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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sewn Together Challenge 2 - Halloween

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice of course! :)

Good morning, everyone! What a glorious day it is over here - the sun is shining, the birds are tweeting, and it is a cool crisp Fall day! truly lovely! one of those that just puts a smile smack dab in the center of your soul!!!! Hope yours is just as joy-filled!

Today brings the new challenge for Sewn Together - to create a card/project using a Halloween image and any or all of the following colors ONLY: purple, yellow, neutral (black does not count, but white does), pink, or red. Do you have any idea just how tough it is to color in a pumpkin and a tiger without using orange?! grins! but this old gal was up to the challenge, 'cause I had to use that cute little Tayla the tiger.

I pulled out my handy dandy SU! inks and watercolor brushes and went to town. I used some of the new crushed curry on the pumpkin and highlighted certain areas with rose red. For Tayla, I used summer sun, covering her with a wash of sahara sand. Her stripes were done in cocoa. Facial highlights were done with more of the rose red. The main cs piece was sponged in curry and then edged in eggplant to match that wonderful Basic Grey Wisteria paper. It was matted onto a piece of Daisy D's red and golden flourish paper. Because the colors of Tayla and the pumpkin were so similar, I covered the pumpkin in a heavy layer (hint - do not pour directly from the bottle - yes, this is another 'ask me how I know') of Crystal Effects. It really helps add another dimension to the card. Spritzed my card base with my SU! ink squirty tool and eggplant, added some precious little Prima flowers with a dew drop, and tied a bow with some vintage seam tape and linen thread. So my Halloween challenge card shows that you really can 'step outside the box' of standard colors and do something a bit different. Plus this can be used for a Fall card, since we don't really do Hallween. I might just have the perfect 'sweetie' in mind to send this to.............. Why don't you join us for the challenge and make one for your sweetie, too?!?! You could win 5 free digi images!!!

check back later today for an announcement. you might just find a hint on my sidebar if you look....... ---> AND GO GET YOUR PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES TODAY!!!!! Yummmmmmm............... :D


TannyP said...

YAY! I think I know what that is....congrats!

Micki said...

OMG, that is too cute. Love the coloring! Girl, I'm hoping I can keep up with you and the rest of the DT, lol. But mostly I'm really looking forward to get to know you better. Congratulations and hugs!

Scrap2day said...

I love your work and your blog!
Awesome! Adding you to my follow list!

sophiesmama said...

Love your card Jennifer and you did an awesome job of coloring!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awwww...this is adorable!

Cheri said...

Congrats on making the DT for Digital Ink. I've worked with their images before (when they were with another company) and I think you will enjoy it. I didn't want to spread myself out too much since I'm on Sewn Together and SSDS Challenge DTs (I see you have several SSDS gals on DIC). BTW, great job coloring Tayla - she's my favorite character.

~Jeri~ said...

Awesome Jennifer!!! Love the coloring! Can't wait to see what ya do next week!!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is so cute! said...

This is absolutely adorable!

JessicaLynn said...

really cute card. thank you for sharing.

jessica lynn