Monday, October 8, 2012

The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge - Trick or Treat

This week the challenge is to show us a trick you use in card-making; e.g. a product or a tool you use to create something on your cards. Your shared trick is a treat for everyone. And I am so looking forward to seeing your tricks!

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Jackson's Digital Expressions - $12 worth of digital stamps


               
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Paper Temptress - 20 sheets of Cryogen paper


My trick is using a brayer to create a background for my image. Michelle Zindorf taught a class on brayering a couple of years ago in Tucson. Two friends, (hey, Ellie and Ruth!), and I went down there to take the class. It was really fun, and I loved learning the technique. I must admit I don't use it very often, but when I do, I generally like the results. Too bad I covered up most of the brayering on this particular card. My bad. 

This post is going to be rather short, as I have two cards going live today. This doesn't happen often, but when it does, I have to short-change the actual blogging on at least one of them. 

I chose a fun MayzyArt image, Halloween Frankenstein, for this card. I printed him on Make It Colour Blending Card. As soon as I did, I realized I could use the card for my great-nephew, Tristan, for Halloween. I love when that happens. The rest of my card stock is from Stampin' Up.

I masked the moon with a circle I cut from a Spellbinders Classic Circle die. I then   brayered the sky with Stampin' Up (retired) Going Gray, Basic Gray, and Basic Black. The ground was brayered with Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake. I then stamped the trees, using black ink, with a rubber stamp by Innovative Stamp Creations, called Presence of Trees. 

I selected my designer paper from the Bazzill Basics Paper All Hallows Eve collection. That gave me the colors to use for coloring my image with my Copics: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, BV00, BV13, BV17, YR24, YR27, YG61, YG63, E000, E00, E11, R20. I accented the image with a white gel pen and added Glossy Accents to his eyes and neck hardware. His teeth got a coating of clear Copic Spica. 

I got the head stones and sentiment from Create with TLC, and printed them on card stock. I fussy-cut the head stones and popped them on the brayered background. (I love the names on them.) I used a Spellbinders Labels 10 die to cut out the sentiment, and then distressed it with black ink. I added a bit of cheesecloth underneath the matted image, as well as some ribbon and a bow that I dyed with Copics ink refill.  I cut out several bats with my Memory Box bat die and popped them on my image as well. Last, I cut out six sprockets, from the Spellbinders Sprockets die set, and popped them to the side of the image.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my Trick or Treat card. Be sure to check out the tricks for the rest of our DT. And now, what have you got in store for us?

20 comments:

  1. Dear Penny,
    your card is so cool!! Really awesome!!

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  2. Your card is a cutie. Love the tombstones and gears and the bats oh my! Great full moon.

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  3. oooh this one is fab! I am loving your halloween creations...the cogs look fantastic :)

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  4. Such a brilliant card you have made. Thank you for joining with us at Lady Anne Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  5. Gorgeous Halloween card Penny, your colouring is superb and the design is fabulous!

    Hugs

    Laurian

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  6. Wow, another fabulously put together creation Penny! You do these multi layered, pile it on cards so fantastically well :) Love the scene you've made here - everything looks brilliant!

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  7. How fun is this card?

    Answer: Very fun!

    I love that Frankenstein image, the way you colored it. All the fussy cut tombstones, and your use of dies.

    The brayering is very cool too. Of course.

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  8. This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

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  9. How adorable! Love all the layers of embellishments you added - the gravestones, the bats, the gears! Really cool effect with the full moon and trees as well. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

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  10. Hi there Penny. This is fabulous. Such a cute little guy (bet that's the first time Frankenstein has been called cute). there are so many fabulous elements Penny. Love the bats and the gravestones. Thank you for entering it into the Diva's by Design Challenge. Good luck
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  11. Love it - great images and you've put it together so well.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  12. another amzing card. So cute *lol*
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

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  13. Hey there!! The brayering looks great~I think Michelle would approve!! For someone who hates Halloween as much as you do, you are really doing a fantastic job. Your work amazes me! hugs~

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  14. Best oldest sister BarbaraOctober 10, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Oh Penny, Tristan should love this! I love the trees and moon, wow!! And, of course, your brayering!!

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  15. Great card, love the graves, thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog, love and hugs Suzanne xx

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  16. Penny, this is super cute too..i love the gears and the background the image is so funny/cute!

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  17. Adorable, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Fun card! Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    cardsbyladyanne.

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  18. hahaha! What a darling card - surely brought a smile to my heart - the image is so sweet, and your colors, textures and layers are wonderful!

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  19. Penny just sooooo cute. love the hug monster the image is just adorable. wonderful job the way you added the gears, name on the tombstones are just to funny. Awesome job with the background paper, bats look fabulous and well as the dp with the bats on it. You really paid attention to details nice job with the green fog look. Nice job.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  20. What a cute card! Love how you made those headstones, and really that entire scene with the bats and trees. And what a cute sentiment and Frankenstein. He's such a happy little guy. :)

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Hugs, Penny