Friday Fun Day at Jo's Scrap Shack

Good Morning, and if it's Friday, it must be Fun Day at Jo's Scrap Shack. Today - for Friday Fun Day Challenge #21 - our challenge theme is being hosted by Amanda, and she chose the theme "pick your favorite technique". Of course mine was going to be something with copic coloring and if I could throw in some Dylusions sprays, then all the more fun. I picked a cute image from one of our sponsors Limited Runs Digi Stamps, the very cute Scarecrow Girl, who was such fun to color. Here she is:


- Image printed on Copic Xpress paper, colored with copics, diecut with S/binders Deckled Oval and then edged with DI Vintage Photo & Rusty Hinge. I used copic G0000 to shade the background, then replaced image in the die for sponging the Distress Ink.

- Traced outside of S/Binder die & handcut the faux mat- using a previously created Dylusions background of various shades of dark blues & purple-y colors.

- Autumn cardbase background created with Dylusions sprays in shades of yellows, reds & a bit of green. Some of these were water dilution sprays, some were water & white linen dilution mixtures. I  diluted the Chocolate (brown) spray, added white linen and then further added in some tattered angels in a gold color. I sprayed this last, and it added some interesting brown dollops of color. The brown & gold shows nicely IRL. Used 90# Canson Mixed Media paper for the background, and to blotted with another piece. When you blot this way, it removes some of the lovely texture of the blobs & drops, creates a softer look, and there's a second background for future use. This time I rolled a small brayer across the top of the blotting cardstock - usually I just use my hands to press the papers together. This method got more ink on the 2nd piece. When dry, I used some pan pastels to color over a pumpkin stencil created when the punkin glitter embellie was created. I think you may be able to see this in the top right corner ...again, better seen IRL. After a bit, I used an older C/Bug pumpkin EF to emboss for some texture.

- Elizabeth Craft diecut Pumpkin on a snippet of copper glitter paper. Embossed lines were gone over with different black pens so they would show in the photo.

- Green snippet trim made with an MS fence punch, and the sentiment was made from black snippets.
Happy was diecut from Elizabeth Craft (the Happy Birthday die), and the Halloween is a Cheery Lyn die purchased at the stamp show in September. These are slightly different sizes, so I staggered & slanted them just a bit - I think they look ok together. I've been on the hunt to find dies for different holidays.

So if you have time, take a visit to Jo's Scrap Shack and see my team mates' creations using their choice of our 3 sponsors'  digi-s. (Limited Runs,  Bugaboo and Stamp Art). You'll have a treat in store for sure, and perhaps be inspired to join us & submit your own take on the challenge to use your favorite technique on a card. The rules are simple, posted at Jo's Scrap Shack, and we'd really love to have you play along!

Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting. Thanks for visiting me today. Hugs


  1. A very cute image on your lovely Halloween card Mary, great use of the Dylusions sprays too. So pleased your hubby liked my Halloween bags too, please tell him that I am thrilled! Hugs, Anne x

  2. gorgeous card Mary I like the image and the pumpkin.
    Kevin xx

  3. Your little halloween queen is so sweet!
    Big hugs Anja

  4. What a cute Scarecrow Girl and you've framed her so pretty with those different colors. Love the big pumpkin by the fence. Good job with the sentiment dies and they do look fine together.

  5. Beautiful Halloween design, she is a cutie ! Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

  6. Mary she looks delightful thanks for creating something so wonderful hugs Nikki

  7. So cute Mary. You are lucky to have a place to go and have fun! I know I have not been around lately. I am so far behind in my commenting and blog snooping, I am now deleting right and left. I cannot catch up.

  8. Cute little image and a perfectly delightful card! Love that big ole pumpkin and the fencing too! Cute card for Halloween! Love the way you did all this!

  9. Love all the orange shades and a cute image, don't really do Halloween myself but like to see what others get up to.

    Kath x

  10. Hi Mary, I can't believe it's been a week or more since I got by to visit. It's so nice to catch up! Love this little scarecrow girl and I'm always in awe of your coloring. I really need to take the time to practice more. Such a pretty background too!