August 29, 2011

Sunset on Halloween and a Fun Sketch

Hello out there.  I hope everyone is doing well, and is surviving this terrible Hurricane.  As I type this email, all I hear is severe wind, and pounding rain against the house.  I thought I had better get this post typed, before we lose power or internet service.... 

So I hope that you don't mind, I'm scheduling this, and I'm going to try and keep this post as short as I possibly can....  (ha, imagine that)  =)

Our ever to talented DT Sister "Anki" has prepared an awesome sketch for us to follow for this weeks Belles 'n Whistles Challenge.  It's a simple sketch but there's a little twist...  Where you see the heart shape in the sketch, she wants you to use ANY SHAPE, your favorite shape....  It does not need to be a heart....

I sure hope you'll join us and play along.  Don't forget, you can use ANY Elisabeth Bell image, and you can combine challenges, so why not play?  You can turn the sketch, but we want to be able to see the sketch somewhere in your creation....

Soooooo, I created my card, using "Scarecrow and Little Wizard" from Belles 'n Whistles of course.  I really had a lot of fun creating a background behind this adorable stamp.  My shape is obviously the star, which I thought fit perfectly with this stamp as well.

Believe it or not, this card only has ONE SINGLE Strip of paper that is actually a store bought paper.  The blue background paper was made using some ink pads from Stampin' Up.  Then the grayish paper that has pumpkins and the words "Boo" on it, was just a little pumpkin stamp and the word Boo that are odds and ends type of stamps that I had.  I randomly stamped the plain white cardstock, colored the pumpkins, and then shaded the white part of the cardstock with charcoal chalks.  I distressed the edges, and ta-dah... you have a cool looking halloween themed paper.  I truly love the effect it gives this card.  Distressing is lots of fun, and I thought I would enter into this weeks challenge over at  The Crafty Pad - Challenge #136 Distressing & Tearing.

Now, something else here that I personally think is pretty cool....The sky behind this adorable scarecrow is meant to look like a sunset type of sky.   I just HAD to attempt to create a sky that looks like the sun is setting, simply because, first I needed to see if I would be able to achive it, and 2nd, because I am also entering this card into this weeks  Challenge over at Make It colorful, who is having a challenge for "Sunsets with Clouds".  So here you see my sunset with clouds.  It actually was bigger, until I went and used my nesties to cut the scalloped oval.  But at least the sky can still be seen a little bit.

That's all from me for today....I better get this scheduled just in case....    Now lets just hope that we don't get hit too hard with any damage from this Hurricane.  Time will tell, right?
If you have some time, I hope to see you join us for our fun Sketch Challenge with a twist over at the Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by...  =)



Anonymous said...

WOW!! So adorable Lynda!! Love the Fall theme you've created with the corn stalks in the background!! :) Beautiful take on the sketch!! HUGS

Dawn said...

I love this card! The colours are fantastic! Love your sky too!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad for our Distressing /Tearing challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
ps hope you managed to escape Irene without too much damage!

Sissi4477 said...

Wow Lynda,

you made a so beautiful card. So super! I really love it.



coldwaters2 said...

Oh Lynda I hope that no-one suffers too much in the Hurricane it sounds quite frightening but I am glad you got this one posted because it is absolutely terrific what a smashing image and great colours the design looks fantastic I love it.
Lorraine x

Anne said...

Fun card and what a fab sky, shame you had to trim it down

aqualeiga said...

Such a great card, and that sky is wonderful...wtg you! Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Distressing/Tearing challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs from Ali x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card, love your sunset scene
Thank you for joining us at MiC