Thanksgiving Day Reflections

Greetings!  On this eve of Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America, I want to begin by expressing my gratefulness for all the blessings that the Lord has bestowed upon me.  I am thankful for my family, home, health, talents, job, and pets.  I am also extremely thankful for all my friends, which include all of you followers and those who leave comments on my blog on a regular basis.  Thank you!

As to my featured art piece for this post, it was inspired by the techniques of Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 - November.  As usual, I took my own spin on the design.  I used the Tim Holtz tag and tattered leaves dies to cut my black and kraft cardstock pieces.  Then, I used an embossing pen to quickly sketch my design on the 4 pieces.  I coated the sketch lines with clear embossing powder, tapped the excess off, and used a heat gone to set them.  Next, I used a white chalk and colored pencil to bring out the lines I had drawn on the various pieces.  I assembled all the pieces using a combination of glue and foam dots to give it depth.  For my sentiment label, I used Tim's "Simple Sayings" stamp set on a scrap piece of white cardstock.  I fussy cut the label, distressed it, and attached it to the tag with my mini stapler.  As a finishing touch, I tied a strip of jute to the top.  I am also submitting this piece to Inspiration Avenue - Gratitude and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes with Tim Holtz.

Thank you for stopping by and may your days be filled with blessings!


Daniella said…
Lovely tag! The dimension is wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving Arnoldo!
Great November - Technique Tag!

Leovi said…
Bonito diseño, me gustan esas hojas!
Paula (PEP) said…
You're bringing tears to my eyes - I'm grateful for the way you help me stop & think about His role in my life - Happy Thanksgiving!
I love the way your tag is layered & the combination of the jute & kraft hole reinforcer with the black chalkboard effect. The way that leaf stalk just extends onto the sentiment just catches my eye & points to the words. As for your staging - the colour of that pumpkin sets your tag off beautifully & I love those little acorns tieing in with the oak leaves.
Paula (PEP)
Melanie said…
Happy thanks giving for you and your sweet family. Hope you will have a great time with love and smiles.
Love the tag you made.
Liefs, Melanie
Netty said…
Loving your beautiful and stylish tag Arnoldo. Annette x
Lorraine A said…
Fabulous tag Arnoldo :-) I love that you used the chalkboard effect too and thanks for your comment on my blog :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x
p.s, your link is there at No 71 :-)
Jez said…
There are so many things to be grateful for, even on the dark days. Your tag is lovely and very effective in its subdued ciolouring. I like the way you so often show your work in a related setting, which complements so well. That extra touch that makes a piece of art special.
Barb Cady said…
Lovely tag Arnoldo, clever to use the tattered leaves die cut on this one. Hope you all had a great thanksgiving! Barb x
I think you captured Tim's chalk technique beautifully. Thanks for the visit. Peg R #83
Lmkazmierczak said…
Beautiful results. The blue was a great choice♪
Lou Anne Hazel said…
What a pretty tag! I'm glad you joined us at IA this week.
Jingle said…
Gorgeous tag! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Faye said…
Have a blessed Christmas.