Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Hi, I've been inspired by this image and a blog post with a Thanksgiving centerpiece that my friend, Jenee, shared with me.  The image i used is called "Thanks Squared" and can be found here.


What i did:
I printed the image 3 times once using white cardstock, metallic brown cardstock and metallic red cardstock. I cut out the image and decided not to use the "thanks". I stamped the white cardstock turkey image using a "letter writing" stamp. Then i colored in the beak, and striped feathers.  I added a dotted colored background.  Next i paper pieced the turkey and feathers.

Using my cricut i cut out various leaves and an acorn and a lattice band.  I took out my battery operated candle and a glass plate i had purchased at a charity shop to use for a craft.  I decorated the lattice band with the turkey and leaves.  Then i flipped the plate upside down because the base was the perfect size for my candle.  I added the leaves and acorns on the plate.  No worries about the candle catching the paper on fire using the battery operated one.

Leaf and band measurements:
Green leaf- Disney Mickey & Friends cart- 3" high (gypsy)
Yellow leaf- Disney Dreams com true- 2.50" high (gypsy)
Acorns- Doodlecharms- 1.94" high (gypsy)
Red Maple leaf- Designers Calendar- 2.75" high (gypsy)
Lattice band- MS Elegant cake- 11.50" x 1.90" (gypsy)

I have made a video showing how i made this centerpiece here.

Challenges:
My Sheri Crafts- Be Thankful
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge- Use a digital image
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge- Paper Piecing
Whimsical Designs- Happy Turkey day
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