stamping: here comes fall
Right now I’m loving watercolors. I stamped Crumbs and Baxter in black but weren’t sure what the scene was going to be in the beginning. I decided to stamp Bunch of grass twice in green. I knew I wanted the paper airplane to pull something…but what? Then it hit me! A leaf and “here comes fall”.

I watercolored everything, stamped the sentiment with an alphabet set and then added a little bit of Distress Ink around the edge. I tied a green ribbon bow and mounted the card on two pieces of paper – green with a linen print and then polka dots. Then I got out my sewing machine and added just a bit of stitching. I thought it came out pretty cute.

Here’s a close up.
stamping: here comes fall

Happy First Day of Autumn!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3006-F Baxter goes boing
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
7037-D Oak leaf (small)
7034-I Bunch of grass

October Calendar - Count Bitesalot
Here’s a wonderful calendar page from Lynne. I just love all the black, white and gray. And don’t you just know that a vampire’s cape would have a red lining! The little bits of green add just a sweet pop of another color.

Here’s what Lynne wrote:
Count Bitesalot is definitely not a scary vampire, and even his bats are cuties! I’ve coloured The Count with my watercolour pencils and added some clear gloss to his eyes and to the little bat. I masked him off, and then stamped the Skully Flowers several times. I hand wrote the calendar dates and stamped Bert Batula just above. Then I just chalked in a few clouds along the top edge, doodled a stitched border and added a few coloured enamel accents. I also covered the red part of his cape and all the little skull flowers with my clear glitter pen so it’s lovely and sparkly.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1175-J Count Bitesalot
5033-D Bert Batula
7077-E Skully Flowers

 

Kim-Klinkovsky - Moose Xing

Here’s a wonderful Fall card sent in by Kim Klinkovsky!

Here’s what Kim says:
Happy Fall Y’all! I love this time of year when all the leaves change colors and the elk and moose come out in abundance. And this wonderful stamp reminds me of my Rocky Mountains with shimmery snow caps, lots of pine trees, lots of animals, and the beautiful sunsets.

I colored the background with dye inks and an H2O pen and the trees were colored with Copic markers. The snowy mountain top was colored with a white ball pen and a touch of glitter glue to make it sparkle. Then I added some flower soft to the ground for some texture and to look like fallen leaves. Stamped and heat embossed the Fall sentiment. I stamped the moose xing sign, colored with Copic markers, and cut it out. May you get outside, see a moose or two, and enjoy your Fall days.

Here’s a close up. Don’t you just love what she’s done with for the ground cover! I think the moose is going to love snacking.

Kim-Klinkovsky - Moose Xing-detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
6032-I Moose xing sign
7068-P Lake shoreline
8177-D Happy Fall (text)

Holly Mabutas-fall shadow box

Today I’m showing you a little Fall Shadow Box I created. I had taken a class from Wendy Vecchi who was featured instructor at The Island’s Creative Escape – a scrapbook store in Los Gatos, California. In it we created a wonderful little shadow box using similar techniques. I thought how could I create another one using my own stamps and this is what I came up with.

It starts with an 8x8inch shadow box frame – nothing fancy. I put a piece of brown cardstock as the base layer in the frame. The canvas is one of those inexpensive ones and measures 6×6. For the background of the canvas I stamped ink pads on a craft sheet, added alochol and smeared my canvas around. It’s kind of fun because you never know what you’re going to get. I the just started building the background – adding stamps for texture, some clear texture paste through a stencil and word rub-ons. I drew in the tree with a marker – I wanted it to look like more of a shadow.

I stamped the kitties in a window twice – using one for the background and then cut out the window frame so I could layer it on top.

For the letters I used an alphabet die from Sizzix and some of Wendy’s Mat Board (I purchased her Faux Graniteware Starter Kit – it came with the mat board and a splatter stamp- REALLY FUN).

Once I was happy with everything I glued it down using E6000 glue. I had a little package of fall leaves and glued a few down to the actual picture and let the others just loose in the frame. This project makes me so happy. I went out and bought two more frames! I can’t wait to do a winter one.

Here’s a little close up:

Holly Mabutas - fall shadow box detail

Happy November everyone!

Bye.
Holly

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2048-L Kitties in the window (GF)

Here’s an oh so bright card from Alex. I just love the purple and orange combination! She’s taken a stamp for Fall and made it very much a Halloween card by coloring the flowers in black and deep purple. I love what she did in the border – separating everything with black and using the same stamp, only now you just see parts of it.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
7076-P Magical fall flowers

Paula Downs - autumn

Today I’m showing you two more cards from Paula Downs. She’s been water coloring again!

Paula writes…
The first card (above) sees Betty & Tigger on an early morning autumnal stroll. I stamped the images using black Versafine, then masked them in order to paint the background trees (which is a stamp called Country Christmas by Sheena Douglass). I also used (Eat Cake Graphics) small maple leaf stamped in Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge distress ink, then coloured with wild honey, rusty hinge and gathered twigs distress inks and cut out. I used a Spellbinders Gold Labels 4 die to stamp the little scene onto. I finished with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen to reflect the early morning dew. A Nitwits paper was used in the background. A Cats Life Press stamp seal was used for the text.

Paula Downs - fall happiness
The second card (above) sees Holly & Kitty Woogums (my favourite stamp EVER) stamped in black versafine, masked and watercoloured. The trees stamp is by Sheena Douglass called Country Christmas.

Thank you so much Paula!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1092-J Holly & kitty Woogums
1163-I Betty and Tigger
7038-D Maple leaf (small)

Paula Downs - betty and eat cake

Paula Downs - betty and special day
Today I’m showing you some continuing Betty and Tigger adventures sent in by Paula Downs. Aren’t they just wonderful! She watercolors the scenes and Betty and Tigger go exploring. The first card has a little more Spring-like feel in which they are stopping for a little bit of cake (who can pass up cake afterall). In the next card fall has come and I think they are going for a walk looking at all the colors of the leaves.

Thank you so much for sharing these Paula!
Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1163-I Betty and Tigger

mrsmctwitter-fallclearpixelThis is Mrs. McTwitter and Tootsie – the Fall version.

  1. Stamp the background word stamp (from Purple Onion Designs) and then mount it onto brown polka-dot paper.
  2. Stitch around the word block by first poking small holes and then use embroidery floss for stitching.
  3. Stamp Mrs. McTwitter onto some white cardstock (I use Bristol paper) and use Copic markers to color her and Tootsie in.
  4. Cut around the image. Use thick glue dots to adhere her and Tootsie to the card.
  5. Mount the whole thing on the dark brown cardstock.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1162-O Mrs. McTwitter and Tootsie out for a walk
7037-D Oak leaf (small)
7038-D Maple leaf (small)

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card-happyfall

Izzi kitty wishing you a Happy Fall.

  1. Start with orange cardstock and cut out a circle (this one is 5 1/4 inches in diameter).
  2. Stamp the vine and text in Perfect Medium ink (by Ranger Ink). Brush on Perfect Pearls powder (by Ranger Ink).
  3. Stamp Izzi kitty on a separate piece of paper, color her in using dark gray and black. Cut her out.
  4. Figure out where you want her, but before gluing her down, add a shadow using a slightly darker orange Copic marker. Then glue the cut out down.
  5. Cut out a slightly larger circle and use the thick end of a brown Copic marker to make the stripes.
  6. Mount the orange finished card to the one with stripes.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
8177-D Happy Fall (text)
7070-K Flowering vine
2052-I Izzi kitty

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