Thursday, December 4, 2008

From our house...

I was looking through the sketch challenges over on SCS the other day (they are awesome) and this one struck my fancy (SC204). I loved how the center strip was cut short on the left, but went all the way to the end on the right.

I had my Taylored Expressions stamps out and as I looked through the sets I pondered how the Halloween stamps are so stinkin CUTE, but they are so under-used. Halloween just doesn't last long enough. Anyway... I decided to use the haunted house in the Frightful Night set as a cute little house in a winter scene.

I stamped the house on cream cardstock, colored it with Copic markers and cut it out. I created the snow with Liquid Pearls and sprinkled fine glitter over it. It's attached with foam tape to a cream rectangle that I airbrushed with pink (hey... sky can be pink you know!)

The adorable paper (October Afternoon) has pink polka dots on the reverse side and I put a pink crystal (Zva Creative) on each dot. You just GOTTA love pink bling!

The sentiment is from the Home Sweet Home Set and is stamped on cream with Pink Petunia (Versa Magic chalk ink). I cut out one of the little snowflakes on the paper and added a pearl.

I think I'll find another sketch to play with. It sure jump started my mojo!

Stamps: Frightful Night, Home Sweet Home (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Classic Cream (Neenah), October Afternoon
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pink Petunia (Versa Magic chalk ink), Copic markers
Misc: Liquid Pearls (Ranger), glitter (Stampendous), pink crystals (Zva, Nestabilites, Copic Air Brush system


Anonymous said...

HB, how cute!!! This is adorable!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is amazing, HB!! You ROCK, sistah!

Jami said...

Oh my! This is adorable! Love the snow and all that pink bling!

Terri said...

This is darling, love the winter look you did with this image, tfs!

Cindy Lyles said...

I'm loving those pink sparkles!!! This is absolutely adorable HB!!!

Bevie Pearl said...

HB, you blow me away when you think how else to use a stamp. I need to borrow your creative brain waves for a few days!
The pink HOT!

StamperSharon said...

Love this layout, Carole -- adorable card!

StinkerbellSteph said...

You have a great blog w/so many great projects! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Vicki C said...

Woo Hoo.. loving these colors! What a darling darling card HB!
Thinking of you friend!

Denise said...

So cute! Love tha pink.