Thursday, November 24, 2022

We Give Thanks Home Deco

 Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans.
I needed another Thanksgiving Deco to display on my foyer table along with one that is meal-themed. I also had fallen in love with this adorable Bestie image and so I went for a patchwork/tablecoth/dessert look, as she is holding the meal's pumpkin pie. I recycled a 7x7" piece of chipboard for a base and I centered a 6x6" sketch card front on top of it.
Supplies Used:
Recycled thin chipboard for base
Tim Holtz Seasonal Collage Paper Stash designer papers
Echo Park A Perfect Autumn designer papers
Paper stash scraps
Springhill Digital card
D.O.T.S. sunflower stamp using Versafine Clair ink
Images colored with Promarkers, gel pens and glitter pens
Spellbinders Hem-Stitched Square and Rectangle dies
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alpha stickers outlined with black gel pen
Art Institute fine loose glitters
I resized this Splitcoaststampers sketch to 6x6" for my layout design.
I covered the chipboard with a sheet of TH collage paper squares for a patchwork look. I chose the yellow check as it reminded me of a tablecloth and the florals on dark brown strip lent contrast and colors. I matted with a turquoise green to keep it fresh and used it on my image as well. The Hemstitch dies created borders around the image and sentiment. I punched random bits out and left others in, taping down the backside to hold them. I then filled the sticky holes with loose fine glitter in turquoise and orange. It adds a cool touch best seen in person, but you can see a bit of it in the close-ups below.
I had 3 shades of Promarkers that matched the turquoise paper well to help me color Olivia Odd Socks's outfit. After coloring the image, I accented with my gel pens and glitter pens, as has become my usual thing to do. The Pimpkin Patch sign needed some black gel penning to help it be readable.
The white letters on the alpha stickers were not showing up well, so I traced over them with a black gel pen. You can also see the orange glitter in the holes.
Thought I'd show the back of the Deco, since I always try to cover the backs in some attractive way.
Here's the Deco close up, hanging on my foyer table display.
And a shot of the entire table along with my other Deco. I think they go together pretty well.
Since it's Thursday, I have some food to share for Rain's Art & Dinner Date.
This was our evening meal last Sunday: Crockpot Roast with onion, mushroom and carrot chunks, mashed potatoes, brown gravy and peas. Our prolonged cold front was kind of getting to us and we needed a fix of good old meat and potatoes comfort food. It was so good and provided tasty leftovers. 

Thanks for the visit.
I hope everyone has a great day!



Dorothy said...

Hi Aimerslee,
Thank you for your lovely card and your join in our challenge. Hope to se you next time. Have a nice weekend,
Dorothy, coordinator The Dutch my Besties Girls

Donna Walls said...

This is such a fabulous idea to create a home decor item, which looks great on your foyer table. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
Donna xx

Donna Walls said...

I'm popping back in to say Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at the Inspiration Station and the Paper Funday Challenges.
Donna xx

My name is Erika. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Aimeslee. I love your deco. That hanging "scrabble" word collection is perfect. And boy does your crockpot roast look good. I love turkey, but I love roast too. Hmmm. Good thing I don't have to chose today. Smile. And nice card too. The image is so very sweet. Thanks for stopping by to visit. Have a great holiday. hugs-Erika

Donna Ellis said...

Besties are so much fun to color, and I cannot think of a sweeter home decor item to greet your guests, Aimes! It's darling! Your pot roast doesn't look too shabby either! LOL Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!
So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
Crafting Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

María said...

Gorgeous home decor. I love the papers you've chosen and how you've played with the different layers. Great job with the colouring. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

Alyson Mayo said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Love the little bestie with the pumpkins :)

Christine said...

Nice art, Happy Thanksgiving!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! What a wonderful display, I love how you USA Ladies do things like this. I think I have only seen one person do similar over here, and that is my SiL. SO perfect for the occasion.
Happy Thanksgiving Aimes, love the "Sunday" Roast too.
Faith x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving art Aimeslee!
I hope you're having a lovely day.

ahlers5 said...

Very cute card~ Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Aimeslee!! Love your patchwork art piece. The crock pot roast looks delicious. I may have to have my hubby get one in our crock pot.

DVArtist said...

Hi Aimeslee. Your card is simply wonderful. You created a real art piece. Ohhh, this is the kind of meal we like too. Especially on a cold day. Stay warm and have a nice day.

Arlene said...

What a darling card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our November “Anything Goes” challenge.

Jan Mahew said...

Such an adorable creation for your foyer, Aimslee! Perfect to greet your guests! Thank you for sharing your beautifully colored decor piece with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful table decor with all the layers, Aimslee - love it!! Pot roast looks yummy too - we love doing that kind of meal in the crockpot!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

PS - thanks for sharing at Die Cut Divas!!

Pamela Duncan said...

Lovely card! Thank you for sharing with us on Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Pam, DT

Pamela Duncan said...

And nice display on your greeting table ~ Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Pam, DT

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute project. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

N-Eva said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love your coloring and image are fab! ! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges.Neva

Rain said...

Your latest Deco is so cute Aimeslee!!! You're so creative! Oh and mashed potatoes with gravy, that makes me want some!!! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! ♥

Karen C said...

Wowza!! Look at all of those awesome layers!! Wonderful!! So glad you shared with us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges!
Karen C - DT

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card, love the design and layout.
Thank you for joining us at My Besties Aussie Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Donna said...

Fabulous home decor item and your meal looks wonderful! So glad you joined us at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge! Donna T

Savyakala by Asha said...

Beautiful one. Thank you for participating at Jans digital stamp challenge blog.
DT member

Chana Malkah said...

Awesome! Thanks for playing at A Place to Start!

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our Thankful/Thank You challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!