Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween Something Wicked Skull

Coffee/Tea of the Day - White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice coffee

Happy Halloween!
We aren't big celebrators of the day, but as I have mentioned in prior posts, I do try to make cards to send along with candy to our sons and the ladies in their lives. I wanted to make a card for hubby, too. yesterday was a rough one, with me spending most of the day in bed, so I quickly finished this card this morning.

The bg piece is the same as what I created for the cards for the Candy Crow and Skull Couple cards. Distress oxide sprays and distress inks were applied over watercolor paper, then stamped with images from the Tim Holtz Tiny Things 2 and Regions Beyond sets. the TH flame stencil was then used.

for this card, I also used the TH crossbones stencil and grit texture paste. I love how the paste absorbs colors from the bg! the sentiment is from the TH Regions Beyond set and embossed on black cs. the skull image is from the Simon Says Stamp and TH Stamptember 2019 collaboration set.  it reminds me a bit of an alligator, which is fitting since we lived for 10 years in Florida and met up with quite a few of those critters. ;) the skull was loosely watercolored and fussy cut before distressing with ink.

vintage buttons are from my stash, tickets are from a Jellibean ephemera pack, and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. the rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I added some touches of ink and also used my SU! ink squirty tool to spray some black speckles. did the same on one of the little ephemera tickets.

I was so excited that this sentiment was included in the TH Regions Beyond stamp set. when Dave and I were dating, this was one of the first movies we watched together, and quickly became a favorite. if you haven't seen it or read the book, I highly recommend it! :)

enjoy your day! thanks for stopping by. :)

SSS Wed Ch and SSS Work it Wed. - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Halloween colors
Little Red Wagon - scary it
Paper Funday - anything goes w/Halloween twist
A Place to Start - create your own challenge:
1. image, sentiment, solid paper (mat and sentiment pieces as well as card base)
2. embossing, wet or dry (wet)
3. embossing powder
4. buttons, flowers
5. ribbon
Dream Valley - add a sentiment
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes w/sentiment
Krafty Chicks - orange and black


Verna Angerhofer said...

Great mixed media design and I bet your hubby appreciated getting it too.

Fikreta said...

Its wonderful card!

Imke said...

I like the mixed and matched parts - and it looks like a bit vintage - love that.

Thanks for joining us @ Little Red Wagon this week and we hope to see you back again soon.


Chana Malkah said...

Great job using our challenge chart! Awesome background and focal grouping. Thanks so much for accepting the challenge this month at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Vickie Y said...

Great detail! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

D.L. Walls said...

Very nice, I love all the details. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

Davi said...

Thank you for sharing your Halloween card with PIP! Hope you feel better!

Furrbster said...

This is a great card,

Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Nance said...

Great mixed media card. Thanks for playing with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

sallysbitz2 said...

Loving this card and its colour wave x

hugs sally x