A Harvest of Gratitude

Hello my friends!  I am so honored to be a guest designer for Frilly and Funkie due to my win in October for Ye Olde Typewriter Case!

The current challenge is A Harvest of Gratitude and for my project, I chose a mixed media piece full of fall colors!  I used a page from Paper House Productions' Field Study collection along with Tattered Angels English Ivy and Doubloon Glimmer Mists.

The first thing I did was cut the paper to fit a square of lightweight chipboard I had. I chose the part of the paper that would show some butterflies once I started layering. 

I then tore a piece of scrap cardboard and spritzed it with the glimmer mists.

The paper that I cut for the base still had butterflies and other elements I could use so I started fussy cutting. Some of the paper I tore in strips. I wasn't sure how much I'd use but what I didn't, I'd save for future use.

Then, I just started playing around with layering and positioning until I found a look I liked. Once I had it how I wanted it, I added some scrap chipboard to the backs of pieces to give it height and started gluing everything in place.

The finished piece is full of color and texture! 

I added silk Sari ribbon around the edges to frame it. I love this type of ribbon! You can pull off fabulous fiber strands which I also added. The glimmer mists add a splash of seasonal color and the sentiment sums up the harvest and Thanksgiving season.

I want to thank everyone at Frilly and Funkie for choosing me for this honor. There is so much to be thankful for on a daily basis. Every breath we take is a gift. The beautiful colors are God's artistic palette. Enjoy the bounty you have. 💛

I'm entering this at A Bit More Time To CraftEmerald Creek, and A Vintage Journey for their Paper Stash challenge! 


  1. This is simply beautiful... the pen nib w natural handle is my fave point (pun intended)!
    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your Mother, & now the decline of your Father, to a crippling disease (we have dealt with dementia in our own sides here as well as Parkinson's). It's very difficult to be the caregiver & watch your parents go through things you wish you could take away. I've been where you are & my heart breaks for you.
    You actually have a great outlet for your emotional pain: your talented artistry!!
    Congrats on Guest Hosting once again!!!

    1. Thank you so much! It is difficult but one day at a time and be grateful for every moment! 💗

  2. Cathy, I'm delighted by your beautiful artistry on this project! Such a lovely design filled with gorgeous fall color and oh, my that texture! Love it! Thank you for all your hard work and being our Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie! Sending hugs!

  3. Such a lovely piece of art. Fall is my favorite time of year so the colors are delightful. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey


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