Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Happy Halloween, doll...
Are you tired of Halloween yet? I'm starting to be as I only have two Halloween patterned papers to play with, lol. I really want to get basic grey's eerie collection, but haven't found any good place to get them yet. To be honest I've been a bit of a cheapskate. Since we don't celebrate Halloween here I've been spending my moolah on other supplies, but after having so much fun with these cards I think I'll invest in some spooky ones. I think this is the most Halloween cards I've ever made during one year and it's been a blast.
For this card I used one of the older stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie's called Drucilla. I really love these stamps and I would like to have all of them! Actually, I was fortunate enough to win some during Kraftin' Kimmies bloghop. Can't wait to see which ones I get.
I didn't have any of the Halloween themed ones, but that never stopped me. I like to use what I have and thought this Voodoo one would fit perfectly. It is coloured with promarkers and the edges are inked with distress ink. I cut out two hearts in green and orange with my nesties which I then embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder. I used front on the orange heart and back on the green of the folder to add interest. This makes the skulls raised on one and pushed down on the other. It's a minor detail, but I think it makes a difference on the overall impression.
I also stamped the heartstamp - that comes with Drucilla - three times and colored in green, orange and purple. The texttag is a nestieshape and I wrote the text by hand. I wanted to write something funny and came up with this "doll" sentiment.
As always I had a couple of challenges in mind while working on it:
7 kids college fund - sketch+Halloween+use 2 stamps
Cupcake craft - scary creatures
Everybody art - Halloween
Kraftin' Kimmies - spooky card
Papertake weekly - 3 of something
Promarker challenge - green, orange, purple and black