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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #31 - Use a Feather

I am back with card two out of three made in the last 24 hours. This time it is with the new Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge! Yes, I've been a busy girl (and I'm running on only three and a half hours of sleep and LOTS of caffeine). The challenge this week is to use a feather or feathers on your creation. Such a simple thing, yet I have never done it before! Can you believe it? Of course I had to go out and buy some. There was a rainbow of colors available in my local chain craft stores, but I decided to buy only a package of white and a package of black to start. And as you can see, I ended up using the black ones since I opted to make another Halloween card. I know it's still almost three months away, but it's my favorite holiday and I'd like to be better prepared this year with handmade crafty goodness.

I selected Lil Haunt Ghost Willow from Tickled Pink Stamps as my image. I love her long, flowy cloak - it makes me
think priestess of the old religion so I went with a witch theme. She is colored with Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers, and I used a white gel pen to put the streaks in her hair.

I happened across the above layout (sketch #58) over at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog and thought it might be fun to play along. I love their stamps, but only have one set - a Halloween one! (Note to self: buy more Waltzingmouse stamps sooner than later.) I inked up the witches brew label from Wanda's Pantry, colored the border and the moon then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Old Paper and Vintage Photo to age my paper. I have to say that I like the way it came out. My paper is from Martha Stewart, a Halloween pad I picked up last year. Throw in some lace, a couple of flowers, a bit of bling, and of course my "raven" feather and I was done.

I really enjoyed working with a material I don't normally use. If you'd like to see what the rest of the {Pink} Challenge ladies have dreamed up, visit the blog here. And if you want to play along, which I hope you do, all you have to do is use an image from any Tickled Pink Stamp collection (you can chose from Lil Lolitas and Lil Lads, Lil Pinkettes, Pink Pets, or Cherrie - all available here in the TPS store) and a feather on your creation.

Have a lovely evening and I'll be in the morning with a TPS sponsorship....

EDIT: I won a free set of my choice from Waltzingmouse Stamps with this card!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Haunt Ghost Willow (Tickled Pink Stamps); Wanda's Pantry (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Old Paper and Vintage Photo (Ranger); Copics (E00, R00 R20, W6, W8, W10, Y35, Y38, YG95, YG97); Primacolor Art Markers (150, 151, 208); Uniball Signo white pigment ink pen (Mitsubishi Pencil Co)
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Baroque Burgundy card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Martha Stewart Vampire paper pad (EK Success)
Accessories: Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Martha Stewart Gravestone border punch (EK Success); Creatology Black Feathers (Michaels); black rhinestone flourishes (Recollections); Boutique Fleur floral embellishments (Recollections); black lace (Wyla); glue dots; 3D dots


Katie said...

You really seem to rock Halloween Regan and I love it :) You make me want to break out my Lil Haunts and have a go! And I wish I could make cards like this in that short of an amount of time...hugs!
xx Katie

Kate said...

Love this card.


Deborah Frings said...

Such a fun card - I love the backing paper and the witch - she's stunning! The tag is just perfect for this card and the feather looks super! Great card.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Very cool use of the tag and I love the black elements! Well done and thanks for playing laong with the Mischief Makers this week!

Kelly S. said...

Spooky and sweet, just how I like Halloween! Love all of the gothic elements on this card like those brackets, the black lace, roses, and pearls, and the little girl with her costume...and yellow eyes, eek! Perfect use of the Witch's Brew image, too!

Cor* said...

ooooooooooo me likey that black feather!! And a great take on that sketch, I would have never thought of that!!! Awsome, Awesome, Awwwwwwsom......however you want to spell it!