Happy Birthday MIL

I love this plaid and I embellished it with ef and gold acrylic paint added with my finger then black splatter. The cupcake is from a children’s coloring book and water colored then added glitter here and there, fussy cut and layered on pp. Tag has the glitter on the edge and heat set black embossing powder. My Mother-in-law loves bling so this should fit her sweet tooth just right. Not as CAS as I was going for but works for me.

Tip; Use your colorburst to create intense water color pallet. I spent the afternoon yesterday creating the colors used here. I added colorburst powder with another brand in similar color that also has mica in it. So now my colors are very intense and have shimmer. The colors dry perfectly and rehydrate with a water soaked brush. I sprinkled the powder on a scrap of paper then poured that into the tray and added water with a pipette. This worked to keep the mess of loose powder to a minimum yet keep my colors from mixing. I know because I tried sprinkling the powder into the tray then spritzing with water. News flash, color every where.

Challenges I am entering

CAS on Friday: Plaid

Allsorts: Cupcakes

The Paper Players: Cupcakes

Sweet Stampin: Girly but on Pink

Witch in the Woods

Last in my group of using this image. This time I added sponge stencil on the edges in green then used the green around the witch to lighten her aura. The lower leaves are stamped with one of the squares of a block of stamps that I bought as one of my first red rubber purchases. Super fun to dig through my stamps and see what parts of stamps would fit into this scene. I also added the spider web to the inside frame.

Challenges I am entering

Inkspirational: Photo inspired

TFJB Challenge: Purple, Orange and Green

Autumn Pieces

The good folks over at The Paper Players wanted Autumn colors and then Inspiratonal were looking for angles. This one compliments both. The focal tag is trimmed down copy paper used as protector sheet from shimmer spray on my Halloween creations. Heat set the sentiment in black after stamping with versa mark. Falling leaves were made last year and never used (Silhouette cut sticker paper with gilding flakes attached to sticky side). Cut a mat layer in purple and the white frame is from my homemade stencil that was made for the Halloween cards but not used.

Challenges I am entering

The Paper Players: Autumn my colors are not spot on but that is what you get when using shimmer spray

Inkspirational: Angle It

We Love to Create: Anything Goes Mixed Media

Amazing Sis

My sister is hosting a baby shower for our grand-niece so I wanted to leave her an appreciation card. I used versa mark with heat set wisteria embossing powder for trees on Text Vellum. My purple sky is shimmer spray then two shades of ink pad that were sponged on. Stars are black water paint splatters, white gel pen and white gold water color splatters. Hills are stencil and black ink sponged on. Sentiment is Silhouette cut and adhered to two white cs frames.

My sis lives in Wyoming where the winters are long and dark. This is right up her alley.

Tip: My new best friend in the craft room is the brayer. I use it on the back side of project when adhering with glue dots. They need the pressure to really stick and the brayer adds that in spades. It does especially good job when the piece is a little warped.

Challenges I am entering

Fusion: Purple Night

Allsorts: Winter Scene

Krafty Chicks: CAS

Witch’s Potion

The silhouette is an image by the same name as my post from Silhouette Design Store. I sized it, added sentiment then printed on Text Vellum. Trimmed to size and smooched in homemade shimmer sprays in yellow and orange along outside edge, leaving center as white as possible. Added sponging of orange/red and three other shades of orange with the focal image masked off. Stamped in black several stamps of foliage’s. Switched to reverse mask of focal image and moon then sponged orange and smeared black modeling paste along edges then water colored some details of the caldron and clouds. Added white dots with gel pen and cut home made boarder created on Silhouette for frame. All is mounted on white cs base.

My concept was that you are walking along the barnyard path and see this entrance into Old McDonalds’ secret passage, only seen on October 31. I love the way the witch is holding the spider in one hand and a bat in the other.

Challenges I am entering

Simon Says Monday: Spooky

Make My Monday: Orange as Dominant Colour

Fusion: Old McDonald Look what Old McDonald turns into on the last day of October