Monday, October 12, 2009

My NOT-Halloween Halloween Card

Hello everyone,
I hope you had a craft-packed weekend.
I finished this card up last night, at long last,
and am ready to blog it.
Unfortunately, Kansas went and skipped a season on us,
and has been Winterized by Mother Nature,
so, gone is my great natural lighting.

I made this card for a new challenge blog
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential
and of course I missed the deadline,
but the challenge was to make a Halloween card
WITHOUT the use of a Halloween image.
So I decided on Butterfly Tilda because, well,
she is dressed as a butterly for Halloween,
that was my thought for choosing her.
I took the challenge a step further and used
I hope that you still get a Halloween feel
even though there are no pumpkins or spiderwebs.

All DP is Basic Grey, cardstock is bazzill,
the flowers are from my Mina candy,
with the big one on the bottom being a Prima,
they've been coloured with watercolours to give them
a lovely orange blossom look and then glimmer misted.
The little branches are from my EK Success fern punch.
Tilda has been layered up to 4 times,
her wings are Basic Grey dp, as is her bodice.
She's coloured in distress inks,
her background looks WAY better IRL,
but it is stamped on Gina K stock,
as is the image, and yes, my hand is sore from peicing...
I don't know how I will ever go down in quality now))
distressed from the center on outward in dusty concord
and then glimmer misted in simply khaki,
it sort of mutes the purple to give a lovely vintage look.
The sentiment is computer-generated
and distressed in dusty concord.
Now I am 100% out of ink, eek!!
Distressing around the cards layers is done with
sandpaper and then inked in Frayed Burlap.
The ribbon and the grommets are from my stash.

I have used the wonderful sketch at Basic Grey
I, of course, flipped it.

and I will also be entering this into the
Simon Says Halloween Challenge,
have you seen their store lately??
Full of delicious Halloween goodies!!

Well, thanks for stopping by!!
Hope you are having a wonderful Monday....
Yeah, sure, wonderful Monday, haha...
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends
and Happy Columbus Day to all of my U.S. peeps!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanne!!! WOW!!! What a gorgeous card!! I'm soo very glad that you've decided to play along with us anyway!! :) I adore it, so many wonderful details you've done here hun!! Love the flowers, the paper piecing and the distressing!! What a darling sentiment too!! Good luck iwht the SS challenge!!

We would LOVE for you to play with us this week if you have a tree...just dress it up is all you need to do!! Thank you so much for all your support and playing with us in our first Saturday Spotlight challenge!! HUGS

LINDA said...

Beautiful card..Love the paper piecing..Great details.. Hugs, Linda

dolcreations said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful work!

scrapperjulia said...

This is gorgeous, Stephanne! Love how you colored her, she is in a beautiful Halloween costume. I was going to do this challenge,but didn't get around to it. Love what you did with the Basic Grey sketch too!

Sue said...

Great card Stephanie, again stepping out of the box, kinda your forte!!!!!Love her, and yes, a butterfly is a legit costume for Halloween for this sweet girl! Paper are so pretty and love those flowers. Order some paper for goodness sake, in the scheme of things (what we spend on embellishments, stamps, etc), it's minute! ha ha

Kellie said...

WOW Stephanne your amazing, absolutely amazing! The way you layer the Magnolia's just has my jaw on the table! And this one is another jaw dropper, LOVE it! xx

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow ! This is fabulous Stephanne !! I love the 'alternative' halloween card idea :-) The image looks very cute with her paper pieced dress and wings ,,, lovely !

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lorraine x x

Joanne said...

Such a great card! Love all the cut out of the different areas with the different papers. VERY nice! Love the colors too!

Heather said...

Hi Stephanne, this is just so gorgeous, love your take on the sketch and your paper piecing is immaculate!!! Fabulous choice of papers for your non-Halloween theme and lovely details.
Thanks for playing along with us at BG.
hugs Heather xx

CraftyC said...

Its beautiful Steph and I love the light colours on this card!

Tara said...

This is perfect Stephanne, very sweet and such a great idea for an alternative Halloween card!!
I'm so glad you could join in with the BG challenge this week ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Debbie Pamment said...

AM loving all your layering - Tilda looks ready to fly off that page!!! Fabulous job!

Jodie from Oz said...

Boo-tiful Stephanne, I love how you have combined & layered the beautiful patterned papers. Butterfly Tilda looks adorable, such a sweet sentiment and the flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Jodie from Oz xx

Martine said...

Such a beautiful card hunni, loving the papers and embellies and such a cute image :), thanks so much for joining our challenge over on BG challenges this week :)


Unknown said...

Awe this is beautiful Stephanne!!!
Love the colors and the paper dress and wings she got!! Wonderful!
Great design too!!!

Today I got the most wonderful mail!!!!!
Thank you hun!!!! They are absolutely gorgeous!!!! I am still touching them, holding them, stroking them... THANK YOU HUN!!!!!


I am sending you an e-mail now!! ;o)