The house is made from Authentique pattern paper. I used tissue tape to hold together the seams and the roof on the house. Let's just say if the wolf came a knocking my little piglet wouldn't be safe. hee hee...
Then I stampe the tree and tombstones and cut them out. (Hindsight I probably would have done my tree on acetate.) The bat is cut out from black cardstock and covered in tissue tape. The letters are from Stampendous clear set.
**** Edited to add the house with acetate tree****
The ghost is a cheerio inside of tissue paper. (I was eating my honey nut cheerios this morning and thought it would work out!)
I added some fake spiderwebs from decorations around the house. I won't ever use this again... it is soo sticky and kept getting stuck on everything. :)
I hope you have a wonderful spooky fun filled day! We are going trick or treating later. I can't wait to see all the fun Halloween costumes. My youngest is a dead prom queen and her costume looks great! She is happy about it! (A little glimmer mist, distressing, ribbon and stickers from mom!)
The base is a metal sign that was purchased on clearance. I painted over it with two coats of white acrylic paint. I stamped the Stampendous Rose Hips stamp multiple times around the edges using a water resistant black ink. (Ranger Archival Ink). Then stamped the verse in the corner. The verse and the bird are a new Stampendous jumbo cling stamp set. The bird was stamped on white cardstock using the same ink. everything was colored using watercolor pencils for the flowers and the bird was sponged with yellow dye ink.
Finished off with seam binding dyed to a yellow and paper flowers dyed to match.
Hope your week is going well! I have been busy working on some commitments and haven't had much time to play.
I started with the Hero Arts lined paper stamp in the background and added my favorite Pussy Willows from Serendipity Stamps and then a few Impression Obsession Butterflies. Finish it off with a Hero Arts Stamp. The damask in the background is from Memory Box.
A mix of some of my favorite images. :)
Hope your Saturday is lovely. We are going to have some pretty fall weather today. I am going to go out and prune back my roses. I hate to do it as they still have lovely flowers but next week we are dropping into the lower temps.
I have been working on a project all week that is keeping me pre-occupied and not getting much done. I hate when I get stuck in the midst of a project and can't let it go and it blocks all my creativity. I decided last night to put it aside. I used the same background paper to create a card for the Moxie Fab World Textured to Perfection and Mojo Monday Sketch #211.
Old sheet music with a layer of white paint smeared and brown chalkboard glimmer mist spritzed across the front. A few drips and rings in the same chalkboard ink were added for more texture.
The bird is die cut from the sheet music with a stamped image of french post card.
The birdcage is die cut from white cardstock and stamped with the same postal card stamp.
The ribbon is white silk which was died with Antique Linen re-inker and spritzed with the same brown chalkboard ink. The other paper used on the background is a textured cardstock sanded to show the embossing.
Here is the sketch:
and did you ever have one of those bad hair days....
My daughter wanted a picture of this hair-do on her barbie yesterday... Apparently she won the crazy hair contest. :)
The Moxie Fab World Textured to Perfection challenge is about using texture. I decided to take a sheet of music and distress it with some paint and glimmer mist chalkboard ink and use it my base.
That paper is the base for a project which is taking me a couple of days to complete so you will see that again soon! :) The leaves are Hero Arts and are stamped using versamark and embossed using Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel. The embossing powder is fun as it has a mixture of gold and black so you get an uneven surface with black peeking through.
I had a couple of challenges to share today. I was playing around with the cream and black from the City Crafters Challenge this past weekend and finished this card a little bit after my other CCCB card.
The background is from this really cool stencil from The Crafters Worksop that is made up of large distressed clocks. I loved it and wanted to create a card around the stencil. The background was sponged onto cream cardstock. Then the telegram stamp from Artistic Outpost Ephemeral Backgrounds was stamped randomly in the background. The other images are from Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage and Whimsical Melange.
I hope the card applies as the challenge said primarily cream and black. :)
Sparkle Rubber Creations is hosting the Card Patterns challenge this week so I thought I would pull out Mummy Oliver to play along. The sentiment and image is from Sparkle Creations. The background bats are from Artistic Outpost.
I colored Oliver and then added some sparkle to his wraps. :)
Here is the sketch and Color Inspiration:
I will be back later for the CR84FN colors and post.
