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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's a Tuesday Trigger and a Shabby Halloween

Good morning everyone....we have had a little excitment around here. Midnight was stung somewhere around her left eye yesterday and we had to have the vet come and take a look. Her vision was ok but her eye was swollen shut!! She received a steriod shot and today she is able to open it. Hopefully, she will be back to normal is a couple of days. It's amazing how animals try to communicate their feelings...she was so still and not like herself. She would stop eating and just look at me....as if asking me what I was going to do about her problem. It was so sad... like having one of my own children in pain!! Anyway
....above is the Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab World Blog....an Abstract Folk Art Painting by Catherine Horvath Buchanan. Aren't the colors gorgeous!!!
I found my inspiration from the colors and the beautiful fall scene...the rolling hills were created with Basic Grey's Sugar Rush dp and sewing was done along the edges. Cosmo Cricket's Fly a Kite dp was used for the sun and the tree bases and sentiment were stamped with Papertrey Ink's Everyday Button Bits stamps. The leaves were stamped with More Mustard, Old Olive, and Really Rust. The buttons with twine finish it off.

I made this card for the Shabby Tea Room's challenge to make a shabby Halloween card. A Crafty Secrets Vintage Booklet Seasonal Picture was distressed around the edges and mounted on black matting. It was adhered over the chipboard tree from Little Yellow Bicycle and Martha Stewart punched bats give it a spooly look. Piercing was done around the background layer with the sewing machine, then the edges were distressed. The spider web and sentiment were stamped with stamps from Crafty Secrets Halloween Fun set and the ribbon bow, flowers, button, and twine finish it off.
This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Paper Playtime - ribbon, buttons, or rhinestones
2. The Character Cafe - 2 embellishments, ribbon, and the color orange
4. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - at least 5 layers (I have 5)
5. Paper Sundaes - use something from your stash (I used the lace, flowers, and designer paper)
6. Sentimental Sundays - Autumn or Fall

44 comments:

Crystal said...

These are GREAT Joan, LOVE the sweet scene you created on the first one, awesome buttons and stitching!!!! OOOOOO and LOVE your Halloween creation, that tree is FANTASTIC!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Hope Midnight feels better, love when there is that connection between animals and their owners, nothing is like that. Both your cards are so amazing, I am actually speechless, there are so wonderful, the details and textures, AMAZING!

Chris said...

Hi GF, hope you're well and also that Midnight is doing better today! I agree animals always let you know what they need one way or another, my dog has me very well trained :D, I love your cards and how you interpreted the painting for the first one, such a beautiful card and idea. Hugs, Chris

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love your sewn hills on the first one....so sweet! The Halloween card is totally spooky and fun!...great details!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

I am in love wit your first card, Joan - TOO cute! Love the buttons you used and the way you created your little rolling hills.

That Halloween card is fabulous, too. Love that vintage image and all the wonderful details!

Hope poor Midnight is better today.

Broni said...

These cards are both awesome, Joan. You couldn't have made a more perfect one for the inspiration challenge and your Halloween card is so vintagy! I believe I would have to frame it!! I love it!!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh lady, these are so gorgeous! I love the button trees and the mix of papers on your first card!!!!

And your halloween card, well, this is a little piece of art, spectacular!!!

take care Joan!
hugs & blessings!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Hi Joan!
You really rocked all of these challenges! Gorgeous cards. The rolling hills Fall scene is so pretty, love the mix of patterns, stitching and the buttons.
The shabby Halloween is card is so rich and dramatic in your colours and the elements you used. I love these!
I hope Midnight is doing better?

Debbie said...

Oh my ... GASP! Your card for the Tea Room challenge is amazing!! The image is wonderful and all the eye candy is simply stunning! Thanks for sharing with us this week :)

Please be sure to link only your card post for the Tea Room and not additional cards for other challenges in order to be considered for the weekly prize!!

Danielle Champagne said...

WOW! FABULOUS, a coup de coeur for me! All the elements blend together, gogeous contrast. Loe this spooky tree, and all the litle bats. Beautiful vintage image.the lace addtion gives just a bit of softness, very cute. Great distressing and layering job. Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular Layer-it-on challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs,
Danielle

Becky said...

