9 October 2011

Boo!! Did I scare you?

Guess it's that time of year again when ghosts and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night come out to play................as a result the gals at Pike's Playground decided that the theme this time would be:

(Halloween colours)

Oh the tales I could tell with this one.........before I go any further, I love the Die-Namics (black) and Memory Box (orange) dies - they are so delicate and perfect for the size of cards I make - I love them!  However, initially I only had black ones on my card and for some reason I decided to embellish the swirls once I had glued them and the pumpkin image on the card!!  So I picked up my Spica Pitch Black and Sakura Black Gelly roll and off I went - BIG MISTAKE!
Thank goodness I used a Quickie glue pen to stick them on, they peeled off nicely - but I had to carefully lift off the pumpkin image first - yee gads, when will I ever learn not to fiddle!!

In future I shall stick to merging digital images as I did here and concentrate on mastering that - I am getting better with Photoshop Elements - an amazing achievement for me as computers are really not my thing!! LOL (just ask my son)

Here's a close up:

The eagle eyed amongst you may be able to spot a hint of smoke coming from the purple witches flask - it's really simple to do - just doodle scribbly circles with a white pencil - the colour sits on top of the Copics. Woosh lines (well that's what I call them) were added to the Orange witches pot with the same pencil - try it, if you don't like it you can always erase it (guess what, I erased my first attempt!!)

Well enough blathering, here's the list of ingredients and challenges I want to enter this in to - and don't forget if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Image: Dustin Pike
Paper: Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland
Misc: Die Namics and Memory Box dies
Colouring: Copics (see below)

Die Creative - Autumn colours
Stamp with fun - Halloween
Shabby Tea room - Shabby autumn
Digital Tuesday - We like to party
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
The Paper Shelter - Halloween Party

Now readers, I'm entering these challenges and I'd love to see your wonderful creations over at Pike's Playground - please remember that you must use one of Dustin Pike's digis.
You've got 2 weeks to play, so come on, get those oranges, slime greens, purples and blacks out and join in the fun!



Gea said...

great card, love your colouring!

purple_pea_fran said...

Such a fun card! The image really made me smile :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

oh how very cute!! and beautiful coloring too - thanks for sharing your spookily cute card at Tuesday Throwdown.

Anonymous said...

This image is really sweet!! ;) I love the pumpkin frame too!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

CraftyGirl said...

Some cards can give us fits. My last card opened the wrong way. LOL Your coloring is wonderful, I love seeing your creations.


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is totally FAB and FUN that image, the colours and design are just perfect for our challenge at Digital Tuesday this week, thank you for joining us.
Lorraine x

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute card! I love that pumpkin frame! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Ginny said...

love how you framed this n the flourishes are gorgeous :)

Cards By MI said...

This is really fabby. Just adore it. Thanks for joining our halloween party over at the PaperShelter.
Love n hugs

Househund said...

Your witches are Far To Sweet lol
Great tip about the smoke.. what a great effect I'll be trying that one.
Jane when I look at how many copic's you've used it just amazes me.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is just too cute! Beautifully colored and I love all the swirls! :) hugs, Angela

Delphine said...

A fantastic card, Jane! I love your image and pumpkin frame, all coloured beautifully, and your swirls are gorgeous! Thanks for the tip about the white pencil too:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

PokSa said...

Your card is fantastic. I love your image. Great.
Thanks for joining us at the creative stamp friends.
xx Sandra

Nina said...

Ohlala, this card is so cool!! Wonderful motiv and I love the swirls, they are just gorgeus. Fantastic colouring and what a job!

Thanks for joining us at Kreative Stempelfreunde/Creative Stamp Friends "Autumn Colour" challenge.
Hugs, Nina.