Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Belli Challenge #40 - Thanksgiving

This week's Belli Challenge is focused on Thanksgiving. Make a card with a turkey on it, the word "thanks", or any image associated with Thanksgiving, such as a cornucopia or pumpkin pie. I chose to stamp the word "Thanks" on this card.

I stamped the tree trunk first, then added the leaf punch-outs to give a sense of the leaves falling. The leaves are punched from glossy paper that I had created a polished stone background on. Remember the previous card posted below, Autumn Beauty? I had done several sheets of polished stone, so I just used one of those sheets to punch out my leaves.

The sentiment and the tree trunk images are from Cornish Heritage Farms. The leaf punch is from Martha Stewart.

This coaster frame is something I threw together this weekend. My mother and a couple of other ladies came over to play, and we all made coaster frames. I love this pumpkin image (Stampin Up Harvest Home), and it is so easy to color. I stamped it on watercolor paper first, then picked some colors to match the paper. This background paper is from Stampin Up - last year's Apple Cider. I found my now-retired River Rock paper so I could stamp the sentiment on the left side.

Did you see the cute little raffia bow? Folks who know me, know that I am bow-tarded. I don't do bows. My mother, however, is the ribbon queen, and I begged her to make me a bow from a bundle of raffia. She did an excellent job! Thanks, Mom!!!

Would you like to play along with the Belli Challenge? Create your own card or project with a Thanksgiving theme, post it to your blog or to SCS (keyword CBC40), and post your link to Chrissy's blog posting.

Check out what the rest of the Belli Team has created:

Rochelle Wick
Shelly Koskinen
Debby McGivillray
Jennifer Greco
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Lorie Ames
Courtney Fowler
Danita Hollander
Joan Ervin
Sarah Anderson


Debby said...

Oh boy I am first to comment on this one. Great job Holly, love the leaves. I think I might have that punch to. Love the polished stone on these leaves.
Angel hugs

Shelly Koskinen said...

Both of these are beautiful! Great job!

Danita said...

Holly, I love both of your Thanksgiving items. The card is awesome with those leaves. All the colors are in them. The frame is soooooo cute. Great job on this challenge!!!
PS: Can you fix the link to my blog? When you click on it, it puts your blog address ahead of mine and it gives you a page that the blogger is not found. Thanks!!!

Courtney said...

bow-tarted. Hahaaahhhhaaa! That's too funny! When I was a demo my customers would groan when I'd have them make a bow. I guess that would put them in your category?

Love your projects, both of them! You all doing ok?

Chrissy D said...

Holly - these areboth beautiful! Love these cards. BOW-tarded! Girl, I am the queen of everything tarded. LOL Thanks for inspiring me with your beautiful style! I am in AWE!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Holly, these projects are fabo!!! I love the polished stone leaves and how you created the tree on that awesome card and, of course, the chipboard is spectacular!!!! It almost came home with me the other day....your coloring is drop dead gorgeous!!!

Christi said...

I love those leaves!! Awesome card!!!

Rochelle W said...

Gorgeous Holly!!

Savor the Journey said...

I love the leaves! The texture & colors are wonderful, Holly!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Very pretty cards Holly, LOVE those leaves!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh I got this in the mail and it is GORGEOUS IRL! LOVE - LOVE - LOVE IT! TFS!