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.

3 comments:

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

    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.

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  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!

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

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