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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bountiful Blessings

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day. It has turned quite cold here. I guess it is about time! I want to share the tag I made for Tim Holtz's tag challenge for November. November is the time to count our blessings and we sure have plenty to be thankful for. Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?

Tim shared a chalkboard technique that has a little twist to the normal chalkboard technique. You can see it by clicking here.

I used the Sparkle N Sprinkle Pumpkin Stack and saying from the Fall Harvest set. The leaves are from Inkadinkado and the script stamp is a Hero Arts stamp.

The leaf at the top of the tag was made by heating copper mesh with a heat gun. The mesh turns beautiful colors. Then I adhered an outline leaf sticker to the mesh and cut it out. You can see a better picture of it here.  See the pretty colors the copper turns?

I pop dotted the bottom pumpkin on the pumpkin stack as well as the label with the saying. To color the label and tag edge, I swiped Distress Inks on my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and placed the tag and label in the inks and rubbed them around. I always love the blended look of this technique.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Artistic Inspirations:  Use a Sentiment/Anything Goes
Lexie's Creations:  Thanks and Thanksgiving
Love to Create:  Thanks and Thanksgiving
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Use Ink


  1. wow! what an awesome tag!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  2. lovely tag thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week Rachel DT

  3. Great tag thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

  4. Lovely tag, the chalkboard technique looks fabulous and imlovemthe pumpkins. Gorgeous dimensional autumnal leaf too. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Hi April, love the pumpkins on the blue, they look super. And the leaf is so pretty.


  6. April, this is the best project I have seen made with the chalkboard technique. Love it! And the leaf you've made looks amazing too.
    Eret x

  7. Love your take on his tags! Love the pumpkins on the dark blue.

  8. beautiful tag!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

  9. Beautiful tag. Love the techniques you used on the leaf and the main ticket. Thanks for entering Artistic Inspirations use a sentiment

  10. Gorgeous tag! Thank you for sharing your project with us this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  11. What a very cool tag! Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Love to Create Challenges
    Amanda LTCDT

  12. A beautiful tag, April - and a wonderful use of the chalk board technique! hugs, de

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  14. Really warm and lovely. TFS how you did the leaf. It looks embossed or many using the Viva Decor. Yours is beautiful!

  15. What a beautiful tag !!! I really love the leaf , it looks amazing !!



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