Friday, October 18, 2013

Waltzingmouse October Pajama Party

To see my Flourishes post, click HERE.

It's time for another Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party and we have a wonderful variety of challenges for you. If you decide to join us in the fun, you'll have an opportunity to win some store credit. For all the details, click HERE

For my first project, I made a card fitting the Bedtime Story sketch, and the Art Deco challenge.  I used the diamonds from the Art Deco Backgrounds set, and the sentiment and medallion from the Art Deco Sentiments Set.  I'm in love with anything turquoise and aqua lately, so I used Versamagic's Sea Breeze as my pop of color.  along with some rhinestones and bling from Pizzazz Aplenty.


I LOVE, seriously LOVE Claire's Halloween images!!  They're always so fun and inspirational.  I thought it would be fun to combine the spooky church image, (from the All Hallows Eve set), with the Spooky Tree Backgrounder.  I had these wonderfully fun diecut images by Cottage Cutz, and thought they would work beautifully with these images.  I'm really happy with how this Easel card turned out.

This card fits under the Greenish Halloweenish challenge.

All the shapes were diecut out of Vintage Cream cardstock and ink distressed using the following Ranger Distress inks:

Background:  Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Black Soot
Pillars and Sign Placard:  Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Lights:  Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Pumice Stone
Fence, Sign Base and Crow:  Black Soot
Pumpkins:  Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot, Pine Needle, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs
Branch:  Gathered Twigs
Grass: Crushed Olive, Pine Needle, Forest Moss
Cobwebs: Pumice Stone

For the card Easel base, I stamped the "Nevermore" sentiment with Versamark, embossed it with white embossing powder and sponged Crushed Olive and Black Soot Distress Ink over it so it wasn't so bright.


Here's a close up of the "greetings" sign.  I added a little punched bat to it too.  :)


The background was created using one of the All Hallows Eve images.  And the fence is a Spooky Iron Fence by Cottage Cutz.

That's it for me today.  Be sure to stop by the Waltzingmouse Makes Blog for more inspiration, and for all the PJ rules.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Art Deco
Stamps:  Art Deco Backgrounds, Art Deco Sentiments (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  White and Black (PTI)
Ink:  Sea Breeze (VersaMagic), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Circle die (Spellbinders), Circle Punch, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty)

Halloween Easel
Stamps:  All Hallows Eve, Spooky Tree Backgrounder (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Vintage Cream and Black (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine), Versamark, Shabby Shutters, Pine Needle, Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Spooky Ironwork sign and Spooky Iron Fence dies (Cottage Cutz), Bat Punch, White Embossing Powder 


Julia Aston said...

The blue pop looks wonderful on your art deco card Tosh - and I just LOVE your Halloween scene with all the fun die cuts in front of the spooky castle ruin!!

Marybeth said...

Amazing ! Love the Halloween scene with the fence and all. truly a spooky card. Gorgeous art deco card Tosh!

artful-notions said...

I think I need to sit at your feet, and watch the master at work. LOVE this card! So many wonderful, (scary!) details, the posts and gate and pumpkins, and crow, well, I could go on, but others want to laud you, so I'll cut it short, WOW!

Deborah Frings said...

Such a constrast in styles - CAS elegance at its very best and distressed layers also the best! I think they are both fantastic. Love the spooky easel card!

Cathy Weber said...

LOVE your Art Decco card...such a striking and interesting to look at card. So many details, but your spooky easel card had me zooming in and out to catch all the details and to see every little detail. LOVED it!

snowbear said...

Your easel card is to die for! I think you did a fantastic job.. love all the details!!

Pauline said...

Love both cards Tosha, your easel card is a fabulous creation, what spooky scene!

Carla said...

all your cards are very nice.
Love from Holland.

Unknown said...

Oh Tosh....these are incredible, and I'm totally drop-jawed at your easel card. WOW...those die cuts look like they were made for this image. You did a tremendous job with this PJ Party projects...but you are always pretty incredible in my opinion. =)

Pet73 said...

Wow, that halloween card is fabulous!

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