Spring Bloom

I have been coloring lately. This bloom set is new to me. I am entering this is the Triple B March Challenge. https://dd-tripleb.blogspot.com/2023/03/march-challenge.html

Two other challenges have come to my attention which this card fits. Shopping our Stash: https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2023/02/sos491-flowers-flowers-everywhere.html

Four Seasons: Spring Season March: https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2023/03/spring-season-march-2023-challenge.html

I used Honey Bee Spring Joy Bouquet stamp and die set. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. The background paper is Stampin Up Blushing Bride and Basic White. The patterned paper is also SU Perfectly Artistic which was released in 2016. I looked it up to the get the name and the date was in the blog I found.

I used a tutorial by Lynn Dunn. I love her tutorials as they are so easy to follow and I am able to use whatever product I have on hand. https://stamptasticdesigns.com/2023/03/08/diagonal-design-cut-and-shuffle-technique/

Stacked Pumpkins Card

Another image that I stamped recently and finally colored. I used patterned paper from Gina K Designs with the fun image from Stampendous.

https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-anything-goes-fall-challenge.html https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/10/octoberfest-challenge.html https://twooldbatshalloweenchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-anything-halloween.html

Recently I learned that the owner of Stampendous was moving her studio to her home. The store and factory have closed so for right now, any new stamps can be purchased from a store near you or online. This image came from someone whose Hardware store was selling all of it’s rubber stamps. The name of this set is Jack Stack. I colored it with several alcohol markers. The patterned paper is from the Grateful Heart pad from GKD. The word Boo is from Feeling Fall from Power Poppy.

This card will be entered in Make the Cards Challenge, Crafting Happiness, Four Seasons, and Double D Challenge. All are about pumpkins or Halloween.

I did enjoy coloring this image. It took me a while to settle on patterned paper, the card layout, and all of the needed pieces. I am happy with the card.

Adding this card to Two Old Bats challenge. Not sure how I missed it…I think I was trying to get the ones I remembered and just missed this one.

Thanks for sharing in my card! I did have fun and it is ready to be mailed to someone whose birthday is Halloween.

Pumpkins and Cat card

A few weeks ago, I stamped several images. Recently I colored a a fun image with stacked pumpkins and a cat.

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/10/octoberfest-challenge.html https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-anything-goes-fall-challenge.html https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/135-halloween-all-month-long.html http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2022/09/the-blossom-challenge-eat-your-fruit.html

This is the Feeling Fall image from Power Poppy. I colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out with ovals from Gina K Designs. The card base is Coral Reef from GKD with a layer of Turquoise Sea, and a strip of Slate. The pumpkins on the Turquoise Sea layer are from GKD Autumn Wreath Builder also the smaller ones are from SU Halloween Scares. The cat images and the splatter on the Slate strip are from the same SU set.

The Power Poppy challenge is to use an image with fruit or vegetables. I chose fruit as pumpkins are a fruit due to the seeds.

The Crafting Happiness challenge is all about Halloween. This image definitely fits the Halloween vibe.

The Four Seasons Challenge is to use anything about October. Pumpkins are definitely part of October.

The Double D Challenge is also anything to do with October. I saw pumpkins on the mood board.

I left the greeting off of the front as it would be too busy. I placed it inside. Thanks for sharing the time with me today to view my card.

Fall Leaves

Our weather is changing with cooler evenings making it feel like Fall. Since it is feeling like Fall, I made a card with leaves.

https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/september-anything-goes-fall-challenge.html https://makethecardschallenge.com/make-the-cards-challenge-63/

I used the Stampin’Up retired set called Blended Seasons for the leaves. I moved the image several times in my MISTI to have leaves all over the background. I used watercolor paper and embossed the leaves in gold to capture the water and color. The color palette is from Splitcoast Stampers CC912: Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green. To make the color more intense, I used reinkers for Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry. I do not own a green one, so came back with a marker to give it more color.

The Hello is a die from Gina K Designs which came in a butterfly stencil kit. I chose to use the Early Expresso color to cut the word Hello and Vellum for the shadow.

I really like how this card came out. I enjoy watercolor in how quickly you can achieve vibrant color on the image.