Monday, September 6, 2010

Getting Ready for Halloween!!

I'm a little late with this week's Blogger Challenge! A sketch challenge this week! Now, I'm usually not very good at sketches, although I'm trying to think outside of the box more and more now! With Halloween coming, and my customers asking for Halloween cards and projects, I figured it was time to get going on some cute Halloween cards.


Check out my card! Pretty close with an imagination, right?



I'd better get my admitting out of the way right now! I'm guilty of case'ing! I got the idea of the witch in the pot from Sandi MacIver. I loved it as soon as I saw it! I guess we both have some sick, distorted sense of humor, huh? I changed it up quite a bit though, and adapted my cauldron from Ink,Paper, Stamps -- she had a neut/eyeball in her cauldron, which I also loved!

Tips:
1. Don't have any Halloween Designer Paper??!! Make your own! Stamp Halloween images with VersaMark Ink for tone-on-tone "handmade" Designer Paper like I did for my bats on the Razzleberry Paper! Want a darker, clearer image? Stamp your Halloween image with same-color ink on your paper (i.e. Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry paper).

2. Try to think outside of the box with your sketches -- I'm no expert, but initially I saw a sentiment or ribbon here on the left side of the sketch -- this time, I put the witch's hat there -- right or wrong? The sketch is yours to do what you want with it! Have fun!!

Stamps: Wicked Cool (clear or wood mount)
Paper: SU! Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP
Ink: VersaMark Ink, Concord Crush and Wild Wasabi markers, Basic Black and So Saffron Classic Ink
Tools: Big Shot and Spider Web Textured Folder, Matchbox Bigz XL die, punches (word window, two step owl, scallop circle); dimensionals.

Thanks for looking today!

Jeannie

15 comments:

Clara said...

I love Halloween cards! I like how you added the witches hat and made your own background paper.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is one fantastic Halloween card! I love your witch in the cauldron and the embossed spider web. TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful Halloween card, great use of the sketch. Clever use of the punches.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a fun Halloween card Jeannie! Love the spider web in the background! Well done! :D

Connie Paxman said...

Oh my word...how creative...with her feet sticking out...love the pot-belly stove....great take on the challenge
connie paxman

BarbaraW said...

Too cute. Love your card. It's a great Halloween card and a great use of the sketch.

Ida said...

Thanks for the "chuckle" as this one is hilariously FUN!

GCgirl said...

Very creative...good job adapting the sketch and using your punches!

Rachel Hope said...

Love it! So fun!!

Heidi Hihn said...

Great card! Love the Halloween theme and Love all the texture!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I luv this card!!!

Basement Stamper said...

That is a perfect Halloween card! Great use of the sketch.

tonistamps said...

Spot on with the sketch! This is totally cute, and I can't wait to make one just like it. Very clever Jeanne.

Lisa Bohler said...

That turned out really cute! Fantastic job with the sketch!

Nikki Bond said...

This is sooo stinkin' cute! {sMILES}