Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Simon Says Halloween Inspiration!


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Halloween Inspiration

the lovely Jenn Shurkus has made us this fabulous Inspiration Board to use. We don't necessarily have to make a Halloween creation, we can use the board however we like
This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products  You don't have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
For my card, I used the colours from the inspiration photos especially the top right photo. So here is my card.


I chose fall colours of yellow, purple, orange, brown and green. I sponged a watercolour paper with distress inks in two shades for each colour. For green I sponged Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive. For orange, I sponged Spiced Marmalade and Aged Mahogany and for purple, I sponged Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserve. I then spattered the sponged area with water to add texture. Once dry, I die cut the orange and green sponged paper with maple leaves using Stitched Maple Leaves Trio dies from SSS. The sentiment grateful is die cut from the purple sponged paper. I also die cut couple more using brown cardstock and stack glued the sentiment with the purple die cut on the top. I adhered this on the outline die cut of the grateful die cut out of brown cardstock.

-Grateful closeup flat

For the card front, I sponged Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed on white card panel. Then spattered Black Soot distress ink. Once dry, I die cut the panel using the largest stitched rectangle die from Stitched Rectangle die set from SSS. I adhered the sentiment on the bottom right corner with the leaves clustered and tucked behind the sentiment as shown. Finally embellished with Espresso sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The finished panel is adhered on Fog cardstock base using foam adhesives.

Grateful card flat

Hope you like my take on the challenge. As always I have listed all the products I used to make my card below. So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card Gayatri, the colourful leaves and splattered background look just fabulous behind the die cut sentiment, such a clever and gorgeous design :-)

Lols x x x

Lin said...

I love the way you used these leaves on either end of the sentiment, Gayatri! Gorgeous design!

Virginia L. said...

Truly BEAUTIFUL!! Love the inking and layering of the word die! The background is simply stunning! LOVE!

Teresa Kline said...

hello gayatri! this is stunning, I luv the sponging and the gorgeous leaves...very sweet! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Heather said...

A beautiful card Gatatri, beautiful colouring with gorgeous leaves with super colouring and pretty sentiment!!
I hope my computer is now back in use!!!

Heather XX

Stephanie said...

Stunning design, Gayatri! I love the soft yellow fade in the background!

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desperatehousewifecraft said...

Gorgeous CAS card. I especially love the purple sponging on the sentiment!