Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Saturday! I am happy to be home. I had a quick business trip this week~ a 24 hour trip from here in St. Lou to New Jersey & back. My team got some great info, so it was worth it. But I have missed my stamping!

Today I combined the sketch challenge from Wednesday with today's Inspirational Challenge.
I chose this Bustling Avenue dress from Anthropologie for my inspiration.

This card might be considered retro ('out of style' is a bit negative, don't you think?). I used a very old stamp from a SU! set called Tricky Treats. It was a 2001 set that I purchased inexpensively from the bay about three years ago when I had a very small stamp collection. That said, I still love it. I send Halloween cards to family and friends who aren't aware of stamping trends, old paper colors or last year's design paper. They usually love my cards and are very happy to receive them. Good thing they are not stamping enlightened because I also used last year's in color Tangerine Tango and last Christmas' DP from SU! called Frosty Days. And then, eyelets to boot.

Despite all the old products, I like how the card turned out. I especially liked this sketch from Roxie; but then I always like her choice in sketches. I like the little bats brads too, but my frugal nature is really showing through as these were part of a kit with the black eyelets that I purchased from an discount store that carries discontinued items.

Here in St. Louis, the trees are at their peak fall colors; they are just gorgeous. I hope to get out for a ride & see the natural splendor. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Stamps: Tricky Treats (SU!); Happy Halloween (Studio G)
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Black, White, DSP-Frosty Days (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun (SU!)
Accessories: Bat brads & Black Eyelets (source unknown); Orange Embroidery thread (stash)


~*Joni said...

Hey Marilyn! I just had to pop on over when I saw all the pretty oranges in this card. heehee! What a great layout, the layers are awesome and so well balanced!
I also wanted to remind you that you won my blog candy so send me your snail mail addy. :D Hugs and happy weekend!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cute *Halloween* card - Mailyn!!! Your take on the dress is perfect - I really like the colors!!! Hugs ~S~

Amy Johnson said...

So cute! I didn't even know there was such a thing as outdated stamps and card stock colors. Most of my stamps are old...and retired SU! stamps go for big, big, bucks on ebay. So someone must like them. I love the bat brads on your card!