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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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Thursday, October 12, 2017

GOING BATTY

The challenge theme this month at A Blog Named Hero is "critters" - and I just don't "do" critters very well.  Decided tho that bats are critters and found some in my HA collection and think I created a pretty fun Halloween card.


Stamped the YNS Mini Batty Background Spatter and a couple of bats from HA Halloween Trimmings Stamp and Cut with some HA black ink and clear embossed.  Die cut this with the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  The pumpkin was die cut from HA Autumn Icons - to keep the pieces together I used micropore tape on the back.  Dusted some copper Perfect Pearls to give it some shine, added the little twine bow and the copper embossed sentiment.  Put some fun foam on the back and mounted on a card base.
Enter the challenge here and be eligible for a prize from this month's sponsor, Lawn Fawn.

Am also entering this in CAS on Sunday where the theme is fall or Halloween

Thanks for visiting today and your kind comments are so much appreciated.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PUMPKIN SHAKER

The theme this week at CAS on Sunday is fall or Halloween.  Love making cards for my family and friends for Halloween so added another one to my stash.
Used the PTI shaker pumpkin die and a little golden spider.  Added some Spectrum Noir to the pumpkin for a little more pizazz!  
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

OCTOBER CCC

This month I'm sending my card to my good stamping friend, Greta in Or.  I followed the sketch and the colors for the CCC challenge pretty closely.

I used the embossed impression technique from Jennifer McGuire - it didn't come out as good as hers did, but I 'm happy with it.  Used leaf dies from Concord & 9th to make the impression and then watercolored them with DO inks.  Did some spattering with gold metallic paint and added some Nuvo drops and the sentiment.

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