Thursday, October 10, 2019

Whoo Said Boo?

hELLo and happy Thursday to you! Honey and I still feeling Blaaaah, but as we are retired and quite lazy about it, it's not impacting anything other than the speed of my card making! heehee Casa Winans was a bit anxious today because our Houston Astros had to win tonight to stay in the baseball play-offs. And win they did! So, all was well that ended well! We play the Yankees Saturday night beginning the next round. Go 'Stros!

I'm playing 4 color challenges with orange. My Halloween card is orange and white for Double D's current challenge, and shades of orange for More Mixed Media, Outlawz and IkeWorld's challenges.

I have used Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch 716 sized to A2, and I have used one of Bugaboo's digital stamp images called Halloween Peeker Cat. And for Di's Snippet challenge, I used a snippet scrap from my Lawn Fawn patterned paper collection on my card front (the diagonal stripes strip is leftover from another project) and a snippet from the front used on the back behind my siggie stamp.

Paper: Recollections Heavy 110# cs, SU cs, Neenah index stock, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka series, orange copy paper
Stamps: Bugaboo digital Halloween Peeker Cat, Pink By Design, Inkadinkado, Crafty Secrets, My Favorite Things 
Inks: ProMarkers, VersaFine Clair
Dies & Punches: Lawn Fawn Sentiment Banners, Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangles, Spellbinders Classic Labels, Clear Dollar Designer siggie label, Martha Stewart Loopy border punch
Stash items: Ribbon,  Brad, Polychromos white wax pencil, embossing powder

I colored my image with ProMarkers and blended my white wax pencil along the outer edges of the colored image and on the jack o'lantern's eyes and mouth. I find that a white wax pencil creates a smooth fade out of color, as well as helping areas stand out. I like to use pencils over markers whenever it is helpful. If you have colored with pencils, then you know you must cover every spot or you can see where you haven't. Using a marker of the same color first helps hide the skips. ;-))

Since I have so many Halloween stamps, I went a little nuts on the inside of this card, lol. I've used stamps by Crafty Secrets, Pink By Design and Inkadinkado. Plus one of the tiny bat die cut leftover from my last card. I have used orange copy paper inside, cut with the stitched rectangle die.

On the back of my card, I have used my My Favorite Things Siggie stamp on a Clear Dollar label die on leftover snippet from the front of my card.

One last look. My front sentiment is Pink By Design, heat-embossed and colored with my ProMarkers before cutting with Lawn Fawn's Everyday Sentiment Banner die. That cat is so cute as he is warily peeking out from the jack o'lantern. Sticking strictly to 1 color is no easy task for me, but I think I gave it a good attempt.

1.  Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch #716 -- sketch shown above
2.  Double D Challenges: Orange and White
3.  Ikesworld Color Challenge #125: J is for JAFFA/AG
4.  Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge #85: 31 Days of Halloween
5.  Crafty Calendar Oct. Challenge: Autumn Colors/Halloween
6.  Try it on Tuesday: Animal Magic
7.  I Love ProMarkers Challenge #394: AG + Opt. Autumn/Halloween -- I used ProMarkers on my folcal image and sentiment, and I've played the option.
8.  Passion for ProMarkers Challenge Week 514: Autumn Colours -- I used ProMarkers to colour my focal image and sentiment.
9.  Colour Crazy Challenge Week 38: AG with Colouring -- I used ProMarkers to colour my focal image and sentiment.
10. Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge #362: AG with a Snippet -- Playing just for fun, Di, thanks, and no to draw. :-)))
11. Outlawz Color Tuesdays Challenge Oct. 8-21: Monochrome -- this time I chose orange
12. 613 Avenue Create Challenge #226: AG -- I did NOT play option.
13. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #31: AG with a Critter -- CAT
14. Di's Digi Designs Challenge Oct. 4-18: Include a Pumpkin
15. Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge Oct. 5-12: AG - I used a Bugaboo Digital image: Halloween Peeker Cat!
16. Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Oct. 8-14: AG
17. More Mixed Media Challenge Oct.: AG + Opt. Orange -- I've played the option
18. Simply Create Too Challenge #154: AG + Opt. Spooky/Scary -- I've played the option
19. Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #47: Meow-loween

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Cath Wilson said...

