Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn Fields

Over the past year, I've been fortunate enough to take a few Zindorf classes at Marco's in Centerville. However, most of the time, when I make a card, I rarely reach for my brayer. I decided I should perhaps, every now and then, take it out and see what happens. This card is a result of getting out the brayer.

I first stamped the pumpkin patch image from Great Impressions with Marvy dye black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored the pumpkins with Copic markers. I then covered the pumpkins with a Versamark markers and clear heat embossed the pumpkins. Once that was complete, I brayered Sea Shells Conch Shell dye ink onto the paper about 1/3 of the way from the top. I used a mask of Post-It notes for the horizon. I then brayered Sea Shells Sandal dye ink onto the bottom half of the card. I then sponged some Vivid Taupe dye ink onto the Sandal ink, using masks. I also sponged some Adirondack Sunset Orange dye ink onto the very top of the Conch Shell for the sky. I proceeded to then stamps some tree images from Sky Kids and Rubber Monger) with Marvy Dye black ink.

I mounted the scene I had created onto black cardstock and patterned paper. I used a corner punch to make the black corners and attached with gold brads. I then stamped along the bottom of the card and swirl from Innovative Stamp Creations with Adirondack Lettuce dye ink.

This was a fun departure from my typical whimsical style. It's certainly not a Zindorf, but I appreciate the trip outside of my comfort zone.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Forgotten Pumpkin Mouse

I'm on a roll. Speaking of rolls, doesn't a pumpkin roll sound good? I love pumpkin everything.

This card accidentally happened. I was looking at my stamps, and somehow found this adorable, though forgotten about, image from Stampabilities House Mouse hiding behind some other stamps. It seemed like the week to ink it up, so I did. What resulted was this card.

I stamped the image with Marvy dye black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored it with Copic markers (including G99, V17, and YR68, which happens to be the colors for Copic Colour Challenge #36). The sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michael's stamped on paper cut from Nestabilities. Patterned paper, black cardstock and ribbon were also used to complete this card.

Come back to this blog tomorrow, for yet another card. Told you I'm on a roll.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What a Treat!

Really, it's me.

I was slammed by a icky germ this weekend. I missed the Buckeye's home game against Minnesota...yep, that's how bad I felt. But, come Saturday evening, I began to feel a bit better and ventured into my stamp room. And, low a behold. A card was made!

This adorable image is from Eat Cake Graphics. I stamped it with Marvy black dye ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. Patterned paper, black cardstock and ribbon were also used to create this card. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

I'm going to use this card for the Copic Creations Challenge #14, which is to use black. You can see I did just that on the cute little witch.

This really is a trick-or-treat kinda week. Sloopy, my dachshund, has her trick-or-treat night on Wednesday, and beggars will be ringing my doorbell on Thursday. I'm glad I finally made a Halloween card. I have so many Halloween stamps, but I never make Halloween cards.

Come back this week for at least two more cards. No trick, I promise! My mojo is back!


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