Wednesday, September 14, 2011


If you are here for the Mark's Finest Papers, please scroll down one post after you look here. 

Hello Everyone!!!  Welcome to my little corner of the world today!!! IN Wisconsin, did you hear? We are getting smoke all the way from Minnesota which is a couple hundred miles away! So that has totally changed my plans for the day. I am going with it though and planning to STAMP!!!

Anyways, today is Belli Challenge and DRS DESIGNS day!!! This week's Belli Challenge is to create a card using Challenge #126 (STRING)! The spirit of the Belli challenges is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments! 

DRS Designs is also sponsoring the PLAY DATE CAFE Challenge this week! This week's inspiration is the picture collage listed below...

Aren't these images so FUN!?! This is the brand new release from DRS Designs! You can see the entire release HERE. You will enjoy perusing the website for the new fun, fall images!

I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the technique called Marbled Smooch from the October/ November 2010 Issue. After I dried the background using that technique, I spritzed it again with Smooch Spritz in the Splash Color. Once I finished that, I embossed with Gold Embossing powder the INTERLOCKING STAR BACKGROUND  - SKU819H in a diagonal across the cardstock. Believe it or not - this background piece started out as a white sheet of cardstock! Once that was heated through, I watercolored the Stars with a Mustard Watercolor.

Once that portion was done, I stamped the Silhouette Cat and Moon SKU 895F with Memento Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers YR24 and YR20. I used my handy dandy scissors and cut the image out. Once that was done, I masked the moon and spritzed with Smooch Spritz in Black Velvet. I stamped the Spooktacular Halloween Greeting SKU933F on the Elegant Ovals Spellbinders dies. and sponged the layer with navy and mustard ink.

A few more details: 
Cardstock: Whisper White, Mustard, Navy 
Accessories: Smooch Spritz, Copic Markers, Mustard Thread, Hydrangea Dew Drops, Navy Button, heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Dimensionals

When you are done looking here be sure to check out the DRS Designs Blog, play along in both challenges, and check out my fellow Design team Belli challenge blogs listed below.

Holly BrownAnne HarmonCeal PritchettJessica StockmeyerJoan ErvinJoy HaddenKaren WallaceMaria MatterMary MarshRobin ParkerShelly Schmidt

Have a blessed day!!!

Chrissy D


Cassie said...

Wow, lovely background, Chrissy! I love all of those stars ;D

Tammy said...

Awesome card, love the gorgeous colors and background and all the stars! All around Great!

Vicky Gould said...

Doesn't get much cuter than this, Chrissy!

Robin Parker said...

Chrissy, love, love this great Halloween creation. The color combination is fab. Great job!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love how inspired you were, Chrissy!! Great bg, and what a fun image of the black cat on the moon!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, Chris this is GORGOEUS!!! love all you did with the techniques!!
hugs & blessings

Michelle B. said...

What a beautiful card - what an inspiration!

Joan Ervin said...

What a fun and fabulous Halloween card, did a great job of combining the challenges!!! The little cat sitting on the moon is adorable and I love all the stars!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a fun image- I love all of the stars- so cool- love your touch of twine.