Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Witches Go Riding

Hi and welcome!  Today I'm thrilled to be a Guest Designer at The Challenge, thanks to my monster card being picked a couple of weeks ago.  This week we have an inspiration picture for you - a very, very cool inspiration pic, I might add!

Now, while I love the picture, I was stumped with this one.  You see, New Zealand doesn't really celebrate Halloween so I haven't got much in the way of Halloween stamps.  Initially I thought of just using the colors and patterns, but then I decided to go digi-shopping and came up with this card.

This is a fun Bugaboo digi stamp and after I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock, I colored the pumpkins and broom with Copics.  I then masked those items and sponged Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Black Soot ink onto the background.

The layout was kept pretty simple - I took the stripes from the inspiration pic and added some striped paper to my cardbase and then popped up the image with foam tape.  Some orange enamel dots and I was done.

Thanks so much to Lesley and the team for letting me join in this week!  Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Bugaboo digi
Ink:  Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Dots & Stripes Neutrals (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella, enamel dots



Cindy Lovell said...

Oh this is amazing,Karren!! WOW!! Your coloring is just amazing!! WOW!! I also love the stripes on the background! FAB!!!

Brandi said...

Karren this is absolutely adorable!

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Lesley said...

It's awesome! Love your colouring my friend! xo

Jen Mitchell said...

You may not do Halloween in New Zealand but you do Halloween cards really, really well! Your coloring is superb!

Greta said...

Congrats!! I really love how you used the inspiration photo--such a great card, Karren!

Mac Mable said...

Well done on being the guest designer. Your card is gorgeous. The stripes in the background really set it off and your colours and layout is perfect x

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Karren...so perfect for your guest design spot. So happy that you took the time to make such an amazing card considering you don't even celebrate Halloween. Just beautiful! and congrats on being the guest designer.

I Card Everyone said...

Perfect design, fabulous digi-stamping, and YES to those stripes, Karren!!! So fun having your join us this week!!!

Bonnie said...

What a great Halloween card, Karren! You did some fantastic shopping and fabulous coloring!