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Sunday, October 22, 2017

SHADES OF C & 9TH

Finally came up with a card for Concord & 9th's challenge for this month which is to use the colors in their logo.  I hate to say this, but bought this stamp set awhile ago and this is first time I've inked it up.  


I stamped the lace leaf in Versamark on heavy vellum and white embossed.  Fussy cut and colored it on the back with my Zigs and a little water.  Stamped the background with HA ombre and did a little more spattering with the same ink and water.  Added the little sentiment and a few sequins and done.


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Saturday, October 21, 2017

FLOWER CHALLENGES

Made a flower card for two challenges today - The Flower Challenge (favorite flower) and CAS on Friday (flower).  Designing a flower card was not the difficult part - it was choosing a favorite.  Finally settled on PTI's Bold Blossoms - ever since it first came out, I have been making cards with it.


I have used this set in so many ways - for my card today I only colored the two largest flowers with my Zigs and a little water.  The sentiment is from Concord & 9th Happy die and stamps.  Covered the "happy" with glossy accents and added it to my card along with rest of the sentiment and some black Nuvo drops.


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

SPIDER WEB

The color scheme at Color Throwdown this week is purple, black and white...

 
and here's another Halloween card to add to my stash!
 

The web is a really old stamp which I first stamped in black and clear embossed - added the DO ink and then stamped the spider web again in a light tan.  Die cut the frame, popped it up with some foam tape, placed the center part back in, added the sentiment and the spider and done.  The spider's eyes are little gold Nuvo drops!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

AUTUMN LEAVES

The challenge at CAS Watercolour this month is fall leaves.  Awhile back I had seen this video and wanted to give it a try.  It's called "watercolor dip" and involves soaking your die cut in water and then dropping colors onto the wet piece.  So I die cut a bunch of leaves from watercolor paper, soaked them and started adding colors.  It was fun and fast to do.  After they were dry, I added the gold embossed veins.


For the card on the left, I used a distress oxide background and the one on the right is just some watercolours.  I can't decide which one I like better so am entering both.

I am also entering my cards at Dies R Us where the challenge is "leaves" and Happy Little Stampers challenge which is watercolour with a twist of gold.


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Friday, October 13, 2017

MORE FALL/HALLOWEEN CARDS

Today I have two cards for the challenge at The Paper Players this week which is a color combo of orange, brown and yellow and for Color Throwdown where the colors are orange, taupe and black. Hope you're not tired my Halloween cards yet!!!


The card on the left uses some dies I've had forever and just made a little scene with them.  The card on the right uses an embossing folder that was inked with the oranges, dark yellows and tans.  Ran it through my CB and then I added more ink along the trees  The pumpkin is wood that had been glittered.  Added a couple of shiny bats along with the little sentiment - done!


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