Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanksgiving Spotlight

Today, the Dirty Dozen Alumni on SCS were challenged to make a Fall themed project with a heart on it.

Here are the requirements:
Challenge Focus: Create a thankful card or gift, Thanksgiving table place card or treat holder, or Thanksgiving home decor item.

Required Element: At least one heart on your project.

Restricted Element: Nothing

Keyword: DCTH1108 (for SCS uploading)

I realize this is an odd looking card. There is a reason for the *uncolored* portion of this image. I decided to spotlight the fruit and vegetables in the center of this Cornucopia (Northwoods) in order to represent all of my blessings.

There are so many out there who have very little food, no shelter, estranged family members, poor health...the list could go on and on. Thus the spotlight. I thought the heart was a great idea that Sharon required. Mine is full of thankfulness, yet hurts for those who are suffering right now. I added the flower in the top corner to represent hope. To me flowers represent life and remind me that we are to bloom where we are planted. Sorry for all the symbolism, but that's how this card came about.

The heart and flower are a cuttlebug diecut.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a blessed week!!

Supplies : Stamps - Donna's Cornucopia, Happy Thanksgiving (Northwoods), Sanded bg (Stampin' Up) Paper - Sunflowers Dark, Suede Brown Dark, Black (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain (Ranger) Accessories - Copics, Nestabilities, piercing tool, brads, cuttlebug, dimensional tape

17 comments:

Rose Ann said...

This is such a creative take on the spotlighting technique!! Wonderful Thanksgiving card, Tosh!!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, gorgeous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, Tosh, I love all your symbolism. Awesome job with the challenge.

StampOwl said...

loving this one too!!!!

Barb said...

This is a beautiful composition. I love the spotlight on the contents of the cornucopia.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful, what a great layout, and I love reading your symbolism and how this card came about!
hugs, Jami

silkeledlow said...

Tosh - this is another gorgeous card!!! Love your coloring!!! Great take on the challenge!!!

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful card and an even more beautiful thought behind it. At this time when many have lost or are on the point of losing their jobs, this is especially purposeful in reminding all of us that have enough to help out those that need out assistance. God bless all.

Mothermark said...

I so love how you spotlighted with the color...it is just gorgeous...very unique and very creative!

Happy day after your birthday!

Sandra MacLean said...

Now that card is just amazing! I love the spotlight technique and the distressing! Just gorgeous! There is a lot in this world to be thankful for. :D

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wow -- absolutely stunning, Tosh, and I love the symbolism. Such a wonderful reminder to be thankful for what we have.

Kimberly said...

WHOA!!!! Amazing!!!!! Beautiful, both in thought and in execution!!!

leenda said...

GORGEOUS!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, Tosh, not only is this card beautiful, but the symbolism behind it is truly beautiful as well! ...a really wonderful reminder of all we have to be thankful for!

Joan Ervin said...

You did such a gorgeous job on this, Tosh....a true labor of love, for sure!!! Thanks for sharing all the meaning behind the design...sooo heartwarming...you touched mt heart!!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Fabulously beautiful card!! I love the smoky look that you do so well!! I love the clever window that you did and more than anything I love the symbolism and acknowledgement of the things you are thankful for!
--Becca

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous card and the spotlight on the cornucopia is perfect!

 
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