Monday, October 31, 2011

Strong Butterfly

Hello and Happy Halloween! My card today uses images from my new stamp set, Strength and Hope.

It is also my sample card for a challenge I'm hosting at StampTV this week. You can find all the details here. One random participant with win a free stamp set from Gina K Designs. I hope you'll play!

I started by stamping the butterfly on a piece of PL white cardstock. I used Copics to color, starting with R08.

Blended out from there with YR07.

Added Y17.

Added Y13.

Then filled in with Y000.

For the ribbon, I started with RV19 in the shadows.

Then added RV25.

Added RV23.

Filled in with RV21.

I cut a circle of Pure Luxury Ivory, using my Nestabilties and sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink while still in the die.

I used Lacy Scallop Circles to cut Pure Luxury Sweet Corn and sponged Cantaloupe again, while still in the die.

The finished card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. I sponged the sentiment layer the same way as the larger layer. The larger rectangle layer is Ivory, sponged with Cantaloupe ink and then embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug foler. 
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a fun and safe day!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn Treat Basket

 Hello there! I made this little basket for the Scor-Pal challenge on Facebook. There are only a few days left to play and you can win a new Kindle! I hope you get a chance to head over and play along. I used the biggest die of my Scallop Circle Grand Nestabilities to make the basket.

After cutting the scallop circle, I placed it on my Scor-Pal, centering the valley between two scallops at the 4 inch mark. Then I scored at 2 3/4 inches and 5 1/4 inches. 

I rotated the circle 180 degrees and again centered on the 4 inch mark. This time the center is going to be the center of a scallop, rather than the valley. Scored again at 2 3/4 inches and 5 1/4 inches. 

Next I cut along the score lines, as shown in the photo and folded all the score lines. 

Used Scor-Tape to adhere the sides.

And here is the basic box before adornment. 

I used the pumpkins, from Heartfelt, and colored with Copics, starting with R08. I only used the two pumpkins on the left, so I didn't worry about stamping a complete image on the right. 

Added YR04. 

Filled in most of the rest with Y17, then used the blender pen to saturate the highlights, allowing the color to bleed into the highlights. 

I added some shading with BV11, then used YG95 on the stems. 

Added some shading to the stems with YG99. After coloring, I cut out the pumpkins. 

I stamped the sentiment, from Fanciful Fall, and cut it out with oval Nestabilities. Then I sponged the edges and layered with Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice. I adhered the pumpkins with Pop Dots and added a few leafs (from Celebrate the Season). The handle is 1/2 inch by 9 inches and adhered with brads.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Autumn Trees

Hello and happy Friday! Today I have a card using images from Farm Life.

I stamped the trees on a piece of Pure Luxury White, cut to 3 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I began my coloring with Copic marker YR14.

Added YR07.

Filled in with Y23.

Used E39 to shade the trunks.

Then added E35 and E53.

Used E57 on the fence.

I sponged the sky area with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then sponged Memento Desert Sand at the bottom and around the edges.

Then sponged lightly with Memento Tangelo around the edges.

I used torn sticky notes and masked the top.

Then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves along the edge of the mask and at the base of the tree.

Sponged a little Memento Rich Cocoa around the bottom edges. 

I used YG95 to color in the grass at the base of the tree and then used W1 and W3 add shadows under the trees and fence posts.

I cut my Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown layer to 3 3/4 inches wide and then tucked a narrow end in my largest scallop square Nestabilities die to add the scallop detail to the bottom. Then I trimmed the straight edge to make the finished size of the layer to 3 3/4 by 5 inches.

Stamped the sentiment on Pure Luxury Ivory, then the sentiment out using oval Nestabilities and sponged Memento Desert Sand ink while still in the die.

I added some jute twine and a button and adhered to a Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice card base (4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches).

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend! Products I used on this card...