WARNING: Spooky post with Monsters/Ghouls for {Cupcake Inspirations}

Hello there friends!  Halloween is very quickly approaching us at the end of this week and it’s one of my favorite Holidays ever since I can remember and it was such a fun memory of things I passed onto my own children to have fun with as well.  We have lots of fun memories together.  I know there are some people that don’t like it…or maybe the “scary” things that come from it, but for me, the more scary, the better! (With the exception of the little ones, I don’t like to scare people that don’t like a good scare…but for me, it’s all in fun and make believe.)  This is the reason for my warning post title…just in case you happen to not like it.  It’s totally fine if you don’t!😉 – OR clowns!! LOL!


Today starts a fun new challenge over at the {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge Blog with the theme of “Monsters/Ghouls“.  Looking at the photo, you can opt to make a cute little colorful monster/alien type of birthday card if you’re not into the Halloween or scary, so just another way you could interpret the challenge idea if you wanted to.

But here’s my scary “monster/ghoul” creation I made for the challenge:

He is a bit on the spooky/scary side, isn’t he?!  I have been looking for a creepy clown image like this for a couple of years and finally Whimsy Stamps came out with this “Creepy Clown Sleep Tight” rubber stamp set and I knew I had to grab it up and specifically in reference to the movie “It” by Stephen King who’s a favorite author of mine.  My younger son is really into these type of things too, so this one’s going to him!

I started out the background with a piece of watercolor cardstock that I used some Black Soot Distress ink to sponge in some clouds with using a cloud stencil from my stash.  I then took some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Spray and water and let the color run into the background with the sprayed water.  I also watered down some more Black Soot ink and made some splatters with a brush over it.  I then black heat embossed the Whimsy Stamps Spider Web Frame over top of it, cut it out with the WS Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle die and then added some more Black Soot ink around the edges.  I layered it over an A2 sized top folding black card base.

For the creepy clown image, I black heat embossed it twice over a piece of Bristol Smooth Watercolor panel and then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush to color it with.  I fussy cut it out and then just cut out the hands only of the second image, and used some foam tape to pop the hands over the image and then the entire clown image over the frame background.  I white heat embossed the sentiment from the “Creepy Clown Sleep Tight” set over a piece of black cardstock and then die cut it out using the WS Quick Strips die set.  (Note:  I used a partial die cut method to lengthen the die so that it would fit the sentiment.)  I sponged around it with white ink and then glued in place under the clown image.

If you “dare” to take a closer look at mister creepy clown here, you see how I’ve colored him and cut him out.

I did use some brighter colors as he’s a clown and I really wanted him to pop from the design.  I used a silver metallic gel pen to color in the bells on his hat and then I’ve used some glossy accents over his yellow colored eyeballs to make them pop out a bit more as well.  The teeth were left white, but I used a white gel pen to color them in a bit for more prominent whiteness.  It is such a detailed image so it was fairly easy to color.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my good Monday morning scare for you today!😱🤡😂

So if you’re still making some Halloween type of creations or you have some cute, creepy, fun monsters/ghouls on your projects, be sure to share them with us over on the {Cupcakes Inspirations} challenge blog in the next 2 weeks!  We are looking forward to seeing your makes!

Whimsy Stamps still has their 31 Nights of Halloween Event going on, so I’ll be entering this card in that as well.

Other Challenges I’d like to enter “Creepy Clown” for:

  1. Double D – October:  What does it mean to you? (spooky Fall fun Halloween!)
  2. Mod Squad – Spooky Halloween
  3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Layer it Up (popped up layers over clown)
  4. Creative Moments – #201 Anything Goes
  5. Cute Card Thursday – Stamping
  6. Creative Knockouts – #373 Halloween (black, green, purple, orange)
  7. Crafty Catz – #524 Anything Goes optional: hats
  8. Daring Cardmakers – Spooktacular Makes
  9. Two Old Bats – Halloween Jump Start *NEW CHALLENGE BLOG

30 thoughts on “WARNING: Spooky post with Monsters/Ghouls for {Cupcake Inspirations}

  1. Although I am not a Halloween fan, I do appreciate your scary card, Vicki. Great coloring and lovely details.
    xxx Margreet


  2. Oh my, it is fantastic and very scary indeed..and it is night time here and now I have walk up the hallway to turn the TV off..thank you Vicki..ha ha ha..gosh, he is evil looking isn’t he..

    luv CHRISSYxx


  3. YIKES!! This clown indeed reminds me of that movie “IT” and how I had to run out of the room because that clown frightened me so much! I never did watch the end of the movie LOL This is fabulous and I have to say, I’ve never quite seen a card like this, but I know a few folks who would just LOVE getting it! Fabulous coloring and a real work of art for those who enjoy being frightened out of their wits LOL I’ll take the witches and black cats over the clowns any day 🙂


  4. Vicki what a SINISTER clown!! I live Halloween too and your card is awesome! you colored the clown perfectly! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!!


  5. Ok, first of all, thank you for the warning, sheeesh!!
    I’m officially spooked Vicki, I think this clown is scarier than the one on that horror movie “IT”, Yikes!!!!!
    Awesome card, definitely for an adult recipient, LOL!!
    Thank you for scaring us over at TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE.
    Stay healthy and safe.


  6. Hi Vicki this is one scary ++++ card,,definitely one my adult sons would love they’re both into horror movies in a big way,great background and colouring on the image love love love this brilliant make


  7. Yikes! He is terrifying, Vicki! Hope there is not enough room under our bed for him to fit LOL the colors and scary factor on your card is in the Top Ten for sure! I have to say that your sentiment is the best ever! LOVING the white embossing on the dark CS – so dramatic! Wishing you a fun Halloweenie season! hugs, de


  8. Wow, I, too, love everything Stephen King!! I knew at first sight this must be “IT!” Fabulous and scary! Thank you for sharing with us at the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge


  9. {shivers down my spine!} Creepy clown faces freak me out and this one is super creepy! LOL Awesome card my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our NEW Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back next month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE.

    Please stop in for a visit!

    P.S. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Double D also!


  10. Dang, girl! I’m gonna have me some nightmares tonight! Lol…as a Stephen King lover, I give you a high five on this one! What a great card, and your son will love ‘IT’! Thanks for sharing, dear friend!


  11. Now that is a scary clown! Awesomely colored, fabulous background. Wowie WOW! I love the fun of Halloween, never had a bad experience, and it’s a super big deal for the kids… planning their costumes and looking forward to the festivities. I don’t have grandkids, but if I did I’d try to figure a way to make it fun for them this year, even with things being the way they are. Thanks for sharing your utterly fantastic card with us at Two Old Bats Halloween challenge!


  12. I LOVE this card, my friend! I think this might be one of my favorite cards of yours ever! It’s SO amazingly colored and so detailed! We love going to the halloween horror nights and this is just like something you’d see at the entrance – just amazing!! Hugs!


  13. WHOA!!!! Talk about scary and spooky……you get the prize here. Great coloring and design. Very, VERY SCARY!!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy’s Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!


  14. Creepy Clown is soooo creepy and that sentiment send shivers down my spine! Fabulous creation! So glad you joined us at Creative Knockouts!


  15. WOW Vicki, this Halloween card is awesome!! That clown is sooo scary and cool at the same time! Awesome design and background my friend!
    Hugs, Tammy


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