Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Some Halloween Cards To Share

Good morning! Sorry for the silence the last few weeks . I took a little blogging break to enjoy the beautiful fall weather we've been having here. After such a brutal summer, it is so nice to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air! I've also been doing some projects around the house; some fall decorating and purging/organizing of some closets.

Since Halloween is in just a couple of days, I figured I'd better get off my bum and share a couple of Halloween cards I made earlier in the fall. They might look familiar, I used my Basic Grey Persimmon collection pack to create them.

I really think this retro kitty chipboard piece is just the cutest thing! I paired him with a moon and some stars to look like he's out prowling on an October night.

This is a super simple card made with one of the journaling cards in the collection. I added the die cut numbers and some chipboard stars to the moon. I like the bold graphic quality of this card as well.

I hope you have a wonderful Halloween! I'll be back next week, JustRite's new release is on it's way!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Thanks For Caring-JustRite PaperCraft October Release Day Four

Happy Saturday and welcome to the final day of the October release from JustRite PaperCraft! I am featuring a pretty mini set today called Sweet Posies. It is a sweet little bouquet of flowers and some simple sentiments to match.

 The design emphasis for this release has been on water coloring. If you follow our JustRite Tuesday Tutorials on YouTube, you'll know that we have been sharing different water color techniques for your projects. The technique I used to stamp my image is so very easy and you get beautiful results! All you need is some water based markers and a spray bottle of water. I colored directly on the stamp with my markers using the colors I chose. I made my posy bouquet purple and the leaves green. If you mix your colors a bit on the stamp, it's OK. It doesn't have to be perfect! Once you finish coloring your stamp as desired, take a small spray bottle (I used MiniMisters by Ranger) and wet the stamp, and stamp as normal. You can play around with the amount of water you add to get different looks. The more water, the less defined the image. Using less water will give you a more solid image. After I let my paper dry, I used my water colors to fill in the flower with a very light purple and painted a blue background. I also flicked a little green and purple on the panel for some texture.
Speaking of texture, I used the new Crackle Background stamp on the card base. I ADORE this background and know it will be one I use over and over again.

 We're also introducing you to another new background today called Sweet Vines.
Use the links below for more inspiration from the talented JustRite design team:

Another reminder that JustRite is also having an awesome sale for the next few days. See the graphic below for all the details. Click on it to be taken to the sale in the JustRite shop.

I want to thank you for joining us this month for the new release. I appreciate all of your sweet comments and visits! Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Giving Thanks For A Friend Like You-JustRite PaperCraft October Release

Good morning and welcome to day three of the JustRite PaperCraft October release! Today we're showcasing two new mini sets. One of the mini sets is called Oak Leaves. I've created this card for you today.
The gold and teal color scheme was actually inspired by a bottle of hand soap! The blue on the bottle was a bit deeper but I used the card stock I had on hand instead of buying new. I embossed the leaves in gold on vellum,cut them out and apart and arranged them in a leaf "bouquet". The yellow panel was made with Distress Inks on a piece of water color paper by smearing the ink is large swathes onto a clear acrylic block,spritzing it with plenty of water, and stamping it onto the paper. The water blends the colors into a cool ombre effect.I added a touch of wood grain behind the leaves to reinforce the 'woodsy' look.

Here's a look at all of the new stamps being showcased today.

Click on the links below for more inspiration from the JustRite design team;

JustRite is also running a sale on their Christmas stamps. See the graphic below for all the details. Click on it to be taken to the store to shop.

Tomorrow is the final day of the release designer showcase, I hope you'll join us!

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