Sunday, September 30, 2018

Mum Magic

Hello Blogger Friend! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. It is a beautiful fall day here in Pittsburgh - sunny and pleasantly warm.
We started our day off at church then went out to a nice brunch afterwards. Someone gave us a gift card to the Bonefish Grille. It's a chain but we like their food and they have a nice order from the menu brunch. Both my hubby and I ordered their California omelet. It was delicious.
Normally we don't order an appetizer but we also had a coupon for a free bang-bang shrimp appetizer. It was really good with just enough kick to it.  My hubby got it as part of a golf outing this summer. We had a nice time together and now we are home enjoying the day.  
I mentioned on yesterday's post that we were going to my grandson's football game. That was a great family day and even more exciting because his team won.
Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #651 on Splitcoaststampers.  Karen was our hostess and she chose pool party, peek-a-boo peach and black. Optional was to use any green.
Black, peek-a-boo peach, pool party
 For my card, I decided to try the black magic technique. This was my first try at using a technique that’s been around for awhile. Here is a link to the Splitcoaststampers tutorial.

I used the chrysanthemum flower stamp. It is a stamp and die combo from CottageCutz.  I stamped in white craft ink on basic black cardstock. Once that dried, I used Prismacolor pencils in the coordinating challenge colors to color the image.

My birthday phrase is a die from PaperTrey Ink and I cut in pool party cardstock. To complete my card, I added some pool party seam binding and a bow, scattered some peek-a-boo peach enamel dots. To accent my image, I used a Stampin’-Up chalk marker. This accenting is part of the black magic technique.
Well that's it for me for this post. So until next time...…...God bless.
card details:
Stamps: chrysanthemum flower – November (CottageCutz)
Paper: basic black, pool party, white  
Paper Size: A2
Ink: white craft (Stampin’-Up)  
Accessories: : Prismacolor Pencils: #939 peach, 1033 mineral orange, 909 grass green, 912 apple green, 992 light aqua, pool party seam binding, in-color enamel dots, stampin’ chalk marker (Stampin’-Up), birthday die (PTI)  
Techniques: black magic  
I am also entering:
1.  The Paper Players has a tic-tac-toe challenge. I chose leaves, ribbon and die-cut.
2.  HIMCR #372 is a freestyle challenge.
3.  Sweet Stampin' has a spotty challenge.
4.  Colour Crazy Challenge has an anything goes w/coloring.
5.  Polkadoodles has an anything goes challenge.


  1. This is an utterly gorgeous card, you totally rocked the black magic technique! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' xx

  2. Such a beautiful card, the colours are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  3. Really great card, those colors are beautiful. Thank you for playing with us at Polkadoodles anything goes Challenge, Hope to see you in our next one.



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