Hello! This card was made for today's Color Combo challenge: Artichoke(I used MFP's 100lb Dark Olive), Saffron(I used MFP's Ivory Linen which is surprisingly close to saffron) and Cajun, (I used MFP's 100lb Old Gold and sponged on a bit of rust to create a color close to Cajun.)
Whew...Color Combo challenges are the most difficult for me. I've always had issues trying to use the colors listed, so the use of the neutral colors of White Storm and Speedy the Cat Black Linen really saved me for this challenge!
Well...drumroll please....my new stampin' studio/home office is complete! And, I have 2 new assistants! I can't believe it! I'm actually able to WORK at home and STAMP at home again! (I still go into the warehouse/offices, but I don't have to STAY there! I went home today at noon!!!! And, I still got things done!!! YEAH!!! It's been a long and difficult last 2 months. I've been stamping on a TV tray on my sofa! Do you like my photo today? I took it in my NEW studio! That gold thing is the brass base to my banker's lamp. I''m NEVER going to replace that lamp. It's the lamp my grandfather had on his desk, and it's going to go to Markie some day.(It's sitting on my NEW office/studio desk!)
So, on to the card...I stamped the little Trick or Treater in Palette Hybrid Noir. (This is a sneak peek of Boo To You from MFP.) Next, I used my heat tool to dry it. In Florida, I find I use that heat tool on EVERYTHING I stamp, even with StazON and dye based inks...It makes a difference, believe me! No smearing. I colored in the hands and pumpkin with several Copics. Next, I cut out the image. The sentiment is adhered on TOP of the hardware piece that had been colored in with a Black Copic Marker. I waited for it to dry and added Inkssentials pen dots.
Time to Complete Card: 22 minutes
Finished card size: 5" square