Thanks for stopping by...
P.S. Here is a picture of our puppy (almost three now) Emma... Very windy here today.. Blew her ear back. Just like all my girls she makes a funny face if I try to get a photo!
I really struggled with this one for some reason. But finished it off and tried a new effect with the black glitter.
I started with a few scraps (Yeah) the embossed panel and the die cuts were in my scraps from another project. I wanted a mostly cream card with touches of black but ended up using glimmer mist on my lace to turn it black.
The image was stamped using black ink and I wanted to add texture so I added a line of glue with Stampendous Ultra-Fine glitter around the edges. I love how it looks like lace.
The rest was just layering and assembling.
Products: Stampendous - Ultra-fine Black glitter, Stampendous - Rose, Stampendous - Cherub, Hero Arts Antique Engravings
The Flourishes blog challenged players to come up with new challenge ideas and you could win a chance to be the hostess of the challenge and one of the new stamp sets in the release. Well... I suggested a challenge idea and it was selected. Yeah! Today is the day for my challenge over on the Flourishes blog. My challenge is called the Name Game.
How to Play: Simply use your monogram as the inspiration for your creation! So, if your name starts with an “J” – add jewels! What about “B” –add a bow! How about a “P” – use a punch! Just that simple! Just make sure you share your initials and the things you used on your creation that were name inspired!
I was inspired by a class at my LSS. The class was showcasing some beautiful paper bag journals done in a few different themes. I decided to see what I could create using some re-cycled paper bags, lots of beautiful pattern paper from My Minds Eye, Pink Paislee, and Websters Pages.
Here are all the pictures of the journal...
Here is the journal front by itself:
Between each page there are multiple surfaces and layers to embellish, stamp, paper up!
For each long page there is an opening for a journal card to be slid in. This shows how they fit in the page.
This is one of the journal tabs. I used so many pretty papers to cover the kraft tabs.
Phew.... I always forget why I don't scrapbook and this is a good reminder... So much details and work to create a layout. :) I love how this turned out and I was able to use some of my papers that I have been hoarding.
The products are so many I won't mention them all in detail if you see something specific that you want to know about, drop me an email and I will get the details to you. The stamps are a combination of Hero Arts and Lily Bee Design. The Verses are from Verses Rubber Stamps. The papers are Websters Pages, Pink Paislee, My Minds Eye - Lost and Found.
Hope your week is off to a good start! Thanks for stopping by!
Love the colors this week at CR84FN40. The red, kraft, and brown colors make a rich color combination.
I pulled out my Memory Box stamps to create an early Christmas card.
Part of the background is created by stamping the Peace collage on white cardstock using brown ink. The other background pieces are created using Ranger Archival Crimson ink with a touch of brown ink and the vintage holiday words on white cardstock. The background pieces were sponged with vintage photo.
The wreath was stamped using black ink and colored with glimmer mist. Cut out the wreath and place over star which has been sponged and the sentiment stamped in the middle.
Products: Memory Box - Vintage Holiday Words, Peace Collage, Poinsettia Wreath, Wish you a Merry Christmas.
I am guest designing this week at Card Patterns! The sketch is a fun one to play with and inspired me to pull out my pattern papers to create a patchwork background.
The background papers are from My Minds Eye - Lost and Found II. I sponged the edges of the ivory card base and the papers with Ranger Distress ink - Vintage Photo. The main image was stamped two times using brown ink on pattern paper. The flowers and leaves were colored with watercolor pencils and highlighted with white gel pen. I hand cut the flowers from the second image and pop dotted them to create layers. The sentiment is from Verses Rubbers Stamps - Let us Be Grateful - QQ0852-F.
The Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger this week is a delicious treat. I saw the picture and immediately knew I wanted to pull out my alcohol inks and see if I could capture the yummy colors in this treat.
I ended up with two cards using an alcohol ink background:
The second card uses a smaller piece of the same background:
Now I bet you are wondering what was the inspiration photo was that was food related. :)
The background on the cards was a combination of Alcohol Inks - Butterscotch, Rust, and Caramel. How appropriate that two of the colors were ice cream toppings. :)