Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 2010 Papertrey Blog Hop



The CHALLENGE IS:

One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them. Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided. Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!

This is a great challenge because I was feeling uncreative and I couldn't find the time to do the hobby I love. Then I came across Mish's post. I would like to start by giving a SHOUT-OUT to Mish. Thanks Mish for that great post about having a date with my stamps and feeling creative again. I was just searching for ideas for a Halloween card and got my idea and technique from Monica, the M.A.D stamper. She used a sponging and masking technique and this is what I created.


I used the largest nestie for the circle. Then I used a smaller nestie to cover the center of the larger circle. Next, I used my brayer to color the whole circle orange, then I took off the center circle and what I was left with was a white center. I sponged a little yellow in the middle and then stamped the tree using PTI's Through the Trees. Finally, I sponged black around the edges and added some bats and embellishment and VOILA, the Halloween card was made.



It was so simple and quick to make, I cranked out five in no time with lots of different paper. .

12 comments:

  1. Great cards! Love the design and the big spooky moon!

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  2. These cards are really fun! love the pattern paper and that focal point tree is perfection.

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  3. How awesome is this?!!! VERY!!!

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  4. Oh what great sponging! Just love the scene you've created - totally spooky!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  5. Totally rocks! I love building little scenes..think it adds so much! Glad you got the groove back and made these!!!

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  6. Having a date with your stamps! What fun! Wasn't is Mish who put a day for herself on the calendar, too?? Your cards are so fun, glad you had a great date!!

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  7. Love how you created the moon/tree image! Great work!

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  8. I had some of that paper last year, fun stuff! Making a date with your stamps is an excellent idea, I should try it too, glad you had a good 'date.'

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  9. Absolutely fantastic!!! Love the tree and the bats!!!!

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  10. Cool cards! Love the use of the patterned paper!

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  11. Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

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