Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Simon Says Stamp & Wee Memories Challenges

I've been feeling rather uncreative lately and it's really been getting me down.  Luckily, I found two challenges to enter so I could hopefully jumpstart some creative mojo!

The first is for Wee Memories Challenge 71 sponsored by Paper Smooches.  The theme is Halloween, or upon not celebrating Halloween, Fall.  I do celebrate Halloween; however, I somehow have no Halloween stamps.  No bats, no spiders, ghosts, monsters, goblins, candy, witches, eery moons, black cats, phrases such as "trick or treat", I really mean NO HALLOWEEN STAMPS :..(

Anyway, so I was forced decided to do a "fall" themed card. 

Here's my creation:

I actually ended up liking this card alot, mostly because of the teal accents.  Teal isn't really a color I think of when I think of fall, but I feel it really works here.  I put two different ColorBox inks together to get the "autumn greetings" in that custom teal color to match the zig zag ribbon.  Brushed Corduroy and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks made a great background combo, as well as on the the maple leaves.  Lastly, added some Stickles of course in Copper and Aqua.

The next challenge is for Simon Says Stamp Challenge.  Halloween or Goth is the theme.  I may have mentioned that I have NO HALLOWEEN STAMPS, therefore I was forced decided to go with the "Goth" option.

Here's my creation:

Various shades of black, gray, and silver glitter papers inked lightly with Black Soot and Dusty Concord Distress Inks, topped with purple swirl ribbon and black organza ribbon.  I created a gothic looking rose using punches from the McGill flower paper punch collection.  Some purple pearlized pins, and three dots of Gunmetal Stickle to finish.

Hope you enjoyed these two cards, nothing like a good challenge (or two!) to get the creative juices flowing.  Thanks for looking, and feel free to become a follower in the side bar! --->


  1. Fabulous cards Kristina :-) both are very creative and arty :-) Love all the inking and gorgeous details on both :-)

    I think your uncreative streak is well behind you now ,, these are stunning ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. @Lorraine A

    Thanks Lorraine, what a sweet comment! Glad I could join you!!

  3. Love both of these - the lack of Halloween stamps is obviously not an obstacle for you!

  4. @Junky Vagabond

    Haha, thanks Jill - I was feeling really irritated about my lack of Halloween specific stamps! Oh well, I'm happy with the results. Just need to pump out more!


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