Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mr. Punkin Head

Well it's been awhile but I have a new card to post.  We have had a very hectic few weeks and I haven't had much time to spend in my craft studio.  I decided to check out a couple of challenges and work on a card tonight and this is what I came up with. This card is for 2 different challenges the first is the Simon Says challenge "rubber or clear stamp" and the second is the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge "back in black".  The challenge from Simon Says was to use a rubber or clear stamp... no digis.  Well that was a problem, since I don't have a lot of digi stamps but tons of rubber & clear do I decide which to use?.  So I thought if I combined the challenge with the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge (which was to use black on your project) that would help me to narrow down the choices.  However,  I seem to have accumulated quite a few Kraftin' Kimmie stamps over the last year.  If you look at the bottom picture you will notice I have quite a collection and it just keeps growing.  I finally decided I better get busy with my Halloween cards and this is what I came up with.

For this card I started with the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp Mr. Punkin Head and colored him with copic markers (YR02, 04, 07, 21, 23, 24 - N01, 03, 05, 07 - BG93, 99 & 110).  I used the out of the box technique to cut the image out using spellbinders petite ovals (I think it kind of looks like he is stepping out of a portal of sorts. I used a spider web stamp from a Basic Grey Halloween stamp set to add some details to the oval.  I cut the fence out using the memory box "weathered fence" die and the top decorative edge pieces with the Tim Holtz "ornate" die.  I edged most of the pieces with prima tin can and versa magic black chalk inks.  The greeting is from the crafty secrets "Halloween Fun" stamp set and I added a few rhinestones for a little more detail. The patterned paper is from the Echo Park "Apothecary Emporium" paper pack.

I want to be able to spend some more time crafting over the next few weeks...I really hope to have some projects to post next week...have a good week everyone!!!