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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers

For some odd reason my computer didn't like my camera tonight!! I finally got them to talk to each other and was able to get the images off my camera. I was out earlier taking some WONDERFUL pictures of an absolutely BEAUTIFUL butterfly on the neighbors flowers. I took over 40 shots. The thing just kept going from flower to flower and I just followed. Oh my, I stalked a butterfly!!! LOL

Today's sketch at SplitCoastChallenge was a fun one. It was pretty simple but the focal part of the card was the challenge for me. I had stamped a windmill in a field and ended up with a ghost behind a fence!!! Don't ask!!! LOL

The stamp is by Penny Black. I have TONS of Penny Black stamps from when I use to teach. I hardly use them anymore but once in a while I open up the tote and play with one now and then!! Today was one of those "now and then" days!!!

I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used my blender pen with markers and colored away. I used clear embossing powder and a round stamp to make the moon and then did he background coloring over it. When doing this you need to be sure to wipe off the embossed areas because the ink does bead up on it and could make a big mess.

I used a piece of decorative paper I had gotten at Michael's and I used Lovely Lilac but in the photo it looks like Ballet Blue!! Bad lighting I guess. It's best to take your photos in natural light. It's late here and dark outside. I don't think natural light would work very well here!!! LOL

I also like to use this stamp on Shrinky Dinks. It makes a cute and perfect size pin.

If you have time head on over to SplitCoastStampers and check out their card challenge or one of the other Challenges. Each day they have a new one!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

Very cute Halloween card. You did a great job of coloring, as usual. I need to start making Halloween cards for a card sale that I am going to have the first week in October..... Thanks for getting me motivated for Halloween!

Maple Grove, MN

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful image and your coloring blows me away! This is one SPOOKY SWEET card, LOVE IT!