Sunday, September 20, 2015

Mid-Challenge Reminder at Quirky Crafts

     We're at the mid-way point of the challenge at Quirky Crafts where I'm one of the Guest Designers this time around.  They have two marvelous sponsors; last week I used an image from Sweet Pea Stamps and this week, I'm using Bugaboo Stamps.  The theme is "Animal Magic" so I thought this fun Halloween silhouette (called Skull Tree) from Bugaboo, with a cat, an owl, and  a couple of bats was perfect.

     This is a really CAS design.  It's also a new design technique I've not tried before.  I printed the silhouette image and the sentiment directly onto colored CS, then cut it to size for the black card front.  That gave me a single layer card which looked like two layers.

     There was no coloring involved (extremely unusual for me and part of doing something new) but I added a blingy look by using three different colors of glitter on the skull faces, the jack-o-lantern, the animal's eyes, plus a tiny touch of red on the spiders' tummies.

     I used a fine point, white, gel pen to add eyes to the bats.  I  added absolutely no ribbon or embellies making it very flat and perfect for mailing but very blingy and eye-catching nonetheless.  I like it, yes, I do!  :-D

Animal Friends
Artistic Inspirations
Artistic Stampers
Aud Sentiments
CCC Digi Creations
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Boots
Digi Choosday
Incy Wincy Designs
Melonheadz Friends
Outlawz PAM
Papertake Weekly

     OK, this is my last "Sunday" post today - even though one actually went live late last night.  Two guest designing spots on the same day isn't something I planned but it has been fun.  This is my last post for Quirky Crafts  and it's been loads of fun.  Thanks, ladies, for allowing me to join all of you.  For my friends and followers, why not go by the Quirky challenge blog and check out what all the DT members have done, both last week and this.  Then find something magical in one of your animal stamps and make something to enter in their challenge.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


*Vicki* said...

A spooky cute and fun CAS!! Love the sparkly eyes!! ;)

jimlynn said...

You topped off the day just great with this one! Love the glittery eyes on the skulls and that spooky tree. Looks fantastic!!

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Spooky card NanaConnie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

Donna Ellis said...

that image looks fantastic on the colored cardstock, Connie! Love those orange eyes, and the simplicity of the card - otherwise, the fun image would not be center stage! hugs, de

Dee's Craft Room said...

Such a wonderfully spooky card, love this Halloween Tree design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Teresa Arsenault said...

Clever little tree there.

Davi said...

Fun image, great card NC!

Donna Hanley said...

Love the glitter and gel pen work. It really made this card sparkle and spooky. LOL It must have been hard for you not to pick up a coloring marker, but see you did a fabulous card without using any. It if a great card all the way around, Connie.

Desire Fourie said...

NanaConnie this is such a fun Halloween tree. Loving the autumn hues.
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is wonderful, love your one layer look and as you say so easy to post like that. Great image of the tree and skulls.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Connie, loving the design and gorgeous way you have highlighted the pumpkins.
Linda xxx

Annie said...

Wow this really stands out as a special card. Love it. Annie xxx

Dawn said...

Great CAS Halloween card! Love your colour choice!
Dawn xx

Doris E said...

Such a great card!!! Quirky DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the CAS look of this- I do not think I could figure out HOW to achieve this- is it an SVG that you printed??? Love this fun card!

Brenda said...

What a great, fun, CAS design! Love that you added a little bling with the glitter. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful Halloween card NC. I love these images. Sorry I have not been around but I have been keeping up with your wonderful cards. Hugs, joann

What I Created Next said...

Great card. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Monochromatic Challenge (DT)

Cazzy said...

I love the spooky tree, and the glitter makes it special.

Cazzy x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Beautifully CAS, this is just pure fun. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Aud Sentiment Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Lisa J said...

This is spooky perfection! Love it. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT CCC Digi Creations

Anjie said...

Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Monochromatic challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Moni said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Good luck.-Monica. Dt

Anne Wilding said...

Very successful technique. Thanks for the entry this month - Anne CCC Digi DT

Deanne Saunders said...

So cool!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Emma said...

Super spooky card, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘Monochromatic’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

So cute Nana Connie, I love all the embellies and sparkle you added to the eyes of your spooky little creatures! Hugs and thanks so much for playing at Digi Choosday Monochromatic challenge this time. Hugs!! Audrey DT

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

love your card ! so cute ! thank you so much for plaing with us at The Artistic Stamper !
xxx Titbelsoeur DT