Monday, 22 August 2016

Critters and Poppies

Hello, friends. A quick post to share a couple of cards I made over the weekend.

First up is a fun Halloween card. I bought Lawn Fawn's Critters in Costume stamps and coordinating dies last year but never really used them to make Halloween cards... until now. I masked the moon and inked up the background with Distress Inks: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.  Then I sprayed water on the background and and blotted it with a paper towel. I coloured the moon with Scattered Straw mixed with Perfect Pearl powder and heat embossed the punny sentiment in white.

I made a couple of slits in the treat bag and stuffed it with candy. Here you have a couple of buddies sharing the loot after a successful night of Trick or Treat-ing. They look very pleased!
Challenge:
Lawnscaping #136: Punny Time








Next up is something different for Tag You're It #54. Instead of a tag, I made a tag on a card. The Featured Artist this fortnight is Michele Short of The Card Grotto - awesome designer. I love her clean and elegant style... and making a tag inspired by Michele's was a Herculean challenge for me. I decided on Michele's splodgy background, floral theme and sentiment for my project. I prepared the background, stamped the poppies from Clearly Besotted's Remember (unfortunately retired) and cut part of the flowers with Clearly Besotted's Scalloped Tag die. The sentiment is from MFT's Grateful For You stamp & die set.

I layered the cut-out tag with a couple of more die-cuts and popped it over the negative space up with foam tape. To finish, I added Lawn Fawn's Sweetheart cord.
Challenge:
Tag You're It #54: Michele Short


That's all from me today. Thank you so much fro stopping by and have a fab week!

Beijinhos!



18 comments:

  1. Hi Asha, cute critters card, fabulous colours and colouring, smashing layout.
    Absolutely love you poppy tag, stunning colouring, Kate x

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  2. Your critters, gleefully enjoying the Halloween loot beneath the stunning full moon sky, are adorable! How cute is that 'angel' squirrel! Your poppy tag: gorgeous! That background...swooning! Consider your Herculean challenge mastered...and then some! As always, thrilled to see you over at Tag, You're It with another of your fabulous creations!
    Hugs~c

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  3. Both are so different from one another but both equally gorgeous in their categories.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  4. Loooove those critters!!! They surely have had a big catch! :D Your idea to cut the bag and put the candies inside is just genial!! I must remember this! The inked background with the shining moon is just perfect for the scene and the punny sentiment sound so fun!
    Your card with the tag has wonderful sunny colours, love the inking and your CASEing is very well done! This is another technique that I have to try, one day!
    Baci e abbracci!

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  5. Both cards are fabulous. Love the poppies one with the tag. Its so beautiful and the other card is super cute. x

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  6. Oh you're done it again sweetie, Two gorgeous designs, I love the Lawn fawn critters and I know how much you do too, Super sweet design and blended with distress ink so perfectly. Oh the tag is stunning and matches the challenge so well..You rock my friend. Hugs x

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  7. You already KNOW how I feel about LF!! I absolutely ADORE how you've done the moon and excellent sky as well my dear!! These guys are super cute all dressed up with their goodies!! LOL!!

    You second card is just gorgeous! I love the tag on the card and how you've popped it up over your entire card design!! Very clever and stunning!! Thanks for the inspiration always my friend! HUGS

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  8. Wow Asha, these are fantastic. That must "bee" the cutest bee ever and that gorgeous floral creation is incredible...you talented thing, you xx

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  9. This is the sweetest Halloween card I've seen and the flower tag card is fabulous!

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  10. both the Halloween card and the tag card are so well constructed and really awesome. I sure hope I feel like doing cards again soon. I miss it a lot.

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  11. Love the Halloween card! It's so cute and it reminds me of happy times when my dad would take our candy to eat:) the 2nd card is so pretty...love that background colour with the poppies

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  12. Two gorgeous cards Asha..Loz

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  13. Not especially spooky but super adorable and the beautifully inked night sky and moon gives the right ambiance for a Halloween themed card. So sweet.
    Fabulous flower card too!

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  14. Two very pretty cards! I love poppies and your sweet halloween scene is too cute. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

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  15. I absolutely love your tag card, Asha! It's gorgeous and I love your take on my tag. Thank you so much for playing along :)

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  16. I love your background and how you inlaid the tag into the card, Asha. Thanks for joining the challenge at Tag You're It!

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  17. Stunning!!! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

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  18. Beautiful tag, Asha, and darling card too! Your tag's bg is so full of texture, love it! Thank you for joining in the fun at TYI!

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