Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs September Release - Spooky Street

wow, day 3 of newton's nook's release for september is here! are you loving the release so far!? 

all of the new sets will be available for purchase on September 19th, here!

today we're sharing the Spooky Street! this is a totally different style for Newton's Nook, and i love it!!! it screams halloween, and i think that's awesome!! (even though i'm totally more of a cutesy halloween girl myself! these images can be dressed up and made less spooky! :) ha ha!)

this set is SO fun!! it's perfect for creating scenes, clean and simple or one layer cards! i made a lot of ALMOST one layer cards for this one! luckily they're not ALL one layer (one layer cards scare me! lol!)

my first card was inspired by a canvas i saw on pinterest

well, first i created the background with distress paints (seedless preserves, peacock feathers and chipped sapphire) and water and MESS!! lol, my hands were a mess when i finished with this card, but i loved the background, so it was all worth it! :) 

Then i stamped the tree, sentiment and moon onto the background! then the REAL magic happended! LOTS AND LOTS OF SEQUINS! ha ha!!
a simple strip of washi on the side of the card finished it off! :)

my second card was done with similar colors (but not exactly!), and with distress inks instead of stains!
(i used distress inks: evergreen bough, seedless perserves and chipped saphire)

i stamped the house twice in seedless preserves and then spritzed liberally with water to make the color tun. and then when it was dry, i stamped the house one more time on top to make it stand out! the bats were stamped 3 times with chipped sapphire! 

then i created rest of the background by apply evergreen bough and chipped sapphire distress inks around the edges and flicking with water (which i later was so pretty with out the water marks...oh well)

Would you like to win “Spooky Street”? This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

this release is SERIOUSLY amazing!! you're going to want to check back everyday this week!


  1. Cool backgrounds, definitely worth of the mess (of course, I don't have to walk around with inky fingers the next few days, wink). I especially love the sequin leaves - such a neat idea, looks terrific! ~ Meredith

  2. Love your backgrounds!
    The card style and great way that showcases these bold stamps!

  3. These are so fun! The purple sequins on the tree are great!

  4. Love the purple sequins! The prefect touch!

  5. Love both of your cards! I really like the backgrounds and the sequins on the tree is so creative!

  6. Gorgeous effects you have made here! Love the colors, so perfect! Amazing texture on the haunted house! Thanks for sharing!~kim

  7. What great cards! I love how the backgrounds turned out! And I am a sucker for sequins lately! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love Halloween cards! Yours are fabulous! I love these fun new stamps! Your backgrounds are amazing and I think the sequins and enamel dots are perfect!

  9. BRILLIANT effects, Samantha! What a cool look on each one!

  10. Gorgeous! LOVE that background - looks almost tie dyed - and the purple sequins are great too! SPOOOOKY!

  11. The backgrounds are fantastic on both projects. I need to get more free with my backgrounds. Love the sequins as leaves on the tree. the house on the bright pink if really pretty.
    thanks for sharing two great projects.

  12. What a terrific Halloween look, you are very talented!

  13. OH those backgrounds are spectacular! Also loving the purple sequins on the tree!

  14. Great backgrounds on your cards! I really love the tree with the sequins! Looks fabulous!

  15. I think I love the second card best. Must be all those sequins! lol

  16. Love the sequins on the tree. The purple is so fun on this halloween card.

  17. Awesome cards!! Love the techniques you've used- the colors are so pretty too!! The sequin tree is my favorite!!

  18. These are my favorite projects. What a wonderful idea to use the sequins on the tree. TFS


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