Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Plaid and a Button


I made my Thanksgiving Table decorations for two Split Coast challenges today - The Color Challenge (always artichoke, real red, chocolate chip and a neutral) and the Doubledog Dare Challenge I do with some friends where this weeks hostess Anne Harada (Itsapassion) challenged us to use plaid and a button on our card/project!

Of course I immediately thought of my Waltzingmouse plaid stamp from Off Beat Backgrounds. I stamped it with artichoke and chocolate chip. The base is cut with Labels Eight Nestability and the plaid panel is cut with Labels Four. This would make a pretty place card by adding the name of your guests or it would look nice just as it is on the table!

I also made a napkin ring using the same design. I just added a strip of card stock to wrap around the napkin.
I always get out the nice linen napkins inherited from my aunt and mother and pretty sterling silver for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
I colored the leaf stamp from Peace & Plenty with Copics, did some fussy cutting and layered it onto the plaid panel with foam dimensionals after curling the leaves on my fingers a bit. I tied some twine through the buttons and frayed the ends for more dimension.

Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Peace & Plenty, Off Beat Backgrounds
Paper: Always Artichoke - SU, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Chai - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black, Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip - SU
Accessories: Ribbon Tag Trio - Spellbinders, Labels Four & Labels Eight - Nestabilities, foam dimensionals, Scor Tape, Glue Dots, Vintage Buttons - PTI, Pure poppy twill - PTI, Twine - PTI, Copics: YR07, R29, E33, E59, BG96

19 comments:

Anne said...

These look straight out of Crate and Barrel!! I would so buy a set from you - WOW GF! What a great design and I love the way the plaid works for this!! Yay!!! Your creativity is staggering!!

~amy~ said...

such lovely projects Julia! excellent job!

Velta said...

Hey Julia ~ These are just gorgeous...I love your place settings...even below your boats and cards are so creative! Unbelievable what you can do with a leaf stamp...you are such an inspiration to me...TFS!!

Claire Brennan said...

Glorious Julia! absolutely Glorious!

lynn said...

very cute!

Busym1 said...

what a wonderful surprise, when I stopped in this morning! Those projects are stunning! You have outdone yourself! Hugs, michelle

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! These are some gorgeous projects Julia!!

Bonnie said...

Woohoo!!! I love these! I wish I had have seen these for MY Thanksgiving dang it! Absolutely gorgeous Julia!

Softangelkisses said...

What great projects! I love the shapes!

Heidi said...

Stunning projects Julia! Your table will be gorgeous!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Julia these are wonderful! What a fun idea!

Crystal said...

WOW Julia this is wonderful, what a great project again girl1

Sharron said...

This are just beautiful. What a fabulous Thanksgiving setting--and the plaid is perfect!

Joanne (jojot) said...

how clever.....and beautiful....what a fab presentation you will give your guests on Thanksgiving...wow

dpkennedy said...

Oh Julia! This set is amazing! I love the plaid background and those leaves! Another gorgeous project! I love it!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful! I love the special touches you will be adding to your Thanksgiving table this year. Lovely work. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, these are fabulous Julia! I especially love the rich colors. Great take on both challenges!

Sharli said...

Julia, LOVE your place card, and place setting/napkin ring! These are amazing!

I also love your little candles done with the vellum papers - bee-u-tiful!

I think your Mom and my Mom had the same silver pattern! I have a silver chest with it and only pull it out for the special occasions!

HUGS!

Joan Ervin said...

GASP!!!!! What absolutely gorgeous projects for your Thanksgiving table....My oh my, gf....the plaid is sooo warm and homey looking and I LOVE all the wonderful fall colors!!! Outstanding work here!!!!