Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween

Morning all

Well here we are at Halloween so I have a Halloween project to share with you ..

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Snippet of white card and black card
  • PB image stamped on to white snippet using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Alcohol markers to colour image
  • Squid ink gelato used to colour the background
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight the "moon"

I'll be entering this card for the following challenges:
  1. Cute Card Thursday's - Razzle Dazzle (because of the dazzling purple/orange and the  moon's "bling")
  2. Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS challenge (because it IS!)
  3. Creative inspirations - Colour challenge -purple/orange/black (yes indeedy)
  4. Inky Impressions - Halloween

I  had a bit of a journal-fest yesterday .... a while ago I had started this journal page with plaid acrylic paints .... then thought I would have some fun!

Adirondack red pepper and butterscotch inks, Dylusions grape ink .... and a straw!!!

A little gesso to knock back the colour
Hero Arts neon inks, pan pastels in permanent red and diarylide yellow, Neon yellow acrylic paint,
Versamark ink, Pam Carriker, Stampers Anonymous and Stamplorations images

Add some Hero Arts grungey circles, Recollections splatters, Stamplorations dots using more neon inks
then some Dina Wakley image and sentiments stamped using Memento tuxedo black and Ranger Archival
in watering can inks

and this is what you get .....

A quick spritz with Aleene's acrylic sealant to protect

Yesterday we finally had our oak tree removed ... it had become such a monster and when we contacted company's about trimming it they all said it had gotten too big to be quite so close to both house and drive way so, we made the decision that it had to go. Such a shame as it was an attractive and healthy tree but, foundations are more important. We now have to decide what to replace it with. Our first contractor quoted and offered a start date and then simply didn't show up!!! Didn't show up on the second date choice either so we started again! FORTUNATELY, this second company seemed a lot more professional as they quoted (LESS too!!!) and offered a further discount if we accepted a date of their choosing (due to a cancellation - trust me, we were happy to do this!). They even called Wednesday to confirm their intention to show up around 08:00 Thursday and then ..... SHOWED UP!, and ten minutes early at that!!! Yee Haa

In progress
This was all we had left by about 10:00!!!
The stump measured 27" in diameter, quite a change from the 6" when we first acquired it!

Recently we drove around a local area looking at Halloween decorated homes but we kind of got side tracked and ended up walking around the town centre and stopping at a bar!!! Go figure!

The bar!

And now for a couple of Halloween funnies courtesy of the internet so, no, they're NOT in the draw!!!, but I hope you will enjoy them anyway!



Lauren Hatwell said...

Love that gorgeous Halloween image Kathy. Fabby!

Great journal page and fabulous Halloween pics. They really do know how to do Halloween in the US. I love it!

Shame about your poor tree but clearly it had grown too big for it's boots. Glad to hear all is done and dusted.



Lilian said...

Great card Kathy, As you say shame about the tree but you need the house to be safe,The funnies are great, Thank you for sharing the pictures,

SARN said...

Happy Halloween to you too Kathy.

Nice and sunny and WARM here today! What's THAT all about then?

Absolutely love your journal page.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappyjacky said...

Happy Halloween to you.

Hettie said...

Great journal pages there. Shame about your tree as it looked so good...should have called me as I wood(!) have been round with the trailer to collect!
Very good funnies.
PS I don't need to practice with my broomstick...I am quite adept at it!

Kathyk said...

The tree wreckage was taken away in two FULL SIZE trucks, Hettie ... and that was WITH most of the foliage and smaller branches having been through the wood chipper - not sure a trailer would really have worked too well!!! You would have gotten so wet getting here too!


catherine said...

Great Halloween card Kathy. Lovely journal page too-great colours.
Great pics and love the Halloween decorations.

I love the anger management funny- not that I fly of the handle easily(lol)
x catherine

Craftyrose said...

Fantastic creations and photos my dear friend

Debs M said...

great makes and loving the pics of halloween houses! x

NGCARDS said...

This looks fantastic, I love the C&S style and the stamp is great! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

Lee-Anne said...

What a wonderful Halloween card, Kathy! Love the little bats and your background! So happy you could join us at Addicted to Stamps and More!