Beautifully coordinated, Aimeslee - bright, cheerful and autumnal. I notice the inside and back are also fully coordinated - you really do make sure everything matches.
Thank you for playing in Try it on Tuesday's Animal Magic challenge.
Cath x

Diane said...

Super cute AND fun card inside and out and purr-fect for our challenge at Double D...thanks for joining us!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Let's Art Journal said...

What a fabulous card! The sentiment and kitty cat stamp that you used made me smile 😉. I love everything pumpkin and the happy bright orange is so cheerful too 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Happy Friday and Weekend! Hugs, Jo x

ionabunny said...

Love how you decorated the inside as well. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

Darlene said...

WOW cute card 'all the way around!' lol Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Orange & White ONLY’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Wonderful halloween card! I love the great stamps on the inside to frame that out. The kitten is so sweet too. I am getting ready to take my kittens over to the vet. Have a good day!

Liz said...

Super design, very effective in shades of orange. I love how you've decorated the inside of the card too. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

Crafting with Darcy said...

This is really cute, Aimeslee! I love the orange colors and you did a great job on the inside of this card, too! Love it!!

Laurie said...

Fabulous card - inside and out! Love your traditional Halloween colors, the layers and and papers you used as well as the stamped image. Just too cute and thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge.

Dawn Frost said...

Great card! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy challenges, good luck! Dawn DT

Tammy said...

Oh I love this Halloween card Aimeslee! Cute, cute image and gorgeous orange colors, beautiful papers too!
Tammy x

Di said...

Brilliant card Aimeslee! Love how you decorated inside the cards as well - and you seem to have used up loads of snippets too! Great stuff.


Di xx

Sheila H said...

Your card is a delight both inside and out. The colors and patterns work so well together. Love your coloring, too! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.

Chana Malkah said...

Wonderful use of the traditional Halloween colors. I love your use of stripes and dots in this design. Nicely done, indeed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
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Dawn Frost said...

Great card, love all the orange! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge AND Stella Says Sketch! Dawn Bugaboo DT

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous with the orange and white both inside and out. Thanks for joining in the Stella Says Sketch Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

Ella's Design said...

Such a fun card, Aimeslee! Love all the orange tones (a colour I should use more of) and the sweet cat with pumpkin image. Brilliantly finished both inside and out! Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

ike said...

That is really fabulous. I love your layout and colours and the sweet kitty is adorable.
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges, and for coming to play in our Jaffa Challenge at IKEsWORLD.
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My name is Erika. said...

What a playful and fun card Aimeslee. Oh I love playful Halloween.You really nailed that. Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Lori Kobular said...

Such a fun Halloween card! That kitty peeking out from behind the pumpkin is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

Rosie said...

A wonderful card

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Julie said...

Fabulous card, Aimeslee! Beautiful autumnal colours and beautifully finished from front to back! Thanks for playing along with my autumn colour challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, Juliex

The Crafty Den said...

Stunning card Aimslee. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Julie's 'autumn colours' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Joan said...

Lovely card with that cute Halloween cat and beautifully finished inside too

Thanks fir joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge


Wendy said...

Great card...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge :)
Wendy x

Larissa said...

Fabulous card with a really nice image. Thanks so much for joining us at the Di's digi designs challenge blog.


Sall said...

What a fabulous card. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous spooky card, Aimeslee, and I love all the orange patterns together. That's a great colouring tip - one I will try because it has worked so well here. Love the inside of the card too!
Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too, and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

valscraftings said...

Fabulous the kitty and pumpkin!

Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldChallenges
Val DT x

Borqna said...

Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
Good luck!