come together from random free or cheap bits and bobs.......and then throw in some recycling? Brilliant! This is beautiful, Linda! So love the rich autumn colors and the layered background. The leaves are really fabulous, too!

Linda R said...

Don't you just love it when a page comes together like that. I looks amazing.

Hugs~

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Linda, I really like it when a plan comes together, especially as beautifully as your rich earthy pages. Thank you for visiting us at Word Art Wednesday and sharing your wonderful creation.
Blessings,
Carole B
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Linda! I don't know if you saw, but you were selected by Random.org as our winner last week. I don't have your email address, so I need you to send me an email so that I can arrange to get your prize to you. Please send me an email at karen.mycuprunnethover@yahoo.com and I will also send you a winner's badge for your blog.
This thankfulness journal is beautiful and you've done a great job with it. I just made one and posted it on my blog on Monday. They make great gifts also. THanks for sharing with us each week at Word Art Wednesday. It is such a blessing to us when you share your lovely art in our challenges.
Have a blessed week, Linda. I look forward to hearing from you.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Archana said...

Very pretty project. Love the colours and leaves. Thanks for joining us at sentimental sunday challenge this week.
Hugs,
Archana

Sharon Evans said...

A lovely page,love the colours

ScrappySandie said...

Ah, a bargain shopper after my own heart! LOTS of great deals! Your journal is great...SO artsy and rich in colors and textures! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at SOS!
Sandie

Carol said...

This looks fabulous Linda. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Jan Ltc said...

Great book thanks for playing along at CFAS xx Jan

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