I had these great Halloween Mask 3-D stickers from Martha Stewart in my stash ... which worked so perfectly with this week's CAS(E) this Sketch ... I intended to make one card, but it worked so well, I ended-up making three.
I bet that cat mask at the bottom would really send Scooby Doo on the run.
Scooby Doo was always one of my favorite cartoons because it featured a couple of smart ladies in the crew ... this card is for Daphne & Velma ... because we all know Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun!
And these leftover pumpkin stickers in my stash were just screaming to be used for this sketch.
All three of these are perfect for the Stickers & Tape Challenge at the Moxie Fab World blog ... such a great sketch to feature fun stickers.
I never would have thought of trying my Wine Stamp from Unity's A Round of Cocktails in White ... but I love the contrast on the dark grape cardstock tag. I also love my new grey quatrafoil patterned ribbon I picked-up at Hobby Lobby this morning (half price ribbon sucks me in every time).
Here's last night's tag ... a quicky birthday tag using washi tape and one of my favorite color combinations.
After a few week break, I decided to check out this week's SCS Inspiration Challenge. Audrie chose a gorgoeus bedding site called Eastern Accents ... I chose this Valencia Border Collage Pillow to inspire my card design. I loved the silhouette design, the multiple frames, and the rich brown against the blue background.
In February 2008, with Splicoast Stampers Inspiration challenge #115, I became the second hostess of that challenge. After 5 1/2 years, I have decided that it's time for me to hand over the reigns to a new Hostess. It has truly been one of the best design experiences of my life ... it has pushed me to try so many new things, and made me a better artist ... and for that, I am eternally grateful to SCS. I am also grateful for the many amazing friend I've made along the way.
I started by coloring with gelatos down one side of a piece of thick watercolor paper. I sprayed with water and used a paintbrush to spread the color across the card. Next I sprayed with water again and tipped the paper so the color ran in streams down the card. This is a perfect technique for this week's Mix-Ability Challenge ... Drip Drip Drip.
I layered on several other colors of gelatos repeating the process with my paintbrush and even some baby wipes to blend, until I got an effect I was happy with (it took several tries, but I had lot of fun just playing).
Once it dried, I stamped my River City Rubber Works sentiment in India Ink and clear embossed. I finished with a black frame & a few black metal embellishments on the corners.
This week's Inspiration Challenge comes from the lovely clothing & accessories of Monsoon. Monsoon is a woman’s fashion brand with a highly distinctive identity incorporating design elements from India, Afghanistan and the Far East. I chose this beautiful Shalina Tunic Dress to inspire my design.
The design of this dress (and the design of the Monsoon website) reminded me of the Henna Embossing Folder, so I used it on Core'dinations Cardstock and then used a nail file to sand the raised embossing, so I could get all of the little embossed details without tearing the paper.
I added an embossed strip that I embellished with pearls, which is perfect for the Pearl Challenge at the Paper Playtime Challenge. I thought it look more balanced to the left rather than the center like the dress ... it also allowed more of the beautiful embossing of the main panel to show through. I mounted the panel on black cardstock base to give it the same framed look as the dress.
After trying several different sentiment options, I decided on Journey Script, which I thought captured the exotic international feel of the Monsoon designs.
I stamped two different feathers from Sheena's Falling Feathers in Memento Luxe Sweet Plum & Gray Flannel inks (love how these new mixed media inks stamp). Next I used an orange colored pencil to add highlights.
I made a 4" x 8" card to mimic the long feel of the table runner and added grey cardstock borders. I finished with a sentiment from Sheena's Peaceful Lakeside and a few orange gemstones.
I'm also joining the Anything Goes prompt at the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.
I loved the vibrant gold & silver combination. I started with metallic gold cardstock that I embossed with the 6" Gun Metal Embossalicious Folder. I bought this folder thinking I would use it for masculine card designs ... so I loved the challenge of giving it a more feminine look. I added a sentiment from Mulberry Wood Love You set.
I inked the raised edges with Memento Luxe Grey Flannel ink (coming soon to Crafter's Companion) and added detail silver embossing powder (this new Mixed Media ink is perfect for embossing). I layered on die cuts and iridescent flowers using the sketch from the July Fusion Card Challenge. The stacked design of the gun metal also reminds me of the stacked birds, so I'm calling this a Fusion design.