Poor midnight..Hope he will have a speedy recovery.. These cards are fabulous Joan, I just love the stitching you did with the first one and the use of those fabulous buttons. and I love that shabby chic Halloween card, love the tree and that lace.

Cleota said...

You really rocked this challenge. I love the distressing, the tree in the background, it's great! Thanks for playing along with the TCC.

JulieHRR said...

Oh, they are both awesome, Joan!

Abi said...

The painting is absolutely wonderful, such beautiful colours!

Nisson Family said...

I love your tree card. It is so Halloween. Love it! Thanks so much for participating in the Paper Playtime challenge!

Pam

Linda Palmer said...

I love both your cards. Fall colors are my favorites as far as a color group goes. They are aboth unique cards and beautiful.

Joanna K said...

Absolutely wonderful autumnal card! ;) Thanks for playing with us at the Sentimental Sundays ;) Good luck!
Hugs, Joanna

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Fall is definitely in the air in VA! Your Halloween card with the spooky tree is too cool! Love your layering on it!

Tammy said...

Awesome cards Joan, I especially like the Halloween card.

Hope Midnight is okay, animals! If they could only talk.

debbie said...

I love your card for the challenge, it's wonderful! Glad Midnight is feeling better. It is so hard when animals are sick because you can't tell them what is wrong and how you are fixing it. All you can do is love them and hope they take comfort in that.

girlia said...

Really cute. I love how the buttons are the tree tops

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the stitching on the first fab card....but that Halloween card is so funky and fine....wow

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I LOVE that folk art inspiration piece and where you went with it for your cute design, Joan! Your patterned hills and button trees are so cute!
Awesome Halloween card, too!
I hope Midnight (is that one of your horses?) is better soon!

Fink said...

Can a Halloween card be to beautiful for Halloween??? Outstanding! Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe

Georgia said...

Love your cards. Thanks for joining us at the cafe this week

alicaz said...

wonderful cards! Love how you used different papers on the first one.
The second one has a lovely vintage feel - love the ribbon and the lace!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Cheryl said...

Both of your cards are FABULOUS! I totally love the first one. Very clever. The stitching makes it perfect. I love all the little details on the second card too.

Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Janis said...

What cool projects! Love 'em! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both gorgeous but I so love the first one with the paper piecing and all the buttons!! You are so creative and talented Joan!!
hugs,
Chris

Monique said...

Great cards.. I love your Halloween card. so spooky . the vintage feel is awesome great image :)

Harriet Skelly said...

I love both cards Joan but my favorite is that first one - what an awesome scene you created - it needs to be framed!!

cbuswell said...

WOW! this is amazing! thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!!

Jessica L said...

These cards are simply GORGEOUS! You've done an excellent job! Thanks for joining us this week at The Character Cafe! Hope to see you again next week!

Nicole said...

Great Halloween card! Love the tree in the background - oh so spooky! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very and festive halloween creation. I like the trees and your hills. Great cards all around Joan.

kelly said...

Love the image. The tree looks great.


kelly

Graphicat said...

I LOVE YOUR HALLOWEEN CARD! OMgoodness! That is just gorgeous! That tree is Spooktacular!
Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week!
Cheers
Cheri

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What amazing creations, they're wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Karita said...

Hello Joan! :) Both your card are so beautiful!:) Love your idea how to use buttons on your first card and second is absolutely stunning with spooky feeling.

Thank you for joining us at SSC and hope to see you again :)

Hugs,
Karita

cjpbcreations said...

Great card! I like it! Thanks for joining us at TCC challenge! Hope to see you again!

-
Chelsea
TCC DT Member

Helen F. said...

Two wonderful cards, Joan! I am loving the Tues Trigger card - it is just perfect in color, design and images!

Cath said...

Hey Joan! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Glenda said...

Congrats on being a Trigger Target! Fabulous card! Love the colours.

Helen F. said...

Oh Joan, I just knew your card would get picked as a 'winner'! Love those button trees :o)