Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Dress Up

I went on a field trip with the kindergarten class to Farm Day on Friday and they were so excited to see all the animals.  The highlights were getting to ride a horse and holding a scorpion (no, I did not do either).  I came home exhausted and sunburnt so I was ready for a relaxed weekend of playing with friends.  Several of us spent the afternoon together and had a great time.  The weather was beautiful and Fall is definitely here with the cool mornings and perfect afternoons. 

The challenge at Impression Obsession was Halloween/Favorite Costume.  I looked through my stamps and just couldn’t come up with anything I thought would work.  Then my friend showed us a card she had made using this adorable image that was perfect.  She was kind enough to let me use it to create this card.  The stamp is F7527 Fritzy with Butterfly.  I stamped it in black and cut it out, and then I colored it with Tombow markers and added some flower soft to the pom poms.  I cut out two different sized pumpkins, using my Spellbinder dies, and added some color to give them some dimension.  I cut the top off of the smallest one to make it look like a candy bucket.  I added my party animal with foam dots to the front of the big pumpkin and placed the small pumpkin in his paw.  I layered all of this on some cute polkadot cardstock.

For embellishment I added some ribbon across the top and added a black flourish that I cut out with a die.  The little bats are from a Martha Stewart punch and I added the eyes with a white pen.

E. Marie

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenge #40 – Black and Orange
Delightful Sketches – Make It Dimensional
Impression Obsession Challenge – Halloween/Favorite Costume
Paper Play Challenge Week 40 – Autumnal Colors
Craft Your Passion Challenge #78 – Anything Goes/Twist-Ribbon
The Pink Elephant TPE119 – "Trick or Treat" Theme!!
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #46 – Fall or Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #54 – Sketch Challenge


Anonymous said...

Just LOVE it!!! Just gorgeous.Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week @ Paperplay Challenges.

Flutterby Trina said...

Too Cute! Thanks for playing along again! Good luck and hope to see you again soon at TTT! x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation, love his pom poms!

Thank you for sharing with us a Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

fabby fun Halloween card, very cute image too! Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our Sketch Challenge, Don't forget you can enter our challenges up to 3 times, I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Shirley said...

How totally adorable and so creative too, E. Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Super cute Halloween card - love the flower soft, what a great idea.
Thanks for joining our 'animal' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Lisa M said...

I'll take 50 of your cards, but I'll pass on the scorpion!! EEEK :D
Your card is wonderful and I like your take on the sketch.
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa XX

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow fab card, love the image so cute, thanks for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

Allison said...

what a fab card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Caroljenks said...

This is fab! I LOVE those bats and that kitty is so cute!

I did have to do a double-take on your post - I thought you'd said "ride a horse whilst holding a scorpion" lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for joining in with our Sketch Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us next week you could win an extra prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when you link :)

Carol x

~*Joni said...

Horse - yes! Scorpion - NOT a chance. heehee! Beautiful weather to have an outdoor excursion, it sounds like you all had fun! Wonderful card, this cutie is worth being flower soft-ed and paired with such pretty papers and embellishments. Thank you for joining in on our TPE challenge this week!
~*Joni TPE DT

Jenni said...

Love it - that stamp is just so funny! Love all of your added details too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Jenni x

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
thank you for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

The Crafty Den said...

Hi E. Marie, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty details. Thanks for joining in with my colour combo challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Charisma this week!.

Lisa x

clare brown said...

super cute card, goodluck at charisma this week
hugs Clare x

Katie said...

Love that funny little cat! I have her also! Great idea to put the pumpkin bucket in her paw. Also love the swirl with the bats! Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

Beverly Baxley said...

I got a big laugh when I saw this stamp and you made a fantastic card again as usual. Keep the creativity coming.

creativearts said...

I just read on Impression Obsession blog where you won! Congratulations! It is a really cute Halloween card! Have fun shopping!

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Really cute and fun halloweencard. Thanks for playing along at Fussy and Fancy. Good luck. Lisbeth K