Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sapphire & Witches

Happy Unity Friday Friends With Flair!!

Hope you are enjoying your Unity Stamp Company followers blog hop. 

Let's begin our morning with a nice, fortifying drinky-drink!  Ah, c'mon!  "It's 5 o'clock somewhere." 

This is for The Pink Ninja's prompt "drink of choice".  The thing I love about our prompts is there really is no deadline for entry.  We're all about the inspiration and whenever it grabs you is OK by us!  Just get 'er linked up because we want you to inspire us!!!

It's really hard to see on the full layout, but I've got the {good times} stamp from the October '08 KOTM on there in all it's sparkly glory.  Truth be told, I got this kit FOR this stamp.  L-O-V-E it!! 

So, once again I had a blast splattering my layout.  Got paint EVERYWHERE in my dining room, but that's OK.  My kids thought it was a "good time".   It's also really hard to see in the pics, but in addition to the paint splatters, the background is also misted with pearl Glimmer Mist and hit with a sprinkling of that gorgeous Martha Stewart glitter.  (Can someone please tell me the best way to photograph glittery elements while maintaining the overall integrity of the picture??)

My background was inspired by this Basic Grey print ad for their Lime Rickey line:

I had such a "good time" (Ok, too far, huh?  I'll stop.) staging my little Sapphire photo shoot.  No other gin will do me.  It's so luscious with some tonic (diet if you have it) and lime.  Mm mm good! 

And can I say I am lovin' Picnik??  They make it so easy to play with your photos.  I used the neon option for this layout:

But played a bit before I chose it:


Orton-ish with Matte


So much fun!!!

Details:  Paper - Stampin' Up!, Basic Grey; Making Memories paint; Prima rhinestone flourish; Stampin' Up! heat & stick powder; Martha Stewart glitter; Glimmer Mist; Picnik photo editing. 

OK, enough with the tantalizing about some Halloween fun??

My inspiration for this card is THIS ONE made by the fabulous Leah the Orange for Humble Pie Stamps.  They are currently having a challenge (ending tonight, Friday 10/9, at midnight EST) to lift any of their DT's cards on THIS POST.   I pretty much straight lifted Leah's card.  But, remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right??!!  If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 

I am sooooo happy with the way this card came out.  I love Halloween with all its black and orange.  Super fun!!  And this little rag dollie from the September KOTM is just perfectly creepy enough (in a totally adorable way) for Halloween. 

How cute are those heidi grace pumpkin and spiderweb rub ons?!! 

I love the way the spiderweb stamp looks embossed.  So creepy. 

Details:  Paper - Stampin' Up!, The Paper Company; Stamps - Unity Stamp Co., Studio g; Ink - VersaMark, ColorBox; Stampendous embossing powder; Brads - Making Memories, Stampin' Up!; heidi grace rub ons; Fibers - Stampin' Up!, EK Success; Punches - Fiskars, Stampin' Up!.

Have fun perusing the rest of the blogs on the hop! 

Happy Friday!! 



Leah the Orange said...

AWWW, heidi-doll! you rock. this card is terribly cute, and i love that rag dollie! Unity does some great stuff.

thanks for lifting me, and for playing with our first challenge at Humble Pie! i'm so flattered!

Stephanie said...

Wow! Your layout is amazing and that card is sooo cool!

Diana Fisher said...

Love the layout, the pictures and the card, sweets! I better head on over to that card challenge. And of course I love the ninjas!

Tricia said...

FANTASTIC HEIDI!! Your take on Leah's card is super cool! I adore the stamp, the embossed spider web, the mosaic paper...OK I love it all. Very creative use of the rub-ons! Awesome!!

Judy Rozema said...

CUTE card - love that paper you chose with it!!!

Awesome photo stuff too!

Bogner's said...

I love the green splatter! It is only 10 in the morning here thou... right now! I love the rag doll thou. She looks great with the multi colored hair!

the whimsical butterfly said...

That is a fantastic card! I still have to use that image from the kit-it's so funny! Have a great weekend and fab job!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a FUN card, love it!

Valerie said...

I loved your blog and your sharing of your creativity in action! Nice photos and creations! Bet you are a lot of fun to be around!

Jen said...

What a fun LO with the splatter paint...great effects! Luv your card and I too have to ink up that little rag doll!

Karen J. said...

Very cute Halloween card!!

Donna said...

WOW Heidi....You have had some fun this week....I LOVE you layout...All the work you have put into it...and the detail...Just absolutely amazing stuff!! And you card WOW!! Stunning!! And yes, I would have to agree....Imitation is one of the best forms of flattery....Gorgeous work!! Xx

Sweet Escape said...

woa!! that layout is to die for!! soo rad!!!! love it!!

Perfectly Precocious said...

I love picnik and use it for ALL of my photo editing. I think my favorite thing is Ortonish. Great layout and card!

Melanie said...

Great job on the card lift Heidi! Thanks for playing along.


Rebekah Doak said...

Your layout is completely awesome! How did you do the paint splattering? I am also in love with Picnik!

icandy... said...

Awesome creations!!!

Mo said...

love everything girlie! i will have to play with my photos as well! too cool!