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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happy Halloween II

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!! I still haven't been able to get to my craft room very much, hence the few posts the last couple of weeks. I apologize for that. I keep hoping that I will have more time to craft but things keep popping up. There are so many projects I want to get done but just can't find the time to do them. I love creating Halloween projects but I haven't had the opportunity to do very many. This might be my last one of the year :(

The inspiration for this piece was a canvas I saw in Michaels. It featured a skull with a yellow and brown background with a black border. I tried to recreate it with my Tim Holtz stamps. The frame was created with Spellbinders Grand Labels Large dies. It was popped up with foam tape for dimension. The base is Canvas Corp heavyweight cardstock. The skull is from Tim Holtz's Apothecary stamp set. It was stamped twice with Versafine Black Onyx ink, once on the white cardstock and once on a TH Masking Sheet. The mask was cut out and applied over the other image. The background was then sponged with TH Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Gathered Twigs and Tea Dye. The spider webs are from TH's Halloween Cutout stamp set. Happy Halloween is from Apothecary. The bottom one was outlined with a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Spooky
  2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  - Halloween or Halloween Colors
  3. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
  4. Craftin Desert Divas - Halloween 
  5. DL.Art - October Anything Goes Linky 
  6. Sunday Funday #14 - Anything Goes 
  7. Just B Creative Crazy - October Linky 
  8. 2 Creative Chicks - Halloween
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend my friends :)


Beebeebabs said...

Spooky - awesome card and love the background paper tfs - BTW love your new page look!!!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Great card with such a spooky skull, Lisa. I have been trying to get my Dia de los Muertos shrine projects done, but things just keep coming up that keep me from my stamping fun. Have a super weekend,

Maureen Morton said...

So interesting to hear where you find inspiration, Lisa. This is amazing and I love that background, especially the colors blended so perfectly. I hear you......I am so tired of seeing Christmas creations on the blogs when I can't even finish my Halloween and Thanksgiving projects! Thanks for sharing.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous Halloween card Lisa I like the skull and the backing paper.
Kevin xx

jessica said...

WOW!! This is awesome Lisa!!! I LOVE the shape and that skull is fab!
Thanks for sharing my friend and have a GREAT night!

DIANA L. said...

This is cool Lisa. I like going to Michaels, I am not sure if I get inspired as much as I spend money ha ha-- I sure am glad you get inspired, because we all benefit from it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Party. Have a great day

VanessaB said...

oooh. spooky! that bright yellow background really makes everything else "pop"- awesome :)

Camille Short said...

Grand project!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a spooky, creepy project! Hehe! It is kinda freaky! The background is so cool-the color is awesome! Now the skull....eeeek!
Haha, I am just kidding! I LOVE your project! I love everything you do...:) Have a great evening!

I know I am struggling with craft time to! Just barely getting my DT projects done, yikes! This year has been hard for me getting in my craft room..but probably because I spend to much time with the little Princess~Arya, lol! O'well...I am lovin' all the time I get with her!
Sherrie K

snappy scrappy said...

Spooky...love it!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

The skull just pops off the page! Your stamped background is wicked! And the frame is a perfect finishing touch! As usual, your project is jaw dropping and inspiring!

Have a great weekend and I hope you get to spend more time in the craft room!

Pam said...

This is such a spooky looking card! I love the background paper and that skull is really creepy! You did a great job!

Indy's Designs said...

A remarkable spooky card! Love it!
Hope all is well in Indy!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cool, Lisa! I love the white edge around the images and your sponged background is fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

scrappinC said...

Fabulous project. The skull looks like you can reach out and touch it. Hope all is well and if you don't get to post for a while you will be in my thoughts. Life happens for all of us.
Have a fabulous Sunday my sweet friend.
Cindy Lou

Heather said...

A fabulous card, I love the wonderful stamped background, your skull is stunning!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at <a href="http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/!>Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge</a>
Heather xx

Migdalia said...

SPOOKY cute, COOL and SUPER fun!!!The background is FABULOUS!!!
Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
Have a wonderful day my friend,
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Gerda said...

This is spooky! Great card I love the background! Have a great day.
Hugs Gerda

Gwen said...

Love the background on this, it is just awesome!

Jayne said...

Wow,this is so striking my friend!
Jayne x

Davi said...

Yup its a spooky card Lisa :) Like the yellow background!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super spooky fun! Carri~Abusybee

Gita said...

This looks so cool. The skull seems like it's floating there. Background turned out great too!! There was one project I saw on pintrest that I really wanted to get done. And maybe I will here over the next couple days. Not enough time... :-( Have a great weekend.

Kathy Salido said...

Super spooky card Lisa, great job :)

~Tammy~ said...

You are just one cool crafter! This is perfect for Halloween!

Karen said...

Such a cool card, Lisa! Love the background with all the spider webs! I really like the colors too! Hope you have a great day! :)


Karen said...

My sweetest friend, I was away for the weekend for a wedding and am so happy to see you posted while I was away. :o) I love that you can find inspiration anywhere... and love even more that your results are always far superior. :o) (I don't even need to see the source to know this is fact!) The background is so impeccably done... anyone who doesn't read your posts would assume that was patterned paper from a stack. It looks amazing. The skull is truly spooktacular and I love the frame shape. Marvelous creation as always, Lisa! I'm sorry you've not been able to post as often as you typically do... life can certainly be busy. Always remember that your posts are always worth the wait. :o) I hope you have a twinkly, inspiring night!

Hugs and blessings!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic Halloween card! Love the fab background! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fabulous.

yyam said...

Super cool. Love how it just "glows"!

P/s: Hope you get some creative time soon!

Cindy Beland said...

AWESOME job with your spooky skull card Lisa, it looks FANTASTIC my friend!!! :)

Diane said...

I agree, it is awesome!!! I think you did a fab job with all the TH inks and stamps....!!! I know the feeling of not enough time to create...it sure goes by quickly! Have a great week my friend, and I hope you can find some "me" time to get into your room more!!

Life and Knits said...

OMG! I saw this in my feed and I promise that skull looked like it was jumping off the screen! Eeeek!!!!! Absolutely fabulous girlfriend. This project rocks!!


Karon said...

I love this. The background is fabulous, love the colour and what a great skull image! Love love it. TFS

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Super spooky and creepy...perfect for Halloween!

Melanie - The Paper Retreat said...

Wow Lisa! The background looks like a patterned paper you bought and reading how you made it - love the detail and the color dying you did!

Kate said...

That is definitely Spooky. Love it.

Nana said...

Creepy fabulous my friend. Love the skull.
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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~ Jo ~ said...

Pretty creepy and spooky my friend!! Love it!


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