Monday, 7 October 2013

Spooky Going on

Good Morning Everyone, 

I hope you are all okay.. did you enjoy your weekend?

Today is the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Bloggers Network. 

This months theme is 

Anything Goes

We have been very lucky to have Rick St Dennis sponsor us this month
Here is a little about him
Designer of over 100 theatrical productions, Rick St Dennis (Donald McAfee) is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art. He has taught design at the college level as well as seminars and classes across the USA and Canada. He is one of a handful of designers to have designed TWO productions of AIDA, Verdi's massive Egyptian opera spectacle. Currently living in the quiet beach community of Seal Beach, California he writes restaurant reviews and theatre reviews between assignments for web designs, logos and creating art for local shows. Rick has appeared on such TV shows as Home Matters with Susan Powell, Aileen's Crafts and others. He was Crafts editor for Country Folk Art Magazine and sells his artwork nationally through galleries and shows. Among numerous awards he won a presidential commendation in 1976 for his contributions to the bicentennial year including the design of the west coast premier of William Grant Still's opera BAYOU LEGEND. His drawings and paintings are in the collections of Diana Ross, Sandy Duncan, Sammy Davis Jr. and Jacqueline Onnasis amongst others.
My card is a a6 card that I have made into a gift card. 

For Halloween me and my hubby don't tend to give sweets to the kids in the family instead we give them a little bit of money or gift card to go towards something that they have been saving for. 

So this year I thought I would make the card for the gift card. 

I started with a blank a6 card blank, and using my black soot distress ink I inked the front (I didn't want a solid black ) I printed some orange backing paper of with black bats and added this to the front of the card, I matted the image onto a orange mat and stuck this down. I coloured my image in using my promarker pens and shaded using three colours of the same colour family. I stamped the cauldron and coloured it in before cutting it out. I then stamped the sentiment and colored it in using a dark grey and a orange promarker pen. 

For the inside of the card I Matted and layered onside and stamped the "Magic" sentiment again in the bottom corner, I left this blank so I could write the greeting on it. On the other side I again used the black soot inked the card blank, then used a white ink pad stamped the swirl with the star.. 
I matted and layered the bottom piece put a sentiment on and glued it down on three edges so i could slip the money/gift card in. 

Anyway I will leave you with the card

The challenges I am entering this into are:-
Hobby Cutz Challenge - Halloween - 13/10
The Paper Players - Halloween - 13/10 

That is it for me 

Hope to see you back soon
Crafty Hugs

7 comments: said...

What a lovely idea, I too prefer not to give sweets and perhaps I am old fashioned, but I don't agree with children knocking on doors when my children were small we used to play dunking the apple etc but your gift cards are gorgeous. Love Alison xx

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card and cute image!!!

May said...

Love your card...That image is fabulous... Great design inside & out... Hugs May x x x

sweetpea said...

A bright and cheerfull Halloween card. Thanks for joining in that Hobbykutz challenge x

designermc said...

Love your image and card design. Great colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Hobbycutz.
Nancy, DT

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Kelly, I love the image. She's a "good witch!" Also, I love the name of your blog. So much fun! Hugs, Super Stamp Girl, Paper Players #52.

jaydee said...

Great witch and I love the treatment on the inside of the card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week