Halloween Pumpkins

Hi Everybody,

how time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #68 – Addicted to Colours …

which are very Halloween … see for yourself …

Again, our sponsor this week is ….  Nicecrane Designs,

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at their online store. Pop over to the shop and have a look what fabulous images $20 can buy you …

For this week’s DT piece I went for a Halloween inspired theme, here it is:

Halloween Pumpkins

I must say, I am not a Halloweeny type of person … in fact this is the first Halloween card I’ve ever made. Some of you might remember some Halloween Treat Bags I made for a challenge at Out of a Hat Creations last year, when I didn’t even have anything Halloween in my stash … a catty stamp and some hand drawn spiders had to do.

All of that happened of course before I discovered the joys of digital stamps and images, especially the ones from Nicecrane Designs.

For my card this week I used one image from the delightful Halloween Pumpkins and some digital papers called Grunge Fantasy Paper Pack, both from Nicecrane Designs. Both are perfectly suited for making some beautiful cards for this week’s colour challenge … and because I had so much fun making the card … I made a matching tag too! 🙂

Halloween Punpkins tag

I coloured my image using Promarkers for skin and shadow and Spectrum Noir pens for the green and mustard touches. I then cut my images out and blended the edges with mustard ink. For the layered background I punched a border using the green paper from the pack, and I also cut a piece of the black/grey and the black/green paper for layering. (My black/green paper looks more black/mustard, but then my magenta ink was close to running out. In fact I had to replace it after the sheet had printed). I also punched a lace border, a flower and some leaves from black card and some more smaller flowers from celery and mustard card. I then distressed the edges of my white base card with some black ink and blended the edges of my papers, but not the border, with black ink too before layering as shown and finishing off by adding some black pearls.

For the tag I cut some black card into a tag shape, layered as shown and added pearls and a length of black distressed celery ribbon to finish.

I as just thinking this combo could also be very suited for a late October Birthday card … what do you think??? Please let me know.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Addicted to Colours’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!! 🙂