Sunday, September 18, 2011

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA Challenge 4: Paris Inspiration

Have you visited a muse|studio's facebook page yet?  If you haven't you should definitely check it out.  They have weekly challenges right now during A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA.  This week's challenge was to create a card that was inspired by a photo of Paris.  I took the greys and greens as well as the trees as the staring point for my inspiration.    

All supplies used are from a muse|studio and can be purchased from my webstore.  The layout for this card is from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog and is FTL 158.  I started out with a Pebble cardbase and added a couple pieces of Holiday Washi Tape to it for the front strip.  I don't know if I'll be able to make a card that doesn't have Washi Tape--it's addicting.  The focal piece is stamped with images from Spooky Boo Day in Pebble, Wasabi, Slate, and French Roast inks.  I inked up the tree in Pebble ink and then added the Wasabi for the leaves with a sponge dauber to get both colors on the image.  The owl and sentiment are stamped in French Roast.  The bats and grave markers are stamped in slate--the grave markers were stamped off once prior to being stamped on the Sugar Cardstock.  I added some red micro twinkle stickers for a bit of bling before  I rounded the corners and attached this to a piece of Wasabi cardstock that also has rounded corner.  This whole piece is popped up with 3d foam adhesive to the card base.  

There you have it!  I love Spooky Boo Day and will be playing with it a lot more from now till Halloween.  Thanks for visiting.  

Stamps:  Spooky Boo Day
Cardstock:  Pebble, Wasabi, Sugar
Inks:  Pebble, Wasabi, Slate, French Roast
Accessories:  Holiday Washi Tape, Micro Twinkle Stickers, 3d Foam Adhesive Kathy

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September Studio Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to the a·muse|studio blog hop with my  a·muse "cousins".   We are all lucky to have Krystie as our upline.  You should have come here from Kristen's blog but make sure that you follow all the links to see lots of a·muse|studio goodness.

Dh needed a card for a friend who's recently had a baby. All supplies used are from a muse|studio and can be purchased through my website or by sending me an email.   I couldn't wait to pull out the little crib from Sleepy Sighs and put it to use.  I stamped the crib onto Sugar cardstock in Versafine Onyx Black.  While I love Memento Tuxedo Black and use it 99.99% of the time, I find that the Versafine gives a nice, dark, rich, true black.  I colored in the crib with copics (RV21, RV25, E33, and E29) and spica glitter pens.  I added some Washi Tape from the Spring collection to the piece and tied some sheer onyx organdy ribbon above the tape.  I then stamped the sentiment from Sleepy Sighs onto the piece.  This is layered on a piece of Bermuda cardstock and the focal piece is mounted onto a Blush cardbase with 3d foam adhesive.

There you have it, a quick and cute baby card that will bring a smile to someone's face!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out all the rest of the stampers on today's blog hop.  Next up is Karen's blog but if you get lost, here's the complete list of blog hoppers.

Studio Stampers Blog
Krystie Hersch
Kristen Watson
Kathy Hatzke  --------you are here!
Karen Crisp 
Kari Bell 
Lisa Wakabayashi
Veronica Zalis 
Lisa Chapman
Lianna Vigil  

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