Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy Hauntings H&M Sketch/Color Challenge & Inspiring Curtains

I made this card for Heather's Saturday Color and Sketch challenge that you can check out here and join in as well!I used a new set by H&M stamps called Happy Hauntings as well as the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder and Fiskars scallop punch. Instead of a ribbon (as in the sketch) I used a row of bats on my panel!

I'm off to teach a class at the Papertree in Manchester, NH this morning - we're going to be stamping on small canvas bags and making 4 matching cards to tuck inside. You can see the bags we're going to be doing here.

Stamps: Happy Hauntings : H&M Stamps
Paper: Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise: PTI, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgandy, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spots & Dots Folder, sponge, Fiskars scallop punch, foam dimensionals, word punch


And here is a second card - Last night I was off to bed but just checked the inspiration challenge on Split Coast- and there it was! and it inspired me - and I couldn't go to bed until I made this card because I'm going to be out and about all day today and won't have time to stamp!! This link shows you the curtains that inspired me from the Pier One living room that Lori showed us.

I used a couple of new SU stamp sets on this - Eastern Blooms and Heard from the Heart. I stamped the flowers on the panel - then stamped them again on scraps, cut them out, curled the petals a little then layered them back over the image slightly askew using thick foam dimensionals.

So now I'm really off to bed (it's 1:43 am when I'm posting this!!)

I'm really so grateful that you come by and visit my blog - thanks so much!!

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Heard from the Heart: SU
Paper: Vintage Cream PTI, Choc Chip: SU
Ink: Dark Chocolate: PTI, Watermellon: Adirondack
Accessories: coffee Ice Stickles, thick foam dimensionals

9 comments:

Beth said...

What a great spooky card! Love all the texture. Your floral card is beautiful- love the layering! My order with this set just came in yesterday! Keeping my fingers crossed for a little "play" time today! Hope you have a super weekend!

Kim said...

Great cards! I love those flowers! I have moments too where I will be laying in bed and thinking about things to create but usually force myself to stay in bed because I would probably never go to bed then.....hahaha

~amy~ said...

what fun cards julia..love the halloween one and the flower one is just gorgeous!!!

Shirley said...

The first card is just too much fun, and the second one is just lovely! I really like what you did with the flowers! Very pretty!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

Oh, no!! Jules, now I HAVE to get that Eastern BLooms set. Gosh it's gorgeous how you did your flowers! So very creative!!! I just love the card!!! Amazing work!

Joan Ervin said...

Awesome cards, Julia...great colors on both and I love the stamps!! Love the bag you made for the workshop, too!!

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, those tombstones are so cute! Wait, they're very scary! I didn't mean to insult them! I love the flowers on the second card too-very pretty colors!

Donna said...

cool spooky card & gorgeous Eastern Blooms - love the popped up flowers

Lorraine said...

Your Eastern Blooms are absolutely gorgeous. The layering of the big flower is pure genius. Beautiful card.