Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sitting the Pumpkin Patch

Hi folks!! Can you believe it's already October 19th?? This month is flying by and Halloween is creeping up really quickly. I need to get crackin' because I still have some great new Halloween papers, stamps and supplies that I need to use before the end of the month!

So with that in mind, I decided to pull out some of my SCACD goodies and get to work! I was looking through my ever growing collection of SCACD exclusive stamps, waiting for some spooky inspiration to hit and decided to pull out "Sitting Pretty" by Carmen Medlin from the Natural Beauty Collection. I figured with the right colour combination, she could work very nicely on a Halloween card. I used some beautiful papers from the Authentique "Glowing" collection, which just happens to be on sale right now at SCACD for 25% off! The paper edges were all distressed and sponged with Black Soot Distress Ink. I also used some chipboard pumpkins from the Maya Road "Autumn" pack and covered them with some orange paper from the Echo Park "Apothecary Emporium" paper pad (also on sale!!). After adhering the paper, I sanded the edges down and got to work with my Copic markers to create some shading and dimension. The bow was tied with my Bow Easy.

"Sitting Pretty" was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers. She really is so dainty and sweet...I kind of felt bad "grunging" her up a bit for Halloween!! But, I also love that these stamps are so versatile. You can really get such a different effect by just switching up your colour scheme...coloured in pastels, "Sitting Pretty" is gorgeous for a very soft and feminine card.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Dress: C1, C3, C5, C7, YR07, YR16, E08, E13, E17, E18, V17, YG63 (and black Conte crayon on her skirt)  Chair: YG00, G20, YG91, YG97, W1, W3, W5, W7  Pumpkins: Patterned paper, YR61, YR16, E13, E17, E18, E25, E59

I finished off the inside of the card with a bit of the Authentique design paper and some stamped images from the Teresa Collins Happy Hallows clear stamp set. (They were stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink. I didn't worry about getting a perfect impression as I think it added to the distressed feel of this card.) This Teresa Collins set is on sale for 20% off right now. It includes several images just perfect for finishing off your spooky creations.

Don't forget to pop by Susana's Custom Art and Card Design to check out all the great products in stock.  Remember, all Halloween/fall paper pads are on sale for 25%, but only while supplies last!

Thanks for stopping by!!



Stamps: SCACD's "Sitting Pretty" and Teresa Collins "Happy Hallows"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Echo Park "Apothecary Emporium" and Authentique "Glowing"
Embellishments: Maya Road Chipboard
Tools: Bow Easy, sanding block


Tracey said...

WOW!!! How is it everything you do is simply incredible Melanie?!?! I am in awe of your talent!! Stunning card!!

Lau W said...

Oh so wonderful ! the colouring is fantastic !

Brandi said...

Wow! This card is amazing!

nurse cupcake said...

wow! this is fabulous! the colouring is great, but the card as a whole... just wow!