Monday, October 27, 2014

More pumpkins

I liked the die-cut pumpkin I made last week so much that I made an even smaller version, using the very smallest of the Nestability ovals.  I used it as the embellishment for the current Sketch Saturday challenge.  In fact, I went kind of wild on the pumpkin theme here.

The image is from Paper Cupcakes, colored with pencils.  There's brown flocking in the center of the sunflower. That's pumpkin washi tape across the middle.

I'd like to enter these challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #282 -- Autumn
Sketch Saturday #333
Die Cut Divas (Oct)-- Change of Seasons
Word Art Wednesday #155-- Anything Goes
Sister Act #80 -- Anything Goes

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Look what I found


I keep most of my Christmas card supplies in one drawer, so stuff can get buried. While digging through it, I came across a sheet of fairly large stickers and decided to see how they would look as the featured on a card. Framing them on a circle or oval seemed a good way to make them seem like "featured art," so that's one I did.  I also added a touch of sparkle to each, as well as ribbon or twine and a sentiment.
What do you think?
The bear is perfect for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #200 -- If you want to get ahead, get a hat (something with a head and a hat on it,) as well as for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra (anything Christmas).
With a pair of cards, I can also enter Sarn's Rudolph Day challenge.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkin time

Pumpkins made from die-cut ovals were all over the Web several weeks ago; I finally got around to making a card incorporating one. 
The ovals were cut with a small oval Nesatbility. I cut five of them out of my last snippet of this lovely patterned paper, sponged the edges with orange and assembled them.  The stem is a tiny bit torn from a bit of corrugated cardboard. The leaf was cut from another snippet. The curlicue is a bit of mizuhiki cord; I wrapped around the point on my embossing stylus to get a good tight curl.
To make the background I masked off the center, then sprayed brown mist and splattered on yellow and orange in with a paintbrush.  Sentiment is by Mark's Finest Paper.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
CRAFT #282 -- Autumn
Loves Rubberstamps #123 -- warm colors
Pixie's Snippet Playground #147 (all the pumpkin pieces are snippets)
Word Art Wednesday #155 -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp, Monday challenge -- anything goes.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pretty in pink

Sometimes CAS is the only way to go.  I wanted to show off this beautiful, so I kept it clean and simple.
The image is from Rubbernecker.  To get the water color effect, I colored on the stamps with Distress makers, spritzed them with water, then stamped the image.  I added a little velvet ribbon, popped the image up on a mat with a litter border punch action, and it's done.

I'm entering these challnges

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge -- Watercolor
Inky Impressions 180 -- flowers and leaves
Sister Act #78 --anything goes
Creative Inspirations #284 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #153 -- anything goes

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Vintage feel

I used some vintage-y looking prints on this card. I can almost imagine them on an old quilt.
The card features a tag with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt.  It is embellished with piercing around the edges, lace, and a couple punched butterflies. The butterflies are each accented with some tiny pearls.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #16, use a tag and butterfly
The Paper Shelter #177, shabby chic
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, October

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Going all out for Halloween


I kind of miss the old days when my son would spend 3 months changing his mind about what he wanted for a Halloween costume. About now is when I'd tell him to make up his mind for sure so I'd have time to actually make the costume...



I kind of got into that spirit with this card.  The sketch is from Sketch Saturday  (#330). The haunted house is from QKR Stampede, and it's layered on purple. Behind that, I used a big spiderweb image, with just enough showing to suggest what it is. There are bats on the band running behind that.

I got the idea for the tombstone somewhere online, but mine might be a slightly scaled down version of the original. I took a chipboard tag and covered it with gray acrylic paint. My paint is old and rather thick, which worked out well for the effect.  After it dried, I sponged on black ink and black-embossed RIP.


This card is for the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday #330
Whoopsi Daisy, Things with Wing (bats all over the place)
Loves Rubberstamps #121, anything goes
Papertake Weekly, anything goes.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Never enough purses

I've had this set from Purple Onion for years, but I still think it makes a fun card.  The sentiment is:
A girl can never have ....
too many fabulous handbags, too many stylish shoes, or too many incredible girlfriends.

The various purses are stamped in a ot pink, and they all decked out with the teeniest, tiniest little pearls I've ever seen.  The papers are from this humonguous 12x12 stack I bought ages ago and will never be able to use up.

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Crafty  Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge/October, use patterned paper
Sister Act #77, anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #152, anything goes.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Shine on

I've been wanting to use this fancy corner piece since a friend sent it to me months ago, but I didn't have a layout in mind. This week's Papertake Weekly Challenge had a layout that really lent itself to the corner treatment, so I made this card.
The chandelier image is from Michael's dollar bin, I think -- I've had it for ages and never used it before.  It is white embossed, and accented with tiny pearls.

The card is for these challenges:

Papertake Weekly, sketch 94
The Paper Shelter #176, Pearls
Word Art Wednesday #152, Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #28, Anything Goes
Little Tangles #46, Anything Goes.