Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gossmere's ready for Halloween

Where the heck did the month go? I can't believe that next week is Halloween and I have hardly started to get my cards done. I cannot think of Halloween without including Gossmere, an image by Cristy Croll for Stamping Bella. Her dark feel just oozes the thrills and chills of Halloween doesn't it? Then I remembered a piece of My Mind's Eye 12x12 design paper from their Haunted line called "Raven" I knew would create an awesome "scene".

So, I stamped Gossmere onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics. I did add some extra shading with the black prismacolor pencil blended with gamsol. Then I also dug out the purple glitter Atyou Spica pen and Golden Star Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add some sparkle to the crown and purple sash. After cutting Gossmere out, I glued her to the design paper and added a Halloween sentiment. This one is from Stampendous...I like the way the lines look scrawled with an unsteady hand instead of solid. This is actually a much bigger stamp but I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig and inked it in sections and placed the sentiment where I wanted it. Love that tool now that I know how to use it. Machine stitching added just enough to tie it all together especially with the rich velvet on the candlestick.

Pretty easy right?

Dig out your stripes and play along with this weeks Bellariffic Friday challenge. Just send a photo of your creation by Thursday to to be included in the weekly lineup. Who knows, you might be our lucky contributor winner. Not abe to play, don't worry head on over to the Bella blog and leave Em a comment, she loves them. She also has some Bella Bucks every week for one commentor. Now that is pretty easy.

Want to see some more of Cristy's creations? Check out challenge #69 on her challenge blog here for more Halloween inspiration.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



Dana White said...

Oh Cath this is fabulous!!! That background paper is perfect with this image!!!

mforquer said...

Oh this is a fun and spooky card! Perfect for our Halloween challenge at Tiddly Inks! I love the spiderweb and the pop of color on Gossmere! The effect is GREAT on Kraft paper too! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is so great love the colours, thanks for joining us at Tidly Inks Challenge this week hugs pops x

Loopylou. said...

oh wowzers cath!! i lurve this card, the craft and the black look awesome!! and gossmere is just stunning too!! thank you for coming to play with the tiddly inkers!! hugs Lou xxxx

Pauline said...

Oh my love this card! The designer paper is perfect for such an image. Wonderful job on the colouring and putting this all together.

Leslie said...

Seriusly?! They just keep getting better and better! This is just super!!! The background paper is fantastic and I've seen paper similar to that with a large image and thought what the heck? How would I make a card out of that? Now I know! Your shading is awesome and I love that you cut her out. Perfect, just a perfect card my friend!

DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo elegantly spooky! Love, love, LOVE it! thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

Cheryl Valadez said...

I love this card! Great papers, great coloring, just plain great! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week ;D Hugz, Cheryl

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Just fabulous!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!

Crafty Hugs!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

goodness...this is just fantastic, Cath!! Love the spider web too!!!

Larissa said...

Fabulous card Cath! I really love the simple design with the large web! Thanks again for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.


Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Totally terrific. I think this is my fave of all the submissions. Just LOVE all of it. The web on kraft paper is so fab! and I love the grundging.