Wednesday, 26 September 2012

By pumpkins fat ......

.... If you've got Claire's fabulous Cicely at Halloween set - you'll recognise the title.  It's the opening line of the sweet poem that Claire included in the set - and I was totally inspired by Renee's card for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC116.  The sketch was designed by the Chief Mouse herself - Claire Brennan!!!


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Cicely at Halloween, Halloween Party, Wanda's Pantry
Inks: Distress - Walnut Stain, Dried Marigold
Spellbinders: Small Labels (S4-169) #4, Large Labels (S4-168) #4
Accessories:  Core'dinations card; Cuttlebug EF - Pumpkin Harvest; Burlap, ribbon and card from stash

I took inspiration for my card from Renee and I wanted to add lots of texture.  I started by adding some colour to the card base with my blending tool.  Then I embossing some Core'dinations card with the Pumpkin Harvest EF, sanded to reveal the colour and added some burlap and ribbon, then attached it to the card with dimensional tape.  I stamped the little pumpkins and the bats onto white card (using the second impression for a soft image).  I cut out the card with the Labels die and while in the die added a touch of colour and stamped the image.  I cut a mat for the sentiment from the Core'dinations card and added a tab onto which I stamped the lizard.  Love this lizard!


I had a super time yesterday - got lots done.  I finished off cataloguing my new stamps and dies, tidied the craft room.  It's great - you can see the floor again!!  But you'll have to wait to see some of the cards :)  That's all for today - I think!  Thanks for stopping by - I really do appreciate it.

13 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Great halloween card...love the verse and your sanded background..

Anne

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Deb! Love the beautiful embossed/distressed background! The piece of fabric adds a nice touch!

Vicky Hayes said...

Good gracious Deborah, there's certainly a lot of halloween atmosphere in this card! Love the core'dinations background and the burlap looks quite cobwebby. The lizard tab is the perfect touch! Vicky x

Renee said...

Deborah it's fabulous!! :)
Love all the texture you've got...
but I'm dying over the faint bats and pumpkins on the label...
perfect!
I even looked at mine afterwards and thought...
"I should have stamped a little something"...
you figured it out and it's perfection!
We make a good tag team! *giggle*
Hugs!!

Mynnette said...

Deb, this is super fun!!! LOVE the lizard on the tab and I adore your distressed papers! Gorgeous work! :)

Norma said...

Hello Deborah:) Lovely card and I love the texture!! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit!!!
Hugs,
Norma

Pauline said...

This is fab Deb, I love the embossed coredinations, and the fab label!

Julia Aston said...

Great sanded background Deborah - love the lizzard on the tag!

Jeanne J said...

Eeek! That lizard on the tab is brillian! Love your embossing and all the texture here! The little pumpkins and bat on the sentiment are a beautiful addition!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Way to go Deborah, perfect use of all that lovely texture, looks great with your stamping, well done as always and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Jean Martin said...

Great Halloween card Deb! Love the texture and images you used! Thanks for sharing this with us at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! I hope to see more of your cards in our challenges! :)

Kelly S. said...

EEK, that little lizard is creeping me out, heee! He's placed perfectly next to the spooky Halloween poem. LOVE the dramatic background on this, Deborah!

Marybeth said...

This is beautiful , simple with lots of texture ! Love it Deborah! Love this poem as well.

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