Monday, October 8, 2018

Count Your Blessings

Hello! Welcome, welcome, welcome!! I hope you're having a great day. All is well here, with lots of happy time spent in my craft room. 

It's already the first week of October, and many of you are already reveling in the refreshing brace of fall. It's still in the 90's in Charleston, so we have to wait a couple of months to enjoy those cooler temperatures.

To escape the heat we're planning a mountain holiday, where we'll partake in all the delights of autumn, including nature's glorious display of color. The Smoky Mountains, always teaming with abundance and life, transition from the lush green of summer, to every shade of orange, yellow, red, olive, and brown. It's a sight of such beauty that it seems almost otherworldly, like something out of a story book. That's where I got my inspiration for today's card that I'm sharing on the Maja Design Blog, and there could be no better paper collection to bring it to like than Maja Design's Walking in the Forest.

The beautiful design papers are distressed and stitched to form a multi-layered base.

Purchased paper flowers and die cut leaves of multiple varieties comprise the floral spray, anchoring and drawing the eye to the focal point of die cut tags and bird stamps, all created using the paper collection.

The sentiment is hand stamped using archival ink.

Finishing touches include a loopy twine bow, fall berries, and a dusting of gesso here and there.

I'm off to bring some semblance of order to my craft room. It's not always the tidiest of spaces, but it never fails to be the comfiest. It's my own personal Hobbit-hole, where I'm never far from a tea kettle and a cozy day of crafting.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I wish you the loveliest of days filled with all things good and wonderful. I hope you'll have plenty of time to work on your own creations, and especially hope you'll share them at the Maja Design Mood Board Challenge, where you can win an entire collection of Maja Design paper of your choosing!     


Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Leaf Dies, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Paper Flowers, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Natural Twine, Fall Berries, Foam Adhesive, Glue Gun, Sewing Machine, Thread.

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  1. Oh Nancy, these papers are divine. I really love this card. Color tones and that grouping of flowers/leaves is gorgeous. I think your special touches of gesso make it look so aged. It is a "Tattered Treasure" I think that little sweet bird speaks to me Have a lovely week.

  2. What a gorgeous card! The flowers are stunning!!

  3. Love the fall colors on this pretty card!

  4. Lovely layout with this piece of art Nancy. The beautiful rich colours of autumn and I am still enjoying the way you tuck those berries into the scene. Gorgeous work again!

  5. Another gorgeous card Nancy! The papers are stunning and so richly Autumn and when layered in your fabulous style are just gorgeous. Love the topping of flowers!

  6. Oh Nancy! I don't visit here nearly enough but when I do (and today I have been looking at what I have missed) I am always delighted by your fabulous cards and flowers! Hugs, Chrisx