Monday, 7 October 2013

This Booquet's For You...

Today is the first day of my week long stay-cation.  Unfortunately I had to spend most of this morning with a flood clean-up company as they positioned multiple fans and dehumidifiers around our house to try and dry out the damage from Friday night's burst pipe.  The noise is rather loud and poor wee Dexter-Dog can't go to his room (the laundry) so he's feeling a bit lost.  Tomorrow they'll come back to check how effective the equipment is and hopefully at some stage an insurance assessor will come round and tell us what's going to happen to repair the damage.

Enough of that - it's time for a card.  I made a Halloween card today.  Now I don't celebrate Halloween but I had to buy the sets Best Fiends and Just Between Fiends because I just love the artwork.  Never knew if and when I'd use them, but today they came in handy for this card.



I used the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary; the colors from Fab Friday and the Halloween challenge from Paper Players.

I stamped Count Dracula onto watercolor paper and colored him using markers and blender pen.  I cut him out using an oval framelit.  The card base is clear-embossed using Positively Chevron and the DSP comes from an old pack called Ghostly Greetings - again I had no plans for this paper when I bought it, but I just loved the black and grey striped sheets :)

I used a large oval framelit to cut a piece out of the DSP to frame the main image.  Some linen thread and a brights button finish off the card.  I even decorated the inside because I really love the little bat image in the set:



Thanks for looking.





Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Best Fiends; Just Between Fiends
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Watercolor Paper; Very Vanilla; Ghostly Greetings DSP
Ink:  Versarmark; Black Stazon
Accessories:  Clear EP; Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Black and Smokey Slate markers; Blender Pen; Linen Thread; Brights Buttons; Ovals Framelits

Cheers
Karren

11 comments:

Amanda Mertz said...

Very cute! I like how you cut out the oval and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Bonnie said...

Eek! What a wonderfully scary Halloween card!

Deb said...

Wow! Great job combining all these challenges! Love this stamp image! What a fun Halloween card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

LeAnne said...

LOL, this is so funny....I don't remember this SU set, but it sure is cute! Who wouldn't want a "booquet" like this?! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nicole Tugrul said...

What a great Halloween card!! I still have this set tucked away, love the greetings that pair with it. You did an amazing job combining all the challenges! So glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret Raburn said...

What a fun and engaging Halloween card! I'm glad you pulled out this set and used it for the challenge because it makes a great focal point! Great button accent and love how you did the inside! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

I just LOVED that stamp set and paper...WONDERFULLY FUN Halloween! and your linen thread bow with ribbon is a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Jaydee said...

Oh, I love this Dracula. Great coloring and the sentiment inside the card. Fabulous. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and hope you are drying out :-)
Jaydee

Crystal Komara said...

Great job on your combination of challenges, Karren. Plus, the Dracula stamp is just adorable and perfect for a "spooky" card. Hugs. Super Stamp Girl #26

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Hope everything is drying ok! I love your card and kind of forgot how cute this set was! It works great with our colors! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Brenda said...

Sorry about the water damage, no fun!! Very cute card!! I love that set and wished I would have bought them!! Great job on the coloring!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!