Thursday, September 30, 2010

MPS Fall Challenge

Tonight's card is a fall challenge from My Pink Stamper. I used the Cuttlebug for the pumpkin background. The papers are from Wausau Paper (I don't know the color names). The pumpkin stamp is any older one from PSX that I love! Some Distress Ink and a couple of black eyelets. I tried using my Cropadile, but I think I need a refresher course on it-I had to resort to the hammer. Good stress relief!!

I had fun "posing" my card.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Fun with Ranger Inks

Fall Card
This is my first attempt at using the Ranger Distress Inks. I used Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge,  Forest Moss, Dusty Concord and Aged Mahogany. Yes, I tried them all on one card! (I think it got a little dark on the right edge.) I stamped the sentiment in black ink and the background images in the Walnut Stain.

I know I have much to learn about this technique, but I love the effect!! Happy Fall!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge-Birdie Card

Challenge Card
Today I entered my first scrapbook was from My Pink Stamper at for her 5 millionth hit celebration. Congratulations Robyn!!

I had a great time making this card with some new supplies. I used the Cricut Lite Hoot 'n' Holler for the owl and Cricut Lite Celebrate with Flourish for the word art. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey Jovial and the solids are from DCWV naturals mat stack. The ribbon is just black 1/4" from my stash and I inked the edge with Ranger Distress Ink in walnut stain.

It was very fun to work on the challenge. I hope to do a few more soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Silver Pumpkins

I know it's been a long time since I last posted, but everyone is back to school and I should have a little more time to myself now. (I can always hope, I suppose.) Anyway, it is now time to start to decorate for autumn-my favorite season! I was inspired to change up my usual fall mantle decorations by this fabulous post on Remodelaholic: which was inspired by Pottery Barn.
Pottery Barn version made of mercury glass.
Here is my before picture of my summer mantle-scape with beach themed items.

I bought some inexpensive faux pumpkins ($1 each) and spray painted them with a gray primer and metallic silver paint. My DH helped me paint them and came up with the idea of skewering them on screw drivers to let them dry without marring the surface. Good thing he had many screwdrivers in the tool box!

Here is the end result-I love it! It's traditional fall decor with a more modern touch. I used dark wood candle sticks and a twig wreath I've had for years. 

This is close up of the silver finish. It turned out to be not as shiny on this surface but I like the softer metallic look. It reminds me of stainless steel.

I love this picture. Let me know what you think.
Happy Fall!!