Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hoos Got Candy?



I decided it was time to try dots. I see so much of them online. Well I am not the Queen of Dots. I think that should belong to Faith at Stampin' With Markies Mom, but I tried. Her cards are sensational, dots or no dots. It was fun. Now about the card ;-):

This sweet image, Candy Corn Tree by Impression-Obsession, was stamped with Brilliance Gold Galaxy on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb.cardstock and painted with Twinkling H2O's Lemon Drop, Orange Peel, Icicles, and Warm Pecan. The little pumpkin was painted with Orange Peel and Midori Melon. Glossy Accents was applied to the corn and pumpkin. The Moon and background are Lemon Drop, Warm Pecan, and Midori Melon. The image was mounted on Curious Bronze cardstock.


That cute little Owl, also by Impression-Obsession, was stamped with Brilliance Gold Galaxy, painted with Warm Pecan and Icicles. The beak and feet were painted with a very light light Orange Peel. Clear Gelly Roll Stardust pen was used on his white feathers, Bronze Gelly Roll Stardust pen was used on his dark feathers. He was cut out and the edges of his body were done by running the edges over a Sharpie Brown medium point pen. Before I did his eyes I applied Glossy Accents to all of him and let it dry. His eyes were done with a Golden Gelly Roll Stardust pen and when dry the Bronze Gelly Roll Stardust pen was used to do the centers of his eyes. He was mounted with a large pop dot on the tree branch.

The words, Hoo's Got Candy by Impression-Obsession, were stamped with Clearsnap Mica Magic Bronze ink.

The background behind the main image was done by putting Bazzill Bling Bright Lights through the Cuttlebug in the Perfect Paisley embossing folder. Then the indented dots were done with the Bronze Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

Oh boy, more dots. Well...........I did the ones on the Solar White Cardstock with my paper piercer and lined them up by using a clear ruler along the edge and eyed the middle of the margin. Then I went back over them with the Bronze Gelly Roll pen.

The White dots were done on Curious Bronze cardstock using a White Signo Uniball pen. It was very cool because it dries as a layer and if I made a mistake when it dried I could scrap it off "carefully" with my X-acto knife and correct without a mess. If anyone knows how to do this in an easier way, please email me by using the light blue Email Me link in the right hand side bar.

The ribbon is by May Arts and has the most beautiful dark brown and copper sheen to it. I hope you can tell. It i s so soft to the touch.

This card was a rare experience. I have not done a card without pearls, rhinestones, metal, or beads as embellishments for a long long time. Thanks for looking and stopping by "the blog" to visit.

 

 Shirley

 

13 comments:

Liz's Lovelies said...

very pretty cards!
Liz

tucker's mom said...

I love it... isn't it fun to change a look once in awhile... you are soooo talented ... always love coming to your blog...
keep it up..

Ashley Bowen said...

SUPER CUTE!!! I love the look of that tree and owl! Adorable! Hugs,
Ash~
www.ashleyscreativecorner.com

Stacy said...

Shirley, that is ADORABLE!! And, boy, did you put a lot of work into it. The effort certainly paid off.

LadyDoc said...

WOW! Great card and thanks for all the details- there's a lot of ideas there.

LadyDoc said...

PS- after reading a few more posts, I linked you in my sidebar and posted an "I love your blog" award on my blog!

This is one of the VERY best stamping blogs I have ever seen! Thanks so much!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wow Shirley! that is a whole lot of love and work on that card!! WOW!! It looks good enough to eat!

Mel M. M. M. said...

No way! A candy corn tree!?! Too cute. Gotta love that Impression Obsession. Great job! :O)

Etha said...

Oh I love what you did with the Candy Corn Tree! so pretty!!

Gwen said...

Oh this is just so darn cute!!! I love all the dots! & that tree!!!love it!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, LOVE this!!

SparkofWhimsy said...

How yummy!!! My husband LOVES candycorn. He'll never buy it anymore, but every year he stops and looks at it with such longing. I think I might just have to copy the idea of your card and make him some this year!

Tammi said...

I've never seen a candy corn tree, how cool! Love what you did with the owl too, cute card!

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