Falling Leaves and Scary Things with Poppystamps October Challenge!

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Welcome to a brand new monthly challenge at Poppystamps! All month long, we are celebrating Falling Leaves and Scary Things, and we would love for you all to play along for an opportunity to win some special trick or treat blog candy from Poppystamps! You can get all the details, link up your October inspiration project, and find more great ideas from our design team over on the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

Do you remember as a kid watching that classic cartoon where a great, magical pumpkin rises out of of the pumpkin patch, bringing candy to all the boys and girls? Every year, I would wait and hope that THIS year it would actually happen. This year, I decided to create my own magic pumpkin rising up out of the pumpkin patch, with Poppystamps dies, YUPO paper and alcohol inks.

This Magic Pumpkin card combines alcohol ink on YUPO, along with another brand new technique for me, the galaxy background. I had never created one before, and it was so easy. My background galaxy was created by blending distress oxide inks onto a card panel, then splattering it with a wet paintbrush, causing the inks to react to the water droplets.

Alcohol inks dripped on YUPO paper create beautifully blended designs with vivid, saturated color! Both of these cards were made with alcohol and YUPO, and I have used parts of them for different projects. As it turned out, the scraps I had saved were large enough to cut out my Poppystamps Bat Ring, Swirl Pumpkin, and Leafy Breeze leaves.

Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see how you will be inspired! Link up your project over on Poppystamps and show us your Falling Leaves and Scary Things!

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Merry and Bright with Poppystamps

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I am over on the Poppystamps blog today with this colorful holiday tag created with alcohol inks and YUPO! You can see how it came together over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2018/08/merry-and-bright-holiday-tags-by-michele-k-henderson.html

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Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps Blog sharing my collection of holiday tags created with alcohol inks, YUPO paper, and the new Mod Poinsettias! Check it out, and enter to win during our Holiday Blog Blitz, from July 26 – August 4 at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2018/07/mod-poinsettias-by-michele-k-henderson.html

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The Card Concept #96: Golden Table

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I am so glad you could join us for the newest challenge at The Card Concept, Golden Table! I’m not sure if the inspiration photo inspired my card, or if my newest die gave me a great idea, but I recently got my crafty hands on this beautiful grid die from Altenew, and thought it would make a beautiful “tablecloth” pattern for this Clean and Layered Mixed Media creation. You can see more great inspiration and ideas from our design team, and link up your Golden Table projects over at The Card Concept blog right here:  http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I began this Mixed Media idea with a simple watercolor wash with my favorite colors, pinks, pale yellows, and the pretty peachy color they make when blended together. You can make puddles of color, or add splatters or drips and just play around and have fun!

I cut the Layered Plaid Cover Die A from Altenew in a pretty gold foil paper, and cut the Best Wishes Folksy Script from Poppystamps is a pretty rose gold foil with a peach shadow effect. I added the roses and leaves and it turned out great!

Now we’d love to see what you’ll create!

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Poppystamps Summer 2018 Release Blog Blitz!

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Summer has arrived, and to celebrate, Poppystamps has released 16 brand new beautiful dies that you are going to love! Today, I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this colorful Perched Bird Collage that you could win just by leaving a comment! Head over to the Poppystamps blog for more great inspiration and ideas, and to enter every day for your chance to win right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com

While you’re there, check out our current challenge too, For the Boys!  There’s so much going on over at Poppystamps, you won’t want to miss a thing!

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Sailing with the Boys and Poppystamps

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I am so glad you could join us today for this month’s brand new challenge over at Poppystamps! Every month, Poppystamps hosts an amazing challenge that gives you an opportunity to win some fabulous new blog candy, all from Poppystamps!  Throughout the month of June, our theme is “For the Boys,” and we cannot wait to see how you will be inspired! You can find all the details, and link up your “For the Boys” card over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com

Today, I am sharing a colorful, interactive card, perfect for an adventurous little boy in your life! This is a slider card, and if you haven’t had an opportunity to make one yet, Memory Box has an amazing line of Slider Grooves to get you started! I used the  Straight Slider Grooves to make this little ship sail across the Seven Seas!

The Tall Ship moves back and forth across the card, but also tips back and forth as it bounces on the waves! Colorful Bubble Fish swim off the starboard side, on their way to an adventure!

You can find more great ideas and inspiration, and link up you “For the Boys” project over at the Poppystamps Blog! We can’t wait to see how you will be inspired!

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Florida Flamingo with Poppystamps

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I am over on the Poppystamps blog today with this Fine Flamingo card from Poppystamps! You can see all the details over on the Poppystamps blog right here:  http://poppystamps.typepad.com

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