Monday, October 27, 2014

Snowmen and Ghosts

Oh, Monday, here you are again. I had a crafty weekend which means this will be a pretty filled post! I made 3 different cards for 3 different challenges...

First up is the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use Kraft. I also used a new snowman stamp from Unity Stamp Co.

I love this simple elegant snowman! He was perfect for a kraft, gold, and silver card. I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils then layered him behind some DCWV shimmer paper. The kraft background was stamped with snowflakes in white and gold, then I added some texture with a stencil and modeling paste as well as adding the gold trim.

Next I have yet another snowman for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge to add watercolor!

The snowman I actually painted while at Jenn's Loft Art Retreat :) I didn't finish the card she had planned for us, but I did still have my finished snowman. So I re-purposed him into this snowy scene card. The snowman and the hills were watercolored with Distress Markers. I added some chunky Wow! Glitter along the hills and finished the card with the Season's Greetings die.

Alright, now it's time to switch back to Halloween mode! Lawnscaping is hosting a Halloween Color Challenge this week...

I love these happy little ghosts! I thought they deserved to have fun trick-or-treating on Halloween night, because they must get tired spooking people all the time ;) I simply colored the pieces with Copics and fussy cut them. I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hills Die to create a ground for the ghosts to rise up from. Paper is from DCWV Eek-a-Boo and glitter mat stack.

Thank you for getting all the way to the bottom of this post! Make your Monday a good one :)

Friendly reminder: You have until 11:59pm October 31st to enter the current Mixed Media Monthly Challenge: Ribbons, Twine, or Fibers!! See you there!

<3 Rachel

Enjoy the Beauty of the Season
Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm, Neenah Solar White, DCWV Shimmer Paper
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co (snowman) 'Christmas Season Grab Bag', (snowflakes) 'SMAK Sept 2014'
Ink/Colors: Prismacolor Pencils, Delicata Gold, Versafine Black Onyx, Versamagic Cloud White
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Journal Die
Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop 'Well Rounded'
Misc: Faber Castell 'Whipped Spackle', Crop a Dile Corner Rounder, pearl accents

Season's Greetings Snowman
Cardstock: Lawn Fawn Navy Notecard, Lawn Fawn 'Snow Day', Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp 'Jolly Snowman'
Dies: Simon Says Stamp 'Season's Greetings' , Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Die
Ink/Colors: Distress Markers
Misc: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Trick or Treat Ghosts
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, DCWV Glitter Stack, DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack
Stamps: Lawn Fawn 'Spooktacular'
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Die
Ink/Colors: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
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  1. Love the background on that first card. The snowman on the second one is so cute and that glitter is FAB. The spooky little ghosts are super cute!!

  2. What fun cards, Rachel! I love all the texture and pattern on the kraft background for your first card! Thanks for playing along with us at the SImon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

  3. .... i thought that 2nd snowman looked familiar ;) love your krafty snowman too!! and your halloween card is FAB! i love how the ghosts are holding the sentiment- wicked fun!!! thank you for playing a long with us at lawnscaping challenges and simon says stamp!!!!

  4. Awesome cards, adorable scene on the third one! I love the glitter! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  5. Awesome cards!! Love the glittery hills on the halloween card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

  6. Love all of your cards!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
    xx Tamara