Sunday, October 22, 2017

Five More Cards for Falliday

Falliday Fest on SCS is a great way to get myself out of my normal style of card-making, which is a good thing. Following the guidelines of each challenge makes me try new things, look at some of my toys that haven't been used in a while, and just go with it, in some cases.

Of the five cards on this blog post, I'd say only one of them looks remotely like my normal style. And that is okay.

Falliday Challenge #22
Coat of Many Colors

Kelli challenged us to use a variety of different papers to create  a card of many colors. I don't have a lot of colors on my card - but I did use several different scraps of yellow DP on it.

The inside:

Falliday Challenge # 23
Cloudy Day

Chris challenged us to use water-based ink to stamp our image on watercolor paper and then to spritz it. This technique causes the ink the spread, which is a lovely feature, if you spritz it just right. LOL! Not too much;  not too little.

I kind of like the way the ink spread:

The inside:

Falliday Challenge #24

Edna challenged us to make bold statements of encouragement by using all caps (words) on our cards. This stumped me for a bit... then I dug through my DP stash and found a perfect paper. After that, this card went together very quickly.

It doesn't really show up in the photos, 
but this matted "become it" is popped up off of the card:

The inside:

Falliday Challenge #25
All Tricks, No Treats

Kathleen asked us to create a Halloween or Christmas card that in some way showed our favorite candy of the holidays. My favorite is fudge - love it! - but I couldn't find anything in my crafting supplies to depict fudge. Instead I went with what might be the most well-known Christmas candy of all - the candy cane.

I stamped onto Recollections Shimmer paper and to continue that shimmery look, instead of coloring with Copics, as I normally do, I colored with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker and a Zig Wink of Stella Marker.

The inside:

Falliday Challenge #26
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Patty gave us a challenge - the first part was easy. Create a mostly black, grey and white card with just a touch of soft peach/pink. Then... oh then... she showed us the poster from The Nightmare Before Christmas and told us to let it inspire us as we made our card.

I've never seen The Nightmare Before Christmas and to be truthful, I don't really want to. Sorry! And the poster is very artsy - which I'm not - so that challenged me a bit, too.

Bit I took on the challenge and thought it turned out okay, all except for one thing.

The one thing - see those pink elements. I was trying to create the illusion of clouds drifting across the moon. That was the second thing I did on this card front. First I sponged the grey ink onto a piece of white card stock while masking a circle for the moon. As I added the "clouds" I thought to myself - That looks pretty good. Hmmmmmm... Then I went to add the deer, which I had planned to do all along. That's when I discovered that the pink cloud on the lower part of the moon ended up looking like a bloody wound on the deer. EEK! Not the look I was going for at all. But rather than starting over, I just embraced it.

The inside:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #22

Image: EK Success Brighten Your Day and Stampablities Happy Thoughts stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers 
Dies: My Favorite Things Sunray 

Papers: Recollections Blue and Light Blue and SU Crushed Curry CS  and DP from my scrap file
Embellishments: Rhinestones from an unknown vendor

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #23

Stamp Set: Stampin' UP! Field of Flowers stamped with Brilliance Sunflower Yellow, Memento Cottage Ivy and Stampin' UP! Daffodil Delight Inks
Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Daffodil Delight CS, watercolor paper, and DP from my scrap file
Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #24

Papers: Recollections Blue and White and Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry CS and DCWV Words and Pebbles Family Ties Plaid DP 
Letters: Karen Foster White Letter Stickers
Embellishment: Brads from unknown vendors

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #25

Stamp Sets: Our Daily Bread Candy Cane and Jesus Is the Reason stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker and a Zig Wink of Stella Marker
Papers: Recollections Black, Red, and Shimmer White CS
Embellishment: Brads from an unknown vendor

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #26

Stamps: CTMH unknown set (the sentiment and image inside the car), Stampin' UP! Work of Art, and Unity All Is Calm, All Is Bright stamped with Altenew Rouge, Gina K Black Onyx, and Memento London Fog Inks
Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Basic Grey CS
Embellishment: Recollections Rhinestones


kReN said...

Hi, Jeanette. Always a pleasure to see what you have been creating. We served on the Pinspirational Challenge team and maybe Deedee's Digis. I purchased the 50 Truths book. I guess I need to sit down with a calendar and break down when to read what. Thanks for the inspiration! kReN@afourthlife

Barb said...

Another great set of cards!

kiwimeskreations said...

What wonderful cards Jeanette - the pink cloud on the deer that you think went wrong, could be the nightmare part of the challenge?? :-). Love that deer stamp, and the sprayed die stamping is gorgeous.

Lynn McAuley said...

Such great cards for all of these challenges, Jeanette! Of course, the Christmas ones are my favorite!! That candy cane card = perfection!!