Friday, October 31, 2008

HSC 41 - Sketch For You AND Something NEW!

Happy Halloween!!!

It is my turn again for the Hanna Stamps weekly challenge -- as usual, I decided to do a sketch, this time inkspired by a gorgeous card made by LorriHeiling, but I also added the additional challenge of using paper piecing (like Lorri did) on your main image. In fact, she took it a step further and did the painting with paper technique, where you basically paper piece the whole image. Feel like a real challenge, go try that! The sketch is a very simple layout, so it leaves a lot of possibility open to you! Hope you have a chance to play with my sketch and upload on SCS this week (remember to use the keyword: HSC41)!

For this card I used my most recent JoAnn's discovery -- silver and gold thread (in this case gold) to stitch around the edges of the image panel and the exterior panel. It just adds a little subtle sparkle. (see close up picture) I love the stuff. They also had copper. It is priced a little higher than the normal SULKY threads, but I bought it when they were 50% off, so it was really only a couple dollars and will last a long time. WONDERFUL!!!! Image was colored using my copic markers and I paper pieced his bag full of goodies. Scallop was made with white paper frills. Such a simple Christmas card, but super festive!!

Stamps: Santa Claus Riley (Hanna Stamps), Things Riley Would Say (Hanna Stamps) Paper: Neenah Solar Crest White, Old Olive Designer Series Papers - Dots (SU!), KI Memories - Joyful Pin Dot {Holiday Collection}, Cranberry Crisp (SU! - retired), Old Olive (SU!) Ink: Onyx Black Versafine Accessories: Gold Sulky Thread, Sewing Machine, Doodlebug Designs - White Paper Frills, copic markers, gold brads, clear embossing powder

Be back later tonight after some Halloween fun with pictures of my kids in their costumes. Hope you have a happy and safe Halloween Evening!!!


Mistylynn said...

What a great card! That moose is so cute!
Great blog.

Anonymous said...

I love your very detailed card. I have never attempted paper piercing. I'm always afraid I will make a mess out of my card. I truly love your Riley and the colors you used.

Sherrie said...

Oh how cute! Love the moose and his matching polka dot sack! Love it!

Kerry said...

Super cute Christmas card! I love what you do with these Riley images!

Heavenly Blessed said...

to the card and moose. Fun challenge.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a great layout ... your card is fantastic!! Love the gold thread stitching ... perfect for the holiday season!!

Heidi said...

Amanda- you do a fab job on these riley's, Kristi must be thrilled. I also wanted to say thank you so much for my Riley cards that I won in your contest. I love them!

Victoria said...

The sketch is great but your colors and textures are FABULOUS!

Leslie said...

I really need to hit up those teplates more. I think I may do this one.
Great card as usual!! You KNOW I love your blog and all your goodies!!! LOL