Monday, 31 October 2016

SJ Card Kit Club October

It's the end of October, and that means the SJ Card Kit Club reveal again.

This month Jenny sent out the challenge kit. It was indeed a challenge for me, because it was mostly Thanksgiving and Hallowe'en, which of course we don't celebrate here, although Hallowe'en is getting bigger every year. By the time I had taken out those elements, there wasn't much left to work with, but that just means a better challenge, and you know how much I like those!

Here are the cards I made with my pack:

This started life as a cream card, dry embossed with this lovely scene. I got out my almost unused brayer (as you can tell from my rubbish technique!) and my Distress Inks. The pumpkins are coloured in with Wink of Stella pens and glimmer gorgeously.

This simple one came next, because the green didn't go with anything else so I singled it out. I added a birthday greeting, although that was not the theme.

The leaf that I die-cut from the previous card then got the inking treatment and was added to this one. The orange spider paper made a beautiful tree because it looks almost like branches at first glance.

The dry embossed greeting was painstakingly coloured over with another Wink of Stella pen, and more die-cut leaves added. 

My second attempt at brayering - I'm getting better - and my first attempt at a spider.

Now this spider is much better - I'm learning! The "wall" paper began arrived a brightly-coloured Trick or Treat design, and I painted over it with sand texture paint (a Lidl special from last year) and I'm thrilled with the result.

I might add a "Hang in there" greeting, and a thread to the top of the window-frame, but for now they're fairly universal.

Next month it's a Christmas theme. I know today is Hallowe'en, but I can't believe Christmas is already in sight. I'm not prepared in the slightest...