Eye’m waiting for Halloween

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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….

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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

 

Totally Charming :)

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Add a Little Charm.We have the fabulous The Robin’s Nest as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve stamped out one of my much coveted and seldom used hAnglar & stAnglars.I just hope that if anything happens to me my DH has enough sense to put these on eBay and not throw them in the bin thinking they are just another piece of junk in my crafty collection.These are my children’s inheritance 😉 She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers and very carefully cut out.I’ve teamed her with some pretty glittery papers and shimmery cardstock.A length of paper lace can just be seen popping out from behind the right hand edge of the vertical strip.Purely for decoration purposes and not because I forgot to punch the edge,you understand 😉 lol A number of die cut pieces have been added,including the layered up flower.From the centre of this a piece of chain from an old key ring dangles from a crystal brad.I attached a butterfly charm with a jump ring. The sentiment is part of a freebie set from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

Supplies :

Image : hAnglar & stAnglar stamp (from a set I can’t remember the name of!?!)
Sentiment : From a freebie set in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine 
Mediums : Copic Cioa Markers,Sepia Archival Ink
Paper & Card : DP First Edition Summer Breeze 6 x 6 pad,Trimcraft Pearlescent Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame Decorative Dies,Flowers from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Leaves 2 Cutting Stencil,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Office Supplies,Big Shot
To Embellish : Self-adhesive Paper Lace,Brad & Charm from stash,Chain recycled from an old key ring

Some challenges this is for :

4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times : Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Lady Anne’s Stamp Challenge : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Scrappers’ Delights : Make your own embellishments 
Stampavie and More : Flowers
Creative Craft Challenges : Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
Cards Galore : Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Add some Metal
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia : Use a Charm..
 
Thanks for looking
Lisa x