Wednesday, September 19, 2012

GHOST AND GOBLINS FALL FROLIC


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Fall Frolic!  Today we have a fun array of projects from the Design Team to get you inspired for some Halloween fun and also some ideas for fall.  To be eligible for all the prizes that are up for grabs (a set of your choice and a couple of bonus prizes) you need to leave a comment at each of the posts.  If you got here by the way of the talented Brenda Smalle, then you are in the right place - if not, then you should go back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog page to start from the beginning.  Good luck!

For my two projects today, I used the Water Stamping technique. This technique is a really fun and easy way to make backgrounds for your cards.  I hope you'll be inspired to give it a go!


For this first card, I used purple and orange distress inks, and using the water stamping technique, with the little web stamp from the "Fill the Jar" set, I made the background cardstock for my card. The little witch was my first try at making a card with a digi stamp.  Sparkle N Sprinkle now carries a whole line of digital images by Michelle Perkett.  For those of you (I should say us - as this was my first try!) who prefer the "old-fashioned" method, many of the images are or will be produced in rubber also.  So do take a look - I have to say there are many lovely images in her line.  You can find complete instructions for the first card here.

For my next card, I used the same "Fly Away Witch" digi stamp and used the Water Stamping technique to make the wallpaper background:


You'll find complete instructions for the second card, here.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit. Make sure you leave a comment here, before heading off to see what trick or treat, my teammate Julie, has in store for you.

49 comments:

  1. What a pretty card. The watercolor stamping is a great technique and it looks great on your halloween cards.

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  2. Very cute cards. I especially like the first card with the watercolor technique. That's on my must try list.

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  3. What fun cards! I love the technique. Great job!

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  4. Really cute. The background turned out really great. Love them.

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  5. Love your water stamping backgrounds... you've done a great job with your first "digi" attempt!

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  6. Love the window style. Watercolor stamping is fun. I think I might have to try it sometime.

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  7. Cute cards Shona. I love the soft, pastel look of the orange & purple in the first card. And the water stamped backgrounds are great on both. Definitely need to try that!

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  8. Love your purple and orange on the first card and the way you did the water stamping background on both cards.

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  9. Cute witch stamp! Love the multiple ideas!
    Kim
    Kasot@aol.com

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  10. Very cute cards. Love the window panes as she is flying by.
    Susan Cavas Smith
    scsjafra@strato.net

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  11. Boy, lots of new techniques to learn. Great ideas, love me.

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  12. Love what you did with your cards, Shona. The witch behind the window panes is so neat.

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  13. Love, love, love your backgrounds! Making unique background papers has become my new fave technique. I'll be trying this watercolor technique. Thanks!

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  14. Shona, such a darling card! You always manage to bring pastels to the forefront in such a pretty way - for any season and occasion - that's a gift for sure. Super card!

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  15. These are both so darling... I have tried the water stamping a couple times and can't seem to get it to look this good... great job!!!

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  16. Cool technique Shona I was just working with the water stamping last night. I need a lil' more practice mine did not come out as great as yours. I will not give up just give it another try. Great cards thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love both of these, Shona! Great background on the first one and I love the window effect on the second. Delightful stamp with the witch flying backwards on her broom. :-D

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  18. Love the water technique card! I haven't tried that trick yet, but it sure looks like one I should try, and soon! Thanks!

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  19. The colors look nice and soft. I am impressed that the words fit in the window!

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  20. Wow! You sure are daring. Don't you know what happens to a witch when it touches water!

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  21. Like the cut outs on the front of the cards. Colors look great.

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  22. Love to see it done on a video watercolor stamping is a great technique Thank you for share this with us

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  23. I haven't tried the water stamping technique, but it is next on my list of want to do and haven't done. I really like the softness both cards have. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Both cards are adorable. The witch is too cute and love the stamping technique!!

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  25. Great cards! Like everyone else, I am really impressed with the watercolor stamping technique. I can see I'm going to have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. I love how you used the water stamping technique to make the background on both your cards. I really like the purple and orange on the first card. The witch stamp is cute. I like traditional stamps better.

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  27. Such cute cards and I do love the witch. I think I might have to get it!!

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  28. Very cute cards. I will have to try water stamping!

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  29. Thanks for sharing. What a cute witch.

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  30. I love your use of the watercolor technique on the backgrounds. The intermingling of the orange and purple distress inks on the first card made it look like the witch was flying through another dimension, very cool!! The purple glitter around the edges of the card certainly caught my eye, too.

    The window with the witch flying by outside was extremely unique, also. Serenity1944

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  31. Your technique makes awesome backgrounds. I definitely need to try this. Great job with the digi!!

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  32. The water stamping technique ...I've got to try it! Beautiful cards!

    Jessicalovitch@yahoo.com

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  33. These cards are so pretty! Love the colors in the 1st card and I love how the little witch is in the window! So fun! :)

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  34. What a sweet and darling little witch! Love the watercolor technique on your card!

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  35. The water stamping technique worked really well with Fly Away Witch!

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  36. I'll have to ck out the water procedure, its a great look also like the witch flying, I'd rather have real stamps though Digital turns me off Tks

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  37. Pretty card. Love how you have the window over top of the witch. Really like how your watercoloring turned out.

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  38. What a fabulous cards, love the details on your card!

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  39. Super cute card! I love the fact that you ventured into digital images. Instant gratification! I love it that you can print it in any size that you like. Your card is adorable and the background is too cute. I lloved the look and will have to try this technique. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  40. I love the water stamping technique. The second card seems so realistic with the wallpaper around the window. Seems like I am really viewing a witch riding by outdoors.
    Janet

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  41. These are both so cute and the image is adorable. Love the watercolor effect on the second one.

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  42. They are both so adorable! Love the water stamping technique!

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  43. What a fabulous technique! Love the window! Fun!

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  44. Cute cards! Love the water stamping technique and the small glitter border.

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  45. She is super darling and I LOVE how you have her flying by the window! So, so creative!

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  46. Look at that sweet teensy spider...adorable! Love the window!!

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