Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Frights

Ghosts n' goblins and Halloween frights await you!  This witch's hat was stamped in StazOn Black, embossed with clear embossing powder and colored with Stampin' Up! markers in Yoyo Yellow, Lavender Lace and Lovely Lilac.  Stickles in Platinum makes the buckle sparkle!

To create the background, I took my Cuttlebug spider web embossing folder and lightly rubbed Brilliance Platinum Planet ink directly onto the inside of the folder before running it through the Big Shot.  Just be sure when you do this technique that you do not use permanent or solvent based inks as they will not come off the folder.

On a piece of Yoyo Yellow paper Halloween frights was stamped in StazOn Black and embossed in clear.  It was mounted to a grommet tag and adhered with black brads.

The inside verse was stamped in Lovely Lilac and embossed.  A few bats and a spider add some eeriness.

 Thank you for sharing part of your day with me.  Only a few more days to Halloween!

Stamps:  Northwoods Witch's Hat with Spider, Halloween Frights and Spooky Wishing You a Night, SU Wicked Cool
Paper:  Black Linen, Yoyo Yellow, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Shimmery White, Whisper White 
Ink:  Hat and Sentiment - StazOn Black with Clear EP; SU Markers in Yoyo Yellow, Lavender Lace and Lovely Lilac, Spider Web - Brilliance Platinum Planet; Inside Sentiment - Lovely Lilac with Clear EP; Sponging - Distress Black Soot & Brilliance Platinum Planet
Accessories:  Spica Pens in Lemon, Melon & Silver, Stickles in Platinum, Angel Wings Shimmer Paint, Spellbinders Large Classic Squares #6, Small Classic Squares #7, Nested Bats, Grommet Tags, Cuttlebug Spider Web Embossing Folder
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Creepy Spiders

Hi blogging friends,

Are you ready for Halloween?  Is your home all decorated with spooky & scary stuff?  I am anxiously waiting to see the 'treaters' next week.  If you're skittish of spiders (like me) then you won't be too fond of my card today!

Using the Memory Box Creepy Frame & Debutante Frame, I cut a piece of Brushed Silver paper and Martha Stewart Haunted paper and adhered them together.  Dangling and creepy spiders were cut from black glitter paper and glued onto the vellum background.

A tag was created from Perfect Plum paper.  The sentiment was stamped in StazOn Black and embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder.  I added silver metal dots to each end.

The inside sentiment is by Northwoods and was stamped in Perfect Plum with clear embossing powder.  A crow in the corner finishes it off.

A simple Halloween card which didn't take too much time to create.  I have been so busy lately re-doing my crafting studio.  At one point I couldn't even see the floor as I was pulling things out and sorting through everything.  It feels great to be more organized.

I hope you are enjoying everything that autumn has to offer ... frosty mornings, hot apple cider, walking in the leaves, carved pumpkins and apple pie!

Stamps:  Memory Box Perfect Halloween, Northwoods Simple Ghost & Goblins, SU Graveyard Gala
Paper:  Black Linen, Brushed Silver, Martha Stewart Haunted Designer Paper, Black Glitter, Perfect Plum
Ink:  StazOn Black with Iridescent Ice EP, Perfect Plum with Clear EP
Accessories:  Best Occasions Silver Metal Dots, Memory Box Creepy Web Frame, Debutante Frame, Dangling Spider, Creepy Spider, Spellbinders Double Ended Tags, Corner Rounder
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

French Foliage Colors

On my drives to and from work I have been enjoying the autumn colors with the beautiful oranges and reds on the trees.  This card was created using Stampin' Up's French Foliage set.

I started by sponging a piece of Naturals Ivory paper with Distress Antique Linen, Adirondack Lettuce and Certainly Celery.  The leaves were stamped in Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard.  I then lightly colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.  The splatters were stamped in Crumb Cake.
Autumn was stamped in Old Olive and embossed with clear embossing powder.  It was adhered to a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two.  A rainbow string bow and pearls finish off the label.

The inside sentiment is a stamp by Impression Obsession.  It was stamped on a Spellbinders Labels Seventeen #5 also in Old Olive.

