Friday, 31 October 2014

Thankful at A Vintage Journey

It is the turn of Sandy to chose the theme at A Vintage Journey this time and she has chosen ' A Bountiful Harvest'. What a great theme for the autumn months. Sandy suggests we think about harvest; maybe pumpkins, wheat or corn; perhaps the Harvest Moon or Thanksgiving may inspire you.

For my Tim inspired card I used some of his papers for my background - I just love how they take the ink and how easy it is to distress them.

I cut my letters from greyboard with Tim's block talk lowercase die and then dabbed them with various distress paints (blues, greens, yellows). Once dry I gave them a spritz with black soot distress spray and edged with ink as best I could.

My leaves were cut from more Tim dies out of some scraps I had left over from other autumnal projects and I added some additional embellishments from my stash. I stamped my Stampin Up hardwood stamp on some card and cut into a circle before adding some gathered twigs DI. I mounted on a larger circle.

Finally I added some leaves from garden greens cut from kraft core and sanded a little. I added some twine and dyed some candy dots in aged mahogany distress paint just to balance my colour a bit.

I hope you like my card - there is plenty more inspiration over at A Vintage Journey for this great theme.

Thanks for looking


  1. What a beautiful and serene fall wall hanging Nikki! Wonderful coloring on your letters - love the torn paper and circle framings of the leaves and seed balls - just lovely!

  2. Wonderful card. I love the way you use the twine and the beautiful lettering

    Chrissie x

  3. Love the gorgeous details and a fab

  4. Fabulous card Nikki, a great composition! Love the addition of the candy dots, they look great and what a good idea!

  5. This is beautiful - love the circular panel.

  6. Gorgeous Nikki, I love the design and how the leaves are the focal point and on a beautiful wood background.
    Have a great day today.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  7. Fantastic Nikki! Love how your letters turned out and the wood circle is a great backdrop for those fabulous leaves! Happy Halloween! hugs :)

  8. Gorgeous card Nikki,a lovely vintage vibe to it,stunning

    Phase a great weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  9. Lovely card Nikki - the colors and texture are just beautiful. Love the way you treated the letters.

  10. Your card really is beautiful Nikki, I love the beautiful leaves on the fabulous wood effect background especially. Anne xx

  11. This looks fabulous Nikki and very Autumnal
    x catherine

  12. Fabulous autumnul card Nikki - the leaves are fabulous and the wood effect is a wonderful backdrop for your lovely cluster. Have a lovely weekend x

  13. Such a beautiful card Nikki. I love that lettering! Jenny x

  14. A wonderful design Nikki, your card looks fabulous.

  15. A beautiful card, love the colours
    Amazing colour tones on the leaves and love the effect on the letters

    Jools x

  16. Gorgeous card Nikki, love the paint applied to your letters and the elegant design.
    Have a great weekend and congrats with now being on the DT team at Countryview Crafts....brilliant news.
    Julie x

  17. Wonderful autumn card, Nikki! Love the "thankful" letters and the circle of beautiful leaves! Enjoy!

  18. This is a beautiful card Nikki and I love the design and colours. Huge congrats on your DT position at CRC
    Hugs Annie x

  19. So very pretty Nikki! Great mix of patterned papers! The fall foliage loos wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!


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