Monday, September 14, 2009

Blog Hop With Artful INKables today!

So did Joy's "Sneak Peeks" whet your whistle for today's New Release Blog Hop? I sure hope so because I know the INKgirls and I have been dying to share our samples with you! This is our first release that feature sets for specific up and coming Holidays. In the past I've been a bit wary to make sets with a limited time appeal but if these are popular, I'm sure there will be more!

The sets being released are called Halloween Hauntings, and Holiday Treats and Tails. Though they are holiday specific, I hope you are excited by the different elements in these sets. For instance, I'm so excited about the Little Reaper and the Evil Cat in the Halloween set...they are just a bit off the norm to be really fun. And as the INKgirls said after seeing the Christmas set...Holiday Beavers? Who'd have thought...but they are so adorable! Please visit the home page here http://www.artfulinkables.com/ to see all the elements of these 2 new sets.

For my samples today, I used the Halloween Hauntings set:


I had no Halloween themed paper so, for the first time, I DL'ed some from the net! I did a google search and found a site last week...and now, of course, I cant find where I got it from! *rolling my eyes*



The little Jr Reaper is featured in this card, along with the 'batty moon' and the "Reap Well..." sentiment. I stamped him with black Momento ink on Old Olive card stock and then colored his face and feet in with a white gelly roll pen. I outlined him a bit with a green marker to make him stand out from the background and gave him a hill to stand on. The moon was stamped on white, colored, cut out and glued onto the cs with the reaper. Sponging was added, along with the little tag and some paper layering. The cute ribbon I used is one of the new styles we are now carrying from May Arts. It has a beautiful metallic shine on some parts and comes in 8 different colors. We also have a fun new skull charm but we didn't get them until after I made the cards, so I couldn't use one.



The main image on this card was stamped on white card stock with black ink and then I stippled on some grey ink to give it a hazy, spooky look. The windows were colored in with yellow and the fog swirls were added using a white Galaxy Marker. The moon was stamped over the gnarled tree and shaded using copic markers. The rest is pretty obvious but it was all tied together using some black velvet rick-rack I found in my ribbon basket.


Hope you've enjoyed my samples but it is time to move on and see what the INKgirls have to share with you. Hop on over to Joy's blog next and be sure to hop and comment all the way to the end...as usual there will be prizes!

43 comments:

jack stamps said...

Thought I'd have a go at blog hopping and what a wonderful blog to start at. Your cards are great, I love Halloween!

Georgia said...

Great cards! Can't wait to hop.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous cards, Kristen! I am so in love with this Halloween set! :)

Dragonlady said...

Wow these examples of you new stamps are fantastic. I particularly like the haunted house and the batty moon. I think I may be spending some money.

Ali x

JPScraps said...

Awesome cards! Love the new stamps.

Sherry Campbell said...

Wow- these are both fantastic!! That Mr. Reaper is soo cute (I know he's supposed to be scary...but he's adorable!) :)

Dorinda said...

Kristin I am in LOVE with the Halloween set you are wonderful!

Deborah Young said...

Super perfect!!!!! I agree with Sherry - baby reaper is adorable!

Jackie said...

These are all so wonderful! I love how you used so many of the great images in this set for your projects! Loving this set!

Crystal said...

K this is FANTASTIC!!! I love how you did theat spooky house!! The little reaper is too fun!!

Joanne Travis said...

The new sets are fabulous!! Love the samples, especially that little Grim Reaper guy in the Halloween set :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Awesome Halloween cards, and I love the Halloween stamps you used on this!!! Wonderful job!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Jeanne said...

fabulous cards! I LOVE the stamps! The reaper is tooooooo cute!!!!!!!

Velta said...

Kristin ~ Once again, you have outdone yourself with your artistry! I love both sets and am now on my way to blog hop!!! TFS!

Jen said...

I really like the way you colored the house! It's extra spooky!

Kaymin Kantina said...

This is my favorite Holiday and I LOVE the cards you did! Images are super great!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are fabulous and so inspiring. Lovin the images and can't wait to see all the inspiring eye candy along this hop.

Sarah Anderson said...

How can a grim reaper be cute? But he is!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the cards

Froggy said...

Adorable!! I love the little grim reaper!

Froggy
froggarita@gmail.com
www.froggaritaville.net

babyjsmom said...

Love Halloween. Great cards.

paula a said...

love the Haunted House and the background for it!

Jessie said...

What cool cards :)

*Alison* said...

WOW!! these cards are stunning.. :) HUGS
www.stretchnbubbles.blogspot.com

Julie Ranae said...

Wish I had the 'coloring' gene that you have! Kristin~great job with these sets! I absolutely love the Halloween set and am looking forward to featuring more of it at The Open Window!

Happy Crafter said...

Fabulous creations love them i love Halloween:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Stephsstampinstuff said...

Oh my word! I am loving those Halloween stamps! What fabulous cards! :D

Ida P. Krause said...

Spookylicious! These are great cards. I love them both. The "Grim Reaper" is cute in a weird sort of way and I love the haunted house card and how you made it look like it was covered in fog.

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh, these halloween stamps are SOOO cool! And I love your cards, spooky but fabulous!

Ida P. Krause said...

Just finished the "Hop" and wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. Everyone's cards/projects were just spooky good fun.

MsJay said...

Love the cards.

Cathy said...

These are great samples!! I love that spooky house! Great job. The new sets are great as well!! Hugs, Cathy

Tiffany's Epiphanies said...

love the haunted house!

1CardCreator said...

Love these stamps and the cards look great! ~Diane

Kristine said...

Love the little reaper - so funny!

Michele L. said...

both joy and jackie have inspired me to check out artful inkable and I now have at least 5 sets ready to be picked up.!

great cards!

Tammy Murphy said...

Lots of fun~ I am a hoppin"

Jacey's Mom said...

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Cheri Howard said...

Great cards! I love the fa-boo-lous new images!

WiKKori said...

Jr. Reaper is kinda cute :) I like your cards and I'm ready to start a blog hop now.

Stephanie said...

Awsome I love the images! They are so adorable.... and your cards are fantastic!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Love that spooky haunted house!
Paulette :o)

JulyeB said...

Its nice to see something a little different thanks for the inspirations Julye

scrappinmomto2girls said...

hopping my way through....loving your card creations!