Saturday, October 17, 2009

Totally Creepy Saturday

Well ok, maybe it's not really a creepy Saturday, but there are some pretty creepy Halloween decorations around town!!! It still amazes me how much people decorate for Halloween...it's so FUN!!!
So in keeping with the spirit of Halloween, I have a totally creepy card for you. I used this week's Splitcoast sketch challenge, SC250, for the layout. When I saw the sketch I knew it would be perfect for some of the smaller images in the Spooky Expressions set from Taylored Expressions, and naturally I reached for my Halloween Key Ingredients because everything is already perfectly coordinated.

I started by stamping the spider, bat and owl images with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White then I cut them out with square Nestabilities. I ran my black Glaze pen over the spider and bat images to make them shiny then I coloured the owl with copics and stamped the sentiment. I couldn't resist adding googlie eyes to the owl...he has the most perfect eyes for googlie eyes!!!

The spider web border was fun to create. First I punched the black cardstock with my MS web border punch, then I misted it with Iridescent Pearls Maya Mist. It has a really nice sparkle and picks up the other colours in the card...cool!!! I loved how quickly my cardstock dried after spraying the Maya Mist. Sale alert...all the Maya Mist at Taylored Expressions is on sale for 15% off til the end of the day today!!!

The rest of the card is just a few layers of cardstock mounted on a white base...nothing complicated. I used my forest branches Cuttlebug folder on the orange layer to add some texture. I was just thinking...these smaller images would be great to use as quick and easy treat bag toppers too...just stamp them, punch them out and add them to the treat bags you'll be handing out to the ghosts and goblins on Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

3 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

It amazes me too how much people decorate their yards, lights and all, for Halloween these days.

Awesome card! Love what you did with the set!

Leanne said...

So cute! Love the googly eyes. :)

Dina said...

Just wonderful! I love Halloween and I love to decorate for it too! There are so many WOW's on your card....love the google eyes on the Owl that just perfect! Your spider web is fantastic, very creative!! Love the layout, they work well with the images.