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Thursday, August 29, 2013

THE WEDNESDAY EVENING POST FOR AUGUST 29, 2013

Hey All!

Sorry that I'm late with this post. . .what is the saying. . ."A day late and a dollar short."?  I'm usually both.  But here I am and I do have cards to show.

I have to give a warning (Bonnie), this post does contain a Halloween card, the first of the season for me!  So let's start with that one shall we????

I got the idea for this card HERE.  The card that was the inspiration was done in Halloween colors and screamed to be done for Halloween.  The coffee cup is from Gina K. Designs which I fussy cut out with an exacto knife.  The saucer was paper pieced and the skull/cross bones was a small dollar stamp.  You can't see it in the photo well, but I added steam rising from the cup by embossing it with silver tinsel embossing powder for a nice sparkly steam.  If you click on the photo you'll see it much better.  The harlequin background paper is from My Mind's Eye (Mischievous) and I created the paper behind the cup with a Stampabilities script background stamp and then "dirtied" it up with some distress ink.  The cup is set up with dimensional tape.
Can you tell I'm gearing up for Fall???  This card in my version of Gina Ks video of a card she made.  I used to have a favorite show where these interior designers would show a decorated room like in a mansion that cost thousands of dollars and then recreate it on a budget of $1,000.  I LOVED that show.  Well this card reminds me of that.  I duplicated Gina's card from her video HERE using what stamps and paper I had on hand to come up with the same look.  How'd I do?
This card was totally inspired by the seahorse.  This was a stamp in the wooden set that also had the ship stamp that I showed you a couple of weeks ago.  The plant life are stamps from Inque, and the shell stamps are in that same set as the ship/seahorse.  I created the panel by blending different shades of blue distress inks then spritzing it with water.  After it dried I stamped the images to create the scene.  I fussy cut out the shells and placed them in a cluster and added turquoise glitter to them for some sparkle as well as to the main sea weed image.

Pic of the Week
Well, that's it for this post.  Hope this finds all of you well and happy.  I'm sorry that my week got away from me and I didn't get to all of your blogs as I had hoped, but I'll be there soon.  I always love the inspiration I get from all of you.

Hugs,

Curt

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

28 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards! I am so ready to start making Halloween cards! Have a great week! Carri~Abusybee

Sue said...

Yeah, it's Halloween time, and I just love this card! Everything about it. And I always love cards with anything about the sea, and your seahorse is wonderful. Your flowers are nice too, love Gina K!
Picture of the week is great. Have seen a lot of birds this year, especially just out of town, a lot of hawks. Hope your keeping well.

Hugs
Sue
PS, had to set up a new blog, address is www.suesstamping.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

Halloween!!! Your cards are fabulous and I am SO ready for autumn, too.

Jean M. said...

Love all 3 cards!! I love Gina K too;)

Alli said...

Wonderful cards Curt!
Loooove the watery one and the fall floral....but they are all fabulous!!!

Beth Nornan said...

Great cards. Love the steam coming out of the coffee cup. The Comfort card is to die for!

Glittered Paws said...

Where did the summer go??? But your cards with the fall colors are so inspiring - got to shift the mind seet after this weekend. Great cards and as always love your pic of the week.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

All cards are fabulous...love the clean and simple, yet bold of the Halloween...all wrapped up into one. I think I have that stamp for card 2 and love the textures and colors. I go to the YMCA every morning and while on the elliptical I watch that show on Tuesday...I thought I was watching new episodes....hummm...maybe they are reruns I never say. I love that show too. I'm such a "diehard" beach/water, coast person so it was instant love for your 3 card. I've been away for a summer break, so very little card making for me the past 3 weeks...time to get my mojo back.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Well, I knew it was only a matter of time before the dreaded "H" cards started to appear but you are actually late to begin Curt...I started to see them earlier this month. That's right people ... early in August!!!! Really? Halloween in the middle of summer??? Anyway, despite my 'opinion', your card is actually adorable ....love the 'steam'.

Your fall card is very soothing. Love the colours of Fall and you have captured them perfectly with this card. You are definitely a Gina K protégé.

