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Oct 1, 2022

The Four Seasons Challenge: Fall for October

October has arrived (how is that possible??), and with the first day of October also comes the start of a new challenge at Four Seasons challenge. We're still celebrating the beautiful fall season so anything Fall goes but we do have a fabulous optional mood board for your inspiration. 

Lots of great options here if you like to use it, I've had several ideas in my head just by looking at the mood board but went with the first idea inspired by the spooky tree on the bottom left.

Here is my card:

I started out by making the background scene using a circle mask to mask the moon and my new Lavinia Hills masks for some hills. I kept the background colors in a monochromatic dark blue shades using Chipped Sapphire ink and then I added a small amount of Black Soot  to the edges. '

After removing the moon mask I stamped Lavinia's Moon stamp right onto the circle using Antique Linen ink. Then stamped Lavinia's Seasonal Tree on the right side, turned the tree around and stamped just a few branches on the left side. 

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The cute image I'm sure some of you will recognize as Stampin' Up's Halloween Hedgehogs. I have to mention Stampin Up's Halloween and  their Holiday Hedgehogs were the stamps that got me hooked to stamping and cardmaking in the first place, well before I discovered Penny Black hedgehogs so these hold a special place in my heart even though I don't use them much.

I colored with distress inks (didn't have the specific shade of purple I was looking for so I mixed a blue with a purple  (so easy to do with distress inks to make a custom color!) I fussy cut the image before adhering to the card and then used a clear Sakura Stardust glitter gel pen to add some sparkle and shine. It's not showing up well in the photo below but you can see the sparkle and shine in the first picture above.

The sentiment is part of the same stamp set (Halloween Hedgehogs) but I only used part of it cut apart to make it fit on the card. I will stamp the rest of it inside the card which will say ... "to wish you happy trick or treating". 

Thanks so much for visiting! You can check out what the rest of the Four Seasons team made here and then hopefully you'll join us too. The challenge runs until October 25th. 

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I'm planning to link up with these blogs:

Crafty Calendar - Halloween // Crafting Happiness Challenges - Trees // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // International Art & Soul - Trees // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - AG Opt. Blue (I used navy) // Krafty Chicks - AG // Moving along with the Times - Trees // 

Always AG:

Link Parties:
Dare to Share //  Sunday Showcase - First Sunday with Ada and Mireille  //  Inspire Me Monday //  Link Up Potpourri //  Random-osity Good, Random, Fun //  Travel Tuesday. // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures // Anything Goes with Your Hosts @ My Random Musings // Jenerally Informed The Happy Now // Spread the Kindness Linkup @ Shelbee on the Edge // 
Wonderful Wednesday // My Corner Of The World //Thursday Favorite Things // Little Things Thursday // Encouraging Heart and Home @ Slices of Life //  Funtastic Friday //   Link Up On The Edge


brenda said...

A very sweet scene against the intense night background Ellie.

B x

Diane said...

I adore everything about your creative card, the cute trick or treaters, the beautiful inking, the sparkle on the trees, the entire spooky scene!! What a fabulously fun card!!!

Pia S said...

What a wonderful night time scene you made for these cuties going trick or treat. So cute and well done.

Darlene said...

OMG this is too cute Elaine! LOVE your background ... the entire scene is AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing such amazing inspiration! Hope you're weekend ahead is fabulous!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous card, I love this Trick or Treating Trio, they are so cute!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute Halloween card!

Bunny said...

This is super cute, Ellie. If someone had asked me who made that stamp I would have said Penny Black. I was shocked that it was Stampin' Up. The Lavinia tree is perfect for your card. [Bunny]

Sheryl said...

This is so, so cute.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wow, what a great night time sky and love the way the trees create so much dimension on your card. Fantastic card!

Pauline C said...

Very sweet Hallowe'en card Ellie - the hedgehog is adorable and very like PB images, and love your work with your new Lavinia stamps, masks ... and sparkle pen !!
Pauline xx

Liz said...

Super Halloween card, I love the cute scene you’ve created. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz xx

DIANA L. said...

Such a cute card and not too spooky I love it.
Thank you for entering the DL.ART OCTOBER 2022 Linky challenge.
Have a blessed day


Donna Walls said...

Adorable and very Spooktacular card! I love the spooky trees.

Creaine said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Ine DT Member

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing at crafty catz hope to see you back in the new challenge soo cute

Angelnorth said...

I love the ghost hedgehog, delightful! Lovely inking for sky and those trees are perfect to frame it — great card!

PaulaShort said...

These are fantastic. You do such beautiful work.
Visiting today from Encouraging Hearts & Home #36&37

Mimi said...

Oh what a precious card, just gorgeous :) Thank you for joining us this fortnight for our Trees/Wood challenge at International Art & Soul. Hugs Mimi xxxx

SarahR said...

Hello there, that's such a sweet scene you've created - really cute images and I love your background! Thanks for joining in with us at Colour Crazy Craft challenge. Sarah - DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What an adorable image, such fun and your colouring is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT