Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I am excited to share this project with you because it is my entry into this week's The Shabby Tea Room challenge.  I was thrilled to find out yesterday that I was chosen as one of their Tea Time Terrific Top Three in last week's challenge.  But as soon as I saw the #1 winner, I KNEW I had to step up my game this week.

You must run over to The Shabby Tea Room to see the #1 Winner.  Her art will make you swoon. I hope you will get inspired and want to join in the challenge yourself.  You have nearly a week to submit a project.  Go ahead.  You can do it!

Here is this week's challenge photo called "Homespun Fall":

This picture just reminded me of a cold New England day with hot cider waiting inside for us.

To start my project, I headed straight for the garage.  I bought this green wooden basket years ago and I just happened to have some fall decorations nearby.  So I pinched off a few leaves, sticks and do dads and headed to my studio to create.

I lined the basket with a piece of Webster's Pages paper and then started adhering the items I had gathered.  Of course I wanted to use dies too, so I took three pieces of felt and cut them with my MFT Stamps dies.  Roll, roll, roll, glue, glue, glue and I was done.

The little sign about cider was cut from a piece of Webster's Pages paper and mounted on chipboard.  Edges were distressed (of course).

I still thought it needed something, so I grabbed my PaperTrey Ink double ended banner die and cut out my title banner.  Then an easy choice - Joy's Life Stamps - for the sentiment.  The happy is from the Everyday Occasions Stamp Set and the Thanksgiving is from the Holiday Occasions Stamp Set. I used two brads on the banner, but I actually glued the banner to the basket making a bit of an arch for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today's fall decorating project.  I will be back tomorrow with a bright and sunny card to show you.  I hope I'll see you then.


I created this while on the Joy's Life Design Team


Michelle said...

absolutely stunning!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Susie!!!

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness .. this project is amazing, Susie! WOW!! Great job -- thanks for sharing this with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

This is so pretty!!

Anniebee said...

This is gorgeous, Susie! I love making shadow boxes and this tray or basket makes a beautiful one! Good luck in the challenge!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Great job on this project.

purple_pea_fran said...

Amazing work, just LOVE it! Fab, fab, fab :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom