Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ryan the Fox says "Trick or Treat!"

Halloween is nearly here! Only six more days as I write this! I am super excited to see the creativity around my neighborhood and all the fun costumes the kids will be wearing!

Something tells me this year we will see a fox out trick or treating thanks to the song and video. :) Speaking of the fox....What does the fox say? Sorry I couldn't help myself LOL  Sammie's ADORABLE  Ryan as a fox from M4M is saying "TRICK or TREAT!"

Keep reading if you would like to learn how I colored and gave the fox texture. But first, let's talk paper! We have to talk about paper! For the base of the card I did something different. I used SU Kraft paper and ran it through my printer to get some vintage print on it.  The layers were made with Echo Parks Fall Mini Kit, a NEW PRODUCT THAT'S ARRIVED AT THE STUDIO! Oh MY the paper is yummy! The print is so rich you can see the texture; it looks like real wood! I even used the falling leaves stickers that came with the kit! The tree I cut using my cameo as well as the sentiment. The pumpkins were cottage cuts I run through my trusty Big Shot.
M4M design team Paola Jofre 2013
Now the fun part: how to create the furry texture on the fox. I wanted texture on my fox but not all over; that would have been overkill. It's not difficult, but it does take time and patience. I first used a light earth color for the base and then I added four different earth colors and just scribbled the colors in. I made long, short, wavy and tight scribbles. Keep scribbling but take care not to overdo it with one color as these layers will start to create depth in your image.  You want to be able to see shadows and highlights.
M4M design team Paola Jofre 2013
 Head on over to M4M and show support and pray for  the Firefighters who have an are still putting their lives at risk with the fires in NSW , Australia.  Sammie has created to Frank and Sarah firefighters ALL proceeds go to RFS. Very generous! 

Paola :)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Time with Taya the Witch!

Halloween is my FAVORITE time of the year! I love all the creativity that goes into this spectacular holiday!

The possibilities of crafting really are unlimited. I was thrilled when I received the October release from Sammi at M4M...Halloween playtime!  I had TONS of fun playing in the studio with Taya as a Witch digi from Mad For Markers. Again I wanted to take it a step further than a traditional card but not go over the top and have it like a canvas :) The paper is from Stampin Up (last year's stock). Hubby can never say I don't use ALL the paper, LOL!
DT for M4M copyright 2013

The pumpkins were created with die cuts that I ran through my Big Shot; die cuts make life so much easier.  I inked all my pieces with distress ink to give it them a worn look and of course to add some depth to the elements.  I used stickles on the bat and fence to give them some sparkle. :)  Halloween is NOTHING without sparkle! :)

Copic recipe for Taya as a Witch:
E000, E11, E50, R20
YR02, YR04, YR07
C5 C7 C9 100

Have a great weekend!
Paola :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

World Card Making day Linky Party at SOG!

Somehow while recovering from surgery and getting the house ready for renovations (mainly hubby getting it ready :) ) I could not resist joining in on the World Card Making Day Linky Party at SOG!  I had brand new yummy paper from Echo Park that just came into the studio that I wanted to showcase before I had to shut down the studio for a week of renos. I just had to! LOL :) 

Christmas is only 79 days away! Can you believe it! :)
Here she is, the SOG Holly Day Gwen clear stamp! She is so lovely, perfect for my project! :)

Reflections Christmas by Lori Whitlock Echo Park Paper is now available at the Studio.  This paper is full of design and has a beautiful vintage feel to it.  The colors are rich and the paper is far superior to many that I have bought in the past. I love that fact that I get so much variety in a 6x6 pad, a convenient size, by the way, for card-making and Project Life!

Hope you all had a wonderful time creating cards this weekend for World Card Making Day! :)