Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Challenge and new Publication

Life is kinda back to NORMAL normal as any of us are here...and believe me, none of us have ever described ourselves as normal.
BUT, October is ALWAYS a very, very busy month with Band Competitions, Painting the Band Boards, Kitting up for classes, cutting down the garden, Soccer Tournaments, and this year, Emma's (quite successful) eye surgery.
Anyway, I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel, with relaxing around the corner.
All kits are done and ready to go for classes. WHEW! to that.
Only 2 seats left for Elmhurst. THAT should be a really fun day with old friends.
 Anyway, it was time to play around a bit today. Meet a deadline for Inspiration Emporium's November DT Challenge.
This is a a card I made...I know, don't faint dead away....I MADE A CARD!!!

 I started with a piece of Manila cardstock sprayed with Dylusions Sprays 1st.
After I dried it with the Heat-it Tool, I added Copper Perfect Pearls Mists.
VERY COOL in person.
Then I stamped the Oak and Maple leaves from the Autumn Blueprint collection of Tim Holtz's set with Black Soot Distress Ink and embossed them.

I cut out the leaves. Love how they turned out!
Then I had a bit of Shrink Plastic left that I'd gessoed before.....SO I stamped the Acorn 2 times, cut out, shrunk them down, and colored them in with Markers.
The calendar papers were cut apart from Tim's Paper Stash for what I'd consider the Fall months.
And last, the Metal Foil Taped die cut Grungeboard letters were embossed through the Vagabond machine.
Layer it all up with foam tape, add some white pen marks and it's a done deal.
So, check out the other DT members wonderful pieces here...and don't forget to enter the Challenge to win a $50 shopping spree!!!! 
You can't win if you don't enter.
And one last thing...several of my friends and I are in the new Just Steampunk II magazine.
It's loaded with over 300 pictures of fabulous Dolls, Jewelry, Home Decor and more.. check it out HERE.
This is one of the pieces I have in there. A cuff bracelet is there, too.
Be well, and Be safe....everyone.
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SusanK said...

What a gorgeous card! Heck, I'd have stopped at when you finished spraying the c/s with sprays! That's uber gorgeous by itself! Congrats on being published for your steampunk art!

Vic said...

Beautiful card! Got the magazine on my shopping list.

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous card! I love how it turned out!

Netty said...

Terrific card and congratulations on having your wonderful projects published. x

Anita Houston said...

Congrats on your are so wonderfully creative and your projects are the best! Love this card as well...gorgeous color on the leaves...a wow!

2amscrapper said...

fabulous card! Congrats on being in that publication--amazing work as always!

Donna said...

Hi Linda-It has been a very busy couple of months. I don't even know where October went. Your card is GORGEOUS! Congrats on being published again! I too made it into the Just Steampunk! Page 57!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, can you tell me where you got your mini calendar pages? I think they are beautiful. Your card is wonderful. Thanks a lot, Catherine

Linda Cain said...

They're from the Lost and Found Paper Stash by Tim Holtz.

Candy C said...

Linda .... your card is absolutely beautiful. I had posted about it on your Facebook page...but not here. I also wanted to congratulate you on being recognized on Tim's Noteworthy Blogs post on his blog. You are certainly very deserving of this honor, my friend! Your work is so creative and well done. <3 Candy

kelsey said...

Linda I don't know how you forced yourself to actually cut up that beautiful piece of paper made with the Dylusions sprays... it's just gorgeous!!! The finished leaves look great too but oh that background, wonderful!

annes papercreations said...

Wow this house is amazing. Love it :-)

Maryjo Mcgraw said...

That house is intense and absolutely gorgeous!!!!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous card - such amazingly vibrant colours in those leaves... wonderful inspiration, thank you!
Alison x