Thursday, 25 October 2018

Witching You

Hi and welcome!  Today's sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge comes to you from the lovely Amy O'Neill

I have a confession.  I dislike ovals as much as my teamie, Jen, dislikes circles, so I cheated and used an arch instead of an oval.

We don't even celebrate Halloween here but I couldn't resist this adorable MFT stamp set and took it for its inaugural inking to make this card.  I colored the images with Copics and cut them with my Scan n Cut.  I added some dot detail to one of the sweets then set them aside while I worked on the rest of my card.

I masked off an area on my card base and sponged some Distress Oxide inks into the open area.  Once that was dry, I white-embossed the sentiment.  Onto a smaller die-cut panel, I cut out an arch opening and added a stitched arch frame around the opening.  I popped that panel up on foam tape and finally added my colored images.

Finally, I added clear sparkle pen to the pumpkins, hat and the sweets.

Thanks for popping by!  I hope you'll check out the rest of the DT cards as they're gorgeous as always.

I'm linking this up to Southern Girls Critter Crazy challenge, as well as CAS on Friday who are looking for autumn/Halloween cards and CASology with a Scary cue word (not that you can call this critter scary!)

CAS on Sunday

Southern Girls Challenge

Products used:

Stamps:  Frightfully Sweet (MFT)
Ink:  Extreme Black (MFT), Versamark, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Dies:  Stitched Dome Stax, Stitched Doe Frames, Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White EP, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen



I Card Everyone said...

Now what did an oval ever do to you? lol! This arch is just about the cutest stand-in I've seen... darling trick, sweetest treats!

Barb Ghig said...

Darling take on the sketch, Karren! Your little bear and goodies are adorable and I love the arched opening...of course, your Copic coloring always takes my breath away! Super CUTE card!!!

Amy O said...

I love these adorable images, and you've made them even cuter with your fabulous coloring skills. Cute card, Karren!

Dawn Turley said...

Too cute Karren. Happy to see you join us with at Southern Girls this challenge.

Linda Callahan said...

So adorable! The colors are is the is the color-er.......😉

Jen Brum said...

Oh this is such a sweet Halloween card! I love the little window you've created and your little squirrel! So sweet and your colouring is amazing as always!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

All these years and I never knew that you dislike ovals! Well, no matter because an arch works just as well! Despite the fact that you don't celebrate Halloween, you've done an excellent job creating a fun Halloween card!

Aileen said...

fabulous card, love the colours in the background and those cute stamps.

sentsue said...

Very cute card. Great job with the coloring. Thanks for playing along with us on the CASology Challenge blog.

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Karren,

Your cards are always great. I too just made one card for Halloween, we don't get kids out where we live. Your card is so sweet - love the rich colors you chose.