... the challenge for this week's CAS-ual Fridays - CFC18 almost caught me out earlier in the week. I read the comment and thought black, white and red - just like PDCC97 - and off I went to make a card for both challenges. It was only as I was about to publish my blog that I read the instructions properly - the team at CAS-ual Fridays want us to make a card based on a book - any book - in honour of The United Nations' (UN) International Literacy Day - on 8th September.
I have to admit that it's taken me a while to decide which book to use as inspiration for my card. I love reading, and next to crafting, it's my favourite hobby - we have books scattered all around our house. And I usually have at least two books on the go at once! Jonathan's taken to reading books and magazines on his Kindle - very useful when he went to Mumbai, and Kathryn has a stack of books by her bed - her favourite author is Jacqueline Wilson.
I picked a book by Stephen King as my inspiration - you may have noticed that I'm taking part in the Stephen King Reading Challenge - so it was inevitable really. I picked the book "It" - one of the few books that has kept me up at night, so my card is obviously a Halloween card. I wrote a review of this book earlier - you can read it here. The big nastie in the book is "It" who tends to appear as a clown called Pennywise; he carries balloons with him and sometimes "It" appears as a spider. Here's my card.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Halloween Party, Midnight Feast; Docrafts - Balloon; Creative Expressions - Trees; Lakeland - Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Card from stash
I stamped the main balloon twice - once on the card base and once on a bit of scrap card. I coloured both images with the red promarker, but on the scrap bit I added some red glaze to give a deep shine. Then I layered the balloon up - it really does look like its flying into the sky!! A really creepy Halloween card :)
And it's been a brilliant day - I've got loads done at home - so much easier when I'm on my own! And now it's time for me to get dinner ready. That's all for this evening. I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share. See you then.