Thursday, October 1, 2015

Michael Strong Halloween Blog Hop 2015

Welcome to the Michael Strong Halloween Blog Hop for 2015!
Hope you came here from Shelly's Creative Rumblings blog.

My first card features Mike's Alphabet stamps
along with the bat and spider from his Halloween Confetti Die set.
Added white ink directly to the raised trees after embossing with Sizzix Birch trees.
 Drew accent lines with brown marker.
Spider web is made with a piece of dryer sheet.

I got carried away with making the following cards.
While they may not be specifically Halloween, I think they could work.
What do you think?

I also have to mention that I created these cards with my stamping friend, Lynette.
We always have so much fun at our Stampfests!

Mike's leaf Cloisonne Cameo is featured in the next three cards.
Used distress markers to color the cameo stamp
then it was spritzed with a fine spray of water before stamping.

Before stamping these cameos, I added color to my paper.
Scribbled with distress markers directly onto my craft sheet, 
spritzed with water and then placed paper directly on the craft sheet.
When dry, stamped cameos with black ink.

Here is a Halloween Birthday card for a special friend who was born on Halloween!
The background was made with tea dye distress ink 
swiped directly onto the logo side of Woodgrain embossing folder.
Pressed embossing folder together with hands.
No need to use embossing machine for this simple technique.
For these cameos, I sponged distress mowed lawn on some areas, 
after background was created (as noted above).
The small leaf was cut from Mike's cameo. The other leaf is from Lynette's stamp stash.

I'm so glad you came to visit the blog hop!

You have a chance to win Mike's new Pumpkin Harvest stamp set
if you leave a comment
on all the participating blogs in Mike's Halloween Blog Hop 2015.

Please visit the next stop at  Herma's blog.

Thank you very much for visiting!

I wanted to save the permanent URLs to each of the blog hop posts:
Michael Strong


Hetty said...

Hello Laura, you have been having fun making these cards, they are all so wonderful.
The spiders, leaves, the harvest cameo and the letters make in combination
super cards. Thank you somuch for playing along in the Blog Hop.

Diana said...

Love the bats in the trees.

HermaF said...

Great cards Laura!

Michael said...

Hi Laura, We hit the jackpot with your contributions! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful cards with us - you give me inspiration!

Rosie Guiher said...

Love your creations! Great Boo card,lol. I really like the background. Clever idea for the leaves. Thanks for sharing.

Carolee said...

Love your cards! Good luck in the contest.

CraftyJo said...

My, you've been busy Laura. They're all lovely - shows that you have fun when your friend comes to play!

Janis said...

Really lovely use of the cloisonne cameos!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The use of the cloisonné is so pretty.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You really rolled up your sleeves and had a blast! I LOVE the first card- love the outlined BG and the spider web out of a dryer sheet- that is so fun! Also, love the fun way you made 3 cards with the same stamp- but all different looks- even using the same colors.

Heidi said...

Great fall cards but I love the Halloween one best! Great idea for a spiderweb!

Ina Good said...

Amazing cards and hop Thankyou

Anita Houston said...

Great goods! LOVE that Aspen trees stencil!

April Puzzuoli said...

Lots of wonderful Fall cards! Thanks for sharing.

Diana Enns said...

You really put together some fun fall cards.

Diana Enns said...

Some fun Halloween and Fall Cards.

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Laura, your cards are fantastic!
I liked the idea of the spider webs, very creative.
Thanks for sharing your art.
Happy Halloween!
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Danette said...

I love the wood grain effect and BOO to you too. I like the fall themes since I was born in October too, cameos are unexpected.