Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Flight of Challenge (Sparkle N Sprinkle October)

 So... I have been getting around to the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenges for a long time, but never really got around to them.
I finally got "a round tuit".  You can see the challenge sketch to the right and my entry below.  In order to get the stamp and background papers to come out true to color it is a bit over exposed.  I tried photographing outside the house in the yard (which really ticked off the neighbor dog, but that doesn't take much!) but that didn't help any.

This card features Sparkle N Sprinkle products Stamp Set 418 Nesties Ornaments and Red Tomato Glitter Tinsel.

The Christmas ornament stamp was cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities 2010 Heirloom Ornament die.  The tree was cut from a green flocked cardstock (unknown) using Sizzix Framelets Banners, Pennant Scallop.  I used the Sizzix Big Shot to cut both.

The stamps were stamped with Memento ink, Lady bug Red and Tuxedo Black.

I cut and "sculpted" the Poinsettias using Nellie Snellen Floral Punches, 012, 013, 014 using Neenah Solar white card stock. (I stamped on that card stock too.)

The stamp and punched poinsettias were colored using Copic markers.  I used G07, Y13, R24, R27 and R29.

The card base is from American Crafts Christmas "Treetops Glisten". The tree trunk is from a Basic Grey basics kraft paper pad.

The red gems are from KaiserCraft.  The star gem is from Darice.  The ornament is "hanging" from a piece of Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread colored with Copics.  Other than my trusty Beacon 3 in 1 glue I think that completes my product list.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Flight of ORANGE

Here we have Buster (Bunny) and Riley (Moose) out for an autumn walk.  They have traded in their spring blossoms for "leaves on a stick".  The challenge this week on the Riley and Company blog is to use Orange.  I've got orange popping up all over. 

The background is from Northwoods, colored with Copic airbrushing.  "Crisp Autumn Days" is part of a stamp by Impression Obsession.  The card is made with a manila card stock and the background mounted on orange card stock, both of unknown origin.  The leaves were cut off a decorative leaf chain also of unknown origin.

Good thing Riley is blending in with the background.  After all, it is hunting season!  Be careful Riley!