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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Happy Halloween


I decided to make a Halloween card.  Normally our neighbours come round at Halloween with their children trick or treating but sadly they have had to move out this year so not sure who will get this card!!  I have used Crafty Ann's new orange and black backing papers - they are soooooooo yummy.  I printed out two different typed and also used a scrap of a orange mottled stone Crafty Ann's backing that I had - yes I know I am supposed to be using up scraps but I didn't have any orange/black - that's my excuse!!!!

I have used a gorgeous Sweet Pea image that I won in a challenge recently.  It is gorgeous.  I have coloured the image with a mixture of Promarkers/Copics.  Around the edges I have distressed with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot distress ink pads.  In various places on the image I highlighted with Sakura Satrdust clear pen.  All the papers I have used have also been distressed/grunged.  I used a bird stamp which I stamped in Black Soot and used a waterbrush to bleed the colour to make him more crow-like.  I used a scrap of brown paper and tore it into a shape like a branch and highlighted the torn edges with a brown Promarker and then sat the bird on it.  The small piece of orange/white paper has been resist embossed.  The card is finished off with a sentiment off the computer, three different ribbons and some ready-coloured flowers from Crafty Ann's which I have grunged with Tim Holtz's Black Soot distress ink pad and the centres are sparkly/glittery Papermania glitterations.

This card fits the following challenges:

Secret Crafter - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Wild thing
In a Sweet Pea Dream - Show us your dream - my dream is to have a bit of peace like this Sweet Pea fairy
Gingerloft - Happy haunting
Glitterbabe - Anything goes
Pixie Dust - Fur or feathers
The Stamp Man - Distress it
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Fall colours and/or leaves
Paper Sundaes - Fabulous fall
Practical Scrappers - Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Your grunge
Totally Stampalicious - 3 different ribbons
Paper Playtime - Autumn
Everybody Art - Autumn
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Animal magic
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or fall
ABC Challenge - D is for distressing.

17 comments:

Grace said...

Oh... GREAT fall colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Janis said...

This is truly beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Lori said...

What a cute card! Wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

thomsans said...

it's really nice one ..
kandy Halloween

Judson said...

Oh!! Really this is truly beautiful and thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge...

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Kandy Halloween

Kissin' Krafts said...

What detail! Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Practical Scrappers!

sweetpeastamps said...

Kym, what a beautiful creation you made. I love this Halloween card and whomever gets it will be thrilled. I love the colors you chose and the black crow on the page. Thank you for sharing your Sweet Pea Dream

Joycelyn Turner said...

What a great image...this is fantastic!!! Thanks for playing along with TOtally Stampalicious!

KymKreates said...

Kym this is lovely in the Autumn colors. It is a pleasure to see each stamp colored with a different pallet! I adore the distressing and the crow is the perfect touch!

Thanks for joining us for the first challenge at “In A Sweet Pea Dream” and best of luck!

xoxo,
KymKreates
Sweet Pea DT

Pattie said...

Great card - thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the textures!!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

Virgo5 said...

Great Halloween card!

Patti J said...

lol...I'm pretty sure that any of us out here commenting would be happy to send our mailing address if you need a place to mail that beautiful card!!! Great job, Kym, as always - your card is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Hope to see you back again soon!

Sue C said...

Great card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

marsha said...

This is just too gorgeous! Love the colors and the crow looks great with this image! Thanks for joining up for the Pixie Dust Studio challenge this week and hope you will come back and play again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
PDS-DT

Nana said...

Great card!
Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week!
hugs Nana

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs
tina46
eac-team