Friday, August 26, 2011

Halloween????

What am I doing!! This is the very first and probably the very last Halloween card I will ever make! A La Card Monkey challenge had Halloween as their theme this week together with a sketch. I own one Halloween stamp and it is the wording I used here so it has seen ink for the first time LOL!

I could not think what I could do although I was in the US around Halloween time one year and got to see the excellent displays in front yards - ghosts and bats hanging in trees, carved pumpkins everywhere - I loved seeing it all! So I should have had lots of ideas!

It was the opportunity for me though to use those yummy Halloween colours and that Elegant Eggplant which I love! I stamped the background with the SU woodgrain background stamp [ love it] and then ran it through a stripe embossing folder. The green is a retired SU colour and just used buttons from my stash.

The owls are supposed to look scared - hmmm not sure I got that look LOL!!

6 comments:

Leigh said...

Well you've done it Jean. Entered the challenge with a Halloween card. Good on you.

Jean Addis said...

Fantastic job with wonderful colors. Great use of the sketch.

jimlynn said...

There's just something about the wonderful colors of Halloween that make me happy - and your card with these fabulous colors, does the trick! LOVE IT! So very cute.
LYnn

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Now that is a cute card, I think the owls are looking at each other saying... "did you hear that" lol. I am really proud of you for doing a challenge... that really is a challenge for you. If you lived close by I would say "come over anytime to stamp Halloween" I have Hundreads of stamps.

Hugs
Shirley
A La Card Monkey DT

Helen said...

LOL! My first thought on seeing the pic was "wow, those owls look startled!" so I think you've achieved your aim with this fabby card! :)

Terry Blais said...

OMG, I love the bright, cheery colors of your card. I think it's great - especially considering the lack of Halloween stamps. I love Halloween and have a hard time believing it's not celebrated world wide! lol Thanks for taking part in our A La Card Monkey challenge this week.