Friday, October 31, 2014

The Spook

Another Halloween card here ! Once more in a not-too-scary manner ! Don't want to frighten the kids.

Again collage has been used by trimming out some 12 x 12 inch printed papers and mounting on a 6 x 6 inch white card blank.

I have applied some coloured fine velvet ribbon on double sided tape in purple, black, orange, and glazed the 'Spook' word with Glossy Accents.

I have added some black faux jewels.

And mounted some of the collage items on foam pads to add dimension.

Happy Halloween everyone !

Sid xx

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eeeky Spooky !

Another card made to celebrate Halloween !  I have collaged the elements which have been cut from 12 x 12 inch papers.

I have used a 6 x 6 inch white card blank as the base.  The 'Halloween' word is put together with self adhesive stickers.

Some orange faux gems and Distress Stickles in black soot with some corners added with a fine Micron Pen finish the card.

Hope everyone has an Eeeky Spooky night on 31st October !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ghouls & Ghosties !

The end of October heralds that part of the year when all things creepy are celebrated with Halloween ! It's becoming more and more popular each year here in the UK.

I made a card to convey (in a light-hearted, not-too-scary way) the spirit of the occasion which takes place on 31st October and is a great time for kids to get dressed up, go to parties and go 'trick or treating'.

It uses printed 12 x 12 inch printed papers which I have collaged onto a 6 x 6 inch white square card blank.


Some elements have been raised on foam pads. Some glazed with Glossy Accents.

I have added a few spots of graphite Stickles to the central plate and finished with some edging with a Micron Pen.  This card also fits the bill for the City Crafter Challenge for week 235 whose subject is 'Stripes'.

 Have a 'Spooktacular' time everyone !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Toil & Trouble .....

The witching hour is nearly upon us so I wanted to share this card with you.  It started it's existence on a 6 x 6 inch white card blank.

I have made a collage using printed papers which have been embellished with self adhesive faux gems which I have coloured with Marvey alcohol ink pens.  If you have AI pens then it is really easy to buy clear gems and colour your own to suit your needs.

I am sure you will all recognise the wording by Mr Shakespeare which has been matted on black card and mounted on foam pads.

The eye sockets of the skeletons have been glazed with Glossy Accents too, but these do not show so well in the pic !

Sid xx

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Monday, October 27, 2014

I've Got To Hand it to You !

Couldn't help selecting the post title !!  This card has been made as my entry into the Less Is More Challenge Blog for week 195 whose theme is 'Newsprint'.

I really wanted to keep it simple so I used a very old yellowing page from a textbook as the base and stamped with a Stampers Anonymous hand stamp (Tim Holtz) in Memento tuxedo black ink.

I then tore around the image and applied it to a white 6 x 6 inch card base with tacky glue applied on the back and spread with a foam spreader to ensure coverage.

I found a printed journal label from my stash and I cut this to size and used a set of Alphas to stamp out the words 'The Hand of Fate' which were stamped in black Versafine ink. I added a little swirl by hand. The label was applied on foam pads.

The art of palm reading is called Palmistry or Chiromancy, meaning hand prediction, hence the title.

Sid xx

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Evidence Of Art

I love to make collage cards and here is one of them using a variety of decorative elements pulled together on a Kraft card base.  It's very fulfilling when during the design process the colours come together as a whole.

I have used printed papers & images, rub-ons, Washi tape, inks, a leaf, a paper flower with a pearl, transparent printed tape and a stamped sentiment on this card.

I have used Memento inks and a PaperArtsy sentiment for the stamped elements.

I think the little green birdie brings it all together and acts as a focal point.

Sid xx

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