Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween 2012

Apparently, I got on a kick with the kid stamps – so I used them on Oktoberfest, Fall, Thanksgiving, and Halloween.  To be honest, I got bored coloring blond hair, and brown hair, and red hair …  So I stared at my Halloween image – I had the card all laid out, just the image needed coloring – for several days.  Then it dawned on me, I would try my hand at black and white – or in this case a grey tone colored image with a pop of orange for the moon. The only real challenge was that I do not have sufficient grey tones to really do nice shading.

 I like the way it looks – different than everything else I have been coloring.  Sometimes a change is just what we needed! 
Cardstock: (White) Papertrey Ink, (Grey, Black, Sunflower) CTMH,
Patterned Paper: (Enchantress, Mystic and Obscure from the Phantom collection) Pink Paislee
Stamp:   (Halloween Brigitta, Halloween Scene) C.C. Designs, (Toil & Trouble) Making Memories
Ink:    (Tuxedo Black) Memento, (Soft Granite Shadow Ink) Hero Arts
Copics: 0, C00, C1, C2, C3, C5, 100, BV0000, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
Dies: (nested tombstones) Spellbinders
Other:  (ribbon doilies) Basic Grey, (Silver, White) Uniball Signo Gel Pens, (pearls) A Muse

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Well, I am finally feeling crafty – thanks to a little help from my friends!  I have been off to a retreat, treated to some crafty classes, and had a lovely weekend at a friend’s house.  Plus I just finished an online class entitled “Kick Start” – trying to find the joy in crafting.  I even got a start on my Halloween cards (which I will share later)!

I had such fun making this card – incorporating a little digital work (the beer keg – found online, and a poem) with the stamped image.  In order to make the stamped Hansel and the digital beer keg look like they belonged together – I colored both with Copic markers, and when I placed the images onto the card, I layered Hansel’s legs over the top of the beer stein on foam squares and then shaded around both images once they were in place.

Enjoy the card and the start of cooler weather!
Cardstock: (White) Papertrey Ink, (So Saffron) Stampin Up!
Patterned Paper: (Precious Metal collection – Vintage Brass) We R Memory Keepers
Stamp:  (Lederhosen Hansel Swiss Pixies) C.C.  Designs
Ink:    (Tuxedo Black) Memento, (Scattered Straw) Distress Ink by Ranger
Copics: YG95, YG97, Y17, R02, YR02, YR14, YR12, YR18, YR21, BG93, BG96, BG99
Dies: (Labels Fourteen) Spellbinders
Other:  (punch) EK Success, (flowers) Prima, (Claire petals) SEI, (Claire designer brads) SEI, (ribbon) Stampin Up!