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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Happy Halloween

 Here is a Halloween card I have made using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by the very talented Rebecca Sinz.  The image is called "All Hallows Eve".  It is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp or as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 8, Plate 223 - All Hallows Eve comes on the multi-image plate with Blue Companion, Silken Threads and Gothic Moon).
I have coloured the digital stamp in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers, highlighted areas with my Pan Pastels, used my Tim Holtz distressing tool around the edge and then used my Tim Holtz Balck Soot distress ink to highlight the distressing.

The backing papers I have used I won in some blog candy recently from Michele (her blog is amazing if you fancy a look!!).  The papers are called "Fright Night" and are by Whimsy Stamps.  I've had many paper packs/pads before but I was seriously impressed in the quality of these papers.  I like to use my Tim Holtz distressing tool around the edges of papers sometimes but a lot of bought papers wouldn't cope with this whereas these would.  Fantastic quality.

I have made some of my own backing paper for this card by rubbing different colours of distress inks (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Black Soot) onto a piece of card.  I then spritzed with water and then dropped over bronze and gold mica powder over in areas for a bit of shine.  I did two of these A4 sheets and left to dry for a few days and now they are so sparkly and such wonderful colours and I'll have plenty to use over the next few weeks.

The card has been finished off with some raffia ribbon, sentiment off the computer with staples holding on some scraps of gingham ribbon, decorative clip, buttons with bats cut out from a Summertime Designs backing paper held on with some wire to make it look like they are flying around the page.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Emergency Crafters - Halloween
Crafty Sentiments - Favourite technique or colours (one of my favourite techniques is to make my own backing papers - sometimes they end up how you think but sometimes they don't!!)
Tuesday Throwdown - Colours of fall
LEJ Designs - Things with wings (bats)
Ribbon Carousel - Halloween/Fall
Paper Pretties - Purple, green and orange
Crafty Creations - Winged things (bats)
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Autumnal colours
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Autumn
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Fall/Autumn
Moving Along With the Times - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Fall colours
2 Sisters - Fall fun
Crazy 4 Challenge - Halloween creations
Allsorts - Autumn colours
Sweet Stampin - Autumn is here
Crafty Calendar Monthly - Halloween
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Use a digi
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi

If I wasn't on the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team it could also be entered into the One Sweet Challenge this month which is "Things that go bump in the night!!"


Meighan Wheller said...

A fabulous spooky creation Kym. Love the image with your fabulous colouring skills! Love the added Black Soot distressing ink! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations and we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

Claire Bartram said...

Lovely image and colours. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments this fortnight.
Claire DT

Ingrid Mason said...

Hmm, on All Hallows Eve I like to stay cosied up at home Kym - I'm certainly not as brave as your image, especially as your 'distressing' of the paper adds significantly to the dark spookiness of the night - what a lovely touch that is. A big wow goes to your home-made backing paper - it's stunning and I'm looking forward to seeing it on future cards. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous image and design Ginny x

Gertrude said...

Ich kann nur sagen Wunderschön gemacht
lg gertrude

Nikki Byrne said...

Such a stunning card, fabulous image and beautifuly coloured :) Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT and we hope to see you again Hugs

cass said...

Great card, love all the different textures and elements to it, thanks for joining us at RobynsFetish this week.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Allsorts Tracyx

Trisha Stanley said...

I'm so glad you stopped by Sister Act this week! Such a great Halloween card!

Good Luck!

Laurian said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty I hope we see you again soon!



CraftyGirl said...

Love the bats on the buttons. :) Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Lozzy T said...

What a stunning Halloween card Kym, love it..Hugs Lozzy xx

tilly said...

a lovely image and creation with all the bats lol,
thanks for joining us as crafty catz

CraftyGirl said...

Back again with another DT hat on. Just love the coloring and image you used. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

Caz xx

Amy A said...

Fabulous Halloween Card. Love the backing papers you've created. They go perfectly, with your image, design and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

Amy ~DT

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Fab card!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Karina Bunkenborg said...

Beautiful card and image! Nice colours too! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
Hugs Kelly

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our fall challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks,great job!

Leanne DT!
4 Crafty Chicks

Kelly L said...

This is fab, thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT.

Kelly x

Laura Love said...

Very cute Halloween Card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

Kim said...

Beautiful Halloween card. Love the layout and decorations. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you next challenge.


Anonymous said...

A really lovely card hun.

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Anything Goes With Ribbon Challenge - and good luck!


Julie said...

Fab card!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown - hope you can join us again as our new challenge launched today!

Hugs Julie x

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! This card is so cool. Love the background papers and the way you tilted the image.

Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angels Design Team this week!

Chriss - DT - OSAAT

Anna Jasiolek said...

This card is really mysterious, love this image and how you've colored it. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight. Abbie xx

K8 said...

Spokey lovely card, love that image and your coloring!! Thank you for join us at Creative Moments this fortnight, hugs Kate (DT)

Kim said...

Awesome card, great image! Nice touch with the backing paper you created! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

Chana said...

Well done project, Kym! You colored the image beautifully, as always, and I love the backgrounds you created! Very nicely done! Thanks for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

karen said...

Beautiful and what a gorgeous image too, thanks for joining us at GraphIt colour challenge, Karenx