Finally found some time to make a few cards to enter in the current Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo. Here is the second card that I created using spider images that make me smile. [Didn't think I'd ever say THAT.] I followed the sketch pretty closely, except that the top circle is die cut so that the spider image is actually inside of the card. I also used silver thread to add the idea of a "web" stretching across the card. The front sentiment is a freebie sentiment from TLC Creations (createwithtlc.blogspot.com) and the inside sentiment is computer generated.
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #616 (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween Challenge (stampendousblog.wordpress.com)Cute Card Thursday- #551 Halloween (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)
I had one of the cute little spiders left over, and liked the spider card with silver web so well that I used an old ring box [from my stash, of course] to create a mini gift box. Will be giving it to one of my staff with a Lindt Lindor Truffle tucked inside. She loves them. Lindt Truffles.… not spiders!
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything But A Card (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
This week's Monday Challenge at wecraftcards is a photo challenge. The pink house in the photo caught my attention, and gave me a chance to use one of my favorite Beccy's Place digi sets named "Seasonal Windows." I did add a few shades of pink into the bricks, along with some grey and tan. The sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie from TLC Creations (createwithtlc.blogspot.com) and the inside sentiment is from a retired Power Poppy digi set named "Autumn Opulence." The dining room sketch is a freebie from http://isolatedground.com [found by googling "Kitchen Sketch Designs"] I added "glass" to the window by taping a large scrap of acetate to the backside of the window frame, and added depth to the card to mounting the window onto the inside scene with thick foam tape.
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Inspire me (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Mod Squad Challenge (modsquadchallenge.com)
Colour Crazy Challenge- Anything Goes (colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com)
Di’s Digi Stamps- Include a Pumpkin (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #24 (desiref.blogspot.co.za)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #356-357 Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Oct (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
The Monday Simon Says Challenge this week is titled "Cityscapes." I found a free clipart cityscape image that had a fun retro feeling and printed it off in grey scale. [You can find it here- I knew it would fit perfectly with a cute futuristic digi image from illustrator and children's book author Elizabeth images I fussy cut around the car drivers and passengers. [Before doing this, I flipped the colored images over and attached a strip of clear packing tape to the backside. This helps prevent ripping when cutting around small areas.] When finished, I trimmed around the acetate bubble tops and taped them to the backside of the cars. To create a sky on the cityscape, I sketched clouds on the white expanse on the top of the image. The sentiment is a sparkly sticker layered atop circles of black and vellum.
Entered into: cityscape Elizabeth D
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Cityscapes (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #208 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)