My husband saw the background paper sitting on the counter and asked me if that was printed paper.  I chuckled and replied "No, I stamped those leaves!"

I hope I have made you "ooh & aah" for the autumn season.  Enjoy the brilliant colors!
Stamps:  French Foliage, Season by Season, Impression Obsession Watch the Leaves
Paper:  Desert Storm, Certainly Celery, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Sponging - Distress Antique Linen, Adirondack Lettuce, Certainly Celery; Leaves - Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard; Splatter - Crumb Cake; Sentiment - Old Olive with Clear EP
Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils, Rainbow Pearl String, Kaiser Pearls in Lush, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two & Labels Seventeen #5, Gamsol, Bow-Easy
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Stream in the Woods

There is something so serene and beautiful about the woods - the sound of scurrying critters and the trickle of water.  While walking in the woods there is such a sense of freedom and no one is there to judge you.  I have envisioned a steam in the woods for a while now and finally got the chance to make this Stampscapes card.

On a piece of glossy white paper I stamped the waterside bluff left & right in StazOn Green then stamped the trees in StazOn Timber Brown.  The trunks were colored with Early Espresso and ColorBox Chalk Dark Brown.  Next, I colored the rocks with Basic Gray & Distress Forest Moss.

The grass was sponged in Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green and Distress Forest Moss.  I stamped some tall grass in Always Artichoke.

Water was colored in Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Marina Mist, Bermuda Bay, and Night of Navy.  I then added a tiny bit of Creamy Caramel and Kiwi Kiss.  It is hard to believe I used so many colors, but when it comes to blending I like to start with a light color palette and work from there.  The sky was done in Bashful Blue.  Angel Wings Shimmerz Paint was added to the water.

The scene was adhered to a piece of Early Espresso and mounted to a light green card. 

Wishing you a peaceful and relaxing weekend!
Stamps:  Stampscapes Waterside Bluff Left & Right, Tree Trunk Trio, Tall Grass Small
Paper:  Fresh Leaf Bark, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Glossy White
Ink:  Bluff - StazOn Olive Green; Trees - StazOn Timber Brown with Early Espresso and ColorBox Chalk Dark Brown; Grass - Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Distress Forest Moss; Rocks - Basic Gray and Distress Forest Moss; Sky - Bashful Blue; Water - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Marina Mist, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel and Kiwi Kiss
Accessories:  Angel Wings Shimmerz Paint, Post-it Note
Techniques:  Sponging, Masking
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

French Mannequin

I have a vintage thank you card to share with you today.  This gorgeous French Mannequin stamp is by Cherry Pie Art Stamps.  A little something I picked up on Etsy.  The vintage tape measure is a digital image by Vectoria Designs.  I love the way these two designs came together.

The mannequin was stamped in StazOn Black on a piece of tea stained paper.  I then used my ticket corner punch on the edges and mounted it to a piece of coco paper.  Opaline pearls in champagne were added to the corners.  I then thought she needed a pretty pearl necklace to match!  The focal image was mounted to a piece of K&Company paper.

A piece of coco paper was cut using the Tim Holtz On the Edge Brackets die.  I adhered the vintage measuring tape to the side.  A triple loop bow was made from tea stained seam binding.  An ivory rose accents the middle.

The inside sentiment was stamped in StazOn Black with a flourish done in Distress Antique Linen.

I liked this card so much I almost didn't want to part with it, but I created it for a gal I work with.
Stamps:  French Mannequin by Cherry Pie Art Stamps, SU From My Heart, Stampabilities Vintage Flourish
Paper:  Yellow, Coco, Tea Stained, K&Company, Vintage Measuring Tape by Vectoria Design
Ink:  StazOn Black, Distress Antique Linen, Sponging - ColorBox Chalk Dark Brown
Accessories:  Tea Stained Seam Binding, Opaline Pearls in Champagne, Ivory Tea Stained Paper Rose, Tim Holtz On the Edge Brackets Die, SU Ticket Corner Punch, Edge Distresser, Bow-Easy
Techniques:  Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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