Saturday, October 9, 2010

A spoooooooky challenge!!!

Happy Saturday Everyone!!! Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, our sweet and talented Krafty Girl Andrea wants to see your SPOOOOKY CARDS!
Thats right make it as spooky as you can and link up your project for us to see!

For my card I used 'Batty Princess'.

I just love this image illustrated by Annie's one of her original designs and I thought was perfect for the Spoooooky Card theme!

I ended up only using the top half of the image (my markers were behaving badly, tsk tsk..haha) so I took out my creative memories circle cutters and cut a hole in my card so I could 'pop' her out of it. I completely cut her out being very careful not to snip any hair or fingers...(lots of patience on this one). When I popped her out I thought it looked like its her little home and she's holding up a 'warning' sign that things might get spooky if you come!!!

I added some Basic Grey dp on the inside to add a little bit more dimension, rather than leaving it all black. For the front panel, I broke out my Cuttlebug spider web embossing folder and my Inkssentials ink tool, some charcoal chalk ink, and went to town!!! I printed off the word 'spooky' from my computer and randomly cut out the letters and also sponged them with the charcoal chalk ink. I adhered them to a little piece of twine that I carefully placed in her dainty little batty fingers!

Although she was fun to colour up, minus the marker mishap...I really need to work on my shading...sometimes I really have a hard time figuring out the shadows and shading on really detailed images. I often turn to my good friend Melanie's blog where I get amazing inspiration! She recently posted some fantastic tips and info on shadows, shading, light sources etc...The post is HERE, you must check it out, she knows what she's talking about!!!

Be sure to check out the other spoooky cards from the wonderful Krafty Girls! You'll be spooked for sure!!!

Well, this was a lengthy post, feeling a little chatty ready for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. To all of my fellow Canadian crafters 'Happy Thanksgiving'!


  1. Krista, WOW! love this card. You did a fantastic job on putting this all together. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. Your card is incredible!! I love all the details OMG, the have the twine actually in her hands!!! Wow, it's fantastic!! :)

  3. Wow Krista!!! I love how it turned out!!! I think your colouring is fabulous!! I wasn't sure about buying the spider embossing folder but the more cards I see with it the more I must have it!!!

  4. can I just say ~WOW this is super, fantastic and gorgeous all at the same time, you have done a wonderful job and your colouring is great you don't need any help at all, every little detail rocks x

  5. Wow! Do you have all your fingers? Lol! Great card I love everything about it! Happy Thanksgiving! :) Tracy

  6. ummm...your card scared me ;)
    I can totally relate to the 'cutting out the image after a marker mishap' as you well know hee hee. Your card is done to perfection in every detail. Can't wait till we get together girl!

  7. This card is amazing! Love it! Your shading is fantastic too! Great resolution to your marker problem ;)

  8. Oh Krista, your coloring is awesome...Love the colors...HUGS