Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving ~ The East Wind Challenge #16

Hi everyone! Is it really October already? In two weekends it is our Canadian Thanksgiving...time for family, food, and eating way too much! The theme for Challenge 16 at The East Wind is Canadian Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks so we want to see projects related to either of those. Since it's the first challenge of the month, all of the DT are using the freebie image, Aurora Turkey, which will come in your October TEW newsletter. Isn't she cute! She makes me laugh.

I coloured Aurora Turkey with my Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut her, edging the outside of the image with a Pitt Brush pen so the white from the cut edge wouldn't show. I then matted her in dark brown cardstock and fussy cut her a second time. This allows her to pop off of the background and gives strength to the skinny feathers. Foam tape was placed on the back of the image.

The background is a layering of a photo mat from my stash, two patterned papers from MME Lost & Found Sunshine, and a rectangle of the brown cardstock which was given a punched scallop edge. The top layer of designer paper was given faux stitching and some simple outlining emphasized other layers. A small piece of the same punched cardstock was adhered under Aurora to ground her...turkeys can't fly!

The sentiments were computer generated, printed on cream cardstock, and cut into flags. The sides were edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink and the flag ends were dotted with a sepia Micron. Two brown half pearls were used to anchor the ends. The only other embellie added was a gold paper flower which was given a black enamel dot center.

Thanks for joining Aurora and me today. We appreciate your company. To see what the rest of our talented DT have "cooked up" (bad pun), pop over to The East Wind Challenge blog for a look-see. You won't be disappointed. We would love it if you played along with us for Challenge 16, Canadian Thanksgiving/Giving Thanks...the more, the merrier.

Life is good; so is art.

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