Tuesday, August 24, 2010

EBTKS Sketch Challenge #21

Wow! It's been such a LONG time since I've had a chance to participate in the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge, and I'm happy to report that this time around I was able to join in! YAY! I love that the inspiration for their challenges comes from the very things we see around our homes every single day! For example, the sketch for this challenge was taken from Kelly Marie's washing machine! Cool, huh?

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

This card was inspired by Carly Robertson's card in the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Paper Crafts Magazine (You can find it HERE). When I saw her card I immediately fell in love with it and thought I would try to create a similar "webbing" effect with the help of "For the Love of Dots" (Practicing Creativity Designs)! I also thought it would be the perfect opportunity to ink up my new "Halloween Stamp Set" (DeNami Design)! Don't you just love that adorable little spider? HA! Too cute!

Here's a close-up:

So, what do you think? Have you started to make any Halloween or Autumn themed cards yet? It feels like Fall here in the mountains today. It's very cool and foggy, and I've already spotted some gold aspen leaves on the trees! I LOVE IT! This is my favorite time of year!

Before I sign-off I wanted to share some photos from the Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking Expo this past weekend in Colorado Springs! It was AWESOME! I finally got to meet my blog friend, Paulina, in person!!!! YAY! She is super sweet and uber talented! I spent a lot of time at the DeNami booth visiting Michele, meeting Paulina and Nami, watching Nami work her artistic magic, and literally staring in total amazement at all of their GORGEOUS sample boards and products! I also met Maria and had a GREAT time watching her and my friend, Jenny, demo at the Rubbernecker booth! They totally sold me on masking and those Distress Inks from Tim Holtz!! WOW! I also met a wonderful lady while I was waiting in line to get into the show. Her name was Donna and she was so kind she shared her coupon for $3 off of admission with me! I never caught her last name, but I believe she's from the Colorado Springs area. What a gal! Don't you just love all of the friendly people you can meet through this hobby?

Me and Paulina:

Nami demonstrating (talk about inspiring!!):

I couldn't resist taking a photo of these adorable button and ribbon cupcakes created by DeNami Design!!! What a CUTE idea!

Well, this has been quite a LONG post! Sorry about that! Hope your week is off to a GREAT start! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamped Images: "Halloween Stamp Set" (DeNami Design), "For the Love of Dots" (Practicing Creativity Designs)
Ink: "Onyx Black VersaFine" (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: "Kraft" (Papertrey Ink), "Purple" (a scrap from my scrap bin)
Cutter Bee Tool (EK Success)
Black Fine Tip Marker (Paper Mate)
Black Copic Sketch Marker (#100)
Crystal Stickers (Mark Richards)
Ribbon: "Orange Zest Classic Grosgrain" (Papertrey Ink)
Black Fiber/Paper (bought this ages ago at a LSS)
Spellbinders "Labels One"
Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Karen B. said...

Ahh, looks like and sounds like you had a ton of fun! Love love love your card. I can't believe and would never have thought that the dots could be used in a Halloween format! Pure perfection!

Jenny said...

It was so nice seeing you on Sat. This card is so super cute! I love the little purple spider face!! Great Halloween type backgroud!

Brandi said...

Girl what a cute spider stamp. I soooo want that! How fun to have met some virtual friends! Thanks for sharing some pics.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, Love the spider card very cute! So glad that you are back to blogland!! Missed all your creativity! - Lauren

yyam said...

Awww....this is such a cute card! Love that spider! You're way ahead preparing your Halloween cards! :)

Paulina said...

This card is just too cute! I love the "webbing" you did for the background- it's genius!

You are so sweet. Thanks for all the kind words about our family and the booth! We had such a great time in Colorado Springs. :)

Trinh said...

Great Halloween card! And I agree with you about that cute spider. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment!

Winter said...

Very cute! Great use of Courtney's stamps! Thank you for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

So love this card....super cuteness!!!!