11/13/10

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving. A time to count your blessings and draw loved ones close. The Tuesday Trigger over on Moxie Fab World this week had the most wonderful inspiration photo
from Martha (who else???). It reminded me of a Norman Rockwell painting if he had done still life. The glow from the light in window, those amazing flowers, and the pumpkins. I can almost smell the turkey that must be cooking in the oven. And that got me to thinking about homecomings and family walking in the back door right into the kitchen.

This Week\

So I made the door the focal of my design. It is from B Line Designs stamped onto PTI vintage cream cs. I stamped it again on acetate to minic glass panels. I wanted to use Martha's glass beads for the pumpkins for texture. The pumpkins are from Impression Obsession inked with Tim Holtz DI Walnut Stain. Painstakingly, I cut terrifically tacky tape to fill the pumpkins, leaving some gaps for depth. Those gaps were colored with Copics. The sentiment is Rubber Soul, again inked with the Walnut Stain, embossed with TH distress embossing powder. The wonderful leaves in the upper left corner and the stripes in the door panels are the last of a sheet of Memory Paper...I don't know the group. sorry.

Thanks very kindly for stopping by and having a look. I'd love to hear about some of your family food traditions at Thanksgiving. In our family we have mumble pie (so good all you can do is mumble)! It is a scrumptious recipe of apples, cranberries, walnuts, brown sugar, oats, butter...Yum!







15 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh this is GORGEOUS!!

Stella said...

This is a gorgeous take on the trigger . I love the way you add texture at your creations and the colors are perfect. In my opinion; this is ART!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Oh Susan love the card especially those pumpkins and the mumble pie smells delicious.
Our family tradition was to always have a fruit salad with dinner. Any kind of fruit chopped up with some whipcream added. My husbands family tradition that we also have each year is wild rice hot dish. So yummy lots of wild rice and mushrooms.
Nice to see you back and thanks for the nice comments on my blog.

~amy~ said...

What a fab door image Susan! Your take on the inspiration is so...well, inspiring! I can't believe you fussy cut the tacky tape...that was prob a huge challenge! Oh so worth it though...the pumpkins have such wonderful texture!

Dawn B. said...

Well would you look at this.. Martha move over..This is awesome. Reminds me of my childhood and going to my grandma's house for holidays.. Beautiful texture Susan.

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful card. The glittered pumpkins are so sweet and I love the leaves on the paper. It's as if I am standing on the front porch waiting at the door. What a warm and loving card - thanks so much for sharing!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...love your take on the trigger, Susan....such an awesome design with the door image and beautiful pumpkins!!! I agree with Dawn...Martha move over!!!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Susan! Love the pumpkins and screen door. The colors are just terrific.

Emily Keaton said...

What a VERY cool scene you've constructed here. I love those pumpkins and that screen door is outstanding!

Cath said...
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Cath said...

Hey Susan! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Julia Aston said...

Love your door Susan reminds me of summers gone by and the wooden screen door my parents had on our house until we 'modernized'! so clever to stamp the sentiment on one of the 'screens' and your razzle dazzle pumpkins look super!

I just love coming here and gazing at your creativity!

We are pretty standard Thanksgiving food people - although my mother would always make stuffed dates (which I would NEVER eat but now I like them!) and they have a bowl of nuts in the shells (which I also never ate but now love!)

Betty Wright said...

Susan, this is amazing! Great design and the micro bead work on the pumpkins is inspired and just fabulous! Lovely card!

Liz Williams said...

Love your beautiful door card, which certainly has a welcoming feel and I love how you invite us all into your beautiful world of spirituality, depth, and wisdom. Martha has nothing on you, girl. That mumble pie sounds fabulous. I guess the most wonderful traditions on our family table is my mom's delicious dressing and homemade cranberry sauce as well as her apple pies topped with buttercream frosting. Have a blessed holiday.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a nice, old-fashioned style screen door image. Makes a great focal point.