Sunday, February 14, 2010

eerie inspiration

Using this photo of the entrance to a corn maze as inspiration, Barb at Haunted Design House challenged us devoted followers to dazzle her with our brilliance. Well she may have not said that but I am sure she really feels that way about us.... or should anyway.
After a shudder or two from examining this marvelous photo, I realized that what truly inspired me the most was the rich luscious colors. I prowled through my patterned paper stash and found this gorgeous rich deep brown that I then sent through a Cuttlebug embossing folder for a little more texture.
After stamping the Hero Arts Scroll Tree on pieces of Papertrey Ink vanilla cream card stock (highly recommend trying some), I tried my best to recreate the warm but vibrant golden oranges of the photograph using several colors of Ranger's Distress Ink.
I have a tradition of sorts when ever I use distress inks. As part of the clean up, I like to use scraps and bits for possible future use. I have a flimsy cutting board that works great as a craft sheet for the inks. So before I wipe off what ever left over ink, I spritz it with water and drag a tag, scrap or what ever bit I have laying around. I usually just set these aside to dry and then use them up later as backgrounds or punch stock. This time I futzed a little more than usual and made up 3 embellishments and a small note card.

If anyone out there in blog land is interested in having these in their home to use on cards or projects, please let me know in your comment and I will let Mr. Random Number Guy pick next Sunday Feb 21st who they go home with.

till next time, ENJOY! the Oz


  1. These are all fantastic,Oz! The challenge card is perfect... love the colors :) And if the last four item come out of cleaning up, then you have once again amazed me! They are beautiful!
    And thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!

  2. Amazing cards, Oz! That is one spooky inspiration for sure!

  3. You certainly captured the rich colors of the photo Oz!! And you made those amazing little treats with scraps??? Wow!!

  4. OH I LIKE.... And yes...I WANT THEM!!!!!

  5. Oz - amazing as usual. And what a great "recycler"... I just wipe up the ink... wouldn't think of spritzing and using!!!! - will be more vigilant in future of not wasting inks. Love the card and all the bits are great... hope my number comes up~~

  6. WOW! I love the original card and the "scraps" are STUNNING, too! Love how you used the inspiration photo! As always, I always love stopping by your corner of blogland!

  7. Brilliant... love them all and yes please, count me in for the draw.... i want 'em for my craft room wall.
    xxx lynx

  8. I would be honored to have an Oz creation. Often using my phone so can't comment easily... but I come here nearly daily to enjoy and study - how did she do that? Would love to see more tutorials Oz!


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