Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Haunted House

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made with a fun Haunted House image from Dragonsmoore: Spyder's Other Corner.   I won some images a couple weeks ago - thank you, Lyn! - and have been chomping at the bit to get inky with this one! Hope you all don't find this one too scary!  I think it's so fun and spooky!


First I masked the ghosts and grave markers to keep them white and then I blended Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Black Soot Distress Inks to give this a spooky look.  I splashed a few water droplets to add texture. I die-cut an oval from black cardstock using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Ovals Stackables to layer on top of the image. I used the negative die-cut, which isn't stitched, so I doodled stitching around the oval with a white gel pen.

I stamped the Haunted House arrow (wood-mounted rubber stamp from Studio G) and tiny clouds (Flonz clear stamp) on vellum and fussy-cut.

My card also fits perfectly with the new challenge over at Choux Choux Paper Art. The theme of Lori's first challenge is Halloween/Fall!  I'm a big fan of Lori's blog so I hope you'll hop over and check it out!


I would like to join the following challenges: Beccy's Place September AG UE; Choux Choux Paper Art Halloween or Fall UE; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; Craftin' Desert Divas Favourite Colour Combo (Black and Orange for Halloween cards) UE (TOP 3)Crafty Girlz AG 2/3; DL.ART September Linky AG 1/day; Get Creative Fantasy UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Left of Center Make Your Own Background/No DP UE; Love to Scrap AG 2/3; One Sweet Challenge Halloween or Purple, Green, Orange and Black 3/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (inky background) UE; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S1615 UE (I was inspired by the dark colours, shapes, and lighted area); Whimsy Stamps AG or Halloween 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Craftin Desert Divas

40 comments:

  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  2. Wonderfully 'spooky', no furry friends in this one!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  3. Not scary to me...just cute! Nicely done!

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  4. Awesome, love the background, the flax stitching looks great. Halloween cards are so much fun to make.
    Hugs, Pat♥

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  5. VERY spooky looking but fun too! Love the little ghosts popping out of the house. Great use of the distress inks!
    Lynn

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  6. Your into Halloween with this card...what a fun spooky card...love the background..
    The card turned out fantastic...good luck in the challenge.

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  7. This is a brilliant card Kitty, such a fabulous Halloween scene.
    Pauline
    x

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  8. Wow!! So spooky and fun! Great masking work, it's so accurate with the little ghosts! And your inking is wonderful. Your doodled stitching around the oval die is a great idea and catch the eyes on the house! Great card!

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  9. What a fabulous card this is, Kitty!! I love the haunted house!! The distress ink background looks amazing!! Those little ghosts are too cute!! This is perfect for Halloween my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. oooh this is fabulous!! love the background!!! fabulous Halloween card :-) Thank you for linking up with the Craftin Desert Divas "favorite color combo" linky party!!
    Nicole
    CDD dt

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  11. This is brilliant!! The colouts are perfect! Really spooooky too!! Will have to borrow it- so don't forget to choose another digi from the store!!
    ((Lyn))

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  12. Hauntingly fabulous card! The spooky sky looks terrific and I love the sentiment & clouds on vellum. Very cool!

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  13. Fabulous inked background! Another great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

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  14. cOOl card and thanks for your comments on my blog hop for Lori. No I don't do halloween but Lori is a lovely buddy and will help anyone out. The sentiment in not a digital it is popped up with foam to make it pop out...cheers.

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  15. Love the colors in the BG for your haunted creation, so perfect blending, great one!

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  16. Very cool! I would not have thought along this line for our inspiration photo, but it really is perfect. The colors are right on and the light "shining" through the windows really captures the feeling of the light filtering through the tress branches in the photo! Fabulous job. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  17. Love it, Kitty! So creative for the Inspiration challenge at The House That Stamps Built. So love it when you play along.

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  18. Wonderful creation Kitty. The distressed background looks beautiful. Love the colors.

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  19. just beautiful card, love halloween
    hugs from california
    bibiana

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  20. Totally spookalicious Kitty, love the colours.

    B x

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  21. Eeeeeee !!! How totally AWESOME that is :-D Such a brilliant creation and that background is super stunning :-)

    Hugz
    IKE xxxxxxxxx

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  22. Spooky! Thank you so much for linking up at DL September Linky Challenge - we hope to see more of your work in the future - best wishes on the win! Gail DT

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  23. brrrr spooky but perfect for Halloween, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

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  24. This is so gorgeous Kitty, your layout and masking and colours are just awesome. Well done.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  25. Ooh! I love this! So awesome. It is spooky but in a good way!

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  26. Wonderful spooky card Kitty.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  27. Your inking is SO impressive!! Love the haunted house spooky look, perfect colors, love how it's surrounded by the stitched frame. Fantastic!

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  28. LOVE this background!! The atmosphere you created is perfect for the haunted house. Thank you for posting about the challenge and so happy that you've linked awesome projects to my first ever challenge!

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  29. Fabulously spooky Halloween card KT, I love the dark and dangerous colour scheme. The haunted house is awesome and I like the way you "stitched" the border around the frame. Awesome!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  30. Great Halloween card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

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  31. Brilliant! I love it!
    Thanks for playing with us this month at Not Just Cards Challenge!
    Monica - DT

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  32. Spooky and so FUN...wonderful background!!!

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  33. Looooove how you did your card!! Can't believe that all that is original with the white are the ghosts and grave markers. That background is AAAA-MAZING! Love that swirl of color and the water spritz for texture. This a totally groovy card!!!! :) P.s...your hand 'faux' stitching looks 100x's better than my machine stitching...you did incredible with that.
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  34. I love Halloween, your card is Boo..tastic spooky lol.

    Thanks for playing along in the DL.ART September Linky Challenge.
    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART Design Team Member

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  35. Awesome Spooky Halloween design, I love the image in the oval with the faux stitching. That background is wonderful. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  36. This is a great Halloween card! I love the way you colored everything- especially that background. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

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  37. Love your Halloween card-so spooky and love all the extra touches! Thank you for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
    Carolyn, DT

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  38. Oh this is just fabulous. Love the sunset sky and that gorgeous image! Thanks for joining in the One Sweet Challenge this time. Hope to see you again,

    Vannessa
    One Sweet Challenge DT

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