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Today’s Sketch Challenge (SC561) on Splitcoast is a really easy one. I turned the sketch on its side & used the tree limb/bat for the downward (or sideways, in my case) element. 
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Since it’s an easy, wide open sketch, this is an easy, wide open card & except for the black layer, everything is on one layer. The background was made using the acrylic block techniquea mister & some Distress Inks. I did the purples & oranges separately so they wouldn’t blend too much & make mud. The paper is really lightweight water color paper (from the kids’ department..I like it because it’s smooth) & to speed it along, I dried w/ a heat gun then ran it thru my Big Shot to flatten it. The silhouette images were all stamped w/ Versafine & I used a white gel pen to add highlights. The moon image was stamped on white, fussy cut & added on top & I used a white chalk marker to go around the edges of the panel before attaching it to a black mat.

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Stamps: DRS Designs-   Goofy Bat, Accent Bats, Small Bat & Moon, Spooky Tree Limb, Silhouette Grave Yard, Tiny Happy Halloween
Paper: black, thin watercolor paper
Ink:    Vesafine onyx, Distress inks spiced marmalade, dried marigold, ripe persimmon, dusty concord, wilted violet, seedless preserves
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, white gel pen, mister, white chalk marker


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Welcome to the October Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is What’s New (use your newest products)! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Wheel in SnowBe sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps & sale stamps!And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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For my Halloween window card, I die cut the Cheery Lynn window out of black card stock, then used my Misti to stamp the owl & branch w/ Memento, color with Copics, then over stamp w/ Versafine. The branch was die cut w/ the matching die & the owl was fussy cut. I had an orange & purple background I made on thin water color paper using Distress Inks & the acrylic block technique & after it dried, I put it in the Misti, stamped the moon w/ Memento, then used a white Prismacolor pencil to add white to the moon & stars. The moon didn’t look as white as I wanted, so I ended up stamping it on a piece of white c/s that I had brushed on some Wink of Stella & fussy cut it to add on top. I added the greeting flag and a bat & pumpkins die cut from the Creepy Wreath set.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. (I used the fluorescent yellow Sharpie for the eyes & feet)
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Halloween Pops setHappy Halloween, Leaf Pops Detailed set
Paper: X-Press It white, black, dp (Making Memories – Spook Alley)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring), Distress inks in spiced marmalade, dried marigold, dusty concord, wilted violet
Accessories:  Serendipity Creepy Wreath die(pumpkins & bats) Leaf Pops dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, MISTI, Copic markers, fishtail flag dies, window die (Cheery Lynn), Wink of Stella

Please be sure to stop by & comment on all the DT will be much appreciated & definitely increase your chance of winning!

Pam Simpson (guest designer)

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

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