Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Boo Day

Color Throwdown Colors
Critter Sketch Challenge Sketch
This is a card I created for several challenges. I have been out of town; my daughter has been ill; and I've been keeping an eye on my two grandchildren. I had to combine the challenges in order to meet the deadlines. I did try to follow each of the challenges as closely as possible. I hope I did justice to the different challenges.
Critter Challenge had a sketch for its challenge. Color Throwdown challenged us to use perfect plum, early expresso, and vanilla in our work. The challenge theme for Created Byhand was "Long Night Moon...Silver". The monthly Crew Challenge for Kitchen Sink Stamps is "Trick or Treat", a Halloween theme.
This card was fun to create. The sketch was challenging, but fun. I made a few slight variations, but these were for artistic effect. For example, instead of flowers I used ghosts. I don't have a scallops die, but I think the label die I used works well. I followed the Color Throwdown colors very closely (although I don't have Stampin' Up colors)  The only variation was the silver moon for the Created Byhand challenge and the black ink stamping. The brown background is Core'dination paper which I embossed with the spider web folder and then sanded. The base card and stamped panels are on ivory cardstock.
The ribbon is Halloween tissue tape from Tim Holtz. The panels were stamped with Kitchen Sink Stamps. Most of the images were from Owl and Autumn Moon. The sentiment is a combination of words from Ready 4 any Holiday. Color recipes: (All inks used are Adirondack unless noted.)
Moon -- 1 summer sky-Memento, 2 London Fog-Memento, 3 starlight silver-Brilliance
Branch -- 1 sandal, 2 pebble, 3 expresso
Own -- 2 pebble, 1 sandal, 3 caramel, 4 expresso
Witch and Bats -- jet black archival


Robyn said...

nice images- thanks for sharing with Created byhand

marsha said...

This is just so spooky cute! Love all the elements especially the cobweb paper! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and hope you will come and play with us again next week!

Makiko Jones said...

Barbara, this is super fantastic!! Love the spooky moon behind the owl!! Wonderful embossed detail and design! Thank you so much for playing along the KSCC!!


What a wonderful card! Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge this week!

Jan said...

Great card and I like these colors together :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Wow, Barbara!! What awesome work!! I love the layout you have used to created this delightful Halloween design!! So very perfect to showcase each image!! And what could be more perfect than that embossed spider background!!

Thank you so very much for sharing this amazing Halloween card with Kitchen Sink Stamps in our Halloween challenge!!

Connie M. said...

Oh Barbara! What a wonderful Halloween card! Love all the different panels showing the different images! The setiment is perfect too!! Thanks so much for playing this month in the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge! Hugs!!

Lisa Somerville said...

FAB Halloween card wonderful use of the KSS sets and challenges you entered! Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

Julie Masse said...

What a wonderful card for our challenge!! I love that owl and he looks great with all the fun elements you've used!! Great job! :)

Broni said...

Very spooky card! I just love that embossed card base and that great owl! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown!

Karen said...

This card is so cute! I love the "non traditional" colors you used.