You made it safe and sound! Gosh it is good to see you. . .what have you been up to this past week? As I visited your blogs this week, I saw some wonderful stuff, read some happy news, and some sad news, and just lots of stuff going on. We are one amazing little group aren't we? I'm certainly proud and very happy to call you my blogging family, cause that's what you feel like to me!
Have you noticed that blogger has added a great new feature when viewing blogs???? As you read through my blog, try clicking on one of my photos here in the blog. It puts them all in a really nice photo viewing mode. I love it!
On with the post! Again, I've created some more Halloween cards to share with you this week. BONNIE!!! Stop that groaning back there! LOL I think you will like these. Take a look at the first one:
Now see Bonnie, this one is kind of sweet isn't it? LOL I created this scene using several different stamps. I first masked off the moon and sponged the background sky as well as the grassy area. The cat is by Artful Inkables, the tree is by Deadbeat Designs, the pumpkins are peg stamps by Tapistry, and the bats are a Hero Arts mini stamp. I used a dark grey colored pencil to create the shadows behind the images and a white gel pen to give the effect of the moon reflection. I love creating scenes with a variety of different stamps. The possibilities are endless.
I think the next card is going to end up being my most favorite of the Halloween cards I've made so far:
Again, I've combined two images to create one scene. The witch and the cauldron are both separate images from CowTown Stamps. I love their images and they are reasonably priced and well made. When I saw the two images I knew immediately that they were going to be used together. I colored them with my colored pencils and oms. Then added glitter to the flames, stuff she is sprinkling in, and the liquid content of the cauldron. Sponged the whole background afterwards. The sentiment is by (I believe) Inkadinkado, and thought it perfect for the scene. The background paper is DCWV.
My last card is a birthday card which I made for a sweet neighbor lady. As I told you in my last post, I like to make occasion cards in the theme of the season in which they occur. Take a look:
You gotta click on this one to see the glittery leaves. . .I stickled every dang one of them!! LOL It really was worth it because the whole card just sparkles. I created the background paper using the Trendy Trees stamp set by Stampin UP. I've had this set for quite awhile now, and have never used it. I'm glad I did for this card. I used a Stampamajig to position the trees as I went along so they would create the pattern. They are stamped with several colors of distress inks. I don't know how I lived without my distress inks! Added the sentiment strip and the cute Fall brad and done.
OK now time for the pic of the week! As stated in the last post, the pics I post from now through Halloween will have something to do with the holiday. Take a look at this gorgeous guy!
This, I'm sure, is a common crow, but for all intents and purposes, this is a raven!! LOL Did you know these guys are super intelligent? There is a video on YouTube of one that they used in an experiment. They put just enough water in the bottom of a long glass tube where the Raven couldn't get to it to get a drink. As you watch the video, the Raven goes and picks up small rocks and drops them in the tube raising the water level to the point where it can drink. That is just amazing to me! I love these birds!
OK, that's it for now. . .Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! Love that you did, and you know my blog is always open for you. Thanks too for leaving such sweet comments! Have a great week! Love you guys!
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