In Stamping Mode

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween and an Emerging coloring tutorial!

Happy Halloween!! I just had a ball taking the kiddos trick or treating tonight. It's just a natural high to see Harrison (my 4 year old) absolutely thrilled to run (not walk) to each house and cheerfully exclaim "Trick or Treat!" and then politely say "THANK YOU!" as he's half running back to the sidewalk to get to the next house. He was on Cloud 9 and I was loving every minute of it. Of course, Catie is too young to enjoy it, but she thoroughly enjoyed watching Harrison. I tell just can't get better! I will shamelessly show a couple pictures of them before we ventured off. :)

Catie was a pretty little flower and Harrison decided to be a farmer (at the very last minute!) Doesn't he look so mischievous? He gets that from his grandpa. ;) And another without Catie's big-mouthed grin.

He just loves his baby sister. I hope that lasts forever!

Now on to the stampin goodies. I had a little time to play today...not much though! I REALLY wanted to patchwork the ornament from Christmas Classics and, I swear, tried a gazillion different techniques for the right look and none of them worked!! I tried stamping in brown staz-on (but it totally bled...huh?!) thought about embossing, but that wouldn't work either...I wanted vibrant color! I then recalled a technique called "Emerging Pastels" from the Workshop Wow DVD us demonstrators have access to purchase. Instead of using pastels though, I used my markers and a blender pen. Here's what I did:

1. Ink up your ornament in Sahara Sand ink and then stamp off and then on to your cardstock

2. Grab your markers and color in the lines to create a patchwork (I used Real Red, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip)

3. Take a blender pen and pull the color from the markers into the middle of your "patch"

4. Stamp ornament on your Stamp a Majig and position such that image overlies colored image and stamp in Chocolate Chip

And here is what it looks like (except yours will be stamped more accurately!) lol

Finish your card like so!

Here's a close-up of the just don't do it justice...really, I swear! :)

This card's layout comes directly from Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I just love challenges.
Some things to note that I did on the card...
The card base is Very Vanilla and I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink. I then layered on top a piece of chocolate paper from the Ski Slope dsp and aged it by rubbing my Very Vanilla craft pad directly all over it. See the little chocolate looking ribbon holding the large red grosgrain in place? That's actually the Caramel gingham ribbon and I colored over the middle part with the Close to Cocoa marker. I also rubbed on the greeting from the new Season of Cheer rub-ons.

All supplies Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: Christmas Classics
Ink: Very Vanilla craft, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive, Ski Slope dsp
Accessories: White gel pen, Scallop edge punch, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Season of Cheer rub-ons, Wide red grosgrain ribbon, Caramel gingham ribbon, Gold cord

Hope you had a GREAT day and thanks so much for visiting! I'd love to see your comments and know who's visiting. :)


katiesniche said...

What a great tutorial! and the pic of your kids is too cute!!! I look forward to our group #5!! on SCS

Anonymous said...

Wow I love how you did that ornament! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The kids look great! I was cracking up at the little kids that came to my door last night. They get so excited! Sadly, mine are teenagers now and a little less enthusiastic. I love the technique you used on that ornament. Very clever!

airbornewife said...

wowzers.. what an cool card. Love the coloring on the ornament and the quilt look on the front.. thanks for sharing.

Beate said...

Wonderful tutorial! Great card! Love the rubons on the ribbon!
Thanks so much for playing!
Your kids look adorable!
Hugs and smiles

Dawn G. said...

What a AMAZING card!!!

Lisa H. said...

I think this is absolutley fabulous! what a wonderful technique. thanks for showing us how you did it, I never would have guessed.

Kelly Taylor said...

Okay, WOW! That card is amazing! I LOVE it! And your kiddos...just adorable!

Lynn Put said...

Your children are adorable in there Halloween costumes! And your card for Beate's sketch is awesome I love the ornament and the patch work designer paper!

BA said...

this is absolut fantastic!!

kat said...

Your kids are too cute. Great tutorial. TFS

Rachel Brumley said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

And your kids are adorable!

Amy J said...

Oh, your kids are so stinking cute! What a great tutorial, that ornament really stands out!

Amy J

Catherine said...

WOW! thanks for a great tutorial and what a gorgeous card. And your kids...too cute!

thescrapmaster said...

That is a great tutorial!! I have to get those markers. I can't wait.


Liz Goldhawk said...

I just watched the Emerging Pastels technique on the dvd, and LOVE that you did a tutorial with the markers/blender pens! Thanks so much... your card is beautiful!

Kathryn said...

FIRST -- your children are absolutely ADORABLE -- such cuties!!

Your card is STUNNING -- so very GORGEOUS!! Love it so much!

LeAnne said...

Very cool technique! I love that image, you've done great with the challenge, too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I will have to try it sometime. :) Your card is gorgeous & your kids adorable!

Can't wait to see more.

Renee Ondrajka said...

This is such a great idea. Wish I had that set.

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