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.
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.
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 //
A very sweet scene against the intense night background Ellie.ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful night time scene you made for these cuties going trick or treat. So cute and well done.ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous card, I love this Trick or Treating Trio, they are so cute!ReplyDelete
Such a cute Halloween card!ReplyDelete
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]ReplyDelete
This is so, so cute.ReplyDelete
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
Wow, what a great night time sky and love the way the trees create so much dimension on your card. Fantastic card!ReplyDelete
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 !!ReplyDelete
Super Halloween card, I love the cute scene you’ve created. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Such a cute card and not too spooky I love it.ReplyDelete
Thank you for entering the DL.ART OCTOBER 2022 Linky challenge.
Have a blessed day
Adorable and very Spooktacular card! I love the spooky trees.ReplyDelete
Love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.ReplyDelete
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Lovely card thanks for sharing at crafty catz hope to see you back in the new challenge soo cuteReplyDelete
I love the ghost hedgehog, delightful! Lovely inking for sky and those trees are perfect to frame it — great card!ReplyDelete
These are fantastic. You do such beautiful work.ReplyDelete
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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 xxxxReplyDelete
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 - DTReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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