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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Garbage Retrieval & Some Halloween Fun

I have a class coming up for Halloween cards at my LSS.  I needed one more card for my class. I saw the lovely challenge over at City Crafter Challenge to use a dress or dress form and the wonderful sketch from Mojo Monday and it made the card come together quickly.


The papers are all from the new Authentique Halloween papers.  The stamps are from Artistic Outpost Vintage Halloween and Haunted Halloween.  I embossed using a black glitter from Zing on the little witch and the bats.  She is colored with watercolor marker and the background behind the bats using the same watercolor marker with water.

Quick and fun card!

Now onto my garbage retrieval... Last fall I was visiting a good friend for a stamping visit.  I happened to see this wonderful tag in her garbage.  The tag already had some wonderful elements using distress inks, masking and Halloween images. I pulled it out of the garbage and asked her about it.  It was a project she had given up on. I asked if I could have it because I loved how it looked.  While I decided to finish off the tag today.  



I think it turned out beautiful!  All I added was the Halloween, spider, a little glitter and the ribbons.  I think she will be surprised by her finished tag. :) 
That's it for today.. Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz

15 comments:

  1. Wow, so beautiful! I love that bat stamps! The BG on your tag is awesome!

    Majo

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  2. Both the card and the tag are equally fabulous- it's getting to be that time of year- my favorite for crafting!

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  3. Fab use of the sketch for a cute Halloween card! Wonder what you'll find in my garbage next! LOL! So glad you were able to turn it into something worth posting!

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  4. very cool card! your friend should be very pleased with her finished tag... one's person trash is another's treasure!!!

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  5. Beautiful card and what a lovely trash to treasure tag! Love that you are getting a jump on Halloween! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

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  6. Amazing creativity and thanks for sharing it with us.

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  7. Wonderful halloween projects, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  8. These are both great Sue. I love all those bats behind the little 'witch'. You've made a great tag from your friend's discarded work. I know how she must have felt having got to a point where you just can't make it work. All it needs is a fresh pair of eyes, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  9. Fabulous Halloween pieces! I wish my garbage were that pretty! ;)

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  10. I'm not much for Halloween stuff - I prefer all the colors and motifs of autumn instead - but your card is absolutely adorable - my kind of images! Love it, Sue!

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  11. Suzanne, I love your card. I think it really captures the spirit of Halloween. I love the vintage girl image. Your tag also turned out great! Your friend is probably sorry she gave up on it so soon. Sometimes it helps to get to look at it from someone elses point of view. You did an excellent job - it is a great collage. I like the spider web water mark. Just perfect!

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  12. Brilliant Suzz ... really lovely to have you as a regular here at CCCB

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  13. Love the witch card with the purple colors and the tag is the perfect combination of fall colors.

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  14. I just love that little gal in the dress.. I just love popping in seeing your creations..
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  15. Your card is just as cute as cute can be! Fantabulous tag as well!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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