Tuesday, October 4

BOO Porch

Today I finished a very fun project.  It allowed me to delve more into my "artistic" mind and I so enjoy that every once in a while.  The challenge this week over at Bows and Berries, was to take inspiration from this picture:
Well, I decided to do that in all literal sense of the phrase.  The porch picture was so inviting and there were so many elements that I liked, I couldn't just pic a few.  So, I made a card with almost the exact porch scene (minus a few elements because it was getting difficult to add them all to such a small card...LOL)

The lanterns on the porch scene in the picture, turned on a light bulb in my head, to use the vintage bird cage digital images from Beyond the Fringe that I have been anxiously waiting to use.  I also got to use "skully" from Graphicat Creations again!  Notice the handmade planter on the left to mimic the one in the photo???? 

I am also proud to say that I got to use up a lot of my stash and scraps...wee hee!!!

The card itself, was a scrap that measured 5.5" by 8.5" (folded in half to measure 5.5"x4.25).   The door, bench, and porch rug were all strips I had in my scrap box.  The pumpkin stickers are photo stickers and the tree was cut from Serenade at 3".  I looked all over for something that mimicked the wreath on the door, and then I saw the spider rub-on in my stash.  The BOO sentiment is a border strip that I had used on a previous project and I  cut it to fit behind the tree.  The rest of the scene was created by coloring/drawing with my Whisper Strokes watercolor markers.  A few bits of foam squares to add dimension, and VOILA', FINITO!!!

Challenges to be entered:
Bows and Berries - #11 Inspiration Picture
 The Scrapbooking Queen - #1 Royal Digi Challenge: Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - #69 Halloween
Love to Crop - Let's Scrap It
Just Some Lines - It's Fall y'all
Come and Get It - Happy Halloween
One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT) - #82 Use Digis

Lately, I have been on a crafting frenzy, so back to the Craft Table I go.....UNTIL NEXT TIME!!!


  1. Fab job using the inspiration pic!! Cool altered look, thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

  2. Jessica what a beauty this is.

  3. You nailed the inspiration photo! Great work!

  4. Very cool...love your literal idea!

  5. Oh, so pretty!! Where in Ohio are you? I am in Dayton:) I love all the extras you added on your cards!! Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES and ONE STITCH AT A TIME this week:)

  6. Gorgeous inspiration picture and great creation. Thanks for joining our Fall Colors challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

  7. Oh wow!! What fun Halloween images and a fantastic job of putting them together!! :) Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

  8. Oh I love your creativity!! This turned out so incredibly nice. I just love it! I'll add a link to your blog and a photo of your card on the post of the bird cages. Thanks so much for presenting these images so well! :)

  9. Great take on the inspiration picture! Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries!! Robin

  10. Way to use those scraps!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Just Some Lines!
    Love, Laura JSLDT

  11. GREAT use of your scraps, Jessica!! :) I love the card!! I can't believe how many little details from the picture you were able to add!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Love To Crop!!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  12. What a cool idea. Love it. Thanks so much for taking part in this week's Halloween Challenge on Come and Get It!

  13. fabby take on the picture - thanks for joining us at B&B


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