Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tag : 12 Tags of 2013 - October

I. Love. Glitter.  That said, I really don't use it that much on my cards but I do use it more on ATCs and tags.  This tag is glitter overload - I love it!  I'm linking this tag to Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 as well as Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Silhouette Blog's weekly challenge.  The skeleton and frame is Silhouette design #50114 (Halloween skeleton profile frame.)

This background is so pretty I almost hated to cover it up!

Friday, October 25, 2013

ATC : Autumn Burns Brightly

MFW Tuesday Trigger
Today I'm linking this ATC to Unity Friends With Flair and to Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger.  The MFW Trigger is "Enthralled with Fall" and this ATC is all about Fall!  I found the following quote and loved it!

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.  
                                      Faith Baldwin

The leaf stamp on the embellishment is from the Unity September 2013 LOL kit.  The leaf is stamped on a Heidi Grace Glass Effects acrylic piece that I first sanded then stamped and embossed with Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder.  To finish it off I applied alcohol ink and stitched it to the background with metallic thread.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Card: Stitched Snowflake Christmas Card

I love how this turned out!  I'm submitting this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and for the Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge.  I used Silhouette shapes  #20960 (5 Piece Gift Tag Set) and #14329 (Stitching Templates - Snowflake 3).  I resized the red tag to 2"x3"; I cut out the "Merry Christmas" tag by hand.

Monday, October 21, 2013

ATC : Pumpkins For Sale

It was a dark and starry night...

These pumpkins are so small - they range in size from 3/8" x 1/2" to 5/8" x 1  1/4" !  Because they're so small I had to use the point editing feature on my Silhouette to simplify the swirl and leaf designs so they didn't end up as shreds!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Card: Mojo Monday 315

 The patterned papers on this card are from My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender 6X6.  The wooden button and the chippie button are from The Sweetest Thing, also.  That teeny tiny button on top of the chippie button is made by Dress It Up - it's soooo cute!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Card: Creating a Letterpress Background

This week's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is to create your own background.

I inked up Spellbinders' "Butterfly" Impressabilities embossing template with Broken China Distress Ink and did a letterpress technique for the tone-on-tone background.  It turned out so pretty - I should do this more often!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Card: My Parents' 60th Anniversary

 Today's card is very special indeed - it's for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary!  I'm also linking it to 2 challenges - Mojo Monday and Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge.  ETA: I'm also linking this to Unity Friends With Flair.  The "Love Cherish Embrace" stamp is from the May 2013 LOL kit.

Lindy's Stamp Gang October

I sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang Grab A Guy Gold Starburst on the orange paper and the orange and white print that frames the card.  I guess this is an apt color for this card - my Mom grabbed her guy 60 years ago!  :D

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Art Journal: Live Out Loud

Yesterday I posted about how I just started art journaling after several years of wishin' and hopin' .  This page is actually the very first page of my art journal.  It's tiny!  It's only 2" x 4.75"!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Art Journal: October Day

Simon Says Stamp
Wednesday Challenge
I finally did it!  After years of wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' I finally just DID IT!  I started an art journal!  My sister-in-law gave me bunches of paper sample books she got from the print shop where she works.  While looking through them I realized they would make cool and funky art journals.
This week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was to go dotty!  I flicked and dripped watered down acrylic paint mixed with Pearl Ex onto my work.

The first pages of this sample book are small - these 2 pages together are only 4.25 x 4.75 inches- but the pages get much bigger as the book progresses as you can see in the picture below.  I'm very much looking forward to filling up these pages!  Wish me luck!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Card: Party Like A Rock Star

Unity Be Inspired Challenge
I created this card with the Unity Be Inspired Challenge for September/October in mind!  I turned the sketch on it's side and set all the elements at an angle to make it a little funky.  

The multi-layered stars (on the black cardstock) and the grid  in the background of "party like a rock star" are from the June 2013 SMAK Kit.  The outlined stars on the small grey tag and the ticket are from the July 2013 SMAK Kit.