Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Artistic Etchings Stenciled Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  There Is So Much To Be Grateful For!
Beside my bed I keep a gratitude journal and before I go to sleep each night, I open the journal and write down at least 10 things that I am grateful for that day.  I begin each journal entry with "TIAGF" - which stands for "today I am grateful for" and then I make my list.  Some days the items on the list are as simple as going for a walk with Buddy.  Other days the list is composed of gratitude for health, for experiences, for warmth, for financial stability, for friends, for food, for music the stirs me and time to express my creativity.  Some days I really have to think through my day to come up with my list.  Other days, it seems, the page is just not large enough to contain all that I am grateful for.  As we come upon the holiday of Thanksgiving I want to express my gratitude for you.  I so appreciate that you come to this blog and share in this creative experience with me.  I appreciate your stopping by and I so appreciate your comments when you leave them.  It is comforting to know that there are others out there who believe in expressing their unique art - I am so grateful for you!!!!!!
Today's card is a bit of an assemblage.  I had stamped some tissue paper with the Music Notes wheel and Jet Black Staz-On ink and this was a leftover piece from another project.  I glued it to the card front and then decided to do some stenciling with Crumb Cake ink, a sponge, and the Mostly Vintage stencil (have I mentioned how much I love our stencils!  They are gorgeous and sturdy!).  Next I stamped the Eiffel Tower from Artistic Etchings using Jet Black Staz-On onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock and cut it out.  It was then attached to the card using dimensionals.  The greetings from Sincere Salutations was then stamped with Staz-On as well.  I added an adhesive rhinestone as a finishing touch.  I hope you like it! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so grateful that you share your enormous talent and wisdom. Stopping by your blog is always a highlight for me. There's such inspiration to be gained from your projects, and your "lessons from the craft room" initiate much reflective thinking. Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving! Doris