Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Rebecca Ednie our challenge hostess for the month, finishes off the month with one last challenge.
Rebecca tells us ... that she loves decorating her home in fall with pumpkins of unusual colours. Hers are purple, ivory and gold. So for our challenge this week, make a card or other project using pumpkins or gourds in any colours EXCEPT yellow or orange.
I hadn't planned on buying any Halloween themed stamps this year, Halloween isn't big in Australia like it is in the USA. But them a couple of months ago MFT Stamps released this cute Halloween Hoo stamp set which included 5 cute owls dressed up for Halloween, I tried to resist them but as you can see I ended up adding them to my cart!
I also recently purchased Mama Elephant's Slim Woodland die, when I started making this card I had all intentions of making a snowy Christmas scene using this die. But as I was looking at the die cut I could see how it could work for a Halloween card too, so I popped the white die cut back into the die packaging and die cut a black one instead.
For the background of my card I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Dusty Concord; Seedless Preserves; Wilted Violet and Black Soot. I then splattered the background all over using white paint. I die cut a circle and added that towards the right side of the card to represent the moon.
When I purchased the owl stamp set, I also purchased MFT Stamps Spooky Fence Die-namics which is Slimline size. I wanted to include that in this card, so I added it to the middle area of the scene above the ground.
I stamped and cut out 7 pumpkins from the Halloween Hoo stamp set and colored them in various colors excluding yellow or orange which normally would be my go to colors. I then added the owls to the card to complete the scene.
For the inside of the card I used MFT Stamps Stitched Slimline Snow Drifts Die-namics to add the black hill to the bottom of the card. I also die cut the Spooky Fence again from black cardstock and carefully curved it to match the top of the ground.
I added a sentiment to the centre of the card and adhered three of the owls to the card.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
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