Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sugar Pea Mix-up #19

I don't have many Sugar Pea stamps and I know it's not necessary to use them to enter their challenge but when I saw the photo for challenge 19 I figured I could use a flower from Enchanted Garden to make a wreath.
The background is embossed with the Distressed Stripes folder, the tag is colored using MFT's burlap background and the flowers and sentiment are stamped using the new Altenew Rocky Shore ink. Here's the photo that inspired me.

I'm off to check out more challenges and get some inspiration for other cards.  Thanks for dropping by.

Just Us Girls #366

The days are going by quickly and the end of October will soon be here.  It's no wonder that Chris picked this photo for the challenge at Just Us Girls this week.
Two weeks ago I was stumped about the pineapple challenge but managed to find a little one in a stamp set.  This time I was stumped by the black cat because I definitely do not have any cat stamps.  Cricut to the rescue.
I think I went back to my card making roots on this one.  Cricut cuts, lots of inking around the edges, layers, colored paper.  The cat is the only Cricut cut and since he was so flimsy (just look at those skinny legs) I decided to inlay the pumpkins so he could be glued down directly to the panel for stability. The pumpkins are die cuts from SSS,  the faces and web are from Winnie & Walter and the sentiment from MFT.  The cat had holes for eyes so I added some gold Enamel Accents and when it was dry I used a glaze pen for the pupils.  Scary enough for you? ;)

Jaydee and the rest of the design team have some terrific cards for you to see and be inspired by.  If you enter a card you may be chosen Chic of the Week and be eligible for a guest designer spot in December.

Friday, October 21, 2016

CAS Mix-up and CAS Watercolor

I did some ghosting for the challenge at CAS Mix-up.  If you don't know what that is or need help in accomplishing it, go to the blog and check out the video links they have for you.
I inked my paper and then placed a stencil from PTI over it, spritzed with water and after a bit, mopped it up with a paper towel.  I didn't really like it so I inked it up again which gave a totally different look, not ghostly at all.
In fact it darkened the lightest parts but I may do that again because I like it.
But that's not the challenge so to remedy that I replaced the stencil and spritzed again.  I trimmed down the panel and added the watercolored leaf from PTI.  It needed something so I added the splatter and the acorns.  Now before you make a comment, I know that's NOT an oak leaf but it was done and I didn't want to change it.

Since I watercolored the leaf, I'm also sending this to the sister challenge CAS Watercolor whose theme is Autumn.

That's the last of my finished cards.  I guess I'd better get busy.  Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time Out #68

Ardyth is the guest to CASE over at Time Out.

I used one of my favorites, SSS Artful Flowers.  There are no leaves with this stamp set so I added green by stamping the triple dots from Candy Cane Lane by CP.  The sentiment is from Neat and Tangled.

Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Curtain Call and The Heart Desires #5

I have a couple of pumpkin cards today - each very different from the other. The more elegant one is for Curtain Call - Glittery Gourds.
This is the best photo I could get with the gold polka dotted acetate cut the size of my card.  There are gold die cut pumpkins and a gold embossed sentiment.  Is that glittery enough for you?

From the sublime to the ridiculous, here's a card for The Heart Desires.
There were a number of ways to be inspired by the photo (see below) but since I needed a Halloween birthday card for a friend I stacked up these W & W pumpkins and colored them with Distress Ink.  I thought the face from Peachy Keen went well with the MFT sentiment.
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