Monday, September 26, 2011

Costumes,Candy and Cards

Some people think I am in costume everyday. That's one reason I love living in  here. In downtown Asheville I look conservative!
This weeks Created Byhand Challenge Theme is Mango Sunsets/Orange+Blue. We have them- just have to go up to The Parkway to see them! Photo by Mark Robinson.

I was one of the lucky ones to get a pack of the Ranger T!m Holtz Seasonal Distress Inks, first run. I used all three-Persimmon, Seedless Preserves and Gathered Twigs to make the background. Fab colors. The quote from the Wicked Collection stamped in black, thermal embossed.
I inked up the Cuttlebug spiderweb embossing folder(might as well leave this one out on my desk till November) as a stamp and masked the quote with a sticky note.

The die cuts-I want to rave about the Alterations Autumn Gathering die. All these pieces came from one pass of the die in my Wizard- tow layers of various papers-that is 20 leaves, twigs and acorns just the right size for most of what I do.
I would recommend coloring your paper before cutting as the small size makes them harder to color individually, tho I did mess about  with them on this card. I used soem Stickles cinnamon and copper for dimensional glitter and Stardust pens to outline and highlight. I stuck the twigs on with the Glue pen -a quicky and a goody.
I have Suzanne at Quietfire to thank for making this my most enjoyable Halloween in a long time.
The candy-It's in the eye of the beholder.
Thanks for looking, your comments and posting your own entry.


  1. you're going to LOVE my comment...

    Love all your twigs and leaves and stuff. Have resisted buying that die since I have so many punches and other dies that do similar things.

  2. What a gorgeous sunset (or sunrise?) inspiration photo - and your card is just as vibrant. Thanks for showing all the leaves and twigs - sometimes it is difficult to imagine what a die set can do!

  3. Loving those acorns! The new colors are so rich.


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