Saturday, October 31, 2009

Quite the SPOOKY disappearing act!

Hello, dear friends! Didn't mean to disappear on y'all like I did... It wasn't intended to be a "seasonal" trick, as I am MUCH happier when I get to craft and visit with the most talented and dear corner of the universe... BLOGLAND!!!! But "the other world" just needed me toooooo much and I had to go cold-turkey to face the challenges presented to me this past week... *sob!* I hope you haven't given up on me all together, as I enjoy you all so!!! I've missed you and your love and FANTASTIC creations so very much! {This NEXT week just has to be kinder....One can hope! DOH!} I am SOOOOO looking forward to seeing what you've been up to! TRULY!

Here's some spirited fun just to say "HEY! I'm baaaaaa-ck!"






Just a fun lil' card I made a while back to showcase some diversity with this cool S/U! set in fun techniques... 1) Making a stamp do more than one job (creating the "forest" with the owl/tree image.... 2) The magic of stamping on GLOSSY card stock and fun effects you can achieve... (glowy pumpkin was first stamped with a solid yellow circular stamp, then dried, then stamped with orange... then ROLLED in black for a shadowy edge... very cool!) 3) "Spotlighting" a portion of the main image with the punched oval.... 4) Watercolor technique ON glossy card stock to create spooky sky with aqua pen and Watercolor Wonder Crayons.. whoopee! - which is such fun: you can really work and re-work the paint over the Staz On stamped owl and tree image... I avoided the eyes and then went back in with a marker to give them a mystical yellow glow.... Oooohhhhhhh ahhhhhh aaaahhhhh! See! All those fun things to do in ONE play ground! It's a wonder I can ever get anything done in "real life!" tee hee

And just another lil' slice of Halloween fun ~ this is a pumpkin I made for DEAR, DEER friends!



Actually, I carved this pumpkin for "Mr. Paper Daydream!" He's the dashing partner to super-craftilicious, herself, sweet Dana G.! She posted a spectacular picture of her man and her darling girls and man, did this baby look sa-wheeeeeet next to them! Anywhoo, it was darling of Dana to feature this along with her most recent work for the JUGS team, so take a peek!

Meanwhile, I surely appreciate you understanding about my blog absence. I WON'T be making a habit of that... I missed ya WAY too much! Please have a darling, sweet and spooky Halloween! EEEeeeeeekkkkkkkk!

All card making supplies were by Stampin' Up!, except for the Staz On ink!

10 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

Awesome card and I just can't say enough about that pumpkin... Wow!! I love how you stamped that spooky tree and the owl... it looks so cool/spooky!! Awesome Halloween card!!

Karen said...

OOooooooooOOOOoooooOOOOOooooOOOOoooo
I'm in love with some spooktacular creative fun you've had here, Miss Elise! Love it! Love the forest, love the spotlight, love the inking....did I mention I love it?! Oh yea.....munching on some roasted pumpkin seeds here too! {wink} :>

sarahmartina said...

I'm sorry... Did I just read that correctly? Did you mean to say that YOU CARVED THAT???? Wow. I'm just.... speechless. You. are. amazing! Missed ya! ;-)

Vanessa said...

This pumpkin!!! I have never seen anything like that - AMAZING!!! Awesome Halloween card - so good you are back!

Hugs,
Vanessa

DottyJo said...

Hi Elise, what an amazing pumpkin! Glad to see that the real world has loosened its hold on you and allowed you to return to your natural habitat! Great card... love that little owl in his spooky tree! Hope you had a great Halloween. We had so much fun with the kids over at the library, Jo x

Beth said...

Glad you're back, Elise! I was about to come a' knockin' to see if you were alright! Love the card and the techniques are super cool! Thanks for sharing!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh such spooky delights! And so good to see you again:)

Life is just that way, isn't it? Family and work always come first...it's always a balancing act...

Rosemary said...

Super super card, sweetie!! So many fabulous techniques rolled up in one card!! Glad you are back, but I think I told you that last night in our emails!! Anyhooo.... looking forward to you being able to "get your craft on!!"

Courtney Baker said...

Dang girl that pumpkin is awesome. You've got mad skills... I just painted my pumpkin and left town for the actual event!

OH AND I LOVE THIS CARD. The moon glossy cardstock is awesome. Glad you're back sister!

Winter said...

WOW! I saw this pumpkin over at Dana's blog last night, I had to show my husband and kids, since they are "Deer Hunters"! We were all amazed! :)