Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Heartfelt Thanks

I mentioned in one of my earlier posts this week that October is Pastor Appreciation month.  This card is for our Pastor's wife as she does a lot of the behind the scenes work at church.  She needs some appreciation, too, right?
 I tried the Faux Cloissone technique from this month's Technique Time Tuesday challenge.  I tried to get a good picture of it, but the shine is quite hard to capture.  I would have liked to have had some darker pumpkins but I couldn't find any orange spots large enough in the magazines I had.  So, I had to use part of someone's face with this peachy/orange color.

Technique Time Tuesday--Faux Cloissone
Crafty Ribbons #66--anything goes
A.R.T. Impressions--perfect papers (3 different patterns or textures)
Di's Digis Challenge--purple, orange, green, black
Sweet Stop Sketches #233--sketch with a spin: Fall theme
Raisin Boat #16--thank you
Eureka Stamps #62--halloween colors
Timeless Tuesday #243--fussy cut (I cut out the pumpkins)
{Pin}spirational Challenge #80--inspiration photo (I used the orange, black and green and the pumpkins)
Word Art Wednesday #103--anything goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy--embossing (gold embossing on the pumpkins and black embossed sentiment)

Stamps: Verve "Tall Oaks" and sentiment (freebie); Clear Dollar Stamps "Elegant Flourishes"
Dies: Verve "Classy Labels" (I cut off the bottom half to make it fit the sketch better) and "Scalloped Trim Trio" border die; spellbinders standard circles, large


KarinsArtScrap said...

wonderful and lovely card Heather.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

sandie said...

what a lovely thought and I am sure your pastor's wife will really appreciate being thanked. I like the pumpkins this colour, it works well with the purple-if they were brighter it might have clashed-this way it blends in. Thanks for joining us at Ink

M said...

Love the use of Halloween colours for a seasonal thank you card. Thank you for joining us at both Inkspirational and Pinspirational challenges Marina

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous with a wonderful design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

A beautiful card for a wonderful lady. Different color coordination gives a unique effect. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

Mynnette said...

Totally fabulous pumpkins, Heather! LOVE the use of the face, lol!!! Thanks so much for joining us at TTT--hope you play along with us again soon! :) Mynn xx

Linda said...

Very sweet card! Thank you for joining the Raisin Boat challenge this month.

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

what a lovely card...I love the touch of purple color with Autumn colors. I am sure your Pastors wife is going to love it. thank you for joining us at Twist of Faith. Hope to see more of your works. Hugs, Antoinette

Pauline Wheeler said...

Thanks for your entry in the crafty ribbons challenge
P x

Angel said...

So sweet of you to make this card for your Pastor's wife! It's darling! Thanks for playing with us at Flourishes!

Papercrafting Princess said...

What a sweet gesture! Love the touch of purple. Thanks for playing along this week at Twist of Faith card challenges. Hope to see you join us weekly! Princess - DT

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Heather. Love those pumpkins and the fun papers. The prints are awesome. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

Robin Parker said...

Thanks for sharing and using our sketch from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge - Fall

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so pretty, Heather. You followed that sketch perfectly too. Thanks for sharing with us. It's always a joy to have you play along.
Be blessed,
Word Art Wednesday

Wiola said...

I'm sure that your pastor's wife will be thrilled to receive this card. It's elegant with the black ribbon + bow. It's also playful with the different colorful pattern papers. Thank you - Heather, for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week.

Zella said...

Great sketch - love your different papers. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week!
Zella - Eureka DT

Zella said...

Heather - A thank you card is perfect for this time of year! Lovely card!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Twist of Faith this week for our Harvest Challenge.
Twist of Faith DT

Ellen said...

Oh your pumpkins are adorable! I love how they turned out. Thanks for joining us at TTT!

Meighan Wheller said...

A lovely thank you card. I am sure it was well received by the Pastors wife! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational, we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lovely card... that purple circle is wonderful!

Thanks for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge last week! I hope you'll join us again this week!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Pretty card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Jo Ann said...

Such a beautiful Fall card. Great lay-out. Thanks for blessing us with a great project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs always!


Kerry said...

Gorgeous fall card and great take on the layout! Thanks so much for joining us at the Art Impressions' challenge! :)

Julie Fields said...

Great Autumn card & love that pop of purple! Great job on thinking outside of the box with the peachy color! It totally works with this technique! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday!

Karen said...

What a thought card to give the pastors wife. They do work and support behind the scenes. I am sure she loved this card. Great fall colors, and great use of the page you did find to use. Thanks for playing along with us at TTT this month - Karen, DT

Katy said...

This is very pretty! Great color combo and pumpkins! Also, I really like that border with the circles! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)