Thursday, October 30, 2008

More peeking and today's challenge

Here's another Lampost Expressions card. This set is just so cool! I did this card for the design team challenge to use glossy cardstock. I liked the faux linen technique I used on the turkey card, so used it again on this card. I colored the image with copics and then sanded, added color with sponges and sanded again. I matted the image with layers of black and real red. The card base is always artichoke layered with basic grey. I tied on a ribbon and added the sentiment from Charlie Snowhorse (you'll see the sneak peek of it tomorrow, along with the Friday faceoff!).
Today's challenge on SCS was to get crackin'! I tried out the cracked glass technique with my mom's new scarecrow stamp. I told her that stamps don't stay uninked for long in my house! This poor ol' scarecrow isn't scary - so now he's free! I stamped the images and colored with copics. Then I did 4 layers of clear embossing powder and through it in the freezer for a bit. I made the sign with more mustard cardstock and the card with old olive, chocolate chip and SU halloween 2007 dp. I stamped the sentiment on pumpkin pie, layered with chocolate chip and old olive. I added a strip of brown polkadot ribbon flanked by two pieces of green polkadot ribbon. The flower was white, so I colored it with copics and added the brown polkadot ribbon. After I got the image out of the freezer I cracked it up and then mounted it on chocolate chip and old olive.



9 comments:

Cook22 said...

Love theat polka-dot ribbon and button in the flower - and the free scarecrow, LOL.

My Paper Adventures said...

Both your cards are beautiful...although I'm partial to your CDS card...hmmm...I wonder why? LOL! Ok, so I'm biased! I can't wait to get the Lampost set!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Such beautiful work! Pretty lamppost card and totally adorable scarecrow!

Joan Ervin said...

What fabulous cards...love the lamppost card with the gorgeous ribbon and the scarecrow is adorable!!!

Tina said...

Love the scarecrow very pretty card!

Jennie said...

These are fabulous cards! Great layout and color scheme. I really like the scarecrow one, such cute sentiments!

LLB said...

Nancy, this lamp post card is so pretty! And the Charlie sentiment with the hardware and ribbon is beautiful! Your scarecrow card is adorable...thanks for sharing!

Jana said...

So cute!!!

Ilina Crouse said...

gosh, the scarecrow card is so stinkin' cute! I love the cracked class technique too, I may need to CASE it :)