November 02, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown and some Gratitude



Thanksgiving has always been my favorite mainstream holiday. 
I love the premise behind it. 
Giving thanks for all the bounty of the harvest season, sharing that bounty with friends, family, and complete strangers, and being grateful for all you have.
I'm so grateful for the blessings in my life.

Join us for Tuesday Throwdown this week. The challenge is to make a Thanksgiving card! We are bring sponsored by Sweet and Sassy stamps and I chose this delightful digital image to work with. It's called Fall Arrangement.
Some of you know that coloring isn't my thing, but I honestly enjoyed this so much I colored two more just like it!  Submit your thanksgiving card to Tuesday Throwdown for a chance at a great prize from Sweet and Sassy Stamps!

This card also matches this week's sketch at 2S4Y by serendipitous chance! A very kind blog reader alerted me to it, thanks Kim!

Thanks for stopping by today,
for my PCD release sneak peek, scroll up!

26 comments:

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

beautiful card. I might have to actually dig deep into my stamps to see if I have anything for Thanksgiving so I can play along.

Keva said...

What vibrant colors. I love the colors you chose and the way it all came together.

Lindsay said...

This is so vibrant and fun Dana! I love your coloring, it's beautiful!

~amy~ said...

perfect fall card!

IamDerby said...

Your coloring on this is amazing!

Laurie said...

GORGEOUS! Your coloring is amazing! I love the frame and the shading around the edge! Great job here!

Kristii said...

Wow!!! I totally love this card!!! The colors, the papers, the coloring-it's all perfect!!!!

Lorraine said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous! I love the colored image and the colors of your card!

Korin said...

This is fabulous, Dana! Wonderful coloring!

Davi said...

Dana, you wouldnt know coloring isn't your thing! You did an awesome job. Really makes the image pop!Very pretty card.

Sasya said...

cute!! love how you colored the image, colors are so gright!!

Leah said...

So pretty Dana! Love the font pattern paper as the base.

Jen Carter said...

Wow! This is stunning Dana!! Love your coloring and how everything just pops!! Gorgeous!

Belinda said...

Fab fall card! :) Love the inking of the label and the fun stitching!

Monica K. said...

This card is so pretty, Dana! Love the layout and coloring. Is that PP from PTI? Great card!

Kim said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the paper and our layouts are practically the same. I got he layout on 2sketch4you.

Kara said...

really pretty....great job coloring this image!!

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous card Dana! Coloring sure looks like your thing here. Awesome job. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too! I love everything about it.

Stephanie said...

Dana.......This is soooooo pretty!!! I love your coloring and think you SHOULD do it more often because you are a natural!

I do have a "newbie" question for you. Is your greenish/yellow sponged background actually sponged or is that markers......If it is sponged, how did you do that around your image and the shampe of your die cut???

BethieJ said...

I LOVE this Dana!! Such a BEAUTIFUL card! I agree I LOVE Thanksgiving too.. so much I am thankful for!
Have a GREAT day!

Lauren said...

This is gorgeous! I love what you've done with the matting (nesties?) behind the image. Your coloring is gorgeous!

Lauren

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty. love the beautiful fall colors and how you colored the image!

Kazan Clark said...

it matches the sketch perfectly - even though unintentionally :) I love your color work!
Thanks for joining us at 2 Sketches 4 You this week
:) Kazan

Kathy Martin said...

Stunning Copic work, image and card! It's all fabulous! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Congrats on making Fab 5 Dana, this card is STUNNING and deserved to be recognized :)

Amy said...

Oh wow, I can't believe I'm so far behind on your posts! (commenting, I mean) I have been looking at them but well it's just been busy! This card is just beyond fabulous! The coloring is beyond perfect and was so glad I saw it featured as the Fab 5 on
2s4y! Congrats!