Friday, 20 October 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #101

I hope you've been enjoying my Halloween cards this month. They have been so much fun to make and I've loved seeing all your comments and reactions to them on my blog, Instagram and Facebook. So glad you all have the same sense of humor as myself!! Hopefully you'll still feel the same after you see this one.......



The theme for this weeks CASology Challenge  is 'Sorry'. I was thinking about how I could turn that theme into a Halloween card when it hit me:




If you've seen the 'It' movie you will recognise 'Georgie' straight away (and hopefully you will laugh....) but if not I will explain. Georgie is the little brother of Bill who creates a paper boat for him to float down the gutters as its raining. Bill is sick so can't go outside with him and unfortunately Georgie falls victim to Pennywise the clown. So this is a card showing how sorry Bill feels for sending his brother outside to play on his own.

Firstly I stamped the boy image on white CS, coloured with my pencils and fussy cut out. I stamped a puddle and coloured with a red marker pen and popped 'Georgie' up on foam tape. To create his paper boat (Bill writes on it 'S.S. Georgie') I cut two small shapes from white CS, glued them together and then glued to his hand.

The balloon was stamped in the background and also coloured with the same red marker pen. So I could spell out his name, I purchased a cheap alphabet stamp set from a local store and stamped out the sentiment on a piece of white CS. I cut it out and used a blending tool and Distress Ink 'Barn Door' to go around the edges. It was put on foam tape too.

It looked a bit plain so to make it a bit more interesting (and scary) I mixed Distress Ink 'Barn Door' with a little water and flicked a small brush across the card front, adding a few extra blobs of 'blood' here and there. I hope I haven't completely freaked you all out???!!

The boy image is from Mama Elephant 'Chance of Rain', the puddle image from Studio Katia 'Hello Alice' and the balloon from MFT Stamps 'Birthday Bears'.

Since this card is based on a movie, I'll also link to the AAA Cards Challenge # 101 where their theme is 'Inspired by a Movie'.


I can't wait to crawl into bed tonight. Its been a very busy week in the garden and I've spent the last two days trimming hedges non-stop. The gardens are all looking gorgeous though with everything starting to bloom. I think out of all the jobs I've ever had over my lifetime, gardening would have to be the most enjoyable!!

Take care
Shona
 

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - October New Release - Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps October New Release!! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the projects using the 'WTF2' stamp set and we have an equally fabulous stamp set for you today. 

Introducing the 'Bomb Diggity' stamp set:
 


Isn't this font gorgeous??!!! I'm so in love with it and the fact that the stamps are so large, the sentiments can be the star of a card! That is what I had in mind when I created this design:


You know I love a good rainbow and those colours behind these lush, gold words is heavenly to me. This was super simple to make but packs a punch!!

Firstly I cut a panel of black CS slightly smaller than the card front and adhered in place. I then die-cut a piece of watercolour CS using the 2nd largest die from the Bubble Box Fri-Dies set. Using Distress Inks 'Salty Ocean', 'Picked Raspberry', 'Mustard Seed', 'Spiced Pumpkin', 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Worn Lipstick' and a water brush I created this background, drying it and adding more colour as I went to make the colours more vivid. 

Once it was dry I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments in gold and popped the panel up on foam tape, also adding some gold sequins from Neat and Tangled.


This stamp set, along with three others will be available to purchase this Saturday and don't forget to use my Girl Friday code to save yourself some money!!





Also please head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to see what the other Girl Friday's created with this set and find out how you can win yourself some prizes!! See you all here again tomorrow for Day 3 and another new stamp set.

Take care
Shona
 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge # 94

Hi everybody, hope your having an outstanding week and everything is going to plan. My day has been absolutely flat out and I really just want to lie down but still so many things to do and I would be so bored if my life wasn't chaos anyway!!






This is the inspiration photo for our current 'Home Sweet Home Photo Challenge' at TIME OUT.  You can be inspired by anything in this photo, the colours, the objects or maybe the theme, its totally up to you!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations and they have a $10 gift voucher for the winner!!


My eyes were drawn straight away to the orange pumpkins and I knew I had to create a card with a Halloween theme:


So many glorious pumpkins and one cute little frog, all courtesy of My Favourite Things 'Witch way is the Candy?'


I started by stamping all the pumpkins on a piece of white CS and coloured them all with my pencils, altering their colours slightly so they weren't all the same. Once I was happy with them I fussy cut them out and tried out different arrangements with them on the card front.

To give them some grounding I used a grey pencil to create a line and shading, just something very subtle. I adhered the bigger pumpkins to the card front and popped the smaller ones up on foam tape. The frog was also coloured with pencils and fussy cut, and put in place on foam tape as well.

I wanted to keep the sentiment simple, so stamped it in black ink of a piece of white CS, adhered it to a piece of orange paint chip and then cut around it to create an orange border. This was put on foam tape, along with some black half-beads in black.

I've got four challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 122 



Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge 



Uniko Challenge # 43 



Stamplorations CAS Challenge - October 



You still have until Wednesday October 25th to link your projects to the TIME OUT  challenge. And if your running out of ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer the fabulous Janet from Swanlady Impressions have created for you. Can't wait to see  your creations in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona