Thursday 16 September 2010

Is it TRICK or is it TREAT?????

Hi Blog Hoppers and all Crafty People,

Just a quick share of one of the cards I made with the fabulous fun Elusive Images Halloween stamps.

I coloured the scarecrow and corn stooks with Derwent Coloursoft pencils and then went over them with a Versamark pen and heat embossed with clear EP.  Once it had cooled,  I blended Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood and a little Chipped Sapphire for the sky and Pumice Stone and I think, Frayed Burlap for the field.

I stamped the  Trick or Treat and embossed with clear EP and then blended the same two Distress Inks that I'd used for the field.  I then punched a leafy 'ribbon' from a sheet of Artylicious designer paper from the Echoes of Italy pack using a Martha Stewart border punch and I also stamped and embossed the pumpkins onto the same paper.  I added colour depth using my Coloursoft pencils again and then cut them all out.  The smoke tendrils were a bit tricky as I'm not the best at cutting out with a craft knife but I'm improving especially since I started using a glass worktop protector I found in the reduced section at TKMaxx.  It makes it much easier to control the knife.  I then shaped the pumpkins gently with my fingers before arranging them in a heap and attaching them with dimensional glue (e.g. silicone or Pinflair).

Finally, I used a Nestie labels 1 set of dies to matt and layer the images and from the same double sided (one side pale orange and the other darker) card I again used my MS border punch to get all the teeny leaves.  I touched the edges of each one with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on a piece of Cut n Dry and stuck them on with the dimensional glue.  I really enjoyed all the fiddly little bits to making this card.

Now then,  are you sure you have visited all the other Elusive Images Design Team members???  You have until tomorrow early evening to leave a comment on them all because there's no way of knowing which of us is TRICKING or which of us is going to be TREATING at the end of the day.  If you click on the EI DT logo to the left in my sidebar you will go straight to the DT blog where all the links to the other members are listed and you should also leave a comment on the DT blog too as there might be a TREAT for someone there too.  Happy hunting!

Lesley  Xx

PS   I keep forgetting to say that if you haven't already noticed, you can click on the photos to get the enlarged image and a better look at the details.


Kathy said...

Wow this is so cool, so clever and so creative. Love it :)


Wow that is my kind of card, the ones that can't be done in a couple of hours :) - I enjoy paper piercing and am getting better at it the more I do to - didn't know about the trick with the glass board......... Love all the leaves Autumn is the best:)

Beccy said...

oh wow really love this especially the pumpkins and leaf trail.

Beccy x

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ikki said...

Hi Lesley, your scarecrow card is fab - great colouring and layout - but are you tricking and treating me? ikki

Hoping to meet you at the open day on 15th....fingers crossed you will be going.

Anonymous said...

love the LO and the colouring,those leaves are a fab finishing touch....I really hope you dont mind me saying but I could see the pile of pumpkins and the falling leaves as a card on their own.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love the scarecrow with the pumpkin head. Look at all those leaves! Must have taken some time to put all the leaves in a pile! I hope you didn't have any wind in the studio! LOL.

Aquarius said...

This is a colourful card and I can see there are so many ways to use these great stamp sets. I'll be checking back later to see who is tricking and who is treating.

Max said...

Oh Lesley - I'm like a cow with a gun when using a craft knife LOL! Might have to try the glass cutting board, although I have heard that cutting on glass wears out your blades twice as fast.
I agree with Paula's comment that the pumpkins and leaves would make a fabby card too.

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Sarah said...

Love the Autumnal leaves on this spooky card! x

Suzi B said...

Love the pumpkin heads... :)

Sally H said...

It is wonderful, Lesley! I love that border and the pumpkins and leaves too! Could be used as a harvest theme for those that don't do halloween

Isabelle Norris said...

LOVE this card Lesley !!
very clever indeed
isa xx

Jo said...

I can feel the autumn breeze and hear the rustle of those leaves from here. Great colouring.