Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fright Night!


The current Cards in Envy challenge is "Halloween - now that's scary!" Make your scariest Halloween card.

When I began making this, I realized I have no spooky, scary tree images to use. All I had was this willow tree image that I thought might work, so I stamped it off to one side, and that's how this card began. The main image is a retired SU! single stamp, and I heat-embossed it along with the tree and silhouette images on the right. I sponged ink colors of pale blue & lavender, along with eggplant and concord crush, masking off the "moon" and later sponging that with smoky slate. I outlined the raven image with a yellow spica glitter pen which you might be able to see better by clicking the photo. I added a die-cut bird about to land in the tree, along with a punched spider on the web. The web was done with a SU! embossing folder, and then enhanced with a picket fence distress marker. The twine is from Lawn Fawn. I usually do happy little Halloween cards that aren't scary, so this was quite different for me and was actually fun to make. I have no idea who to send it to, but I'm thinking of putting a silly little image inside that says "twick or tweet" just to take the edge off the spookiness :)

Thanks for checking in with me today and have a great Sunday!

Carol

17 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, this is beautiful and spooky at the same time. Love your description of how you put it together! Great colors and images. I vote for the fun saying inside too - I love to make spooky cards but I always try to balance them out on the inside. Hugz!

MaryH said...

Your willow tree certainly fit the spooky bill on this nifty card. Adding your landing bird really enhanced the scary feel of that tree. Inspired addition of your Spica outline on the raven too. This is one great Halloween card, love those 'ghostly' colors you chose. TFS & Hugs

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Carol. Lots if awesome images... nice textures... the sponged sky looks amazing.

Donna Hanley said...

I always love seeing your cute Halloween cards so this is quite different from you. Even when you step outside your comfort zone you shine with creativity. This card was very well thought out and executed. I can see the Spica pen even without enlarging it. Great job with this challenge. WTG. Enjoy the evening.

Deedee Anderson said...

This is definitely spooky, Carol! I really like all the different images and textures you combined to make your scene. I do love Halloween cards, but have pretty much stop making them because I don't have anyone to send them to.

Wendy said...

Great card, Carol! I love the raven image and your spooky trees! Perfect Halloween card! :)

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is COOL! Not your usual type of card I know, but it's awesome! Love all the sponging, tree, and of course the spooky birds and spider web! FANTASTIC!!!
Lynn

Linda said...

Definitely scary! Perfect! The spider web is awesome!

Scrapenabler said...

Great Halloween card. I love the spider web and the crows. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Oh WOW! Carol-What a fabulous card!Love how you have made this-it would make a fabulous book cover!
Beautiful work :)
Hugs,Nessa xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Man, you pulled off spooky real good! I love this card.... it's amazing!

Benzi said...

That tree is perfect for this spooky Halloween card. You used perfect night colors for surrounding the moon.
You worked that challenge just right. :-) Spoooooky!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Spooky! Fabulous Halloween card for our challenge! Thank you for sharing at Cards in Envy!

Kim S said...

You definitely win at scary!! The tree fits the scene perfectly particularly with those creepy birds. The cobweb and spider are the perfect touch!

Danie May said...

Now that is scary, what a fabulous combination of Halloween elements and colors. Loving that flying raven jumping off your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this past fortnight. Good Luck! Danie xx

wendipooh13 said...

love the halloween card!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!

Sandy Trefger said...

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