10/05/2013

Crazy 4 Challenges ~ Guest Designer!

Well hi there! I have some fun news to share. My sweet friend Silke Ledlow of My Life sent me an email a few weeks ago inviting me to be her guest designer for the month of October at Crazy 4 Challenges! Of course my answer was an excited yes!! This is a new to me challenge and I am so very honored to be sharing my inspiration for you along with the design team. And on World Card Making Day to boot!!! Thanks again Silke, you're a sweetheart!


As you can tell from my card, the first challenge this month is a Halloween theme.



I started by stamping this trio of pumpkins from DeNami Design, aren't they sweet!  It doesn't show well in my photo, but the pumpkins are coated with Ranger Glossy Accents. The branches I've stamped in each corner are actually the tops of a tree from Stamps by Judith! The teeny fluttering bats are also Judith. Before adhering this panel to the MME polka dot panel, I inked the edges with creamy brown ink. I die cut a woodgrain paper (again MME) with a PTI medium scallop border then added it to the stamped panel. Before adding my layered panels to the SU Pumpkin Pie card base, I wrapped a length of Halloween twine around it. And finally I used an alphabet set to stamp out "boo", then punched the letters with a circle punch. The edges were inked then they were added to the card with foam tape. 




I hope I've inspired you to play along! You'll want to stop by the C4C blog to see what the team has in store for you. I'll be back a little later with a fun DeNami post! ~Lisa

19 comments:

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Super cool, congrats! Love this card, you rocked your interpretation!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the branches with the bats and the BOO and your FAB design, Lisa! HUGE CONGRATS! Well deserved!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Great card!

Malika said...

Lovely halloween card, i love it

malika

~Tammy~ said...

Big congrats on your GD position! You know I am a huge fan of yours and it is all deserved as you are a fabulous designer! I adore your card to pieces! The PERFECT approach to the inspiration photo! I love those pumpkins!!! :-)))

Heather Jensen said...

Super cute! Love that twine!! :)

Peggy said...

Welcome Lisa!! Your card is just darling!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a fantastic take on the inspiration pic, Lisa! LOVE your play on polka dots! Too cute! And CONGRATULATIONS!

Greta said...

Such an adorable card for Halloween, Lisa! I love those pumpkins & the Halloween twine is just wonderful! Will have to check out this challenge as I've not seen it.

StampOwl said...

Thanks for joining us this month :) ... Loving your card!

Marybeth said...

Congrats ! Lisa ,how exciting and your first card is so cute! Love the little branches with the tiny bats and the adorable pumpkins. You always know just how to pull it altogether! Just like a bouquet !

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous Halloween card Lisa! Love the trio of pumpkins!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey Lisa...thank you again for come and joining us *Crazies*! Your Halloween card is super cute...totally awesome clean design! Hugs ~S~

Jill Norwood said...

Congratulations Lisa! I LOVE this Halloween card! Such wonderful details!!!!!

Barb said...

this is fabulous! i love the scalloped border and perfectly nestled alpha dots. awesome!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this was truly 'inspired'....so many cool details...so glad to have you playing with us this month

Deepti said...

Congratulations on ur GD, you definitely are a great inspiration. what a lovely Halloween card you made :)

Geri said...

Congrats, Lisa!!! Love the big black polka's on this!!! CUTE!!!

Kim S said...

Congrats on the guest spot. I love that trio of charming pumpkins framed by the kind-of creepy branches and bats!! Your "boo" is just right on the scallops!