Monday, October 4, 2010
Happy Monday everyone!
I have to apologise. I've been a little preoccupied lately (some call it obsessed) with our house buying endeavors. It's totally consumed me! I so want this over with so, one way or another, I can get on with my life! And because all my focus has been on it, I've haven't paid attention to much else - including stamping! *shock* But don't worry, I plan on getting my groove back because October is my month! I love everything about October - pumpkins, fall, trick or treating and especially Halloween!
And this week's challenge TSG75 is all about that fun day! It's a color challenge and Trendsetter Corinna McGregor is challenging us to use the colors ORANGE, PURPLE and LIME on our projects!
I decided to pull out an old TSG Halloween set for this challenge. Remember the cool Spookatular Silhouettes set?! It has some great images in it and this awesomely spooktacular sentiment!
I always find color challenges hard because I can never balance the colors very well, but I think I did ok on this one. :) I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try for my layout and the paper is from Recollection's Halloween stack from last year. I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock with Versamark Ink, applied white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I used the Labels Eight and Large Oval Nestibilities to cut the frame from some of that GORGEOUS black glitter paper (again!), popped it on dimensionals and laid it over the sentiment. For the two band elements (in the sketch) I used a few rows of scalloped (done with a corner punch) purple paper and the Martha Stewart rickety old fence punch. I completely forgot I owned that punch which is why I sooo need a stamp room so I can see everything I own without having to dig for it! ;) See that little spider dangling from the ribbon/button detail? He's in the set too.
Now it's your turn! Create a card using these colors and head on over to the TSG blog and leave your name in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post. You could win yourself a gift certificate to the TSG webstore! :)
Oh, by the way, I added a bunch of Halloween and recent cards to my store yesterday. I'd love it if you gave them a new home! :) Thanks SO much for stopping in today!
Stamps: There She Goes 'Spooktacular Silhouettes'
Inks: Versamark, StazOn 'Jet Black', Distress Inks 'Lavender Lace, Dusty Concord, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo'
Papers: Bazzil Basics, Black Glitter Paper, PP - Recollections 'Halloween' Stack
Access: Ribbon, PTI Button - Black, PTI Rustic Button Twine, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Sponges, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals