Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wheel of Thanksgiving {PP121}

Happy Sunday, friends! Wow, it's been a long time since I posted but I'm back and happy to be with my gal pals at The Paper Players.  This week, the always-amazing-Anne-Marie has a beautiful fall color combination for us:
So rich and lovely, I couldn't wait to use them for a festive Thanksgiving decoration.  I've been on the fence about the Designer Rosette Bigz die but when I saw this week's colors I knew I "needed" it to make this:
Can you believe there is no stamping on this beauty?  None!  Just dies, sponging and MDS!  My Big Shot really got a workout!  I cut 4 sections of More Mustard cardstock with the rosette die and glued them together to make one big rosette that measures 9" in diameter.  I wish I would have stamped the cardstock before I folded but instead I spritzed it with Champagne shimmer mist and a More Mustard marker.  It's pretty in person but almost too subtle. 
Next, I used various designer papers in the challenge colors to make smaller rosettes--these are about 4" across.  I used a retired leaf die to cut the leaves and embossed them all with a selection of folders and sponged each one to bring out the texture.  The champagne glimmer paper really goes well with these colors doesn't it?
Each rosette was topped with a Naturals Designer Buttons and some Linen Thread.  There's also a little bundle of Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon tucked under each rosette. 
Lastly, I didn't have any sentiments large enough for the rosette so I used My Digital Studio to type my own then colored it Bravo Burgundy and printed it on Very Vanilla paper.  Love MDS for customized sentiments and colors!  Of course, this isn't an all-weather decoration so it will adorn the inside of our front door and brighten our foyer!

I hope I have inspired you to make a little Thanksgiving decoration of your own and don't you think Anne Marie's colors are perfect for it?  I know the rest of the Design Team made some beautiful projects so be sure to pop over to The Paper Players and take a look.  Then, come back and join us in the gallery...just be sure to do so before Friday, November 16th at Noon (PT) when our challenge closes.  Until then...happy crafting!

The Paper Players Design Team

Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy
Paper: Old Olive, More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy, Very Vanilla CS; Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP; Orchard Harvest DSP; Designer Patterns Paper Stack (Regals); Champagne Glimmer Paper
Extras: Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon; Designer Naturals Buttons; Linen Thread; MDS; 2" square punch; Houndstooth & Woodgrain embossing folders; Color Spritzer tool; More Mustard stampin write marker; Leaves #2 die; Designer Rosette Bigz die


LeAnne said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful fall/Thanksgiving creation! Stunning!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow, Nance! This is incredibly beautiful. So well designed, and the colors from the challenge are perfect for it. TFS!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Nance! This is GORGEOUS! Now I'm wishing I'd bought that large rosette die!! What a fantastic decoration to have hanging on your door!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Well they say go big or go home! This is definitely "going big!" Just gorgeous - what a beautiful rosette! Love the leaves and sparkle - and sponging :)

Marisa said...

You rocked this one, Nance!! Love all the rosettes, the textured leaves, the sparkly leaves tossed in and how you used the colours. Great project my friend :)

Ann Schach said...

Yowza, Nance! This is indeed a masterpiece! You are an inspiration!

Lesley said...

Wow Nance, what a stunning piece of artwork!

Nancy said...

This is definitely a "stunner", so pretty, love all the little details the many rosettes, buttons, the sentiment strip, the glimmer, the leaves, shimmer, oh my so much to look at, but not overdone at all! Can't wait to see it in real life!

Diane - said...

Nance what a gorgeous wreath! I love the colors and die cut leaves look fabulous mixed with the smaller rosettes, and I LOVE the tulle tucked in too... (yeah say that 3 times fast). You just inspired me to make something for my door! Hugs

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving decoration! I love all the details! No stamping needed.

Amy White said...

Simply amazing Nance! That rosette die is on my list, and seeing what you've created has inspired me! Loving the colours, sparkle, texture... everything!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh, my friend, you are such an enabler! I want that die so badly after seeing your awesome project. Wowzers! LOve everything about this one and especially the simple pop of sparkle. Perfect detail! :)

Margaret said...

Gorgeous decoration and such a great use of the colors! I love all of the beautiful medallions!