Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Layered Blooms

Oh my... as a fairly new blogger, tonight I accidentally deleted all comments from 10-17 to 10-24. My apologies for those of you who posted a comment that is no longer visible. I promise never to try to organize things again! 

This final card for the Simon Says Thinking of You challenge required an assortment of floral stamps from Stampendous. I used them to create a ring of blooms along the edge of a postcard, stamping them a few times before re-inking to add depth. Inked a Hero Arts sentiment stamp with one of the colors of the blooms (Lilac), and stamped it onto a small scrap of paper and then adhered the layers onto dark green textured cardstock. Finished the card with a strip of sheer ribbon. Simple yet striking!
Entered into:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Thinking of You          (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)

Saw a photo of a black lab in a cone and was reminded of how much our beloved Brittany Spaniel hated to wear this dreaded thing after having some minor surgery. When I found the sentiment on Pinterest I knew that I had to make a card. Googled a free clip art silhouette of a lab, traced it onto black paper and fussy cut it out. Created the cone with vellum and then, after a bit of taping and re-taping to get the right fit, attached it to the poor mutts head. Decided that the card looked a little bare, so reduced the size of the silhouette to make a smaller dog, flipped it, traced, fussy cut and attached it to the card. My husband burst into laughter when I shared this card with him. Poor pups!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- It's A Dogs Life               (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Di’s Digi Stamps- Add a Sentiment                                      (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
A friend that collects House Mouse stamps provided me with some images in a gift package a short time ago. I loved this cute little guy and decided to have him hopping in a pile of leaves for the House Mouse current challenge that focuses on fall. Also entering it into several other challenges with fall or leave themes.  (The sentiment is from a digi set named narcissus from Beccys Place.) Note- The mouse is mounted on a handmade mini-wobble so that he moves a bit. That is why he is within a circle. So fun!
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House Mouse & Friends- Challege #252 Anything Goes/Fall    (housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Photo Inspiration                (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- It's Fall!                           (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Double D’s Challenge- Leave It To Me                                            (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- October                                                    (beccysplace.blogspot.com)

The current CAS challenge at AAA cards is called "Inspired by a Movie." This is my second entry into the challenge. Can you guess which movie it depicts? (I was experimenting with my alcohol ink markers… again. As a result, his "furry face" looks a little odd. I'll perfect this technique soon. Until then, my critters might look like they are molting!!) And his nose is plastered with red glitter so that it... you know... glows!            
Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- Inspired By A Film                            (aaacards.blogspot.com/)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes    (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)


  1. What a fantastic mousey card design Kathy, soooooooo darn cute or what !! So glad you could play along with us at HMFMC !!

    hugs Diane xx

  2. Adorable cute mousey card, love the design sweet image & those leaves are stunning.Nice take on the Option theme Fall/Autumn colors.

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends Mon chall.

    smiles Christine x

  3. Super cute House Mouse image, and a beautiful autumn card. I love your card fold with the moving part. Thanks for joining the fun and sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Dorte x


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