Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lanterns, Leaves, and Ghosts!!

Good morning everyone!! Hope you are having a great day!! My DH went fishing so I have the house to myself..I bet ya can't guess what I am going to do today!!! I have some new stamps that haven't seen inked yet so I will be doing a little coloring and designing. I spent most of the day yesterday planning out this takes me forever to decide on paper, colors, stamps...Oh, to be able to stamp fast.....that is my dream...LOL!!! Anyway.....
I made this card for the Color Throwdown #110 to use Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, and Pink Pirouette and the sketch from Our Craft Lounge's Friday DT Sketch Challenge#30
The adorable Oriental lanterns from OCL's Oriental Garden set were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. They were cutout and attached to the background that was stamped with the cherry blossoms image from the same set. The sentiment is from OCL's Giving Thanks set and the ribbon and Metal Sign from Making Memories finish it off.
Stamps: OCL Oriental Gardens and sentiment from Giving Thanks
Paper: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, White, Memory Box Poppyfinch dp, SEI's Jolie Chocolat
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Going Gray for the branch
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Metal Sign, Nestabilities
I made this card for last weeks sketch challenge on Splitcoast... I haven't had a chance to upload it till now. The leaves image from Rubbernecker's Fall Trilogy set were first stamped with Dusty Durange, dried for a few minutes, and then wiped down with my embossing buddy. Next, the leaves were stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold ep. The metal leaves were colored with a copic, and attached with dimensionals. The background golden yellow layer was embossed with a leaf CB folder and the buttons, twine, lace, and ribbon finish it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker's Fall Trilogy
Paper: Dusty Durango, Prism Suede Brown Medium, Priam Papaya Puree Medium, Me and My Big Ideas dp
Ink: Versamark, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Metal Leaves, Copic, Gold ep, Nestabilities, Lace, Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Cuttlebug Folder

Last weeks Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast was to use twine....I love to use twine!! The cute little ghost stamp from A Muse was stamped with Versamark and embossed with white ep. The background paper is Basic Grey's Eerie and the button with the black twine finishes it off.
This was such a fun little Halloween card to make. The orange button looks ok but I would really like to find some pumpkin buttons. If anyone knows where I can find them, please let me know!!!!
Stamps: A Muse
Paper: White, Pumpkin Pie, Black, Basic Grey Eerie
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Button, Twine, Dimensionals, White ep

That's it for today....thanks for dropping by and if you are in the neighborhood, come on over and we will do a little stampin!!!!!


Tammy said...

Each card is terrific. I love the with the lanterns, fabulous colors.

Cheryl said...

This is a great collection of cards. Each one is wonderful in its way. I love the lantern cards. Great colors and details.

Broni said...

Wow, you're really knocking out the cards, Joan! I love the OCL/CTD card! Beautiful way to use the colors! The bow is to die for! And I love those golden leaves on your fall card! I've never seen those little ghost lanterns before! Adorable!!!

Bev Gerard said...

These totally knock the socks off of anything I've seen! You are SO in CHARGE of Fall/Halloween! (Nope ... you cannot hand it off to DH's influence!)
Woooooooooooohoooooooooooo!!! Ms. Joan!!! I need to stamp in your nearness for the learning experience!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous cards, Joan! I love those little ghosts, and the single button with it. The lanterns are so beautiful too. . .I hope you're having a great end to your week ;D

Crystal said...

Girl you have been busy busy...these are fabulous!!! EEEEK you are amazing Joan!!! LOVE all this eye candy on this post!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan these are great fall cards. Your ribbon and layout on the first one is awesome and I bet it took you the day to think up. I stamp fast but I am simple stamper. lol I dream to be able to stamp and embelish like you. FUnny how you dream of what you can't do.

jdmommy said...

All wonderful, Joan!! Pretty lanterns, love the embossing, and those little ghosts are so darn cute!! TFS, GF!!

Janis said...

These cards are beautiful! I love the matting on the ghost one... I'm gonna have to remember that. ;)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your creations are always so inspiring Joan!! I so love your bright fall cards but my fave is the first one with the magenta, pink and black combo. Stunning ribbon and bow!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love all your cards Joan! I especially love the lanterns card - great color combination. It takes me forever to get a card made for the same reason - can't decide on colors, papers, etc!

Anonymous said...

Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
similar in the past? Keep up the great work!

Lisa Lara said...

Hee Joan, I was looking at the first card....saying...where's the ghost? Hee. I just love the lanterns popped up. The gold leaves are so stunning and love love love those cute little ghosts.

Becky said...

Oh My Goodness all 3 of these are just fabulous. Love the colors and ribbon on that first one, love the gold embossing on the second one, love the images and orange button on the second. It is amazing what you can do when hubby is away fishing :)

Amber (bambi64) said...

LOVE the color on the first card!! wow!! Awesome, awesome.

LeAnne said...

Love them all--the CTD one is just beautiful! But my heart is smiling at those little ghosts! :D
Thanks for playing with us this week!

Helen F. said...

All three are so fabulously done, Joan! Love your unique and versatile style. Your little ghosts are too cute :o)

dpkennedy said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Joanne (jojot) said...

all three are fab, but the autumnal one with the Oriental flair really drew me in