Hello and welcome to this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges! Jessie is our hostess this month and this week’s challenge is to make a holiday card: Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.
I guess I ended up with a Halloween card--not a very scary one, though. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Next I added Ranger Watercolor paper on which I’d applied a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors and a waterbrush, stamped the sentiment from lJD Spooky Sweets with Black Licorice hybrid ink (I use hybrid ink on watercolored surfaces—it provides a crisper image), tied around some baker’s twine, then popped it up on foam mounting tape.
I wanted a watercolor look for my pumpkins, too, so I inked them up with Orange Zest dye ink, gave them a light spritzing with clean water, and stamped. I used the same technique for the stems with Jellybean Green dye ink, cut them out with LJD Spooky Sweets Die-namics, and popped them up on foam.
And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you!
- Anja de Regt
- Barbara Anders (<-- that's me!)
- Caz Counsell
- Frances Byrne
- Jessie Rone
- Joanne Grzelak
- Karen Aicken
- Maryann Einam
- Raquel Mason
- Rebecca Ednie
- Tammy Hershberger
- Danielle Vincent – August Guest Designer
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C351.
Thanks for stopping by today—see you soon!
Stamps: LJD Spooky Sweets (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice hybrid ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Jellybean Green dye ink (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock, Ranger Watercolor paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; LJD Spooky Sweets Die-namics, foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, waterbrush (MFT); baker’s twine