Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Belli Challenge #74 - Fall or Halloween theme

This week's Belli Challenge is to create something with a Fall or Halloween theme. We have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge - Creative Cuts and More. They provided the Belli Girls with all kinds of different die cuts, and the team had so much fun playing!

I chose this A2 Arch Window card and created a fun fall scene. I had just received the Autumn Trees set from Cornish Heritage Farms in the mail, and I just knew it would be perfect with this window card. That scarecrow and those leaves and pumpkins are just too much fun.

You could create all kinds of scenes with these window cards. I need to order some more of these cool A2 Arch Window cards so I can do a winter scene, a spring scene, and a summer scene! :-)

Here is the second project I created:

This is the Bell Box in an eggplant color. I stamped the vase of leaves and the sentiment onto Vanilla cardstock and then cut them out with my nestabilities. Then I colored the vase and leaves with copic markers before sponging around the edge. On the sides of the Bell Box, I stamped some leaves with Vintage Cream pigment ink and applied various colors of chalk to mimic the leaves I just colored with the copic markers.

The box was so easy to put together. It comes pre-scored, so all I had to do was fold and apply some Killer Tacky Tape to the ends. This makes it so easy - no measuring, no cutting, no scoring. That gives me more time for the fun part of stamping and coloring! :-)

Don't forget to check out what the other Belli Girls have created for this week. There are so many great projects - you have GOT to see the coffin that Deb Daniels created! Go to the Belli Blog to view all the great eye candy this week. While you're there, check out the prize that a lucky winner will get from our sponsor, Creative Cuts and More.

Happy Fall card:
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms - Autumn Trees, sentiment from $1 bin at Michaels
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Mustard, Pumpkin, Cocoa, Curry
CS: White, brown Bazzill from Creative Cuts and More
Other: copic markers, ribbon, sponge

Autumn Blessings Bell Box:
Stamps: Autumn Abundance & Fall Elegance from PTI
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Close to Cocoa, Vintage Cream (PTI)
CS: Eggplant Bell Box (from Creative Cuts and More), Dusty Durango, Vanilla
Other: sponge, copic markers, nestabilities, ribbon, hole punch


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great projects, Holly! Love your arch window card and that box is terrific! Nice job!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh - that window is so CUTE!!! I love the different scenes everyone has created, and yours captures the essence of fall! Now for your box - Girl, that is beautifully colored. WHat are you going to send me in it now??? Hmmm I like Rolos, or pistachios, or money.... LOL

Fern said...

Holly I love the first card... Love the little scarecrow scene through the window and the fall colors are my favorite.. And you second project is gorgeous... Love the shape, the color and your image is just perfect... I totally agree with you about the selections there at Creative Cuts and More... You just keep finding more things you can't live without... Hugs... :o)

Joanne Travis said...

Holly, your cards are really beautiful!! I hate to see summer end but I love so many things about fall too.

Joan Ervin said...

Oh, my word!!!! Your projects just blow me away , Holly!!!! The fall card with the arch window and the little fall scene is FABULOUS and the bell box is gorgeous!!!! Your coloring on the vase is over the top, little girl!!!!

Steph Zerbe said...

gorgeous coloring girl!!!!!!!!
The colors are fabulous together. I am gonna have to get that box in that color over at CC&M.
Love the PTI stamps!! I am gonna hop on over there to get that sentiment set too. Happy shopping right?!

Dani said...

Ack! I love these! Doing a card for each season would be so cool! That box is just fabulous! Wonderful job!

Ceal said...

Beautiful projects Holly! I love your coloring

jdmommy said...

WOW! What wonderful projects, Holly! that window card is so very Fall-ish with the leaves and scarecrow. The ribbon is prefect! I love the eggplant bag..what a color!!! The image on it is gorgeous!! Great job on BOTH!!

Danita said...

Holly, I am loving both of your projects you made!!! The Arch Window is AWESOME!!! Love the picture you put in it!!! You box is beautiful!!! Awesome job with the Creative Cuts!!!

Anne said...

Holly, what wonderful fall projects! I love the window card and cute scarecrow Fall scene with the perfectly coordinated ribbon!! That gable box Rocks!! I just love the tall size, and you picked a great way to jazz it up with the ovals and the gorgeous vase of flowers!! How fun!! I just love these die cuts!! Great job!!