Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Farm WTTW by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I have a Windows to the World card to share with you today, in wonderful fall tones.  Here is Farm Window (Sku # M3180):
 I have sort of a "mottled" (non-blended) style of colouring with Copic markers, which I think worked fairly well with this image, as it gives more of a textured look to the grass and foliage.  It's also a quicker way to colour - so this card came together in no time!  I love plaids that are on the diagonal, and they worked well with the square image.  I used a couple of stitched dies to cut out the image and a small banner.
Copics used: Greens - YG95, YG93, YG91, YG03, YG01, YG00
Oranges - YR18, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y11
Reds - E18, E07, E41
Blues - B93, B91
Greys - W3, W1
Browns - E47, E44, E43, E41, E57, E55, E53

Monday, September 18, 2017

Halloween mansion with tea light by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
Today I am sharing a Halloween card using the Ai 4926- Holiday Mansion Set, 4927- HM Accessory Set, and 4784- Old Bat Set (for the moon!).

When we were making samples of the new releases for display at the trade show, I was asked if I could make a Halloween version of the mansion in an easel type card with a battery operated tea light behind it.  What a fun challenge!
Since the mansion is quite tall, I kept the normal size of the card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  To create the base for it to sit on, I added a piece of 4 1/4 x 9 inch cardstock, scored at 5 1/2.  The 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 section of this piece was layered onto the card back (I just doubled the thickness of it).  The smaller section folds to the inside when closed and has the die cut wooden boards image popped up to hold the card front when the card is opened.

To create tinted windows and an eerie glow inside, I sponged purple ink onto both sides of a piece of vellum.  The windows and doors of the mansion were diecut and then it was held in place on the front with temporary tape so the openings could be traced. Once it was removed, the dies were lined up and cut a second time through the front layers.  The vellum was adhered to the back of the mansion and then the mansion was lined back up to the diecut openings on the card base.

Smaller elements from the 4927- HM Accessory Set were added and the moon is from the 4784- Old Bat Set.  Additional images and a sentiment were placed on the inside, along with the tea light.

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Haunted Halloween Mansion by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!
Art Impressions has added another "house" to their collection.  It started with the Cottage and now they have this fun Mansion!  I used the Mansion and the accessory set on my card.

The set comes with shutters some of which I hung a little wonky since the house is haunted!


There are several fun, interactive parts on the house that you can open up or look through.  I have some of the characters "hiding" behind or in them.

One really great thing about these sets is that they come with dies so that they can be cut and assembled quicker.

Y15, YR04, YR07, YR14, W5, E55, E71, N2, C00, C3, C5