Thursday, August 25

Found another challenge I could make Halloween...

I had this set for ages and this challenge was perfect to play with it.
The set is "Pumpkin Faces Inchie Bundle" by Inkadinkadoo.
 I picked out the ones I liked and stamped them with black Staz-On on the white card stock to create the theme of the sketch.
I colored them in using colored pencils.
Starting to think I like colored pencils best for coloring!

The verse is from "All Hallow's Eve/Halloween" by Inkadinkadoo.
This was also stamped with Staz-On black.
Before foam taping the top of the card to the base card I inked up a sponge dauber with Distress ink black soot and gently rubbed it around the edges of the card and card top.

Put it all together and I have another card for my son.

These challenges are a great way to get my cards for him done.
Hopefully by mid September I will have them all finished...

Couldn't make this color challenge a Halloween card...

But I could make it a Christmas Card.

I cut the base card and added the stripes to show all four colors of the challenge.
The verse is from "GP Wildflowers" by My Favorite Things and I stamped it using Distress ink black soot.
The leaves were cut from white cards stock using "Fall Leaves" Dienamics for MFT Stamps.

The fun part was the "crinkling".
You smoosh the leaves, then open them up carefully and with the black soot and a sponge you apply ink to the edges of the leaves and the raised portions.

Add a few sequins and glitter glue to the centers and you have a soft Christmas card.

Hey, nobody said only the living teach...

This little doggie will attest to that...

sometimes you don't need a lot to say a lot.
The patterned paper is from a pad by DCWV called "Halloween & Fall Stack".
The stamp is from Stampin Up.
I stamped it on white card stock with black Staz-On and layered in using a square card format.
I used the square card so I could also enter the following card challenge...

I hope to get more stamping done today but if not then tomorrow's another day!

One would not think Halloween with these colors...

But as I said in a previous post, I'm on a mission, to complete 31 Halloween cards for my son!

I started with white card stock and stamped the image, Stampendous, with black Staz-On.
I then painter's taped the card to my scrap paper, all around the edge to make a "frame".
Using my Tim Holtz round blender I added Distress ink "mustard seed" two thirds of the way down the card.
Switched my foam and added "crushed olive" above nd below the mustard seed.
Finally switched the foam and added "peacock feathers" to the top!
Once it dried I  carefully removed the painter's tape and stamped the verse onto a strip of white card stock to add to the side of the card.

More to come...


Sometimes you only need a little stamp.

This sheet of patterned paper came from a Recollection pad called "Midnight Magic"
I have this son who loves Halloween and I try to make enough cards that I can send him one every day in October. 
The "Boo" is a set called "Fall little Pics" by Art Gone Wild.
I shaded the card with Distress ink black soot and the Tim Holtz blender tool. 

More Halloween to come!