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Thursday, November 20, 2008

The November Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni Challenge



Good morning everyone!!! The November DD/DDA challenge, hosted by Sharon Harnist (StamperSharon), is to make a Thanksgiving table decoration or a thank you for the hostess of the thanksgiving dinner. The only *twist* is to use a heart somewhere on the project. I spent off and on all day on this thank you card....I couldn't seem to make up my mind about the paper, layout, image...I can't believe I actually finished this!!!

The Lockhart image from Ellen Hutson, LLC was stamped with Memento Black and colored with copics. I added crystal effects to the globe to make it look like glass but it is difficult to see in this picture. Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie were sponged in the background and I added the little dark green crystal heart to the sentiment.












The close up shows the shine of the globe. The scalloped cardstock is from Brazzill and the papers are from Stampin Up!, Daisy D's, and K&Co. The sentiment is from the Girlfriend set by Crafty Secrets.





The rust colored ribbon from Hobby Lobby and the Primas, button, and paper leaves are all layered together with glue dots. I borrowed the idea to tie a bow with the twine through the button from Amy (Pickletree)...thanks, Amy, for the inspiration!!
Recipe: Stamps: Lockhart, Crafty Secrets
Paper: Brazzill, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Daisy D's, K&Co., Stampin Up!
Ink: Memento Black, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Button, Primas, Twine, Paper Leaves, Rubbon, Nestabilities, Dark Green Crystal Heart, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects
Thanks for visiting!!! We will be heading south today to have Thanksgiving lunch with our DGD Autumn at her school. You will never guess what her special request was ....she wants us to stop at Panda Express and pick up Orange Chicken and rice...I guess we can forget turkey and dressing!!! Have a great day!!!!!
EDIT: Ok, all you DD/DDA's...just wanted to clarify the time of this posting....the timer on my blog is off by about 3 hours. I had to set the scheduled post at 4AM for it to post at 7AM.....just didn't want y'all to think I cheated!!!!!

18 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful!!! Love the Fall colors, and the glass on the candle with the soft glow...gorgeous!
hugs, Jami

Beverly said...

Beautiful Joan! I just love the rich, dark, autumnal colors of this!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is beautiful! I love it!

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! All the time and effort (and tough decisions you made) were certainly worth it! Many beautiful details...and they are all simply perfect!

StamperSharon said...

Great job coloring that Lockhart image, Joan -- gorgeous card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh I think the fall colors are just wonderful and a great layout! Fabulous fall card!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh! Love this roomie! Great layering and coloring, but... where's the heart???

Julia Aston said...

Yikes Joan! what a masterpiece! Love the rich colors on this - I had to search for the heart (almost heard Mother Marks buzzer!!!) but then I saw the little brad! Phew!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Joan, this is so beautiful! I know the DD is misssing your works of art! A fabulous challenge card!

Linda Palmer said...

This is a beautiful card. Love all the colors and your coloring.

Susan (rainy) said...

Joan this is beautiful!! That globe looks fabulous.. just like glass. Very cool. Love this!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is gorgeous, Joan!! I love your coloring and special touches to your design!! Wonderful!!

Vicki said...

WOWZER!! This is just totally GORGEOUS!! :) The glass looks so awesome!! TFS!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Holy WOW! Joan, this is out-of-this-world GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

Danita said...

Joan, this is truly a work of heART!!! WOWOWOWOW, unbelievable craftmanship here!!! This just takes my breath away!!! You need to frame this and hang that in you studio!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

WOWZER Joan!! This is so awesomely done!

Stamp and Smile said...

So fabulous! Love the colors which are so warm and your details are great... Smiles!! :)

Chrissy D said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Joan! You are so talented. Love these deep, rich Harvest colors! Beautiful!