Piles of pumpkins and kitties

  • Stamps – Newton’s Nook – Newton’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Patterned paper – Authentique – Nightfall Seven
  • Embossing powder – Ranger Wendy Vecchi – Orange Blossom
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Ranger Distress inks: Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and Hickory Smoke

This is a pretty adorable image of the kitties among the pumpkins by Newton’s Nook. Their animal designs are some of my favorites! I colored the image with Copic markers and trimmed it out so no white was showing. I inked the edges with a black Sharpie to cover any white paper edges. The sentiment is heat embossed, adding a little shine to the words. I trimmed the sentiment flag-style. Before I adhered the foreground, I applied some Distress inks to the patterned paper, beginning with Hickory Smoke and then adding Peeled Paint ink for a colorful shadow beneath the image. I popped up the image with dimensional adhesive and then edged the panel with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink. Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge:

Mod Squad Challenge Blog – Pumpkins and Gourds


Give Thanks

  • Die – Spellbinders – Swirl Happy Birthday Frame
  • Patterned papers – Authentique Pleasant Collection
  • Sequins – Neat & Tangled Festive Fall Sequin Mix
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin

This is a very simple, yet elegant card with no stamping. It features one of the beautiful vintage images from Authentique’s Pleasant collection, framed with a decorative Spellbinders die cut. I edged the pumpkin image and the patterned background piece with Carved Pumpkin Distress ink. I popped up the pumpkin image onto the frame and adhered the whole thing to a white card base. I simply added a few sequins among the flowers as a final touch and that was it! Anything more would seem overpowering to me, but I tend to design on the side of simplicity. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Shopping Our Stash – Giving Thanks

Also, here’s a photo of a new friend I made!


Fall leaves featuring die cuts

  • Die cuts:
    • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations – Skeleton Leaves
    • Avery Elle – Pierced Mat Die
  • Stamp – Stampendous “Seasonal Swirls”
  • Inks – Ranger Tim Holtz Distress: Aged Mahogany, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Wild Honey and Walnut Stain
  • Embossing powder – Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Pumpkin Fiesta
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

It was fun to use this new leaf die set and then combine the leaves with items I’ve had in my stash for quite a while. I started off by applying five colors of Distress ink to mixed media cardstock with a foam applicator tool, blending the colors as I went. Once I was happy with the colors, I die cut the leaves from this fall-colored paper. I then die cut the dot-embossed kraft cardstock with the Avery Elle die and adhered it to the card base. I arranged the leaves on top, adhering them when I was happy with the composition. From there, I added the sentiment with dimensional adhesive and called it done! Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

The Paper Players Challenge #413 – Leaves and Trees

Daisy Chain Challenges #24 – Autumn/Fall

 


Authentique Trick or Treat

  • Paper – Authentique Mysterious collection: “Mysterious Six” (main image) and “Mysterious Five”
  • Pebbles Trick or Treat collection: “Candy Corn”
  • October Afternoon: Witch Hazel collection: “Whisker of Cat”
  • Web – American Crafts Details: Halloween – Spider web doilies
  • Bat brad – Hot off the Press
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Black crocheted lace
  • Black cardstock

I had fun creating this festive Halloween card featuring patterned papers. I love vintage Halloween images, so I chose this witch and cat for the focal point of this card. I pulled all kinds of things from my stash, some of which I’ve had for a number of years, to add to this card. I must admit, it took me a long time to come up with the completed design. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by.


A Thrilling Birthday!

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Coaster Critters”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Coaster Critters,” “Coaster Critters Slide on Over Add-on,” “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables,” and “Stitched Hillside Borders”
  • Patterned paper – Lawn Fawn “High Seas” from Beachside Collection
  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Detail White Embossing Powder

I was very proud to create this interactive card and have it work correctly the first time! This is Trenton’s birthday card (20th! Yikes!). He always likes critter cards, so I think it will be a hit.

I started out by creating the Distress Oxide paper using three different blue inks and lots of water drops. I used this for the sky in my scene. I cut it out using the scalloped square die and did the same with bright green cardstock. I then cut “hills” from the green and layered them onto the blue piece. I stamped, colored (with Copics) and cut out all of the roller coaster and critter pieces. I die-cut the slider with the roller coaster in place and then popped up the background, attached the pieces and inserted a penny with the roller coaster car adhered to it, into the slot. The bunny in the roller coaster car slides along the roller coaster very nicely! Love it! I heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of red cardstock and cut fish-tail flags on either end. I adhered all of the pieces onto a card base, making a 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ square card. I confess to playing with it, sliding the bunny car back and forth, before I put it in the mail. It is only slightly used!

Happy Birthday, Trenton!

Challenge: Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #37 – Something Old, Something New – I used “Stitched Hillside Borders” and the “High Seas” paper with the “Coaster Critters” stamps and dies, which I had never used before.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Butterfly Birthday

  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz – “Flutter”
    • Flourishes LLC – “Botanical Bookplates”
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix/Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades “Botanical”
  • Graphic 45 – Floral Shoppe Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – “Indigo Lilies”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Ovals”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft – Hot Pink
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I love floral images and butterflies, so this card was a joy to make. The floral paper is gorgeous and comes from an amazing collection from Graphic 45. Combining this paper with the new bling cardstock embossed with the new (to me) botanical embossing folder made for some tasty layers. I colored the butterflies with Distress inks using Ranger’s Detail Blending Tools that allowed me to blend the inks in smaller areas. I fussy-cut the butterflies to retain the antennae and popped them up with dimensional adhesive. I scattered a few pink pearls among the butterflies to tie the colors together. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Always Happy Birthday September Challenge – Happy Birthday

 


Mixed Media Tags 2018

  • Prima Marketing silicone mould: Vintage Art Decor “Trifles”
  • Prima Marketing Paper Clay
  • Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Mermaid Sparkle and Metallique Deep Waters
  • Stencils: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz – “String” and “Houndstooth”
  • Texture Paste – Finnabair Art Basics Light Paste Opaque Matte
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Handmade (by me) collage tissue
  • Tissue wrap – Tim Holtz Ideaology “Postale”
  • Sequins

I created this pair of tags by layering papers, paint and ink and then topping them off with a painted piece that I molded from paper clay. I began by adhering some collage tissue and Tim Holtz patterned tissue wrap. I applied Distress Inks and then added some texture paste through a stencil. I painted the paper clay pieces with metallic paints and adhered them, along with the sequins. I inked the edges of the tags and tied some ribbon at the top of each.

For a closer look, here are some additional photos.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Challeges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

The Vintage Journey: Tag Friday Special