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A Thanksgiving Night Scene

Layers!  I love layers.  I restrain from adding more layers to my project because Hubby gets angry when he has to stand in line at the Post Office (which he hates) and try and convince the post office people that (1) there is only a card in that envelope, (2) it does not require special handling, and (3) that they should not charge him $2.98 to mail it.  He looses a lot when I get carried away with my layers so I try to stay under the Post Office radar - it is tough but I do it.  I have 5 layers on this card but I didn't pop up any of them so it may stay under $2 for postage - lol!
This week's DRS Designs Challenge is all about layers.
I started with white paper and stamped on the DRS Designs Hayrides Harvest Greeting (such a fun Thanksgiving Greeting) and the Winter Trees stamp.  I did two layers of paper and I sponged them using a mask for my scene (the inks are all TH Distress inks).  Then I stamped some Open Leaf images and sponged them with the same inks (minus blue).  In my head this was going to be a late Fall day but the blues were a bit dark so it is a Thanksgiving night scene.  I ended up with a river in the scene because I got a blue finger print in the middle of my ground scene.  I think this would be pretty done as a snowy scene too - maybe using a Christmas sentiment and snowflakes. 
Hope will have some time to join us in the challenge.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. I know it is a night scene, but what a nice vibrant night. Yes I would love to see that as a snowy night. Enjoy the weekend.

  2. This is gorgeous,love the fabulous

  3. Stunning Nancy, I like everything about this card!!
    Kevin xx

  4. How lovely, great design and I love the sentiment
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  5. What a purely magical scene here Nancy!! I love this beautiful Fall design with your color blending!! So pretty! I have to laugh about hubby at post office because mine feels the same way!! LOL!!! :) They just don't get it, do they?!! Happy weekend!

  6. What a wow card! LOVE the colors you used and distressing. A beautiful and perfect fall scene and sentiment! A work of art!

  7. Oh, your card has such a magical night-time feel and coloring! Your sky is wonderful! Love your fizzy cut leaves too Nancy, really beautiful card!

  8. Gorgeous scene and card. If you think your postage rates are bad, ours are even worse! I mail my US ones from the US so I still have money for groceries LOL!

  9. This is stunning Nancy, such a fabulous scene and lovely sentiment, a gorgeous card.

  10. Beautiful card, love the look of night, you've done it beautifully!

  11. The sponging of blue color makes for one gorgeous evening scene here, and I love the earthy elements you added! GJ!

  12. This is amazing! This fall night scene is gorgeous!!


  13. This is beautiful! I love the inking and would love to see a tutorial on the technique. I am not very good at that sort of stuff. Your image looks perfect against the colors.

  14. This is a gorgeous scene. I love how it turned out even though you say it was not in your plan. Hugs.


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