Sunday, October 28, 2012

Believe in Yourself

I was inspired by all the beautiful artwork over at Simon Says Stamp and Show to get out my Wendy Vecchi stamps again and use her striking woman image.  The background was made with Distress Inks in several of my favorite colors after I stamped her and masked off the image.  The water splashes make such a cool effect with the Distress Inks.

School has been cancelled for tomorrow because Hurricane Sandy is supposed to hit us in the middle of the night with high winds and heavy rains.  We're hoping we don't lose any power, but chances are we will.  We've got extra water, flashlights and plenty of food, so we should be O.K.

I am also putting this in Make It Pretty Monday.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Swap and WOYWW

Here's a little sneak peek at some ornaments I am making for a Christmas ornament swap.
I used Red Lead's old fashioned ornament shape and a fun vintage image and stamps.  I remember as a kid flying down a hill like this on my wooden sled while  I steered with my feet.  These need to be mailed off by next week, so that's why they are on my workdesk today.  This project brought back happy memories for me,  I am always so amazed at the power of art to invoke feelings!  I'll post the finished project after I send these off.

 If you want to see more crafty spaces, check in with Julia over at The Stamping Ground.
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Halloween Moon

This card was inspired by Michelle Zindorf and her workshop that I recently attended.  She is fantastic at sponging and using a brayer, and I was lucky enought to attend her class.  I  heat embossed the stamped image in black and punched a circle out of cardstock to use as a mask.  The moon was sponged, and then I covered it with the circle part of the mask andsponged the purple for the night sky.  The tulle ribbon gives a little extra texture.

I used the colors from the Color Q Challenge #160.  I've never played along with their challenge before.  Crazy 4 Challenges is using a similar color palette of Orange/Black/Purple, so I am also playing along there.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Treat Holder

This fun little treat holder was made with a Stampin' Up die and some halloween paper.   I punched out a spooky skeleton, and put it on a rosette.  Behind it is a little fringe made with tissue paper that was spritzed with spray inks.  I added a spooky saying and a spider with glowing eyes to finish it off.  A mini-size candy bar will fit right inside!

This is going in Crazy for Challenges- Treat Holder, Anything But a Card-Halloween or Fall Colors, and Simon Says Stamp- Eerie Inspiration, based on the photo here.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Simple Pleasures

This card was masked off and sponged with distress inks, and then splattered with a little water.  I love the way the sponged area looks.  My little birds fit in the Less is More Challenge this week-"Wings" and "One Layer".  I will definitely use this technique more often, it makes a pretty card.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall photos and WOYWW

My workdesk has been my computer this week, editing some photos that I took on Scott Kelby's  Worldwide Photo Walk Day last Saturday.  My photography teacher organized this local walk around Greenfield, MA, and about 20 people took part.  One place we visited was a garden after the first frost.

Hope you like these photos, I always think milkweek plants are fascinating, and the hydrangea are a beautiful   blush color right now.  Be sure to stop at Julia's Stamping Ground to see other crafty spaces.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

All My Love

I used some new Ali Edwards stamps to make this clean and simple card.  The heart background is from a leftover piece of paper that I had sprayed with some spray inks.  This was another quick card to make.  I hope you like it!
I am linking this up to CAS-ual Fridays CFC71:Clean and Simple with a Heart and Make It Pretty Monday over at the Dedicated House.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

You are Amazing

Love this canning jar from Unity Stamps, and the lovely sentiment from them, too.  I can think of many of my girlfriends and nieces that this card would be perfect for.  It would also be nice for a man to give to the woman he loves.  I painted in the roses with my Twinkling H20's and they gave the bouquet suble shading.  I love flowers arranged in canning jars, casual and chic.

I am linking this up to-
CAS-ual Friday For the Girls
Less is More- Love and Marriage
Moxie Fab World- Jars of Joy
and the Unity Friends with Flair

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sending Love

This is a fun and simple card to make.  The heart was stamped, then inked with distress inks and a little Smooch Spritz,  cut out and popped on the card.  Done!  I gave it a little bling for fun.

This is for A Blog Named Hero - White Out, Schmite Out, a challenge to start out with only white paper, Less is More- Love and Marriage, and Simon Says Stamp- Glimmer and Sparkle.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Autumn Tag and WOYWW

Today my workdesk has an almost finished tag for Tag Tueday, and a few other goodies.  The tag is still a work in progress, I'm not sure if I am going to use this one or start another.  Maybe I'll mount it on a darker tag, and see if it is more eye catching.  The cute little Halloween ticket set is from Red Lead, and the "Gypsy Witch" forture telling cards are from a vintage set my sister sent me.  The graphics are great on them, and I'm sure I will find a way to use them in my art work.  Here's a close up.  Fun find!
If you want to see more peeks into other crafter's workspaces, hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and take a look around.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Falling Leaves

The leaves are starting to turn beautiful colors here in Massachusetts, and I was inpired to make a few leaf cards.  This one had ink in several colors applied directly to the stamp to give a blended effect.  After I stamped the leaf images, I sponged around them with distress inks, and gave it a spray of Smooch Spritz.

Here are the challenges this is being entered in-
Crazy 4 Challenges -Leaves
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show-Leaftastic

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