10/25/13

Crafts 4 Eternity - Happy Halloween

Hello friends - hope you have had a GREAT week! Ours has been...interesting! And not necessarily in a positive manner, but that's okay, the weekend is JUST around the corner! :D

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity we are celebrating with Halloween themed cards - I absolutely adore autumn, pumpkins, scarecrows, corn mazes, etc.! Hope you will join us with your Halloween themed cards and you have the chance to win 3 free digital images from Crafts 4 Eternity! Great images!!

I used a pumpkin from Repeat Impressions; stamped it once in the middle, masked it off and stamped it again on either side. I then colored the image with colored pencils & odorless mineral spirits. I tried channeling the incredible Kathy Racoosin - she does AMAZING things with her white gel pen. Me? Eh, not so much; it is NEVER EVER as smooth as hers...or as cool looking! :( In fact, it was just ugly, so I pulled out the white dimensional enamel to finish out the dots...



Inside
I traced around the Verve Visual die I used for the main panel and hand cut the same shape from PTI's Terracotta Tile; sponged on some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, added a couple flags and mounted everything with dimensionals. The layout is Deconstructed Sketch #123 (DS123). Some fun Halloween paper from MME and some self-made enamel dots finish it off.

TFL; have a great weekend!!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Repeat Impressions Pumpkin, misc. alphabet individual stamps
Papers: PTI Black, Terracotta Tile and Kraft, DP by MME
Ink: Rusty Hinge distress ink, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: nesties, Verve Visual die, white and black dimensional enamel, MS border punch, white gel pen, self-made enamel dots, watercolor pencils, polka dot embossing folder

Challenges:
  DS123
Deconstructed Sketch 123
  Robyn's Fetish - Fall
  Lacy Sunshine Stamps Challenge - Fall Colors
  Digi Haven - Orange and Black
  QKR Stampede - Seeing Orange
  Inky Impressions - Black and Orange
  Card Mania Challenges - Halloween

7 comments:

Dora said...

beautiful card! thank you for joining at lacy sunshine challenge.
greetings

cass said...

Wow! I so so live this, great use of the sketch, beautifukl orange tones throughout, simple and elegant. My favourite halloween card this year, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week

Aletha J. Williams said...

This is stunning piece work. I love your embossing and all your layers. You did wonderful work with your pearl pen too. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. I hope we see you again.

Tina said...

i love this ,such a cute pumpkin with these details

SOMA Das said...

WOW is this ever AWESOME!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this design and that image is ADORABLE............ Thanks for sharing with us at Robyn's fetish Fall challenge.... Good luck........ Hope to see you back next week for our challenge!!!!


SOMA
(Robyn's fetish DT)

Wendy Fraser said...

Super card, love the tiny white dots. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven xx

Trudy Harris Thomas said...

I really like this - the papers the composition, the texture (embossing). - Great card!!!! It's perfect for the Halloween Challenge this week at QKR - thanks so very much for submitting it!
Trudy, DT