Hello Fall

Hi! This is my 3rd post today. If you are here looking for my HLS Sketch post click on this card:

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OR if you’re looking for my MMCC post click on this one:

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So! Now I have a bright Autumnal ombre card to share with you. 🙂 The colors in this card remind me of Fall in Maine. Sigh. If you ever have the opportunity to go to Maine at this time of year do it!

IMG_0486editedI used Penny Black’s Foliage Fancy stamps, an Avery Elle “hello” die and a PTI birthday sentiment to make this card.

IMG_0491editedI’m going to play this at Time Out’s Challenge #41 ‘Inspired By Words’, The Male Room’s Challenge #20: Autumn, Fusion’s Falling Leaves Bouquet, Uniko’s Challenge #25, Inspirational’s Challenge #92 – Picture Inkspiration , SSS Monday’s Challenge: Ombre, SSS Wednesday’s Anything Goes  and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #203 Anything Goes.

I thought you might like to go on a relaxing trip to Maine today, but you probably just aren’t able to. So, here are a few of my dad’s paintings of Fall in Maine. If you’d like, please click on the image to go a larger view or CLICK HERE to go to his gallery.

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Melissa

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MMCC October 2015 Challenge #16 – Black & Orange

I am very happy to be here today as a member of the MMCC Design Team.

This is my second post for today. If you are looking for my HLS Sketch challenge post please click on the photo below:

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Here’ the October Challenge Graphic:

I have to say that Orange is not one of my favorite colors, but I did get into it once I got started. I liked it enough to make 2 fairly different cards to share with you in this post. Maybe orange is growing on me?!

Here’s my first one:

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I did some ink-blending and cut the peony out with my PTI Peony Cover Plate Die. Then I cut out 2 more, one in black and one in the spotted vellum. For extra dimension I also partially cut 3 more peonies and added 2 or 3 extra layers to some different petals. I’m going to play this first card at DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #165 THEME:  FALL, Virginia’s View #19: All Things Colored, SSS Monday’s Challenge- Ombre, SSS Wednesday’s Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #203: Anything Goes.

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I made a second card and this time used the positive part of the orange ink-blended peony from the first one.  I’m going to play this second card at Uniko’s Challenge #25 AUTUMN / FALL with an optional twist of THANKS

IMG_8109editedI added some orange tinted embossing paste to the background. Have you ever made your own embossing paste? It’s easy! Baby Powder/talc & glue/Mod Podge & some acrylic paint and then a bit of water. Tint it however you like.

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I also added a butterfly, stamped with Uniko’s English Country Garden – Butterflies stamp.

The vellum is from SU’s Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.

UPDATED SATURDAY OCTOBER 10. Please click on the photo below to go to my reminder post and see 3 more cards that I made for this challenge.

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So! I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s challenge. Please stop over at the MMCC blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team and to link up your entry! 🙂

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by October 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).

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Melissa

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HLS October 2015 Sketch Challenge

Happy Little StampersHi! I’m so happy that you’ve come to visit. 🙂 This is the first of two posts today. If you are looking for my MMCC post please click on the photo below to go to that post:

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I have a bright Autumnal card to share with you today for HLS’ October 2015 Sketch Challenge.

This month’s challenge is sponsored by:

Winner will receive a $5 discount code to the Happy Little Stampers store!

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Random Draw with chance to win 5 digis

This month we have the fabulous Valentyna of “Flourishtina” as our guest designer.  Please drop by and welcome Valentyna. 🙂

Here’s the Sketch:
Yet another fun sketch!

Here’s my card:

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I used SU’s Vintage Leaves and the corresponding dies. I colored them in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers with a red/orange/yellow ombre color combination. Then I blended the colors with an aqua-painter brush. I did some fussy cutting on the sentiment strip, the wavy dotted line and the “clouds”.

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The sentiment is from PTI’s Scripted stamp set and the dotted line is from PTI’s Southwestern Style Stamp Set. I can’t remember the name of the embossing folder, but it’s made by Sizzix. I’m going to play along at The Daily Marker’s: 30 Day Coloring Challenge,  Uniko’s Challenge #25: Autumn/Fall with a twist of Thanks, Time Out’s Challenge #41DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #165 THEME:  FALL, Virginia’s View #19: All Things Colored, SSS Monday’s Challnege- Ombre, SSS Wednesday’s Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #203: Anything Goes and at The Male Room’s Challenge #20: Autumn/Fall.

IMG_0414edited Please stop by Happy Little Stampers to see what the rest of the Design team came up with for October’s Sketch challenge. You have the entire month of October to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

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