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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Go ahead - Scare Me!

"Skelekidz Girl" was provided by Bugaboo Stamps
I love Halloween - and I usually go much darker with my cards for adults.  But for the grandkids? - you gotta lighten it up a bit.  They are old enough now that I can venture a little past the "smiling ghosts" images with out scaring the bajeebies out of them - or even worse yet having their Mom claim I am going to give them nightmares!  All said and done... this one will end up for one of my siblings - the sentiment on the inside has thrown it just over the edge I'm afraid! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha as a friend of mine would day.

Aud Sentiments is challenging everyone to create a project with a Halloween Sentiment. You have up to FIVE entries until Oct. 7 and the prize this week is from Bugaboo Stamps.  The DT made some great projects for this challenge - if you need some inspiration, there is a boat load of ideas from tags to cards to coffins here!

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]

  • Base card is an A2 with a left fold
  • Front and inside covered with old Halloween 12x12 papers as is the mat for the focal image.  Die cut was used for the panel and the mat and when the panel was complete it was mounted slightly off the edge of the card.
  • Printed 3 copies so that I could 'paper sculpt' the image.  Layers were colored with Copics.
  • Used rubber stamps for the web and the candle & skull - fussy cut and sculpted the skull - mounted on foam tape.
  • Inside has a rubber stamped crow and the 2nd sentiment - also mounted off the edge.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Art by MiRan Challenge #15 – ATG
Delicious Doodles Challenge – On the Darker Side [color or image]
Pile it On #39 – Halloween
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Ppinkydolls #3 – ATG /optional twist – Make it Girly
Sisterhood of Crafters – Lots of Layers
Sweet Stamps #189 – Dies
Tuesday Throwdown #215 – Opposites Attract [violets & yellow-greens]
Divas by Design –Spooky Creations
Fab and Funky #231 – Halloween
MarkerPOP Challenge #53 – ATG
Beyond Grey #60 – Human Character
Crafting from the Heart #38 – ATG
Aurora Wings #7 – A Touch of Darkness
One Sweet Challenge –Halloween Theme

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Skelekidz Girl" from Bugaboo Stamps; Sentiment was a freebie from Gingerhouse; .  
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from stash.
INKS:  the images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Stunning card wonderful colours and detailing Ginny x

  2. Brilliant card, fab image and great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week.

  3. OMG she's a little scary isn't she! LOL! Cute design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOTS OF LAYERS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. How fun is this card! Great coloring and that skull candle is a great touch! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

  5. it is a very stunning card!

    thank for paying with us by inspiration destination and good luck!!!

    gr meggi dt.

  6. I cannot thank you enough for playing along with my Dream Team and me on the launch of our new ATG challenge blog!

    About your card... where do I start? Adorable image, great BG paper, super fun sentiment on the inside and thank you, thank you, thank you! I love reading a blog with details and you've got them going on! Love it! I love the idea you have of 'paper sculpt'ing. It looks fantastic! I may have to try that myself when I stop being lazy. Ha! xx

    Again, thanks for joining us for our current ATG challenge. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Inspiration Destination - Owner

  7. fab card thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  8. Beautiful colors and design!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  9. I absolutely love that sentiment, Ginny, and your Halloween colors are perfect! I have to wear 2 DT hats this time -- I'm really tickled that you chose to play along at Through the Craft Room Door and Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope we see you again next week and good luck in each draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. Thank you so much for playing along over at PPinky Dolls Challenge - "Anything goes or Make it Girly”!

    Just loved your creation, and hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    PPinky Dolls
    x x x

  11. You have used such an adorable stamp for your card and colored it so beautifully! Love these colors. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On and don't forget to check on Wednesday, whether you are a lucky winner.
    Anna xxx

  12. Hi Ginny, this is just so creepy cute! Love your coloring and great DP. I took the liberty of moving your entry from our "ALL Gored UP" challenge to our "A Touch of Darkness" challenge at Aurora Wings which seemed more appropriate and looks like was your original intention. Sorry for the confusion. All fixed now. Thanks so much for joining us. xxD

  13. Definitely cute and spooky at the same time! Great image and colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Helen x

  14. This is such a FUN card! Love your coloring and sentiment .
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

  15. It's so funny! Great colouring of the stamp.
    thank you for playing with us at BGC this time.


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