Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Howling Halloween

A miracle has happened today..............I went around to my friends (Jacqueline's) house for our usual Tuesday get together and craft, and for once I actually managed to do a card!! I know, I amazed myself!! There was a slight hiccup, which I'll keep till the end of the post.

So, the card is for the Make My Monday Challenge. The theme is still Autumn, but the added rule this week is a colour scheme of Black and Orange, and an optional extra of Halloween.

Here's my entry

I started by cutting out a moon from a Post It and sticking it at the top of  a piece of Silk coated card. I then Versamark stamped the wolf and tree of my design ( the tree is an Autumn tree!) and heat embossed them in black powder. With some scrap paper I tore a rough shape and sponged over the edge to create a Craggie rock for the wolf to stand on. I moved the torn paper and did the same effect several times so that the rocks got darker nearer the front of the scene. The evening sky was then sponged in orange and black, the Post It removed and two clouds sponged slightly encroaching across the moon. A grave stone ( drawn around the end of my metal ruler!) was sponged onto some more silk card and I wrote RIP above a sponged crucifix, before cutting it out and sticking it in the foreground. The finishing touch was the Halloween sentiment and the matts of orange and black onto a cream card.

Recipe:  Card = Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and silk coated and cream card from my stash.
Stamps = Wolf and Tree of my design, and Halloween borrowed from Louise
Inks = Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Versamark
Tools = Heat Gun   ( No Big Shot today sadly)
Extras = Black embossing powder, and Post It

Now, my hiccup today..........not only did I forget Louise's birthday last week ( Belated card picture in my post on Saturday ) but I forgot to take my card with me today to give her!! I'm so sorry Louise, I'm going senile in my old age!.

Off to spend the day with Nathan tomorrow, and to sort out our costumes for Trick and Treating at the weekend, so I'll be back in a few days when I hope the tackle some more challenges.

Thanks for looking at my post today, and I'd love to know what you thought about my card.



  1. Oh Wow! you've certainly got into the spirit of Halloween with this card, I LOVE it. thanks again for your support at MMM. Caz

  2. I actually saw this card being made - oh yes I was in the presence of greatness. Beverley this is amazing - thank you for joining us this week on Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

  3. Wow this is stunning love the background :) Sandra H

  4. This is so spooky!!! The use of the wolf is a wonderful touch--so creative! This just "screams" Halloween to me! ;D

  5. Really spooky card - great background effects. thanks for sharing

  6. Hi Bev, this is a truly, darkly, spooky card! fabulous! great use og shading..
    Thank you for joining Make My Monday.
    Suzi B xx

  7. This is a stunner Bev. Love the inky effects and the wolf looks fabulous on there.
    Thanks for joining in with the Make My Monday challenge this week and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss xx

  8. Great card, the wolf is fab! Sandra


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