Tuesday, October 22, 2019

So, A Girl and Her Cat Go Trick or Treating...

Hello, Blog Lovelies!! Tuesday greetings and it's a another trip to the MLB World Series for our Houston Astros, so this will be yet another week of stressful excitement, the biggest one! Hopefully, I'll find plenty of time to de-stress with art play! The card I'm sharing today makes me giggle at the thought that this sweet little girl could ever get her cat to wear a costume and go trick or treating with her - HA!

I made this Halloween card with a Mo's Digital Pencil image called appropriately enough Trick or Treat .  It's colored with ProMarkers and Zig Writers (I basically used the Zigs to color the skinny areas as it has a fine tip, the rest was ProMarkers). Only part of it is colored because I used a variation of the Spotlight Technique, which is why I die cut and colored a smaller shape inside my larger die cut image that highlights it (and the variation is coloring the sky and ground on the outer die and leaving only the part of the image on the outer die uncolored - a strict interpretation would be not to color anything on the outer die - hope that is clearer than mud at least!). After I did the strict version, it just did not look right to me and the variation looks better. Go figure.

I used the current Outlawz Wednesday sketch but I flipped it horizontally. I also flipped the Mo image horizontally, come to think of it. Now, why did I do all that???? Can't remember now. Oh well!

Papers: Orange pre-made A2 card blank and envelope, Chatterbox textured card stock, DCWV and Junkitz patterned paper snippet scraps, Neenah white index stock
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil image Trick or Treat, Sweet Stamp Shop and Pink By Design inside sentiments, Impression Obsession siggie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, ProMarkers, Zig Writer pigment markers
Dies: QK Squeeze 2x2 Bats, Spellbinders Labels 3 and A2 Polkadot Frames, Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangles
Other/Stash: Tim Holtz Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers, flat-back glass stars, Halloween text and polkadot ribbons,

Here is the entire Mo digital stamp before I colored any of it, and also here are the snippets of patterned papers I worked with.

I used a pre-made card blank with a matching envelope, an extra from years ago Halloween party invites, a cut piece of green card stock mat from my stash and a smaller mat of ghouls and goblins Halloween paper cut with my Stamps of Life stitched rectangles die. I die cut my entire image out and then cut another piece with the same die. Then I used a smaller nested die to cut the spotlighted area of the image and cut another of that size. I matted the colored larger piece on top of the extra of that size. Then, I fitted in the extra smaller piece and matted the spotlighted colored one on that. It makes the spotlighted piece stand up a bit, one paper breadth. I used my UHU gluestick for the adhesive. This all made my focal element stiffer and able to be popped up a bit over the ribbon using some half-height dimensionals I have.

 Here's the inside of the card. I repeated the die cutting of the patterned paper and then added a die cut polkadot framed snippet where I stamped my sentiments. I just love that patterned paper!

On the back of my card, I used another die cut piece of patterned paper along with a strip of stripes and a curved snippet of white that I colored with the cool ghoulish green and stamped with my siggie.

I made this card for my friend that I exchange art with. She will appreciate the technique. I hope you aren't tired of seeing Halloween cards, because I think I will have a few more to share. No telling what they will be, though. I never really know until I decide the sketch and /or challenges!

1.   Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Oct. 16-29 -- Sketch is shown above
2.   Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #284: Anything Mo + Autumn Colors -- I used a Mo image and the colors in the photo  
3.   ArtsyStamper Challenge #2: Patterned Paper -- See my Supplies above for list of pp used.
5.   613 Create Avenue Challenge #226: AG + Opt. Spotlight Technique -- On my 7th entry this month, I am finally PLAYING THE OPTION! Yay! 
9.   Colour Crazy Week 40: AG with Colouring -- Coloured my focal image with ProMarkers and Zig Writers.
10.  Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge#154: AG + Opt. Warm Colors -- I've played the option.  
11.  The House That Stamps Built Challenge #o1619: Colors 
12.  Use Your Stuff Challenge #379: Tic Tac Toe -- I am playing bottom row across, Stamp/Bling or Rhinestones/Ribbon or Twine...   
13.  Aud Sentiments Challenge #238: Sentiment + For a Child
19.  Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge #86: PETS -- I'm playing for our cat Carmella, who would never obey us to wear a costume or go t-n-t-ing. She's a Community cat who adopted us!  
Thanks so much for visiting me and allowing me to share my creations with you. And... Go Astros!


Lori Saul said...

A wonderful creative seasonal piece!

Beverly said...

Adorable! I love the paper you used! And I love the cute title you gave your post.Thanks for inspiring me, and for entering our Patterned Paper Challenge over at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge.

Beverly aka Artsystamper

froebelsternchen said...

OMG! What a gorgeous piece!❤🧡♥️ Thank you for joining Moo Mania &More and Try It on Tuesday.

ike said...

How fantastic. That image is adorable - I especially love the kitty in his costume :-)
Such wonderful details on your creation.
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.

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My name is Erika. said...

She is the cutest witch ever. Adorable Aimeslee. Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Julene Matthews said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at UYS

Meggymay said...

I love this happy Halloween card, it is a really cute witch image and super papers you used.
Thank you for linking to Try it on Tuesday and your support for our themes.
Yvonne xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fa-boo-lous card. Love this image and all the details you added.. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Colour Crazy Challenge. AJ DT CCC

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Fantastic spotlight technique. Such an eye catching card. Your image is cute.

Heather said...

Super cute and a fun take on the spotlight technique. My big orange guys would NEVER let us dress him up in a costume like this; he would be so offended! : ) Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a neat variation on the spotlight technique! WOnderful!

Darlene said...

OMG how cute and I too love your post title! TeeHee! Very clever! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Creaine said...

Love your Critter card!
Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

missgailly said...

So cute! And cool that you coloured only part of the image to make it pop! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Esther Asbury said...

What a cute little trick or treating scene! Love how you finished the inside too! Thanks for linking to the Inspiration Board Challenge on the Repeat Impressions blog!

Renate said...

Beautiful seasons card.
Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun
Renate DT

Mrs.B said...

This is such a sweet card Aimeslee, love the technique you used.
Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx

Sheryl said...

Great Halloween card.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl
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Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautifully spotlit creation! Perfect colours for our challenge using this fun image.
Thank you for playing along with us at Mo's Digital Pencil October Challenge. Hugs, Lesley

Helen said...

Fab design - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x