Friday, September 17, 2010

F{all} into a Ch{all}enge Masters Blog Hop


Welcome to the Ch{all}enge Masters F{all} into a Ch{all}enge Blog Hop! The challenge Divas have gotten together to create some fantastic Fall themed projects for you to be inspired and enjoy. 


You should have arrived here from Marianne's blog (our Sketch Diva).   If not, then you need to start back at Tammy's blog (our Stash & Tag Diva).  All the details are on Tammy's blog.  We all have a secret word that you need to collect to spell an autumn phrase and to be entered to win one of the grand prizes at Ch{all}enge Masters.  You don't want to miss out on any great prizes along the way, as we all have something special that you can win!  Be sure to visit each person's blog for the secret word and to win goodies.





My F{all} project is this cute card and what a fun card to make.  First off, all the images except the sun are from a retired set called Loads of Love by Stampin' Up.  The sunburst is by 100 Proof Press.  I stamped the truck multiple times so I could pop dot the fenders. (In hindsight, you probably should die cut it before adding the foam dimensions - running it through the Big Kick flattened out the foam dots quite a bit.  Luckily, they were really tall to begin with.  : )  ).

I used the palette method technique to color the truck with my Copic markers - I wanted a faded, spotty  look.  The palette method just means you scribble (very technical) one color marker onto something plastic (like a CD case or piece of leftover packaging material) and then pick up bits of that color with a lighter marker.  This will not hurt the Copic markers at all (but I wouldn't suggest trying it with other brands).  If any residual color is left on the lighter marker tip, just scribble it onto a piece of scratch paper and it will come off.  The Copics I used were B21, B26 (for the truck), YR12, YR 15, YR16 (pumpkins), C2, C4, C7 (tires).  Both the Small (#4, if the smallest is #1) and Large Labels (#1, the smallest) from Spellbinders were used to die cut my image and my sentiment. (Again refer to note above about pop dotting after die cutting).  I also attached a bit of ribbon to the sentiment.


The first step in making the background paper is to stamp and heat emboss (with clear embossing power) the sunburst.  Next, take several Distress ink pads and stamp them onto your craft mat (wax paper works as well).  Spritz them several times with water and then lay your white cardstock on top.  This gives you a really cool effect.  The fun thing about this technique is that the Distress inks won't stick where you have embossed an image, so it shows up perfectly.  The final step was to adhere everything to a dark blue base.

 Each Diva will have some blog candy to give away.  Here's what you can win here at Anne-Made.  It's an 18 piece set or red rubber stamps and a dual ink pad.          

All you have to do is leave a little bit of love (aka comments) below and you will be entered into my drawing.  If you also decide to become a Follower of Anne-Made, your name will be entered twice. (yea!)  Leave some love at each Diva's blog to have a chance to win their blog candy too.  Be sure to check back here to see if you won my blog candy.  Good luck to everyone.


Now we are sending the ch{all}enge out to you!  We want to see your fall themed projects!  You can upload them to the Challenge Masters gallery.   Click on "Gallery", sign up, and post your creations!  You'll also want to sign up in the "Forum" and, while you are there,  have a look at all the great challenges we do every week!  (It's free to sign up.) You can enter as many times as you like, just as long as each project is a new project).  You have until midnight on Saturday September 25th to upload your project(s) on the Gallery and then the winner will be announced a few days later!  You can win a fantastic prize pack! 

Your next stop in the Ch{all}enge Masters F{all} into a Ch{all}enge Blog Hop is Suzann's blog to see what she's created for you and don't forget the word you are looking for from me is............







Thanks so much for playing along in our F{all} Blog Hop.  Now get those creative juices flowing and have lots of fun with this.  Can't wait to see what YOU come up with!!  Don't forget to leave a comment at each Diva's blog.

34 comments:

tampatha said...

great card Anne! That background is fantastic!
--Tammy CM Stash/Tag Diva

mandysea said...

love your little truck.... its sooo cute - nice work with the coptics!
hopping along now.... hop hop hopping.....

Pat said...

Fabulous job on the background! Delighted to discover your blog and become a follower.

Pat said...

Anne Love your card ^ thanks for sharing the technique!!

Diana said...

OMgosh this card is just too cute.
off hopping..

Suzanna said...

Thanks for sharing the Copic technique, I need to play more with those! Great card, that sunburst is perfect!

silvia said...

Cute card!! Love the colors!!

Jackie said...

You do wonderful work with those Copics! I'm Copic challenged :(

Sandi said...

Sharing the technique - I love that!

Tiffany said...

Love the card, following you now too!

LoisB said...

That truck stamp is sooo cute! I'm following you.

karen In Houston said...

Anne love your card and what a cute stamp and fantastic coloring job on this card... WTG

Cowgirlscrapper said...

Great card. the backround is awesome !!Thanks for sharing

IAmMikki said...

Thanks so much for sharing your technique!

tallulah1 said...

What an awesome card - the coloring is wonderful! I became a follower as well!
Janelle

Vicki said...

Great card. I am now a follower.

Resa said...

i have been wanting to try that technique you used to color the background of the card. From your description, it seems pretty easy. The card is just lovely. I am a new follower also.

HappyCrafter said...

Very cool card, just love what you did with the background!

Lisa said...

Cool card. I like the background and the sunburst. I am now a follower.

Lynne said...

I envy those that make cars. Beautiful card. Beautiful Blog site. Love the colors.

Karen said...

Your card is adorable!!! Great job!
~Karen G.

Debbie said...

Very creative card!

Lindy said...

your card is so super cute....I'm now a follower. Awesome blog

leslie pet said...

thanks for sharing a new technique to try... I became a follower thenks for sharing with us. I loved that stamp set.... sad to see it go.

Kelly Massman said...

Great card! The background is fantastic I'm a follower now! :-)

Liz said...

Just love this!!! Your card is awesome!Your tutorial is great. This is something I will have to try as I haven't before. Thanks for sharing this with us. Liz (BOM Diva)

Susan said...

Too cute. Just love it when a project makes me smile. Got a big grin from your card.

Brittney said...

Fabulous tutorial!

Lesli said...

Gorgeous card - I love the blending of colors!

Jessica said...

Very cute, I love all the colors!

Kristi B. said...

Cute card! The background & sunburst looks really cool. Happy Blog Hop! :)

Denise said...

Beautiful card. Love the techniques you used.

Jennybean said...

very cute card!

Martine Labelle said...

wow! beautiful card! absolutely love your background!