23 November 2011

Paper smooches sparks challenge November 17th-30th

Hello there! Once again it is time for the paper smooches sparks challenge.

If you have not joined in before here is the link for this weeks challenge.

The inspiration for the challenge was this lovely pic from etsy.

don't you love the colors!!!!
so i thought i would use a great Hero arts background stamp with my Chubby chums paper smooches stamps. I was a little limited with options as i only own 2 sets of their stamps so far. it is a long battle to justify buying MORE stamps to rob!!! but i am working on it!!!!
So with my card i stamped the background embossed it with gold embossing and them used several distress inks to blend onto the card. pumice stome,shabby shutters and broken china. a spritz of perfect pearl spray and i was happy....well almost! the gold was a bit too bright so i took my iron and a bit of kitchen paper and took the embossing ink off. i was then just left with the brown ink i used to start with a little fleck of gold. much better!
i colored in my owl with copics and cut him out. then with my Fiskars everywhere punch i punched a hole for my owl. I die cut a vintage scroll flourish from My Favorite Things dies and sat the owl on it with a bit of 3D foam. i cut another flourish and cut out the bit to match the outside of the card. Stamped Woohoo! with ink went over it with quickie glue pen and a bit of glitter.
Here is the finished card.

Tara :)


Jay Gee said...

Wow, that background looks amazing Tara! I also love the way you have done the cutout. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge :)

Annette said...

wow great coloring...

Meadie said...

Gorgeous card, I love your background and that little owl is adorable, hugs x x

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

I love your card, the background is amazing!

Audrey said...

What a BEAUTIFUL background on your card! Love the peek-a-boo window with the owl showing through. Thanks for playing along with us!

Barb said...

LOVE the background...it's so lucious. and your coloring is pro. great card!

Kristina said...

I love this! Thanks for describing how you did it too, I'm nosy and love to know!

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Emily Leiphart said...

Absolutely stunning, Tara! I love the background and the window. The branch is such a creative use of the flourish die. Thanks so much for playing along in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love how your flourish goes inside and outside of your cut out! LOVE that paper! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)