Happy Monday! It is another beautiful fall day here. We had horrible weather on Saturday — so much rain I thought we might float away.
Have you ever had an idea pop in your head for a project/card and you just had to do it? Last week when the challenge for Paper Pretties was posted and Frances selected anything Halloween, I was a momentarily bummed. I had ordered the Pick of the Patch Cooper earlier this month and it still hasn’t arrived. Customs seems to be enjoying my stamps. I knew I was going to have to come up with something else for Halloween.
This is my version of trick or treating, Sophia style. When I thought about the challenge & Halloween, I knew I could do this. Sophia has some great “costumes.” I lined them up and since I couldn’t do a line in one direction, I came up with the idea of them going to a house.
For some inspiration on the sky, I went to Theresa Momber’s blog. She does such amazing work and always gives such wonderful step-by-step photos for her projects. I knew I wouldn’t have all of the ink colors, but I knew I could come up with something. Initially, I was going to alter a paint can with this panel, but decided this bin would be much simpler. I have 3 of these bins for storage and love them.
I punched out a Post-It note circle for the moon and sponged a bit of Basic Grey around it. Then I stamped the very lower portion of the townhouse from PaperTrey Ink’s Boards and Beams set. I used the pebble stamp to create the walkway up to the house. I masked them off and set to sponging my sky. I sponged in this order: Distress Ink Antique Linen, Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip, Memento Tuxedo Black along the top portion. I then masked again along the bottom to create grass, which I sponged with Old Olive.
After giving this some time to dry, I then colored in my house and walkway and stamped a few bats (very hard to see in the photo) from Gina K’s Spooky Silhouettes. Of course, this needed a fence and I punched out a nice strip using Martha Stewart’s Picket Fence punch. I cut it in two pieces and folded back a small piece for a gate. The sidewalk is drawn in with a Zig Millenium marker.
With all of that completed, I then started to color my Sophias. After coloring each, I (painstakingly) cut each of them out, popped them up on dimensionals and lined them up on the sidewalk. I had hoped to give them some trick or treat bags, but I couldn’t get anything to work. I think they look just adorable.
As a last touch, I cut out the smallest pumpkin from my Nestabilities and stamped Trick or Treat on them, using PaperTrey Ink’s Fresh Alphabet.
This was a lot of work, but a lot of fun. It stretched me a bit since I am not big on sponging or creating scenes. But a good stretch every now and again is good for you, right? 🙂
PWC74 Trick or Treating Sophia Style
Stamps: Paper Pretties Lady Liberty, Aloha Sophia, Season of Thanksgiving, Bunny Hop, Hola Chica, Sophia Ballerina; PaperTrey Ink Fresh Alphabet, Boards & Beams; Gina K Spooky Silhouettes
Paper: Only Orange, Select White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal; Distress Ink Antique Linen; Palette Cognac
Copics: 100, G85, YR07, Y17, E29, RV10, RV02, RV04, Y06, R29, Y00, YR20, R20, E39, BV08, YG03, G17, E71, E00, E000, E21, R00, E40
Other Stuff: Martha Stewart Picket Fence punch, Shimmerz Opal, Pumpkin and Blingz Pixie Dust; Nestabilities, dimensionals
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