Pansy Congratulations

Good morning 🙂  I just had to take another stab at a CAS card….practice makes you more comfortable, right?  For this, I used one of my first Aurora Wings digital stamps, the Pansy Corner 1.  I love pansies….there are such a wide range of colors in these pretty flowers, so I decided to go with fall colors on this card.  I printed the image up on kraft paper, then colored it up with my Prismacolor pencils.  I may or may not have got a grease splat on the background, which may or may not have caused me to add the black banner under the gold “congratulations” that was cut with a Tattered Lace die.  I sprinkled some gold embossing powder around the image, then matted everything in black 🙂  I’m loving the look of these vibrant pansies with the kraft and black 🙂

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #58 CAS

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #1741 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – Week of October 9th ATG

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog – Colors of Autumn

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #190 Use a Die Cut and Sentiment

 

Trick or Treat

Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends 🙂  Best advice for Thanksgiving that I can give: eat the turkey, don’t BE the turkey…..and remember that there is so very much to be grateful for <3

I have another Halloween card here, using one of Aurora Wings‘ Sprites…Pumpkin Sprite. I colored this up with my SN markers, and couldn’t help smiling as I did so, because a memory from when I was a child came to me.  I was playing outside on our farm, and ventured into the garden, when I saw these gorgeous yellow orange flowers.  They were mostly hidden by the big leaves of the plant, so I didn’t see any reason that I couldn’t pick a bouquet and surprise my mom.  After figuring out a way to avoid prickling myself, I managed to pick ALL of the flowers, and ran into the house with my surprise.  The look on my Mom’s face!!!  She wasn’t too appreciative that I had just gifted her with her pumpkin crop…..long before it was pumpkins, or a crop!!  To this day, I love the blooms of a pumpkin, but now, I know better than to pick!!

Ok, enough of a trip down memory lane….after coloring, I fussy cut the Sprite and the kitty out, and set them aside.  I used some Black Magic CS, with the green core, for the background.  I hand embossed around a die to make a simple frame on the card, then VERY carefully sanded it.  I swiped the sandpaper around the edges, then stuck the image down.  I dug out my alpha punches (!!!) for the sentiment, and added a few yellow sequins.  Everything was placed on a yellow orange card base 🙂

I’d like to enter the following with this:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #58 CAS

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 40 ATG

Lemon Shortbread – #51 ATG

Inspiration Destination – ATG #135

Double D Challenges – Fright Night Challenge (I used the colors, and the “feel” as inspiration)

Holy Cow!!

Hi there!  I’ve had a number of digital stamp packs from AMB Illustrations for quite some time now, and it was time to put some to use!  I used both the Farm Animal Faces and the Farm Animals sets with this card.  I had this (not so) bright idea to merge the cow heads on the “O’s” of the sentiment….cool huh?? Not!! Those suckers were smaller than the end of my Copic lid!!! Fun times, coloring them!! LOL  I still love the effect, though 🙂  I cut the sentiment out with a stitched square die and put it aside until I was done the rest.  For the background, I merged the full cow body onto some cow print digital background paper.  After coloring it with Copics and SNs, I outlined it with a white gel pen to give it a bit more definition.  This, I matted with a piece of white, that I’d run over the edges with a sewing tracing wheel (as I don’t have a stitched die that size, and wanted the stitching effect to carry through).  After adhering the sentiment, I decided to go with no embellishments, and leave it CAS.  The inside of the card says “you’re THAT old?”

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Week 435 – Sentiment in Focus

Cute Card Thursday – #498 ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #7 ATG with a Critter

The Sketchy Challenges – #127 ATG

 

 

Feeling Ducky

Good morning, and Happy October (!!!) to you 🙂  I recently got this cute die from a page that sells amazing unbranded dies, at an even more amazing price! I had to use it ASAP, so did a quick look through of my digi files, and found these images from the Mother’s Day Ducks set at Scrap N’ Dipity.  I colored the ducks up with my SN markers, then fussy cut them out.  When cutting the background with the die, I extended it to make it a bit bigger, then glued it onto a darker blue background.  The sentiment is one that I printed out, then I ran a sewing tracing wheel along the edges before affixing it to the card.  Some colorful dots that I made by melting cheapo plastic pony beads from the dollar store.  I had some duckies left over, and wanted to continue with the sentiment on the inside

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge – #104 Water Fun

Scrapping 4 Fun – #100 Animals

Sketchy Challenges – #127 ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #7 ATG with a Critter