Friday, 19 October 2012

DS73 & ISSC38: Sparkly Spider Trails to you!

I'm getting so excited for Halloween! I liked the look of two similar sketches this week, the first is from the sketch on Deconstucting Jen's blog:

  Deconstructed Sketch No. 73 

The other is from a new blog I've discovered called iSpy Sketches:

With these two in mind, I created my card. I wanted to use the little witch on her pumpkin from Greeting Card Kids before Halloween went by because it's the cutest image. I've been trying to incorporate the use of my Simply Scored tool a little more in my card making, and look at what I came up with...

My little spiders have left trails of iridescent ice in their path! I created the look of "engraved" paths with my Simply Scored tool, aren't they cute? My spiders are little pearls that I coloured black. Then, I added some legs. I guess they make rather cute and not scary spiders.

And here's my little witch...

I stamped her on watercolour paper and painted her in, then highlighted with markers for a little more definition.

The accent on my greeting is actually a button under the glimmer brad and the little bow.

I tried to capture just how much my spider trails shine in this picture. 

I've only partially decorated the house, but preparations are under way. I have my costume and I read recently that it's supposed to be a full moon on Oct. 31st! ouuuuuh, scary!!!

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Perfect Plum, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake
Paper: Basic Black dsp, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, and Perfect Plum cardstock, watercolour paper
Tools: Simply Scored, Circles Die #2, XL Scallop Circle, heat tool
Extras: Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Plum Perfect button, black Glimmer Brad, linen thread, pearls, permanent black marker

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

MDS Gratitude

Here is the final MDS project I did for Thanksgiving. I mounted the central panel on some River Rock cardstock, but keeping just a small edge. I put a small piece of that birch paper I love along the back, but not before using the little hearts border on it. I find I use this little punch most at Thanksgiving, which is strange because I always assumed I'd be using it for Valentine's when I bought it.

Stamps: Autumn Days, Autumn Harvest (digital)
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Really Rust, River Rock (digital)
Paper: Autumn Spice, Frostwood Lodge
Tools: MDS 2, pinking hearts border punch
Extras: Crumb Cake grosgrain bow (digital), Walk in the Park (bird)

The Autumn Spice designer series paper in the background is textured and so pretty, both sides were so pretty that I allowed the other side to show on the inside. This is my favorite of all the Thanksgiving cards I made.

I'm off to watch a scary movie. I've gotten a bunch of them to get me in the mood for Halloween.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

CCMC 221 & HSS 139: Grateful Pumpkin

Here is the card I made following the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments which asks for anything Pumpkin!

Once again I'm using MDS for the front panel of the card and I'm using that sketch from Create with Connie and Mary again! It's simple but still fun, love it!

Stamps: Holiday Blitz, Autumn Days, Grateful Heart Thanksgiving (all digital) & Friendly Words jumbo wheel
Ink: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (all digital) & Crumb Cake ink pad
Paper: Crumb Cake cardstock
Tools: Jumbo wheel
Extras: Linen thread, More Mustard grosgrain ribbon, Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon, Chocolate Chip wide satin ribbon

I pulled out my jumbo Friendly Words wheel and rolled it along the side of the card and in the inside but kept it tone on tone.

I did colour the stem of my pumpkin in Always Artichoke with the MDS 2 colouring tool, i'm sorta wondering how we made anything without it now.

CCMC 221 & PPA 144: So Thankful

Well, it has been a busy summer and somehow it's already October. What?!? October? There's been moving and all that goes along with moving, but at least we were able to go through a lot of stuff and decide what to keep, what should go, and that in itself feels great.

I've been working on some baby shower projects which I will reveal once finished, and also a lot of My Digital Studio products! Some of the MDS products I made for Thanksgiving and thought I would give you a peek at them. I used the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary since it allowed me a large space to place my MDS work in.

One of the coolest parts about the MDS artwork is that it now allows you colour in/over any stamp (with the MDS 2 upgrade that is!) So I used the new colouring tool on my branch with leaves digital stamp.

Stamps: Autumn Harvest (digital)
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso (digital)
Paper: Well Worn dsp, Autumn Spice dsp, Frostwood Lodge dsp
Tools: MDS 2

I purchased these fall digital products during the sale Stampin' Up! just had, and I've had great fun playing with my new goodies...see!? I've made it a hybrid project by adding my MDS work to cardstock and highlighting it with various designer series paper.  The challenge over at the Paper Pal Arts has given us the colour palette of More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso to use, so I chose to follow this one as well!

I am IN LOVE with the paper on the largest flag, the birch looking paper. I want it to be a staple but it's from last year's holiday mini so, I'll have to enjoy only what I have. Sigh.

And now I leave you with a picture of Mom's Pecan Cognac Pie, it's to die for! Those are apple pies in the background which I will never ever tire of... I think mom is dying to try to make some new stuff and we keep on asking for the same old thing. In order to accommodate, she made a number of pies/desserts and we were truly spoiled. (There was also a steamed chocolate bread pudding with Grand Marnier and warm chocolate sauce over top-sorry no picture, it's all gone)

Thanks Mom!