Friday, November 6, 2015

Something To Be Thankful For....


HOWDY from Joi - at the ranch!!! 
First of all, let me say... I am thankful for all of you who put up with me and my blogging artwork!!!! Really truly I am. 

Every Thanksgiving, my brother and his family are here at the ranch... hunting, watching football, and eating yummy treats!!  It's usually warm in Texas at Thanksgiving so we spend a lot of time outdoors together.  I am thankful for this time with family!

Hubby made me a cedar board for the project and after collecting some branches and acorns... I began adding layers. 

I cut my THANKFUL leaf from cardstock and decorated with: 
Faber-Castell Geletos:
Gold Champagne
Red Cherry
Lemon Cream
Metallic Melon

"Thankful" was hand printed with the grey pen. The edge and the leaf veins were done with nougat and magenta:
Faber-Castell Pitt Pens:
Cold Grey VI

After the leaf was dry, I added some DecoArt Crackle Glaze for some fun texture. 

Here are some of the items used in the project... when I took this picture I wasn't sure which ones would end up there!

I made the tag earlier when just playing one day. It is tissue colored tissue paper added to the tag with gel medium! So fun!  For this project, I used my pitt pens and made the yellow flowers and green leaves more fall looking!!! 

I fussy cut the leaves and the flowers from some wrapping paper!

This was a fun project to do because I love the fall colors! As you know - any color of orange is my favorite!!!!!  
HUGS. j. 

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Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful project, love the warm colours, and great to see the lovely photo of you all. The cedar board is fantastic. Love, love, love this project that so embodies the joy of autumn. And I love putting up with you and your art, thanks! Hugs, Valerie

Lizzy Hill said...

That looks totally the natural, woodsy look you've gotten & of course, it is a gorgeous stand to show off your creation. CLEVER and handy hubby!! Enjoy your thanksgiving this year, whenever it is! We don't 'do' it here, but it must be close 'cos it's being mentioned a lot!!!

Pamellia said...

Wow Joi, this is just incredible!! There are so many wonderful details here that I have to keep scrolling back up to see them again and again! Great work with the Gelatos, I only have a few colours but I think I need to stock up on these, you make them look so beautiful! A gorgeous autumn creation!

Hugs :)
My Little Craft Things

experiments in paper said...

What a wonderful way to remember good times, Joi! Love all your leaves, and the gelato work! Lots of yummy details to see - just lovely! xxx Lynn

Jackie PN said...

Beautiful Joi!
Love the warmth of the colors as the also show the warmth of the family photo! Well done! xo

laury55 said...

great project, the colors are just perfect for the season

butterfly said...

The colours and warmth here really seem to echo the warmth of the smiles in the photo - and I love all the dimensional layers framing the pictures - an utterly uplifting creation.
Alison x

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful way to remember a wonderful gathering! love all the bright fall colors and all the different pieces you added here - leaves, acorn, stampings - I bet this looks lovely on your table or mantel!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Gorgeous colors! I know what you mean about Texas, I'll be visiting there soon and can't wait for the warmer weather. This design is fantabulous! Love those acorns and your family story. Awesome sauce leaves and fussy cutting! Wowzers! Hugz. ~Niki

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Oh Joi, what a wonderful project. You've captured the sense of Thanksgiving perfectly in this - it's sure to be a wonderful memento for years to come!

Suman Pandit said...

what a wonderful project Joi !! love so much of nature incorporated into your project !!