Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Color Mix with Spunk

I saw this color challenge over at SUO for "favorite fall colors."  This is a great chance to share my thoughts on colors for this season.  My thoughts are we need to mix it up!  Liven up the party!  Change it up from the common and add a splash of fun.
 Spunk up the spice of Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze and add Sweet Sugarplum and Tranquil Tide for an autumn color palette perfect for 2017.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Colors for September

This Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge is perfect for gourds!  Just ink up with So Saffron then stipple on some Always Artichoke and you have got great green realistic gourds.  Add a splash of Night of Navy to liven up the palette and there you have a unique approach to an autumn look.
On Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock I layered a panel of embossed Whisper White to create my card base.  I pre-inked the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder with a hint of Always Artichoke ink to get the subtle definition.  My next layer is a Lots of Labels watercolored piece.

For the gourds I fully inked up using So Saffron then I used a stipple brush which I inked up with Always Artichoke ink.  Several years back Stampin' Up! carried the stipple brushes which I could not let go of.  If you don't have any stipple brushes use a sponge or dauber.  I had to stamp several gourds  to have the look I wanted.  Some had way too much green and others didn't have enough to look real or interesting.
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Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker
Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker
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$3.50
Night Of Navy Stampin' Write Marker
Night Of Navy Stampin' Write Marker
[100069]
$3.50

Friday, September 15, 2017

#TGIF125 Transportation

Every witch needs to get herself 'round when her broom is nowhere to be found!  For this transportation themed challenge at #TGIF125 I turned to Bike Ride, one of my happy stamp sets and matching framelits.
The moment I saw this challenge I had an idea in mind so I went right to work stampin'.  Any chance that I get to mix in a little Halloween I take it.  I imagined a quirky mash up of Bike Ride and a couple cool pieces from Spooky Cat.  I mean come on what witch wouldn't love to carry her potions and poisoned apples on her two wheeler.