Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dirty Dozen Challenge - Thankful Hearts

Just a week from now is American Thanksgiving. With my husband and kids being dualies, we often still celebrate both Thanksgivings (yum extra mashed potatoes!). But this month's Dirty Dozen (present and alumni) challenge is a focus on Thanksgiving or Thankful projects. No restricted items....required element a heart! Be sure to check out the other DD girls projects at Splitcoast here , or by searching DCTH1108.

So I created a thank-you card for our Piano teacher. I am so grateful for her. She's just FUN, and creative and talented. She's the kind of woman that teaches the kids how to write their own music, has the kids put on a full costumed production in a theatre downtown every other year, has prizes and great music selection for them. They are learning so much. And love it enough that they practise and just play on their own for fun, just because they are learning and enjoying it.

So...seeing as one of the periods she is teaching the kids about in Piano is is my Baroque Copper Gratitude card for her.

It's good sometimes to get out the retired items isn't it? I found these gorgeous papers again when I was cleaning my stamp closet (I have like 3 packs!). I like them because the are definitely elegant and have almost a Christmasy feel too. All the layers are well sponged. Sponging is such an easy thing...and it always gives a richer effect to your paper.

I embossed the medallion swirls from Kind Thoughts in Copper on River Rock, trimming it out carefully and adding accent and color with my SW Markers. I took an old heart charm that was silver and inked it with VersaMark and dipped it in the Copper Embossing Powder to change it's color. I wanted to keep it a little vintage so I left a little of the silver showing in spots. Be careful if you ever do this, use the graspy prongy things (wow I'm so technical) from the tool kit and don't touch it after it's's hot! (there that's my legal disclaimer).

I also heat set the organdy ribbon a little to give it that curly look.

Recipe: Stamps: Kind Thoughts, With Gratitude Ink: VersaMark, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Brocade Background DSP Accessories: Copper Embossing Powder, Green Organdy, Copper Cording, Copper Brads, Dimensionals, Piercer, Silver Charm, SW Markers, Scallop Edge Punch

Thanks for stopping by today!


Anonymous said...

Christine, this is so beautiful! Heavenly color and I just loooove the depth!!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my word, someone please pick me up off the floor! Christine, green is my favorite color! This card is so incredibly beautiful, I just can stop looking at it and taking in all the wonderful details! Gosh, now I've got to go see if I have this stamp set, I can't remember . . . LOL . . . but I think I do. And the way your colored the focal image is giving me some fantastic ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

JulieA said...

This is gorgeous. Those papers are some of my favorites and definitely to be used only for the worthy! Sounds like your piano teacher is one of those.

Anonymous said...

This is very beautiful Christine, I love it!