Monday, October 14, 2013

More Artful Challenges

   Today's post is to share some projects I just created specifically for a couple of challenges.

This is a birthday card I'm linking to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which is to use a rubber or a clear stamp:

Products Used: white note card (5 1/2" x 6 1/2"), white card stock (Paper Studio); patterned paper; birthday greeting rubber stamp (source unknown); Jet Black Staz-On ink (Tsukineko); Grand calibur Die Cut Machine and lattice, oval dies (Spellbinders); Flower soft bits (Flower Soft); seam binding (Martha Stewart); brad stickers (JoAnne Stores).

 Halloween is the theme over at Inspiration Avenue:


  For Mandarin Orange Monday another Halloween ATC:

  along with a photo manipulation: also linking this up to Artists in Blogland's Scavenger Hunt challenge-the Oct. theme is doors and windows:

                                            this is the black and white version I worked from

 of course I made it orange! Sorry, although it was a fairly simple edit I forgot to write it down as I played. I wanted to do more but time ran out:

  On to the  Blue Monday challenge. Another Halloween ATC:

along with another digital manipulation. I started with a photo of a hand made lacey paper:

 and turned it into this:

  It reminds me very much of paste paper. The effects I used were blue color, wind, patchwork and zigzag.

  Also linking up to Creative Every Day and Glue It Tuesday. Challenges are not just a way to get creative but also a way to meet up with other talented artists and be inspired. So how about giving one of these a try? There is no obligation to participate every single week, just when you feel inspired and have something to share.

 Hope today is the start of a great week for everyone!

                  " Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." Albert Camus


  1. Your card and ATCs are you belong to a trading group? Digital manipulation is such fun...and can lead to all sorts of ideas for painting.

  2. Hi Linda,

    I love the blues. Thanks for playing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  3. I admire your creativity and art. I love your Halloween ATC. So fun! Thanks for the kind comments you left on my blog. Its so fun to exchange ideas.

  4. A nice combination of colors! I love the designs! I like the photo of handmade paper lace!

  5. Oh, you made LOTS of Halloween goodies!!! Love the creepy spider webs and such!
    Happy Halloween..........a bit early. But then it's not too early to get your candy ready!

  6. Beautiful pieces of art! I applaud your creativity....Christine

  7. Love all of your Halloween cards great job!

  8. Oh you make the most beautiful and creative cards and move right into more creativity ~ Wonderful post and photos ~ thanks, carol, xo

  9. Beautiful cards, you are so creative! Thank you for stopping by pret-a-vivre :)

  10. Fun seeing what you've been up to!
    Great Halloween creations...
    Lovely quote Linda...we are still waiting for our leaves to turn some pretty colors...hoping that all the rain we've had will help!

  11. All your pieces are lovely! Challenges are a fun outlet that is for sure.

  12. So interesting and inspiring, beautiful images.

    Good Tuesday.

  13. Lots of fascinating and colourful works here, Linda. I especially like the first, the Christmas card with the lattice and the next two Halloween ATCs. It's also interesting how you photo-edited the lacy paper. I must now go and have a look at these challenge sites, thanks for the links.

  14. Gorgeous card Linda, so pretty and feminine.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  15. Wow! Really terrific work! Love those Halloween cards & that last piece s beautiful!

  16. I love the way you made it orange...and I often forget to write down what I did...or even if I do.. I can't read my own writing! I like all the work on this post.
    Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  17. I love your Halloween ATC:s so creative and spooky. Colors are so vivid and rich. Happy autumn time- Niina

  18. Another great post Linda. I am enjoying playing 'catch up'.

    That Halloween atc is SO cute!

    Karen x

  19. Ciao, Linda! Your pieces are wonderful and very inspirational ! I love especially the Halloween ATCs, gorgeous collage in such a small space.


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