Mojo Monday – Thanksgiving Wall Decor

Welcome to another edition of Make It Monday! You are maybe joining us from my friend Alice from Scrapbook Wonderland. She shares 5 Practical Tips for Using Multiple Patterned Papers on a Scrapbook Layout. Welcome! I hope you enjoy all of our inspiration today.

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Today I also have the honour of contributing to Mojo Monday over at My Kreative Pursuits. On the first Monday of the month Lisa posts some awesome inspirational ideas to keep your Mojo going all month. I am having fun playing with them and today I am sharing what I did with the technique prompt.


This is the image she posted and the technique is to create a water stamped image for your background. I took it in a slightly different direction.

A Thankful Heart Thanksgiving Decor

Today is Thanksgiving Monday for us Canadians. I have been adding some Fall decor into my living room over the past few weeks and thought a word art piece would be a nice addition. Something that I could pull out year after year.

The colours in the prompt were too Spring-like so I grabbed different Gelato colours for my background. Green, red, orange, yellow and gold. Very Fall-ish!!

I didn’t take step-by-step photos this time as it was all a bit of an experiment but the process is quite similar to the one in this post. First I laid down random splotches of colour with my Gelatos then I spritzed the heck out of them! Seriously, my card stock was soaked! One of the best blending tools out there are your fingers so I got mine in there and got dirty.

Once the background colours were where I wanted them I took a leaf stamp and spritzed it with water and stamped into the damp card stock. It didn’t pull up the colour like I’d thought it would but I did get a few embossed images in my paper. Sorry, it was next to impossible to photograph that so just take my word for it, they’re there!! I did want falling leaves on top of the colour so I waited til the card stock dried and  then used brown Stazon Ink and the same leaf stamp to stamp the image randomly over the page. I loved the way it looked!! But it needed some shimmer so I got out my gold ink and added gold leaves on top of some of the brown ones creating a sort of shadow effect in places.


You can just see that in the image above – top right above the ‘h’.

I knew I wanted this to have a Thanksgiving inspired sentiment on it so I dusted off my Silhouette and cut this file twice. Once out of gold vellum and again out of a chocolate brown patterned paper. Why twice? That way I could layer them and create a shadow effect to the lettering. That gives the whole thing more depth. Popped up on approximately a million pop dots, it looks awesome!

While I had my Silhouette out, I cut some leaf shapes from 6×6 patterned paper in colours that complimented. Grouping them in three spots under the word art phrase added even more texture and interest. It still seemed a bit flat so I added some white and dark grey mist splatters and some gold enamel dots.

Here’s another look at the finished project. Nestled among my candles and berry garland, it really makes my heart happy!


Thank you for joining me today on this Make It Monday Blog Hop. Your next stop is Kristie Sloan from Artful Adventures. She is showing how Base and Bling products can be used for other purposes, not just crafty jewelry! 

And stay tuned for more Mojo Monday projects. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope you’re as full of turkey and pumpkin pie as I am!! LOL!

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7 Responses to Mojo Monday – Thanksgiving Wall Decor

  1. Beth says:

    Oh I just love this! I have some gelatos but I still haven’t gotten the hang of using them I am hoping to one day!

    • daydesigns says:

      I’m no Gelato expert Beth but I do love playing with them. Hope you take yours out soon and just experiment.

  2. Jen Wright says:

    I’ve always wanted to try something like this but I have been too afraid. Maybe I’ll try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing this… you made it seem less scary. LOL. Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs!

  3. Kristie says:

    Alison, that is a great piece for seasonal home decor! Love the way you created it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Connie Hanks says:

    Love your project! Your colors and technique are gorgeous! Great job 🙂 And thanks for joining the Make It Monday hop! xoxo

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