Monday, November 16, 2015

Giving thanks tag with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This time it's all about Giving thanks! This is a TWO WEEK long challenge! So you can enjoy the holiday!

With all what's going on in the world, like last Friday in Paris (my heart's go out to all of those who are affected), it's so important to be grateful for so many things in our lives. I think it's such a great tradition of Americans that they have a day proclaimed to express what you are grateful for. I know the herritage of this holiday, and I love that it's developed into this beautiful day.

For this tag, I was inspired by autumn, the beautiful warm colors, the leaves and so many more things. I started with making a woody background using Antique Linen Distress Paint and Wood stamp. To give it the warm brown color of wood I used Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso. It's almost magical when you go over it with a baby wipe and the wood grain appear.

While making the leaves I almost felt like a child again who was finger painting. Actually, that's exactly what I did. With the use of my fingers, I have a little more control over the blending the colors.

To see the whole process click on the time lapse video below.


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Suzanne C said...

Beautiful tag! I love the leaves and the natural woodgrain backdrop!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous tag Sandra, the background is awesome and I love those leaves, very pretty :-)

Lols x x x

Maura said...

I love the wood grain behind your gorgeous fall leaves on this tag, Sandra! Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie said...

The perfect fall tag!! Thanks for the video tutorial, it was great!! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous leaves!!! Sweet and precious tag!

Barbara said...

Great video Sandra ! Your tag is absolutely perfect for this season! Wonderful! barbarayaya

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous tag, Sandra ~ full of beautiful texture and I love that woodgrain background which works so perfectly with those leaves! Hugs... :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful tag! Sandra. The leaves are gorgeous. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is one of my favorites! And what a great write-up, too. It's true that we always need to look for something to be grateful for even during times of trial. Thanks for the reassuring and thoughtful words along with the stunning tag. I am amazed at how you created that wood look! Wow!

Unknown said...

Wonderful creation! I love background
Thank you for always encouraging me

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful tag Sandra! I love the leaves you made and that gorgeous background. Wonderful words too. Hugs!