Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For Witches & Wizards

You'd better get your shades out for today's card! I thought I'd be clever and combine a few challenges. I used the Polka Dot Paradise Color Challenge from Embellish Magazine, the sketch challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges, and The Gradient is Radiant Moxie Fab World Blog Challenge. Whew!

So, here's my card.. playing more with the new Off Beat Backgrounds from Waltzingmouse Stamps. (If you haven't visited the new store yet, you'd better hurry! You're missing fabulous new stamps!)


I used the funky chevron stamp to create some out-of-this-world patterned paper! Woo!
I also used the polka dot and faux stitches stamps from the set. The pumpkin and circle sentiment is from the Halloween Party set (which is now back in stock). The circles were cut with my Nestabilities and then I added some rhinestones.

These background stamps are *fun*! I know this card is a little over-the-top, but if I can't be silly every once in a while, what's the point, right? ;)

Hope you enjoy it, even if you did need your sunglasses. Talk soon!

#Anya

Recipe:
Stamps: Off Beat Backgrounds, Halloween Party - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Tangerine Tango - SU!; Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Cranberry Crisp, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Marigold Morning - SU!; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Classic Circle and Pinking Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Clear adhesive rhinestones - Michaels; Copic markers

36 comments:

  1. How fun is this bg paper you created Anya! I love the gradient colors you used - so very creative and this stamp is perfect for it!! your cute pumpkin inside the sentiment circle is adorable and the bling just sets it all off!! great halloween card!!

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  2. My jaw is actually on the floor...WOW! Thank you Anya!

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  3. This is darling Anya! I LOVE that background, it is fantastic!

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  4. Well, I love it! Hallowe'en is supposed to be over the top so why not! I have to tell you I told Claire that I want this set too because of your background card! So our little design team is working the way it should LOL!

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  5. Love this Anya! That background is perfect for the gradient look! Now I'm even more excited for my order to arrive!!

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  6. I think this is so cute!! I love the funky background!

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  7. I don't think it's over the top at all! I think it looks great! I love the background you created!

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  8. Love the progressive color! You did an awesome job combining challenges!

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  9. Totally adorable card!!!!!! Love your background!! Congrats on the new design team, so well deserved!!!

    Linda

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  10. This is great! I have this set, thanks for inspiring me!

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  11. Lost my first comment I think! :( Anyway, I love the technique you used here, Anya! Thanks so much for playing along with Embellish! :-)

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  12. OH, I love the color layers! :)

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  13. Love this card!! the colors are so perfect :)

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  14. FUN card! I love feeling of texture it conveys:)

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  15. LOOOOOVE the background!! Makes for a super fun card!

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  16. Thanks so much for joining us in Polka Dot Paradise!

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  17. Congrats on making it on What's Hot for the polka dot challenge!! This card is super. You are so clever and you made 3 challenges work so beautifully together ;)

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  18. Fab job with the challenge, love how you built the paper, and congrats on making the E List

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  19. Congrats on being in the spot light over at Embellish!

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  20. Great card Anya!!!! I love the zigzag pattern :) Congrats!

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  21. Very cool card! Congrats on the 'hot picks'.

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  22. This is a gradiant masterpiece!

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  23. Hi Anya! Thanks for entering the challenge!

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  24. Congratulations on your Moxie Fab win!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the pattern! Congrats on your Moxie Fab win!!

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  26. Very pretty! Congrats on winning the challenge! --- Teri

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  27. Congrats on your Moxie Fab win Anya!!!!!

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  28. Congratulations!! The gradient colors fall together beautifully!

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  29. That's a perfect background for that stamp! I love it. I will have to check out those background stamps for SURE. Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations!

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