Monday, September 7, 2015

Crafty Secrets September Challenge

Hello Everyone!
WOW!  Can you believe we are into the month of September?
These days/months/years are going by way-y-y too fast!!

Being the first Monday of a new month indicates a new
Challenge at Crafty Secrets.  
The Design Team's theme this month is Halloween or Back to School.  
I went with Halloween although we don't do much 
to celebrate other than hand out candy to about 200 kids!  LOL!

Here's my card and tutorial ... hope you like it!

Earlier this month I shared a couple of cards I created for another DT using the Bokeh technique.  Today I've used that same technique and will share with you how I did it.  I hope you'll give it a try.

The first thing I did was to print out the images/paper I wanted to use for my project using the Crafty Secrets 'Creating with Vintage Halloween' CD.  I brought my images into a Word10 document and sized them to my specifications.  The orange musical paper is 5x7 and I've superimposed the lacy tassel image across the top. 

 Next I created my own circle template by using the packaging from a die set and running it through my die cutting machine using a variety of circle dies.

 Now comes the fun!
I've secured my paper down using washi tape then position your 'stencil' over the top of your paper and sponge with your white CRAFT ink.  Let it dry a bit then move your stencil around and do some more.

While your background dries you can have fun cutting out your 'pieces and parts' that you want to use to create your card.  I used decorative scissors to cut around my focus image and a swivel craft knife to cut the pumpkin and cat.  I've also used a few die cuts to 'bring it all together'.

Challenges to share in:
Allsorts Challenge - Lots of Layers
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Inspiration Board

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!  For some fabulous tutorials, tips & tricks, please take a minute and check out what my team mates have created for you today.  Here's the hop list ...

Kathy Clement, DT Leader :

Ginny Nemchak:  https://pollyspaper.

Michele Kovack:

Sheila Rumney:

As always ...

Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Crafty Secrets digital paper from the 'Creating with Vintage Halloween' CD
Dies:  Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Finishing Touches 'MaidenHair Fern' #CED1433, XCut Dies - Leaves - XC503194, Spellbinder Shapeabilities 'Graveyard Scenes & Shapes' #S4-279

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!

In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.