Sunday, October 14, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge BOO-tacular

This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun!  We can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is a…

For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that is a little on the creepy side!  You can interpret this any way you want! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp!  After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing! 
You will have from now until midnight (EST) October 20th, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:

Well, I wanted to get chatty today, but I am afraid I have no time for it as I write this. Sorry to disappoint those of you who read my blog for my witticisms, but I am on a deadline to finish a DT card. There are DT leaders, (who shall remain nameless), who are cracking the whip as I speak. Or write. So this is going to be brief. But I will make it up to you ASAP, I promise! :^)

Our challenge this week is BOO-tacular. I never made Halloween cards before this year, but I seem to be on a roll with them at the moment.

I chose a sketch to use from Crafting Life's Pieces #52 for this card. Per usual, I made a few changes, but really, really tried to stick to the basic design.

I chose an image from the darling Kraftin' Kimmie Halloween Lulu collection. I stamped her on Cryogen CS with Memento ink. My sentiment comes from Create with TLC, and I cut it out with a Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents die. My witch ticket is also from Create with TLC; my other tickets were colored with Copics, cut out with my Whimsy ticket die, and stamped with a ticket stamp from the Whimsy Friendship Ticket sentiments. The "Halloween" was stamped from the Kraftin' Kimmie Halloween Lulu sentiments. The "boo" was cut with my Memory Box Typewriter Lower Case dies.

I used some other dies on this card: Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle die and Classic Stars die; Memory Box Web and Spider dies; and MFT Double Scallop Border die.

My paper comes from My Mind's Eye Mischievous collection and Stampin' Up CS. I distressed the DP with my Zutter Distrezz-it-All. Other items of interest, (to me, anyway), are a Tim Holtz corked vial, (into which I added a little Copic black ink); some We R Memory Keepers baker's twine; a Stampin' Up mini-clothespin; and lace, cheesecloth, and ribbon from my stash.

The image was accented with a white gel pen, a silver Copic Spica pen, and some silver Stickles after it was colored with my Copics:  YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27, BV00, R20, E000, E00, E11, E31, E35, E40, E41, E43, E44, C1, C3, C5, C7. I also sponged some Distress Inks around the edges of the image.

That should do it. I am looking forward to seeing what you create for us!

And look for another posting tomorrow.


  1. It looks amazing!! Just love how you colored her up. :D

  2. I love your halloween cards. they are so fun. This card is great ! Tfs

  3. Darling card and darling image. It is my favorite Lulu right now until!! Love how you colored her, so beautiful and I love your design and layout. Great job!!

  4. Hi Penny, such a sweet halloweencard! Just love the spiders and the spiderweb, your colouring is beautiful and i love your choice of papers!

    Hugs Jessica

  5. Great take on the sketch and another wonderful card. She's freakin' adorable and colored beautifully. I love her hair color especially. I also love the web, all those spiders, and the great tags. Which means that I love everything about this card. As usual.

  6. fab card Penny, love the cute image and layout

  7. Hi Penny, what a fab card - love your colouring and all the details are just perfect.

    Thanks for leaving the kind comment on my blog, it is appreciated.


  8. Hi Penny - first of all - many thanks for your lovely comments.
    Abd I love your spooky card. The image is so sweet and I love all the little details
    Doreen xx

  9. Penny, Adorable.... Your spooky card is just so adorable. Wonderful job with the sketch. Love your background has a touch of a vintage look, the spider web and spiders are are awesome die. Wonderful embellishments everywhere.
    Hugs, Patricia

  10. Hi Penny, Wow! I love this! The web and the spiders along with the cheesecloth makes this card so spooky cute. Thanks for joining the CLP Sketch challenge, hope to see you again.


  11. Ooh, I really like how you used those spider dies; mounted one on top of another, right? Very cute and clever. Makes them more three-dimensional. Nicely done!


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Hugs, Penny