Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanks and Gratitude- Prima Feature with Gelli-Art plates


For my holiday giveaway press here

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For Americans, today its Thanksgiving and although I'm Canadian I can't pass up any opportunity that gives you the chance to say thanks. I always give thanks to God for my health and gratitude to all that he has blessed me with. 
I'm thankful to my family and friends (and that includes all my friends near and far). 
Thank you for making my life beautiful!!

I also wanted to wish all my Jewish friends a Happy Chanukah!! Its the first day of Chanukah today. We celebrate the holiday of lights, the holiday of miracles. Chanukah reminds us that there are miracles in our lives every single day!!

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Here is the thanksgiving card I made for the Thanksgiving Feature at Prima.


We were asked to use our Gelli-art plates to create the background of today's Prima projects.
I used real leaves that I collected from the ground to mask atop the Gelli-art plate after I had added the paint. The first layer was yellow and I used maple leaves. Then I painted in orange and masked the other autumn leaves I had collected.


Prima Products:
548841- Corine Flowers
569907- Wppd embellishments
564629- Metal paper clips
558925- Welcome to Paris chipboard stickers
562984- Sunrise Sunset Canvas Alphabet Stickers
570491- Circle stitched cling stamp
890995- Fluid chalk edger black coal
960148- Sunrise Sunset clear acrylic stamp #4

other products: gesso, Golden paint, Gelli-art plate, leaves

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To create the background of this layout, I used the ghost image imprinted by my Gelli-art plate after using the leaves on the card above. I toned down the background with a bit of watered down gesso. I even incorporated two of my maple leaves in my layout as a layer behind the photo


 This is a photo of my daughter taken recently while she was throwing leaves in the forest. I'm so grateful for happy moments like this one. She was so care free, throwing leaves into the cold crisp air.





I just love the Ingvild Bolme embellishments. The little deer was perfect for this forest scene.




In these two photos you can see both the Gelli-art ghost imprint of the leaves and the actual leaf itself.


Products
570095- Anna Marie cling stamps
813406- Everyday vintage paintables
813383- Everyday vintage paintables
571535- Le mia coral flowers
563599- Lady bird flower
562984- Sunrise Sunset Canvas Alphabet Stickers
890827- Shabby Chic Treasures
891527- Junkyard Findings Typo bulbs 1
558925- Welcome to Paris chipboard stickers
960148- Sunrise Sunset clear acrylic stamp #4

other products: 
Gelli-art plate, Golden paint, Golden gesso, leaves, 
Shimerz, Ranger black archival ink, white cardstock


Happy Chanukah and Happy thanksgiving!!
Have a wonderful day!!

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!! I love love love the colors and the flowers!!!!

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Keren, love the beautiful textures and colors you have created in these gorgeous projects !! love that joyful pic of your daughter !!
http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Keren, love the beautiful textures and colors you have created in these gorgeous projects !! love that joyful pic of your daughter !!
http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

Debbie L Gregory said...

I can not decide which one is my favorite. Adore the colors on the card but the ghosted print is also absolutely amazing.

Bente Fagerberg said...

This looks awesome as always my friend!! The gelli plate sounds exciting...That's something new for me. :-)

Annie Claxton said...

I love this joyful page with the fresh autumnal colours in that gorgeous background, what a wonderful way to capture the mood of your photo! :o)

butterfly said...

Gorgeous fiery colours in the card and the LO - and what a fabulous picture for the theme!
Alison x

Eila Sandberg said...

Have never used a gelli plate, what a cool effect one gets with it! love your background work on both the card and your beautiful layout! Beautifully captured moment in the photo, Miss E looks so happy :)
Health and friends, we are truly blessed aren't we sweetie! xoxoxo