Thursday, October 11, 2012

October Squirrely Art Challenge: "In The Middle"

My friend Nancy has given us Squirrely Girls a fun challenge for the month of October.  It's very simple but one that can be elaborated on.  Finding time a few days ago I sat down and played with some stamps that I have had for awhile but not played with.  This was a great way to jump in and see what I can do with my stamps.

My first card was made with stamps from the Simon Says Stamp October kit.  Sweet line drawings of flowers and leaves with tiny sentiments like "missing you" below.  Border paper is also a SSS paper selection from a previous kit. Can't remember which one since once I play with a kit I just mix it in with whatever comes next.  Some waxed linen and a single button added from my stash.

Next card was made with stamps from Close To My Heart collection "Wicked" from 2011.  This set is irresistible.  I recently went to a 3 day Scramp Camp with my Westies friends and they were very popular.  Witch, cat and sentiment all from the same set.  Paper is all from Club Scrap:  a textured silver from "Culinary", orange from "Salsa" and sparkly black from "Crusin'", make this card shimmery.  Ribbon and buttons from stash.


  1. I love your take on this technique. The torn edge is really creative, and very clever! You really put your own stamp ( pun intended) on these cards.You know I love those Halloween stamps, even found a set on EBay that are on their way to me! I have stocked up & hoarded Salsa orange just for Halloween cards :-)

    1. Thanks Nancy. That's 3 or maybe 4 Ebay "Wickeds" sold, LOL.

  2. Dang! I guess I better get on eBay, too. Where were we when those stamps were released? Nancy is right. Your take on this challenge is amazing.

  3. Woooo hoooo, Witchy Woman, see how high she fli-i-ies! You already know how i feel about this delightfully elegant witch. I had to have her. Somebody on ebay is thinking....what the heck is goin on??

  4. Wonderful job on your cards Farley! Love the witch card!