Monday, September 15, 2008

Windy Weather

Well, we survived the windy weather courtesy of Hurricane Ike. I'm sure our weather here in NE Ohio was nothing compared to what the people down and Texas went through, but we were pretty windblown here. A lot of schools were closed around NE Ohio today (not mine!) and there is talk on the news that some areas will be out of power until the end of the week. I was very lucky. Our electricity flickered a lot, but never went out. My parents live about 3 miles away and lost their power for about 45 minutes, but that was about it. We had a few tree branches down around out yard, and a few trees down in the surrounding neighborhood, but our house basically came through A-okay! Thanks for your concern!

Today's technique challenge was fun! It was to use a background stamp, a glue ink pad, and glitter to create a "now you see it, now you don't" background. I chose to use my new C.C. Designs stamp sets that were happily waiting for me when I got home from work today. I got so carried away coloring my main images, that I made that panel too big! The background is stamped with the word "spooky" over and over and glittered in black glitter, but the main image panel is so big that you can barely see it. I guess I should call mine a "Now you don't see it" background, since I covered most of it up!

I could have started over with my main image panel, but by then I already had all my pieces cut and glued together, and I was running out of time. I'm a very slow stamper, so to start over would have meant I'd be up later than I wanted to be. This just gives me another excuse to stamp, right???? Anyways, enough babble! Here's the card...

Isn't it cute???? Too bad you can't really see the background too well. Oh well.. another day!

Stamps: "Spooky Spooky Spooky" and "Spooky Background" from C.C. Designs
Ink: Black Momento, Essential Glue Pad
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Basic Gray, white
Accessories: Black glitter, Copic Markers, corner rounder punch, ticket corner punch, bat brads from Making Memories, red Spica glitter pen

The bear's cape is colored with a red copic marker, and then I colored red spica glitter pen over top to make it really sparkly. The result is really cool in real life!

Thanks so much for looking today!!! Have a wonderful day!!! :)

1 comment:

Cheryl Walker said...

Toooo cute!!! Love your halloween card!!! great job!!