Hello friends! And here we are almost the first week in October coming to a close! Wow, time goes so quickly I can’t keep up with it! LOL!
It’s Thursday and time for a brand new challenge over at the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog! The challenge for this week is our monthly “Anything Goes” theme with our sponsor Whimsy Stamps! So be sure to check out the challenge and play along with us!
Since Whimsy Stamps is having their annual “31 Days of Halloween” celebration going on, I thought it would be fun to add in with the spookiness of it all:
Now how cute is this little frankenstein girl?! She could be a trick-or-treater coming around the tree with her arms out trying to walk like a frankenstein to scare you, but I’m giggling! 🙂 This digital cutie is called, of course, Frankie by CC Designs for Whimsy Stamps.
I wanted to create a spooky scene for her (you know, to help with her trying to be scary and all!) So I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and made a circle mask for the glowing moon and placed it where I wanted it go and began ink blending around it with some Carved Pumpkin disress ink. I then went over that a bit with some Twisted Citron and then worked my way with Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot for the bottom portion. I removed the mask and went over circle with some Squeezed Lemonade. I wanted lots of stars in the sky, so I first sprayed the background with water and picked up the colors, then I added some “dots” with a white gel pen. I know it won’t show up in the photos, but I sprayed the background with some shimmer spray which really makes the background so sparkly.
To finish the scene I took the Whimsy Stamps No-See All Seasons Tree die set and cut the tree out from the Whimsy stamps Rustic Wood and Brick digital papers and then sponged around the edges of it with some Black Soot distress ink. I also took the grass die from that set and cut out 3 pieces of it with black cardstock for the ground. I took the sentiment and spider image from the Simon Says Stamp Spook Up Some Fun stamp set and added it to the scene. I had an older Whimsy Stamps Halloween die cut set that I cut the bat from black cardstock and added to the scene too.
Here’s a closer look at the image and how I’ve colored it in. I tried to capture the sparkle in the background, but it just doesn’t show up like it does in person. You can see for the “streaks” in her hair that I’ve used a purple gel pen so it’s glittery. I’ve also used that same gel pen for the trim on her outfit. I used a silver gel pen for the “bolts” from her neck/face area. She was fussy cut out and attached to the scene. I took a glitter pen and went over her skirt too.
I’ve used Copic markers to color her in with and you can view/purchase these at Whimsy Stamps by CLICKING HERE or you can click on the numbered links below for a specific color I’ve used:
- Frankie’s Hair and Shoes – C8, C7, C5, C3, C1
- Frankie’s Skin – YG67, YG63, YG61
- Frankie’s Outfit – V20, V17, V15, V12, YG11, C3, C1
Of course I needed to make it even more spooky by adding some plastic spiders to the scene! And yeah….if I see a real spider…you’d be hearing a very high pitched scream coming from me!! LOL!! Not a fan…but pretend is just fine! Let’s just hope I don’t drop one on the floor and see it later and scream! LOL!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my spooky Halloween card today and please join the challenge this week over at Cute Card Thursday for your chance to win from our sponsor!
Thanks for stopping in and I’ll see you soon for World Card Making Day on Saturday!
Here are the Whimsy Stamps products I’ve used on my card today with the affiliate links when you click on the photo or links within my post:
Challenges I’d like to enter for this card:
- Creatilicious – Anything Goes with optional: use a punch
- Pearly Sparkles – Spooky and/or Cute
- A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes
- Addicted to Stamps and More! – Anything Goes #361
- Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes