Monday, October 1, 2012

Trick or Treat

A few weeks ago, Linda from Catered Crop selected my Wish Shoe Well card as one of the winners of her "In the Pink" challenge.  Along with the "Winning Recipe" honor comes the opportunity to be a guest designer.  This week's Quickfire challenge is "Halloween Screams" stop by, there's always some great inspiration from the design team.

I think I've mentioned already that I am loving warm grey tones lately and that has strayed into my Halloween creations.  I love the almost monochromatic color scheme here...really light and neutral and then, BULLSEYE! focal point!

The Details:
  • The spooky vintage owl image is from the ever-fabulous Graphics Fairy.  For extra attention, I covered the orange portion with Glossy Accents and then added dots of Black Soot Distress Stickles around it.
  • I used Pumice Stone and a dash of Rusty Hinge Distress Stains to darken the vintage book page that I cut into a banner shape and layered behind the main image.  Yes, I purposely oriented the text upside down...I just want the extra texture of text...I don't want you to actually read it.  J
  • LOVE the black pennant border on this card!  It just seemed to need that bold, graphic element. Just like it needed that orange button and black and white twine to finish it off.

The Graphics Fairy - Brag Monday #156
Hooked on Craft: Challenge #25 - Halloween
Made Especially for You: Halloween Card Featuring a Banner
My Craft Spot: Monday Challenge # 71 - Boo To You

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Sahara Sand’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye The Spider’s Web ‘Cauldron Bubbles’; vintage book page
Image: The Graphics Fairy ‘Trick or Treat Bag Label
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’, ‘Black Soot’; Distress Stain ‘Pumice Stone’, ‘Rusty Hinge’
Embellishments: Darice baker’s twine ‘Black / Whitel’; Distress Stickles ‘Black Soot’; Glossy Accents; Bazzill Basics Just the Edge ‘Beetle Black’; vintage button
Tools:  Zots; Tim Holtz paper distresser; foam ink blender


  1. Love it! Totally unconventional background Halloween colors but it works beautifully!!!

  2. Awesome card! Love it:) Thanks for playing along with us at MEFY.


  3. Love your card.Thanks for joining us over at ME4Y.

  4. oh i love Halloween! cute banner

  5. fabulous card, loving how you created a central focal point1 thanks for sharing with us at MEFY!

  6. Awesome card! I love the banners on this!! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.


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