Monday, October 24, 2011

What's Brewing?


My most favorite Halloween image has got to be the Mummy, the Witch and the Pirate designed by Cristy Croll for Stamping Bella. This trio is just too cute and reminds me of so many little ones who will be flocking the neighborhood next week.

I used a combination of prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol and copics to color. Some things never change like using Bella's bestest paper and Memento Tuxedo black ink. You might remember that I colored this last year too. Well, I wanted to switch the colors up a bit and really like this combo. The bold red pirate outfit is my favorite. And I used E71, E74, E77, E79 to color the couldron. I always envision black but this is a lovely brown/black. The colors have neat names like Champagne, Cashew and Maroon and I never really dig them out so I gave it a whirl and love the result!

Design paper is from the Authentique 6x6 Glowing Bundle pad which you can find in the Bella shop. As you can see, it's perfect for fall and Halloween. I also used a piece of orange spiderweb and word paper from the Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows pad.

I know this is going in the mail so I chinced on embelishments - Mr. Postman loves to charge me lots of extra postage and isn't nearly as careful as I would be with my creations so this is going flat! Machine stitching and a simple sentiment I've had in my stash for ages finishes this off.

I'll be linking this up to Cristy's challenge blog for her Halloween challenge...hey when you're on a roll, you go with it.

Ciao for now,
Cath

15 comments:

Dana White said...

Glad it's not just my postman who charges extra!! This is so sweet - you are rocking all these Halloween cards!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

SUPER adorable!!! Love that image!!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Kerri Boucher said...

love your card it is great...going to have to try that color combo...black brown love it..

Pauline said...

Super cute card Cath! One of my favourite halloween images as well. Love your colours - the red jacket on the pirate just makes it pop! Great job!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This is so cute! Love that sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Suppppppeeerrr cute!!! :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Super cute, Cath! LOVE the bold colors! That's one of my favorite Halloween images... need to get it colored this week! :)

mforquer said...

Super cute - thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!
Hugs,
M

Larissa said...

This is a supercute card! The image is so adorable and your colouring is fabulous! I love the stitching on the oval. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.

Hugs,
Larissa

Tanya said...

I have to agree, this is one of my favorite SB Halloween images too! I just picked it up while I was in San Diego...having grandboys gave me a reason to get it I guess, lol=) I absolutely LOVE your coloring and ground on it, just beautiful! I always look forward to your posts, your coloring always amazes me!

KyMom said...

Cath, This card is STUNNING! The paper, layout and coloring are simply amazing. Way to go girl!

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Gorgeous job. OM Gosh, wish we had this adorable image at the TI site, too cute! Love the layout.

I have that black and white gingham DP - love how you used it here. Gotta dig through my stash and see if I have any remnants now - you've inspired.

Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inks Halloween Challenge.

Leslie said...

Darn that Canada Post - if only they saw the "wonderfulness" inside the envelopes maybe they wouldn't charge us so much :)

I agree and love the red coat on the pirate - great papers, especially the typed piece. Love it!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is SOOOO cute! What fabulous coloring and I love this card layout too Cath!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Soooo cute! :)