Friday, September 18, 2015

YNS Sketch & Color Challenge #23 / NBUS #5


Hi Everyone  - Here with a sweet Halloween card for the Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge:



I was inspired by both the sketch and the color inspiration.  I loved the sunset in the photo and the orange and yellow tones with the greys.  So beautiful!

I used a new to me stamp set from Your Next Stamp called "Halloween Phoebe".  Isn't she the cutest little witch you have ever seen?  I colored her with Copic markers drawing inspiration from a card by Anita Madden who blogs at Anitasdesigns.blogspot.com.   Her coloring skills are AMAZING!   She is just one of the wonderful design team members at Your Next Stamp!  You can see the exact card I was inspired by if you go to look at the stamp set on the Your Next Stamp website (linked above) as it is one used to advertise this set.

The background is a water-colored paper using the colors of the sunset found in the inspiration photo.  I added touches of black smudging to further the "Halloween" feel to the card.  Some clear "Wink of Stella" adds sparkle to the stars and Phoebe's hat, cape, and boots.

 And this shot shows the embossed star background on the black card base.  I added some Wink of Stella to these stars too!  The gingham borders were cut with a grass border die.  I thought they added a little pizazz to the card.  :)

I am also linking this card up to Darnell's "NBUS Challenge #5 - Anything Goes"!  "NBUS" is a term coined by the lovely Darnell who blogs at djkardkreations.com.  It stands for "Never Before Used Schtuff" which is something that us crafty people seem to have on a regular basis....or at least I do!  And this new "Halloween Phoebe" stamp set from Your Next Stamp is some of my NBUS!  So happy to have inked it up today!  I thought it was very appropriate since YNS is one of the sponsors of Darnell's challenge!  I hope you will visit Darnell's blog and join in the fun of her wonderful challenges.  This latest one ends tonight so you have to hurry to play along this time.  She has one of the wittiest blog voices on the web so don't miss out on getting to know her!

I have to run now....have a great weekend everyone!
Hugs,
Jill







22 comments:

  1. Your card is gorgeous Jill! Thank you for the sweet comments. It means so much to me to hear I may have inspired another crafter! Thank you for joining our challenge at Your Next Stamp. Hope to see you playing along with us often!

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  2. Awesome card! Phoebe is a super cute little witch and the watercolor background is fabulous :)

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  3. Super cute card! Phoebe is adorable!!

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  4. She certainly is a cutie! I love the sunset background you gave her. It fits her so well, she's far too young to be flying that broom after dark! Such a darling card, Jill!

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  5. Omgosh, Jill!! SO adorable! I love her! And love your inky background and that sweet black gingham. Everything about this is completely fabulous!

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  6. OMGoodness so darn cute!! Love YNS stamps!!

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  7. Jill...this is just too darn cute. Your little witch is as sweet as can be. Just love it.

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  8. What an adorable image! I love the sparkly black stars in the background!

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  9. Your little witch is so cute!!! I love the watercolored background and the black. It just makes her pop off the page!!

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  10. How cute is she!! Darling card Jill!

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  11. So adorable! I just LOVE Phoebe!!! Love the added sparkle!! Thank you for joining us at Your Next Stamp! Hope you will join us again next time!!

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  12. Hey Jill!! Your coloring is impeccable!! I love your card and the colors you choose. Awesomely done!! Thank you so much for playing along with YNS Sketch and Color Challenge.

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  13. Super cute card Jill! Love the star studded background!

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  14. Hi Jill oh this is so cute love the colouring and colour combo such a sweet card!!!
    Hugs
    Vic x

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  15. Love your watercolour background and the stars!
    Thanks for playing along at Your Next Stamp!

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  16. Phoebe is one of my faves and you completely did her justice with your cute card. The sparkly stars and inked up edges look great combined with the water colored background. Thanks for sharing your take on the challenge and playing along with us at YNS!!!

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  17. That close up of this little cutie where I can see the freckles blew me away. AND on top of that the watercolor background? and again.. BAM.. those sparkly stars!! Total winner!

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  18. This is just adorable! Love that image and using the grass die does add a really great touch! Thanks for playing along with us at YNS!

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  19. First of all, thank you for your sweet words of support and for all your compliments, Jill! I'm blushing! Your card is superb!! How you've interpreted the sketch is divine with the pp and watercoloring and winking and embossing! You've got it all going on here and you did it so precisely that it looks neat and adorable. I like a Halloween card that I can call adorable!

    Thank you, too, for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5 ~ which was so long ago now! I’m sorry that nursing the Mister back to good health has delayed my visit to thank you. Thank you for your good wishes and prayers along the way! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill