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!!!


13 comments:

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

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  2. Jessica what a beauty this is.

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  3. You nailed the inspiration photo! Great work!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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

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  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:)

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

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  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

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  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! :)

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

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

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  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

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

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

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I so enjoy reading your comments and love hopping back over to your blog to see your latest and greatest!
:O) Jessica B.
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