Overcast & starting to sprinkle, so who knows how many Trick or Treaters we'll get. Seeing the little ones dressed up is fun, but poor Fritz is not happy with people coming to the door.
Before all the activity begins, I wanted to get a couple cards entered into challenges. First is a Christmas card for Winnie & Walter Rerun No 35. I was inspired by Crystal's holiday cards in red, green & gold. My graphic borders were made by stamping images from Scenery: Stripes in Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy & Ivy along with Delicata Golden Glitz.
The Noel die cut was inked with the gold & covered in Nuvo Glaze. I stamped & die cut the 2 branches from In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals & added some white dots.
Finished off with gold sequins & mounted the panel with fun foam to a card with the edges sponged in the gold ink. I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
Next is my entry for PTI MIM Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds. I have a few bottles of Distress Paint--not sure any have actually been used until now! I used Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral & Wild Honey.
Instead of going to the other room to get my metallic watercolors, I brushed on some gold Wink of Stella I almost never use because it's such a bold, solid color. It's really gorgeous as well as being so quick & easy. When it dried I stamped the branch from Turning a New Leaf using Fired Brick Distress Ink. That didn't cover very well, so I just dabbed on the paint & stamped a few times using my positioner--worked great!
The word from Counting my Blessings was die cut from the panel & stacked several high using scraps painted with the Fired Brick for the shadow. It keeps the word from being too hidden. Finished off with gold Pico Embellisher for berries. I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
Edited to add: Also entering Time Out thanks to Sandie.
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