Friday, October 14, 2011

Sketches4All Fall Contest Sponsored by The Cutting Cafe

Good morning! I've been meaning to post these for a few days now, but you know how life gets in the know, the "real" job gets in the way of the fun job? All deadlines have been met, so now I can focus on the crafty deadlines I have (and there are a few, but no worries...I love this "job!")

Over at sketches4all this week, until 10/17, you have a chance to enter a card and layout into a little contest we are having. It is sponsored by a wonderful shop, The Cutting Cafe, where you can purchase adorable digital files to use in your scrapping. Use them on a digi page, or print them out and cut it up! The lovely Regina, owner of The Cutting Cafe, has given the DT a bunch of fun images to work with (and I can't wait to play with more!) Play along with us for your chance to win some Cutting Cafe awesomeness!

I started out making a card with this adorable image of a bushel of apples from The Cutting Cafe. The basket is colored with colored pencils, the apples red marker and Ranger Glossy Accents to give them that apple-like shine. I sprayed the card base with my treasured hymn Shimmerz, giving it that earthy color that is just perfect for fall. This Basic Grey patterned paper already had that shape you see goin' on, all I had to do was cut along the white line! October Afternoon alpha and some orange swirly things and stitch doodles finish it off.
See that awesome Glossy Accents shine? I have to have a constant supply of the stuff! It is a great addition to any project where you need that extra bit of shine.
Moving right along, I decided my kitchen needed something on the wall. I started with a piece of cardboard (hubby hates that I keep all pieces of thick cardboard...this includes Capri Sun boxes, which the kids drink *a lot* of when school is in session...the pile of the stuff is overwhelming! I just need to make more wall hangings I guess!) and covered it with a sheet of Scenic Route striped paper. I used some leftover window screen from hubby's contractor days and painted over it like a mask with yellow acrylic paint. I love the look of the bumpy paint! There is also some brown paint around the edges for a sort of frame, with Baby Blue Stickles. More treasured hymn Shimmerz.
That adorable bingo card is from The Cutting Cafe, and I sprayed it with more Shimmerz and added some Studio G glitter glue in orange and green to the pumpkins in the center. There are so many different bingo cards to choose from, all with different fall words. You're sure to find one to suit your crafting needs! That awesome yellow doily was purchased at some point last year, and on the package, it's called a "harvest doily." How fitting for fall?!! I sprayed with a light cover of Shimmerz and curled the edges up a bit like a flower. Using some foam squares, I affixed the strip of Scenic Route paper like a pocket for the bingo card, and then added a random "fall" sticker with more foam squares. SEI Claire dotted ribbon hangs this baby on my wall.

There you have it, head on over to sketches4all to play along for your chance to win some great prizes! Hope you all have an amazing day!

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