Friday, September 30, 2011

What's Cooking? Halloween Card + CC Challenge Entry

I swore off entering challenges a while ago. I had worked really hard on a couple of projects and I didn't win. I don't take rejection well so I have found out lately. But in an effort to grow and mature, I decided to give the challenges on the CC Blog another stab. Here is my entry for the September Monthly Challenge which was to include a window element.

Carts and Materials
  • Happy Hauntings -
  • October 31st
  • Ink - TH Black Soot, SU Craft White
  • Stash - plain cardstock, twine

I started by making a 6x6 card base and distressing it with black ink.  I think it adds to the spookiness.  I then cut the window frame at 5.80".  I justed the Hide feature on my Gypsy to make the gray window frame base which allowed me to hide some of the cut out details.  I tapped the edges of the black window frame with white craft ink to age it a little.  I really like this affect.  I added a piece of white vellum to the window to give the shadow affect.

I cut a spider web ont of gray paper which did not cut as well as I would have liked.  But I used this to my advantage because it makes the web look like it has been there while.  I cut several spiders and decided on this guy which I "suspended" on black and white twine.

I cut two mice and used pop dots on the second one to give it a little dimension.  Isn't he cute?!  The witch in the background is actually the Bride of Frankenstine cut but I added a hat on and a pointy nose to her to turn her into a witch.  I think she looks great stirring the concoction she is making in her caludron.
This time, I carried my theme to the inside of the card with my sentiment.  I used the font on the Happy Hauntings cart and welded the letters together on my G.  I added another caludon and a hand coming out of it.  So cute!

I hope you like my entry for the contest.  I know I do.  And for those of you who are wondering where I got the ornaments, I found them at Ross.  There was only one pack or else I would have gotten more.  I may be on the hunt this weekend!  Leave me some blog love and I will talk to you soon!



  1. Awesome!!! Glad to see you are back in the game! I know how you feel about the challenges, but doesn't it feel good to actually go through the steps of the challenge? You did an fantastic job. That window is one of my favs for Halloween. Good Luck!

  2. Wonderful card. Just love it. So many great details. Thanks for sharing how you achieved the look. At least you are giving the challenges a try. I am too chicken to try.

  3. That is too cool, Robin! I love the shadow of the witch! The spiderweb and the spider hanging down is really something! I love all of your details! Fab!

  4. Love it! Super cute! Please keep entering the challenges...I need to do that more. I understand the rejection part....I'm gonna post my latest entry on my blog today too! Even though I didn't win....Thanks for the inspiration!