“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”
William Arthur Ward
In spite the fact that I don't celebrate Thanksgiving (since I don't live in North America) I think it's a great tradition to appreciate the things you are grateful for. Life has a different meaning if you stop and take stock of all the things you are thankful for. This wonderful tradition has inspired me to create something for and about my family. I created a 3D frame with a family photo, layers, embellishments and one of my favorite quotes: "Home is where the heart is". I first colored the frame with a white acrylic paint. After it was was dry I painted it with brown color. I created the distressed look by sanding the brown layer up to the point where the white color was showing.
I built the book shelf from a few scraps of wood. I painted it with brown acrylic paint and added a distress look with a little bit of white paint. I created the mini books by folding a piece of white paper and wrapping it with a "cover" made from cardstock.
The flower pots and vase including the flowers are created with quilling techniques.
The small grass bed is also built from scraps of wood. It is filled with plain white paper and covered with green flower soft to create the look of grass. The letters are hels by pins stuck to the "grass".
Don't forget to stop for a minute and be thankful for what you have!
Have fun creating!