Monday 19 October 2015

Halloween neutrals ...

.... Morning!  This is one of my scheduled posts - set up as our son, Ben, and his girlfriend, Sophie, are visiting for a couple of weeks.

I've a clean, simple and graphic Halloween card for you this morning:

Halloween Treats - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Woodgrain; MFT - Primitive Pumpkins
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Smoky Slate, Craft Whisper White; Distress - Antique Linen, Old Paper, Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Die-namics - Primitive Pumpkins
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Smoky Slate

I really like the photo used at The Card Concept - CC#41 - the weathered wood chair, the cream pumpkins and dark floor - just fab.  I decided to make the woodgrain finish the main feature of the background - I stamped the woodgrain image in grey and softened it by rubbing over with a white pigment ink.  I stamped the pumpkins in Distress ink and cut them out with the matching dies.  I added a row of rustic stars to ground the pumpkins and finished by adding a sentiment.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of grey card and added a Halloween greeting to the white panel - and some more pumpkins!!

Halloween Treats inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHalloween Treats sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm also submitting this card to the current challenge at AAA Cards - AAA#50.  The graphic they have used this week has 4 pumpkins - and so do I!!   Not sure it's as clean and simple as the team would like, but it is simple!

That's all for today.



Kerin said...

Great pumpkins and I love the rustic background, perfect for this challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Joan B said...

love the neutral take on the season!!! enjoy your time with family.

LauraJane:) said...

Nice subtle band of stars! Thanks for playing at The Card Concept:)

Unknown said...

Love your pattern pumpkins!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!!:)

Lilian said...

Great pumpkins!
Nice to see you at The Card Concept!
Lilian (ATSM DTeamie)
The Leaf Studio

Anonymous said...

So pretty! :) Love that Waltzing Mouse woodgrain stamp. Guess it's time to place another order with them as they are quickly becoming one of my favourite stamp companies (pity I can't get my hands on those pretties over here in Germany). Sunny (wayhey!) wishes, *Cori

Jane said...

This is something a bit different and I'm loving these muted colours and the textured background. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Pia S said...

Even though I love the typical Halloween color scheme I really love this twist of using neutral colors for your pumpkins. A beauty of a card!

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