Saturday, October 14, 2017

Poppystamps Creepy Forest Scene

I'm posting on the Poppystamps blog today with this fun card created from lots of different die cuts! 
Want to see more?  Click here to jump to the Poppystamps blog and get all the details! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Creepy Forest Collage, Fall Leaf Collage, Doodle Jack O Lanterns, Stitched Hills, Stitched Batty Collage, Stitched Pumpkin Leaves, Bitty Spider,  Memory Box Circle Basics Set 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Autumn Leaves

Fall is in the air!  The farm stands are open along the road sides with colorful mums and pumpkin assortments, corn stalks, Indian corn, and bayles of hay! We got a nice bunch of assorted gourds and they're proudly on display in a basket on the kitchen table! 

Today I'm playing with the Concord & 9th Lace Leaf.  This set came out last year I believe, but it's a favorite of mine.  If you use a stamping tool you can stamp lots of these in different colors like I did!  You can make a whole stack so quickly you might want to make a gift set for a teacher or friend.

I used a fancy stitched die to cut the panel to add a little detail.  This one is from Avery Elle, but you can find them in other brands like My Favorite Things and Waffle Flower (both at Tupelo Designs LLC).

These leaves look gorgeous in every color imaginable!   I added some enamel dots and a colored card stock matt behind the panel to add more color. 

 One more picture of the orange so you can see them together.  
Want to go shopping? You'll find all your favorites at Tupelo Designs LLC. I used to shop directly from the manufacturers store, trying to get my cart up to the level for free shipping, and spending much more than I had anticipated. Shopping at Tupelo Designs LLC allows me to buy from several brands (like Reverse Confetti, Concord &9th, Altenew, My Favorite Things, Penny Black and more) and there is FREE SHIPPING every day (USA only - International is discounted). I earn reward points that add up to savings on future orders, and I can always find a sale! I hope you will give them a try. Click here to jump to the store.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Concord & 9th Lace Leaf

Tag You're It! Happy Haunting!

Yayyy! It's Friday! I'm ready for the weekend! How about you? A new challenge starts today at Tag You're It so if you find some time to play this is the challenge for you!
Here's the inspiration tag this time from our featured artist Marcia Hill! Check it out.. what do you love? I love the sky blue background, stitched tag, and how that little leaf is floating down to meet the girl with the rake! I've been doing a little raking of my own lately and just when you think you're done.. they just keep falling from the trees!

I never want to copy anything too closely.. I try to focus on what I love best and just run with it. This time I kept the cloudy sky but turned it to PURPLE for a spooky night! 
I inked up the clouds in Shaded Lilac Distress ink on a white card stock panel. Next I die cut the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 tag from the inky panel.
I stamped the sentiment from Halloween Friends and the bat in Tuxedo Black. The bat takes the place of the falling leave in the inspiration photo. A scatter of sequin stars is the finishing touch! 
I sure hope you join us at Tag You're It! Challenge. We Love to see what you make, and I really LOVE to see all the different ways one image can inspire us all! Feeling like you need a little more inspiration? Head on over to the blog (click here) to see more from the design team and to link up your own design!

Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends, Halloween Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends, Stitched Duo Three Tag
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Silver Stars

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fusion Card Challenge - Striped Wreath

I hope you're having a great week!  I'm playing along with Fusion Card Challenge today!  We've got a brand new challenge for you that I hope you'll love!  

This one is called Striped Wreath!   Do you love the whimsical striped wreath?  It reminds me of the stockings they always put on witches!   How about that silvery skull?  I'm loving that poofy lime green ribbon!

Not feeling it?  I had to do some digging for a skull die.. maybe you don't have one?  That's ok.. just work with the sketch!     If you're feeling really clever you can work with the sketch AND the inspiration photo TOGETHER!  

I found my skull die, and debated about how to make that wreath when it occurred to me that I had a wreath cover plate from Taylored Expressions.    I kept the black and white.. no stripes (sorry!). but still black and white! 
 I added accents in lime green like the "spooky" double cut sentiment, and some enamel dots.

It's been a while since I've made a poofy bow.. remember when that was all the rage? They're still so beautiful.. not so mailable so this one will be hand delivered with some treats.
Now it's your turn! Needing a little more inspiration? The Fusion Card Challenge Design Team has you covered. Click here to jump to the challenge page where you can find lots of samples from the rest of the team and link up your own design!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Taylored Expressions Wreath Cutting Plate, Pockets & Pages October Script, Dovecraft Sugar Skull
Pattern Paper | Simple Stories Color Vibe Lights 12"
Ribbon | May Arts 1.5" Parrot Green SIlky Crush

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - Pinterest Inspired Goosebumps

I hope you're having a great day! Maybe you're thinking about putting together some Halloween cards for your favorite boys and ghouls but don't know where to start. Some days the inspiration doesn't come easy! Pretty Little Studio to the rescue with our Tuesday Pinterest photo! Here's the photo for today to get your adrenaline pumping! 
This is creepy (not a big fan of spiders here!) and beautiful at the same time. I love the lacy look of the web and the contrast of the black and white on soft watercolor. Here's what I made!
I started with a background of papers from the Goosebumps Collection. The Pumpkin Guts pattern is a distress painted background that reminded me of the watercolor in the inspiration, and the Scaredy Cat graph paper has lots of linear lines like a web. The focal point or "canvas" for my design is a Creepy Crawly 3 x 4" Journaling card (it says Goosebumps in jumbled letters).
I embellished this card with lots of circle elements that you can find throughout the collection. The Cut Aparts are quickly becoming a favorite of mine - they are easy to cut using a 1" punch and they are very affordable. The Happy Halloween and cat are from the Scaredy Cat Cut Aparts, the skull and spider are from the Witch's Brew Die Cuts, and the flair is from the Boo Ya 6-Pack.
More circles repeated in the design are sequins in Breezy blue and Crystal 4mm. That cool photo corner die cut is also from the Witch's Brew die cut pack.
"A Haunting We Will Go" is from the Costume Party Word Sticker Sheet. There's lots of great words/ sentiments on this sheet in a rainbow of colors that perfectly match the colors in the collection.
I hope this got your wheels spinning with wonderful ideas for your Halloween creations!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Goosebumps Collection, Pumpkin Guts, Scaredy Cat
Cut Aparts | Scaredy Cat
Die Cuts | Witch's Brew
Flair | Boo-Ya
Stickers | Costume Party Word
3 x 4 Journaling Card | Creepy Crawly
Sequins | Breezy, Crystal 4mm