Thursday, November 27, 2014

So Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating today.  Even with all the cooking and festivities, I couldn't let the day go by without saying thank you to my friends and followers.  I am truly thankful for the ability to share my creative endeavors with you and all the love and support I receive from you each and every day. In celebration, I've made a Thanksgiving wall hanging in the Steampunk style using the fabulous new Steampunk Hummingbird and Steampunk Flower designed by Carmen Medlin, exclusively for SCACD.

I know some people are not fans of the Steampunk style, saying it's too dark or industrial, or whatever, but I'm here to show you the bright and whimsical side, easily brought out by Carmen's creative genius.  I've used the digital stamps for my project, merging the png images (you get BOTH jpg AND png) and coloring them with Copics and metallic gel pens to match the Graphic 45 DP.  You can see more of Carmen's Steampunk digis HERE and if you prefer rubber, check out the fab New Steampunk Rubber Release.

The hanging itself was cut with my Spellbinders Grand Labels Four with the sentiment from Stampin'Up.  Underneath I couldn't resist layering the fabulous Steampunk Wings to mimic the cool wings on the hummingbird.  This pair is an SCACD exclusive and I'd say a "must have" for Steampunk fans.  You can see more of the SCACD Exclusive dies HERE.  Also available  in the UK at Quixotic Paperie.  Finally, I've added Tim Holtz mini metal gears and a ball chain hanger strung through metal hinge clips keeping with the Steampunk vibe.

I'm entering this in the Corrosive "Happy Everything" Challenge, the Crafty Little Fairies Not a Square, TTRCD Nov 25-Dec 1 ATG, the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge ATG, DLArt Thankful Thursday Any Winter Holiday/...alternative Thank You, Fab 'n Funky ATG w/Die Cuts, Fresh Brewed Designs Give Thanks, Crafty Sentiments Use Die Cuts, Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Give Thanks, PTT ATG, the Digi Sketch Challenge Die Cuts or Punches, Simon Says Wed. ATG  and the Paper Shelter Metal Somewhere.


  1. Very Cool and Happy Thanksgiving to you <3

  2. hi Donna! wow, what a gorgoeus card, luv the bright colors...just FAB! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, I hope you join us again next week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  3. This is beautiful Donna, the image is great I love how you used the dies. I hope your turkey day is fun
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #145 “ANYTHING WINTER HOLIDAY” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  4. A fabulous card Donna, I love your design and gorgeous colour scheme. Your steampunk flower and hummingbird are stunning and brilliant details!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  5. Beatiful colours and colouring Donna!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs "Give Thanks"!!
    Take care,

  6. Very pretty card Donna. Love the bright colours and sweet image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Pat K x

  7. Such a pretty definately make steampunk look easy to one who shies away from it. A great word die too!
    Hope you had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

  8. Wonderful and beautifully colored project!! :)

  9. What a beautiful and colorful card!

    Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!
    Eva Gro
    The Paper Shelter DT

  10. lovely card and thanks for sharing with this week at crafty sentiments


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