Friday, September 4, 2015

Trick or Tweet

Halloween is just around the corner and this month's theme is Fall / Halloween.  I personally am not into witches and ghoulish things but I thought this image from Sunsational Stamps was cute and perfect to be from my family because there are 3 of us left at home.  The image is 

About this card...I created the background by smearing my "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Ink pad on my craft mat and spritzed it with water.  Then I layed a piece of white cardstock on it and pushed it around smearing the ink onto the cardstock.  I thought it made a perfect night sky.  I cut a big circle for the moon and used a sponge with big holes to apply "Antique Linen" Distress ink radomly.  For the grass I used jagged edged scissors to cut two strips of green darker for the back, one lighter for the front.  I cut out the entire image and used dimensional adhesive squares to pop the pumpkins up over the back layer of grass and then curved the front layer of grass to make it look like the pumpkins are behind it.  

Now for the fun stuff...the image.  I colored the pumpkins with Spectrum Noir GB7, OR2, and OR3.  I colored the black birds with Tim Holtz Distress Markers..."Black Soot" for the feathers, and "Spiced Marmalade" for the beaks and feet.  I colored the bellies as if they were wearing shirts and used each of our favorite colors.  I used watercolor pencils and Sakura Jelly Roll Glaze for the eyes.  I also cut out and colored additional black birds so I could layer them giving them a dimensional you can see in the side view in the bottom picture.

You can find this image and more at

And here are some places to get inspiration...

And if you like challenges Sunsational Stamps has monthly challenges HERE 

Here are challenges that I will enter this in....

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog #95 Anything Goes with a twist... 
make your own background
Hiding In My Craft Room #214 Freestyle
Crafty Card Makers #146 No Patterned Papers
Get Creative Challenges #22 No Printed Paper
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #139 Fall Fun + Sentiment

Thank you for stopping by and...


  1. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 95 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  2. Great fun Halloween card. Love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments - hope to see you again soon. Annie xxx

  3. What a fun and adorable Hallowe'en card. The sentiment is cute

    Thanks for sharing in my No Patterned Papers Challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  4. A fun and adorable Halloween card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakrs and More. Marlene DT