And of course your sea life card is very attractive. You sure have patience to fussy cuts those shells.

Hugs to all...B

Oma said...

Hi Curt! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment! I like all 3 cards you've made but I especially like the last 2. I'm not into Hallowe'en so much so don't bother making cards for it although I'm sure my 3 granddaughters would love it if I did. I do shell out and even wear a mask and the looks on the little ones faces are priceless! The older children think it's cool that hubby and I shell out wearing a mask!

Krissy said...

LOVE your version of Gina K's card, I remember watching that video when she first posted it! Your seahorse card is GOR-JUSS! LOVE it!

Hope all is well with you! Take care!
~Krissy

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful fall cards!!!Love your Halloween card!!!AWESOME!!!Have A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

richardbreaks said...

Wow, Curt these are so FUN! I love Halloween cards. Yours is great! I also love how you did your underwater idea.
Oh, yeah, your dogs look SO happy to be in that pool! I love it!

mypurplehouse said...

These are all great! Hey - I have been making Valentine's cards for a project so I would say you are right on time with the Halloween card! The "budget make-over" card is unbelievably close!! Love it!
True inspiration this week so thanks for that!
Lyn

Gail said...

Love the "H" card! Can't wait to get home & play! I love the fall colors, but am not a fan of what fall leads to!

Mary said...

Great cards Curt! Thanks for the love on my blog too! Hubby is doing better, keeping fingers crossed it continues too!

Kim said...

I love your blog!! Your photography is breathtakingly beautiful!! It was your fall flower card using the emboss resist technique that brought me here. Your card is beautiful. I love the video of you and your boys taking the walk in the fall. I have two male Shih tzus and know how special these guys must be to you. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome gifts. :>)

Hugs,
Kim

Anonymous said...

Love the seahorse! The Halloween card surprises me because I expect more haunted houses, ghosts, witches and bats from you....but I'm sure you've got them up your sleeve!!
Ken

lisa808 said...

So happy to see a Halloween card. I hope it is the first of many this season. Great re-design job on the GinaK card. Lovely seahorse card. I love everything beach/nautical themed. I wish you a wonderfully crafty week.

Lorraine said...

I am loving the Halloween card, spoilt for choice all great. Hugs Jersey, Channel Islands x

Mary Marsh said...

3 great cards Curt-in answer to your question on the 2nd card-I think you did a fab job-love this card!!

Lee said...

Hi Curt,cards and pic of the week all Awesome as always.wondered do you still have my email address ? Thanks for you messages on my blog.I did email you middle of August did you get it ? I am going to email you right now.Hugs x

Sonja said...

Happt Sunday afternoon...LATE yep I am too,,I hope to get a blog post up today...

Oh that harlequin paper is awesome...love that cup too... great start for Halloween : )

Love the fall colors in #2 you did amazing, as always and #3 is cool love the effect you used to create water...a crisp, clean and cool look, totally refreshing...

and AH to the picture... God's beauty...

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Curt, my sweet friend! How I've missed you so!

Love your beautiful projects!!! Trying to get back to crafting myself as soon as possible -- things are better.

Wanted to stop by to say "hi" and that I hadn't forgotten you by no means... lol!!!

Hugs!

Kelly said...

Love the details in the Halloween card, Curt. Neat idea using the sparkly for the steam. The blue background on the seahorse card is lovely. I am so ready for fall. Thanks for sharing your colors with the rest of us.

Janice Wilson said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the Halloween Brew card. I'm a Big Halloween fan. This gave me some ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

dpkennedy said...

Hi Curt, so nice to hear from you! I love your cards... The brew is fun! And the colors on your sympathy card are really beautiful. Have a great day!

Paper is BLISS said...

Hey Curt! so nice to hear from you, thanks for your comments but I think you seem to be the master on distress inks, your efforts here are gorgeous And your pic of the week is simply stunning! I am sorry I've not visited for a while, I am appalling bad at updating my own blog let alone checking out my friends blogs on a regular basis. However, that is no excuse, I will check on you more often, promise! I really hope you guys are keeping well.
Take care
Hugs, Zoe xx