Saturday, September 22, 2012

My October 6th class at CP2


Hey, all!  I'm back today with the second card I'll be teaching on October 6th at China Phoenix 2.  This card also features a fabulous new image from Stampendous, but this time I opted to forgo the Copic coloring.  Instead, I added vibrant color using some of the fabulous distress inks from Tim Holtz.  Maybe you've heard of him.  This guy is pretty good and I think he might have a future in this business...LOL!

Anyway, I just generously swiped Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, and that Marigold color (too lazy to get off my tookus and look up the actual name) across a white panel and then misted it heavily with water.  Then I just sat it aside and let the colors slide around doing their own thing.  After it dried, I was left with this very cool, very bright background, which was a perfect landing spot for this wonderful raven image.  Very simple, but it makes an impact.  I think I might do all my Halloween cards this way this year.  The rest of the card is all about the embellishments.  Remember those cheap glittery spiders that I completely raided my Westside Pier 1 for?  Yep, that's one of them in the corner.  I decided to break them out for this class seeing as I have about 50 of them...lol!  I reckon I can share ;D  The burlap is from Hobby Lobby and I picked up the black cheesecloth in the Halloween section of Target.  Dang, they have some cool stuff this year!

If you're going to be in the Albuquerque area on October 6th and want to join me to create these cards, contact Nancy at China Phoenix 2 or drop me a note at cvaladez@comcast.net and we'll add you to the roster.  Have a great Sunday!  Until next time, stay crafty!

12 comments:

  1. Aww I wanna come!!! It looks amazing cheryl...come over to australia to teach me please :D

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  2. Wooow! This is awesome! Love the collors and the bird! Just one beautiful halloween card.

    Hugs mariska

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  3. OH!! Love this sooooooo much Cheryl!!!

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  4. Ooooh!!! This is so sophisticated, Cheryl! I love this beauty with that evil raven! I know this will be a fun class...wish I was able to be there!
    Hugs, Mom

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  5. Cheryl, this is magnificent! I love the bright inked colors on this Stampendous stamp and your use of black cheesecloth is super cool. As always your combinations create such fabulous texture and dimension. Your card makes my raven a little drab but you've inspired me to try again. Thanks:-) http://mynoteworthycards.blogspot.com/2012/08/quoth-wobbling-raven-nevermore.html

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  6. This is just Gorgeous as usual, Cheryl... Do you mind us pinning your work on Pinterest? We love to share great projects like this one.

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    2. Thank you so much for your very kind comment! Yes, please feel free to pin my work :) Hugz, Cheryl

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  7. Oh just saw it's a class..send us the deets at submissions@stampendous.com and we'll put it on our facebook page and such!!

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  8. OMG that background is AMAZING! The purple is my fave!!! And the stamp is very very cool.

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