Eye’m waiting for Halloween


This month’s challenge at Just Some Lines is Halloween.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a fantastic digi stamp if you’re picked as part of the Top 3!

I had so much fun making this!!I chose to make a shaped card to go with the rather creepy Waiting – Skeleton by Just Some Lines.He’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut so that I could add him to this die cut tombstone card.I always like to cover the front of shaped cards with another die cut panel to hide the folded edge.This gave me the opportunity to have a good,messy play too!!I started by embossing the piece to give it some texture then sanded it to create a pitted,weather worn feel.I wanted to deboss the lettering as if were were really carved into the stone.Now this was a learning curve – but I did it 😀 I cut the letters from some scrap chipboard then stacked them 3 deep,gluing of course 😉 Next came the hardest part of figuring out how to make the perfect sandwich in my Big Shot and astounded myself by getting it right first time!To enhance the effect I ran a ProMarker inside and followed with a black pen where I thought the extra shadowing should be.Onto the lichen next…I wanted this to be pretty realistic but having only Polar White Flower Soft was a bit of a hurdle.Remembering I had some inks tucked away in a drawer I tipped a little Flower Soft into a small pot and dropped some Yellow plus a couple of drops of Butterscotch for a more natural appearance,smooshing it around with my finger to make sure it all got coated.Whilst this was drying I inked round the edges of my tombstone then cut,sanded and inked the ivy.The grass at the bottom is actually the leftover from the ivy trimmed down,sanded,inked etc… I adhered my little skele friend (or should that be fiend?) and using clear drying PVA added my lichen,trying to emulate how it would normally grow.There I’m done!!

And just in case you think it’s a little early to start thing about All Hallow’s Eve here’s a glimpse of what was in my garden the foggy other day just to get you in the mood….

spiders 002 spiders 004

Spooky,eh?When I think of all the money I’ve spent on decorations….lol….

It’s OK there aren’t any spiders visible in these pics….I left those ones out deliberately…. 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Waiting – Skeleton by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Black Soot & Peeled Paint Distress Ink,Hearthstone ProMarker (from Limited Edition Autumn/Winter Set),Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5mm Pen,Ranger Posh Impressions Rainbow Ink in Yellow & Butterscotch 
Cardstock : Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad,Scrap Chipboard
Tools : Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Tombstones,Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Set,Marrianne Designs Ivy Set,Cuttlebug Mesh Texture Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Core’dinations Sand It Gadget,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Polar White Flower Soft (stained)

Some challenges this is for :

4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Signs of Distress
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Halloween
Sassy Studio Designs : Think Outside the Box
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Halloween
Creative Craft Challenges :  Anything Goes
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges : Halloween
Loves Rubber Stamps : Anything Goes
Paper Minutes : Bizarre, Strange & Weird
Papertake Weekly :  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door :  Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks : Halloween
A Little Bit Crafty : A Little Bit Shabby
Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Something Spooky
Designed To Color : Use a Die
The Cupboard Trilogy : Halloween/Fall
Created With Love Challenges : Halloween
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Opus Gluei : Boo!!!
Crafty Catz : Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles : Shaped Cards
Graph’It Colour Challenge : Halloween’s a Scream
Sister Act Card Challenge :  Anything Goes
 Thanks for looking

Lisa x


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Holly AKA KopyKat
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 03:25:21

    OMGosh this is so super cute and I love the image and all the details you added! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!


  2. Jana Dee
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 05:40:23

    What a fun cute-creepy card. I LOVE it. The de-bossing technique that you so generously shared with us is just brilliant. Love that you custom colored your own lichen. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.


  3. Heike
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 09:38:18

    love that kind of halloween cards…very funny!!

    xx Heike


  4. Cathy (Kraftykoolkat)
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:10:13

    Love this fun filled card. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT


  5. Janette
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:26:35

    Fab card, just perfect for halloween…..thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x


  6. Sharon
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:54:39

    Fantastic card for Halloween! I love those gorgeous autumn colours and your great design too. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week.

    Sharon x


  7. Chris Hanselman
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 13:08:48

    Love the die cuts. Cute project. Thanks for joining our Halloween Challenge at href=”http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.com/”>Created With Love Challenges


  8. Migdalia
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 18:48:03

    WOW!! This is AWESOME!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥


  9. Katie stringer
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 19:28:51

    Great halloween card
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x


  10. Lozzy
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 22:40:33

    What a fab Halloween card and love the image and great design..Thank you for joining us this week at Bearly-Mine Challenges and hope you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x


  11. ceal
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 22:54:48

    what a FUN Halloween card! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Loves Rubberstamps this week!


  12. Chana Malkah
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 01:40:31

    Such a cute card! Great coloring of the image and lots of wonderful detail! Thanks for playing along with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner


  13. Jackie
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 19:22:54

    Fab fun card, great design and image. 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this time. good luck. Jackie x


  14. Dangina
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 05:39:01

    This is awesome! Love everything about it! You Rock!! Thank You so much for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. We are so happy you shared your fab project with us.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina


  15. Croms
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 22:26:36

    What a fabulous card! Love the debossed RIP. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week


  16. Kim K
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 04:11:05

    Very cool project! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

    SSD DT


  17. Naomi
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 09:05:55

    Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x


  18. Jacqui Chimes (@Jacqui1906)
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 17:24:49

    I love this – thank you for joining us at A Little Bit Shabby this month Jacqui


  19. Digidarla
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 18:16:47

    funny card! love it….


    Kindly check my new site for more digi’s DigiDarlaDesigns.com



  20. tina maree
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 17:41:48

    amazing creation x Thank you so much for entering your creation into the 4 krafty girlz challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree DT xx


  21. Toni-Marie Price
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:52:40

    Stunning work!
    Thank you so much for entering the 4 krafty girls challenge this fortnight!
    Best of luck!
    Toni-Marie DT xxx


  22. Gabrielle Price
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 17:10:21

    Love this project – very haunting! Thanks for joining in with our Spooky Country View Crafts Challenge!


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