Monday, September 13, 2010

Halloween ....

Hello everyone!  It was a gorgeous day ... bright blue skies, high 70's, and a brisk breeze reminding us of the fall weather to come.  My FAVORITE season of the year!

Did I tell you how much I love everything there is to offer in the Holiday Mini Catalog (see link on the left)?  Here's a sweet card that shows off just some of the fantastic new products!  Whisper White cardstock stamped with candelabra's in Basic Black ink serves as the card base.  The candelabra is one of 5 stamps in the Dark & Dreary collection!  Nite Owl designer series paper adds more pattern and a little color.  Our 1/2" Lace Trim and Black Flourish Designer Jewels provide texture.

The Spooky Night Rub-Ons are super cool!  I mounted mine on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then used the Distressing Essentials Kit to "smoke" the edges ... I did the same to the card base.  Layered on Basic Black cardstock it's the perfect focal point for my project.

The bright orange ribbon is actually seam binding I found digging thru my mother's old sewing supplies.  I can't imagine how old it must be and frankly am surprised it has held up so well!  I wonder what she would have ever used it on ... perhaps an old Halloween costume?

The black button is tied on with fuzzy black yarn.  I love the new Bitty Bat Large Punch so much that I actually made two bats!  The first I punched out of Basic Black cardstock and glittered with Black Chunky Essentials Glitter.  Then I punched out another bat from our Nite Owl paper which I layered on top of the black bat.  The glittered bat looks like a shadow!  ("click" on the photo so you can see it better.)

Thanks so much for stopping by today .. have a wonderful evening!

#100730 - Whisper White cardstock
#120837 - Dark & Dreary Stamp Set (clear)
#121151 - Dark & Dreary Stamp Set (wood)
#101179 - Basic Black Classic Ink Pad
#118762 - Distressing Essentials
#123012 - Nite Owl Designer Series Paper
#120988 - Lace Trim 1/2" Black
#120987 - Black Flourish Designer Jewels
#120989 - Spooky Night Rub-Ons
#121045 - Basic Black cardstock
#108797 - Chunky Essentials Glitter (black)
#119279 - Bitty Bat Large Punch

This project has been entered in the following challenges ....
Mojo Monday (sketch)
Paperplay Challenges (autumn is coming!)



  1. LOVE your Halloween interpretation of the Mojo sketch! The details are perfect. I especially love the bat in the green text!

  2. Joanne, just beautiful.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