Tuesday, August 2, 2022

TOB - Aug Challenge

 

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome to a new month at the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, which runs from the 2nd to the 28th of the month and the theme is always Halloween... ANYTHING related to Halloween!  


The skeletons I used on my card aren't as scary as those on the mood board.  They are fun and like to party, so I put them into a shaker card with lots (probably a little too much) sequin.  I used a purple watercolor pattern paper for the background, the largest of the woodgrain rectangle frame dies by Hero Arts and some skeleton dies.  

Here's this month's mood board for additional inspiration... Hope to see your card soon. 



Challenge ends on the 28th, winner will be announced on the 1st on the month before the start on the new challenge.  For a full list of all the rules please visit Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge home page.  unit next time... take care.

 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Craft Roulette #122 Card & Video

 

Hello crafty friends, 
     here's my 58th submission to Craft Roulette, Episode #122:


The parameters were kind of wide open this time, but the colors got me thinking about the sea, so I went with a cool blue/green ocean scene spilling from a "miniature" envelope, which I used as my "pocket" element.  A small pool of fish, a cute seahorse and octopus are all part of my completed 4x6 scene card panel.


Here's a link to the process video for this card.  


Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time, take care.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Craft Roulette #121 Card & Video

 

Hello crafty friends, 
     here's my 57th submission to Craft Roulette, Episode #121:



This was a quick card made with just a few products.  First, I created a top opening 4"x4" book binding card base.  I used pattern paper for my color scheme and matched my stamped element to one of the colors.  A sideways oval stitched die cut in the center of the pattern paper create a place for my stamped little church ornament/bell/cloche scene by @IOStamps, Stickles and gold assorted size dots accents finished the card. 


Here's a link to the process video for this card.  

Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time, take care.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Craft Roulette #120 Card & Video

 

Hello crafty friends, 
     here's my 56th consecutive submission to Craft Roulette, Episode #120:


  

Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time, take care.

TOB - July Mid Month Challenge Reminder


Hello crafty friends,
Welcome to this month's challenge reminder post.  Have you started working on a card/project?  If yes, GREAT!  If no, WHAT are you waiting for?  We want to see your Halloween creations.   Remember  the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, runs from the 2nd to the 28th of the month and the theme is always Halloween... ANYTHING related to Halloween!


I stayed with the ghost theme for my mid-month card.  I used a ghost embossing folder by Simon Says Stamps and a ghost digital stamp by Vera Lane Studio to create my card. 

I dry embossed the ghosts on black card stock and using a white ink pad I lightly swiped it over the raised embossed ghosted and around the edges. I printed the digital ghost and using metallic watercolors, I painted him with white and purple on the banner.  I handwrote the BOO in the banner. I also placed the ghost on an action wobbler for an added touch of fun.  

  
Here's this month's mood board for additional inspiration... Hope to see your card/project soon. 




Challenge ends on the 28th, winner will be announced on the 1st on the month before the start on the new challenge.  For a full list of all the rules please visit Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge home page.  unit next time... take care.
               

Saturday, July 2, 2022

TOB - July Challenge

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome to a new month at the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, which runs from the 2nd to the 28th of the month and the theme is always Halloween... ANYTHING related to Halloween!  



When I saw the photo with the ghosts on the mood board I went looking for this stamp by Picket Fence.  Talk about a perfect fit and one I can't help but laugh at every time I see it.  Is it just me who thinks that their little feet are stinking CUTE?  

This is 4x4 inch photopolymer stamp, which has a repeating pattern, so you can created a larger stamp panel, but I wanted a finished 4x4 inch card.   I used a set of wonky stitched died to die cut my 4x4 inch square card base and stamped card panel.   A very quick and simply card that can be easily massed produced for Halloween. 


Here's this month's mood board for additional inspiration... Hope to see your card soon. 



Challenge ends on the 28th, winner will be announced on the 1st on the month before the start on the new challenge.  For a full list of all the rules please visit Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge home page.  unit next time... take care.


 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Craft Roulette #118 Card & Video

 

Hello crafty friends, 
     here's my 55th consecutive submission to Craft RouletteEpisode #118:




The parameters were somewhat kind this week.  I'm not super happy about the bug element, but as long as I can have creative license and use this butterfly girl by Stamping Bella for the bug/insect element, than all in well. 

I think this card shows that card making doesn't have to be complicated.  This is a colorful, happy card and it didn't take long to create or a lot of products.  The pattern paper, which I picked for the pink flowers provided the rest of my colors scheme for the stamped image.
 

Here's a link to the process video for this card.  Video tip alert: At about the 13 minute mark I show how get a prefect shadow frame cut when you don't have a shadow fame die.

Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time, take care.