Thursday, October 13, 2011

Web & Willows

Today I have a Halloween scene using mostly Memory Box stamps.  I stamped the Web and Willows and tombstone in StazOn Black onto a piece of Naturals Ivory paper.  I colored some of the leaves with a Summer Sun marker and others with a lemon spica pen.  Next, I squeezed a little platinum Stickles onto a piece of scrap paper and used a toothpick to apply the glitter to the web.  Am I crazy or what?  I like to torture myself (hee hee).  I wanted to just highlight the web - cool effect if you see the card in real life!

The background was sponged in Distressed Antique Linen and Distressed Tea Dye with the edges in Vintage Photo.

Using the new Memory Box Wrought Iron Fence Die I cut a piece of shimmer spice paper and sponged the fence with Distressed Walnut Stain.  My goal was to try and make the fence look rustic.  Since it seemed a little fragile I glued the fence rather than trying to use pop dots.

The sentiment was stamped in StazOn Black onto a piece of Naturals Ivory, which was cut from an Essex Label Die.  I love how these stamps coordinate with the dies.  I sponged the label in Mustard Seed and highlighted around the bat with an orange spica pen.  I only had a few orange rhinestones left so I used them to add some sparkle.

I adhered the scene to a piece of Early Espresso and then mounted everything to a Really Rust card.

A Halloween scene that isn't too spooky!

A closer peek at the spiderweb.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Memory Box Web and Willows, Happy Halloween Bat, SU Bitty Boos, Inkadinkado Spider
Paper:  Really Rust, Early Espresso, DCWV The Shimmer Matstack Spice, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Images & Sentiment - StazOn Black; Sponged Fence with Distressed Walnut Stain; Background - Distressed Antique Linen and Distressed Tea Dye with the edges in Vintage Photo; Mustard Seed on Label
Accessories:  Platinum Stickles, Orange Rhinestones, Memory Box Wrought Iron Fence Die, Essex Label Die
Techniques:  Sponging


Rosemary said...

Another fantastic card , you are inspiring me to get busy......

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
That's a cute card. I love adding some glitz to my cards too - Stickles as you've suggested and Michael's has another brand that is pretty good too.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Donna- love the Halloween card. You created a great scene.
- Joy

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna this is beautiful, love the design of your work.
that fence is a great idea, love it.

greetings karin

Connie B. said...

I love your Halloween card. It is a scene that you might see as you stroll through a graveyard. I love the softness of it.. Great work...Great design.

Betty said...

I think you outdid yourself on this one. It is just tooo beautiful.

Pam~ said...

Very creative and beautifully done! Love your fence!

Ellen Whyte said...

Happy Halloween always sounds so odd to me. Maybe Spooky Halloween?

KER said...

spooktacular...i am sooo overusing that word...but your card really is...i love the stickles...and the fence is a great addition to this scene

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my gosh, that could not be any cuter! I love the vintage look to it.

Cheryl said...

This is an awesome card! I love all the golden brown colors, and the details you added are fabulous. I've never seen a Spica pen--I need to look them up. They really make your cards sparkle. ~Hugs, Cheryl

Carrie Sampsel said...

This is so cute!! I love the fence!! This maybe a die I add to my collection.

Rhonda Langley said...

Again, so many fabulous details on this card! The colors are great and I love the little spider!

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