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Free to Fly

 

 

  • Stamp – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection – Mini Blueprints – CMS 136 (bat)
  • Stencil – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection – Shatter – THS 014
  • Patterned paper – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Kraft Stock 8 X 8″ pad – Halloween – TH93609
  • Twine – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Jute String – Halloween – TH93315
  • Inks –
    • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Dusty Concord, and Shaded Lilac
    • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress: Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire
  • Metallic Sticker – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Quotations – TH93559

I started out creating backgrounds with no other plan but to make some Distress Oxide backgrounds using Halloween-y colors. The background for this card started out with Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot and Dusty Concord and lots of water and leaving some white space. I then applied Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink through the Shatter stencil. I edged it with Black Soot and added a little more water splatters to the blended inks.

Meanwhile, I stamped the bat in black Archival ink on white cardstock and trimmed away the labeling on the image. I colored it by blending Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire (regular) Distress ink to color the bat. I then adhered it to the background with dimensional adhesive. I added the “Free to Fly” sticker to the scene. I assembled the card by adhering the patterned paper to a card base, tying the twine around the top of the bat scene and adhering it all onto the card.

This was a fun one! Thanks for stopping by. For a closer look:

Challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Halloween/Spooky

That’s Crafty – Spookalicious Challenge

 


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.


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

 


Dreaming of Fall Leaves

  • Die – Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymus/Tim Holtz “Falling Leaves”
    • Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz “Autumn,””Ornate,” “Burlap,” and “Dotted”
  • Texture paste – Prima Art Basics Light Texture Paste
  • Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, and Aged Mahogany
  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray – Brushed Pewter
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Perfect Copper Spray
  • Tim Holtz Ideaolgy Tissue Wrap (plain)
  • Twine
  • Charm
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was one of those backgrounds that involved layers and layers, which is one of my favorite things! I began by stenciling texture paste through the leaf stencil onto smooth Bristol paper and allowed it to dry. I stamped some leaves on tissue wrap and added them with gel medium onto the piece. Then I added and blended Distress Inks to cover the background with color. I stenciled some pattern as well with the ink until I was pleased with the colors and overall appearance. For some final sparkle, I sprayed and spattered some copper and pewter inks in a couple of places. I added the die cut and stamped sentiment, then tied the charm and twine onto the card with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch as inspiration. I mounted the card front onto the card base with an extra vertical strip of cardstock for visual balance. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #349