Sunday, October 13, 2019

Happy Halloween and Love You

Good Morning!  

After 4 days of a Nor' Easter we finally have sunshine!  

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Monday, Fall/Autumn.
Allsorts, Dots and/or Stripes.

Created my background with Distress Oxide inks, 
Heidi Swapp Color Shine White and water drops.
I used the PTI products; Friendship Jar Fillers Fall
Dress Up Dolls Basic and Halloween stamps and die sets.
Images stamped in Amalgam Black ink colored with Copic Markers.

I also added WOS to all of the images.

This next card will be entered into the Challenges at;

Gina K Designs, Repeating Sentiment.
Penny Black, Pretty In Pink.

I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets; Hugs And Wildflowers 
and Sweetest Memories--which is a blast from the past....Red Rubber!!!
I stamped all of my flowers in Amalgam Black ink on to water color paper....then...
I just started flicking and splattering the ink all over.  
I did a little bit of 'painting' by smooshing the ink onto the images.  
I struggle a great deal with water coloring, typically it all turns a murky brown, but I found this VIDEO by Erum, from Altenew.  It's a Splatter Technique.
Erum has a whole coloring series you can find HERE.

Flowers cut out using the coordinating dies.

Using a Spellbinders Standard Circle die, 2 which I layered, I created a ring for my wreath pattern.  All flowers are adhered to it.  Some I added Foam Dots to for dimension.
Background ink splatters.  Inks in;  Bermuda Bay, 
Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Wild Wasabi.

I also added Foam Dots to the 'ring' on the back of my wreath.
Iridescent Sequins.

If you REALLY want to learn to Water Color I suggest checking out Lisa Hetrick's Blog!
She is wildly talented and FUN!!!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Fabulous cards! Both of them. I can see who the first one is going to, as that adorable little pumpkin girl has got to be Penny! Then just when I was getting ready to get rid of some old stamps, you com along with this beauty and Now I have to keep them. Thanks for the encouragement and the videos on the splatters. I have ruined many a project with my spatters. Glad that you got some sunshine, we are so darn cold here already. Only 13 more days and we are off.

  2. Love both of your cards Donna, but the little trick-or-treaters stole my heart. It must be Penny and her invisible friend Casper. The watercolored flowers are amazing! Thanks for the link to Lisa's blog. I need all the help I can get when it comes to watercoloring. Enjoy that sunshine my friend!

  3. Fabulous cards! I love the sweet costumes of the trick or treat children and the background you created looks amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Creative wishes, Jo x

  4. A real fun Halloween card, many thanks for joining in with our 'Spots and Stripes' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Oh my gosh, your cute Halloween card just makes me smile. Fabulous background, the colors are perfect. And thanks for the links to the watercolor techniques. I can't wait to watch them. Using Lisa's images to make a wreath is genius. Awesome cards, my friend!!

  6. Your little trick or treaters going out on their night time fun are so cute!
    That wreath is gorgeous and neat way that you colored them. I too have been enjoying those videos and hoping I am learning something.

  7. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. I love the dimensions you add to your cards. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.