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10/29/2015

Halloween by Northwoods

Good evening. Welcome. As promised, back with my 2nd Halloween card. This one is for DH - so excuse the skull motif. He likes that look, I don't! (shudder). So let's get 'er going:



- Northwoods wreath image (from Stampaway show - yippee). Stamped with Tuxedo Black on copic Xpress paper, colored with copics and WoS, a Sakura silver star gel pen on the spider webs. Fun & fast to color. Die Cut with an MFT Stitched circle that fit the wreath size & DI Weathered wood smudged along the edges of the die cut with a finger dauber.

- orange background created with Silk acrylics - orange and yellow shades, puddled on a craft sheet, and spritzed with water. This paper was Canson Mixed Media paper - think it's 98#...fairly lightweight. Smooshed c/s through the puddles, and got 3 backgrounds with one play. [Used 140# W/color on one that is pleasing, but too heavy for this card]. While the piece was still wet, spritzed with a gold Tattered Angels spray; dropped in some orange Brusho crystals with a very light 'fifft' Sepia Color burst (which is more powdery and harder for me to control placement.) Used a very light touch with the Sepia, but still got a big blob in a hidden spot. The Sepia has some pretty shading to it, but am finding the crystals give more exact placement for me. Used an old C/B EF to emboss once it dried over night.

- black paper chosen for the skull motif - from 6x6 Recollections Halloween Basics, purchased recently.

- Spiderweb border from a snippet of black glitter paper (lightweight) punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

- Sizzix Halloween thinlets dies to cut the spooky & Halloween sentiments..both from snippets. Bats & witches punched from small Bazzill snippet using an MS punch. Debating on whether to add some black WoS for a little pizzazz.

There's a big party going on over at the Snippets Playground to celebrate Week 200! YAY! I am a latecomer to the show, but I hear there's been ROWDY doin's and I wanted to be certain I didn't miss out on too much. There's already some superlative entries into the challenge, and Wow on the highlights too. Awesome. I hope I have enough snippets on this one, that Parsnip will let me slip through the gate. If you hurry, there's still a bit of time left with Mr. Linky and Miss has a good prize this week. Check it out!!!

Also do check out the Cards by Friends tab at the top of _this_ blog, as another wonderful card has been added - which is going on the mantel with the others we've been blessed to receive.

As always thanks for popping in to visit. A friend reminded me today - always choose to be Happy, no matter what the day brings. I know that, but every now & again, it's good to get reminded.
Big Hugs & come again when you can.

37 comments:

Patti J said...

North woods has some of the best ever Halloween stamps! Love your hubby's card, Mary! Thanks for sharing it, dear friend!

jimlynn said...

Well, it's definitely a little spooky for sure - your your hubs is going to love it too! Great use of all the snippets on this Mary. Pretty background and great use of the different mediums!
Lynn

Birgit said...

This is a great card! I love how you expressed Pffft:) I have some of these but haven't used them yet. I think the orange and black work well with the white centre and those pumpkins are just fab!

dutchess said...

Fabulous Mary,....so much work with all those different backgrounds,colours and layers.....love that pumpkin stamp! ...know what you mean about the skull! Men! ....xxxxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's good to see you, Mary, here and over at Pixie's for the big celebration! I think you did an awesome job on this card, but I'm with you on the skull (shudder)! I like cute and candy, in reverse order, haha!! Be well, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Another lovely Halloween card.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

brenda said...

A clever combination of the darker side along with the more traditional sweet elements of the pumpkins Mary. And the embossing in the background also helps to soften the finished look, yet will still appeal to hubby I am sure.

B x

Petra Swart said...

Definitely spooky, Mary!!!! And those smiling pumpkins are so sweet!!! You've really got a great bg that has the circle really pop!!! Surely hubby is going to love this!!!
Hugz

Di said...

Wow Mary, what a fabby card - just perfect for Halloween. Loads of snippety detail too I see - hubby will love it!

Hugs

Di xx

Bonnie said...

Look like you've found your groove again, Mary! This is a wonderful Halloween card! I love this stamp and that Jack with all the teeth makes me smile!

Sarah said...

A brilliant card for Hubby, I hope you will be rewarded with candy!! xx

Stampsnob. said...

If he is into spooky he will love this card I like the half on the right LOL........Lis

Stampsnob. said...

Just noticed your pedestal it is GORGEOUS..................Lis

Donna said...

I'm not much on skulls either but this one is actually cute and the pumpkins are darling, you made it a cheery card!

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous spooky card for your DH Mary and I love the black with the orange and the beautifully inked and embossed background which shows off your fun pumpkins and bats so well. I love the witch on the broomstick and the cobweb border, but the skull like you I'm not sure about, but your DH will love it so that's the main thing. x

cuilliesocks said...

Super card Mary, I love your images and papers, I'm sure your DH will love it, Kate x

Lisa said...

Spooktacular!! I love all of the details you added!! The colors and texture are awesome!! What a fun card!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Mary, this card is stunning, a true piece of art! Wonderful details and design! You have worked a lot on it! Any detail is perfect and all the pieces matches wonderfully! A great halloween card!Awesome!

Jacee said...

Such a great design Mary, love the pumpkins going round in the circle, the background is fabulous, the bats and the web finish it all off a treat, it's fabulous Mary, love it!
Have a great weekend
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Redanne said...

I love the skull addition Mary, I am with hubby in the horror front. You are so good to make him a card like this when you really don't like the spook! Your card is fabulous!

Thank you for your recent comments too, they are much appreciated my friend! Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

This is a fabulous Halloween card, love everything about it.

Kath x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow fabulous & gorgeous Halloween card, your DH should love it. Happy Halloween ! xx

pam said...

Fantastic Halloween card for your DH Mary, these are brilliant stamps & colours, love how you have combined the die to, to great a great layout.
Hugs
Pam x

Carol L said...

I like the skull - it's all about Halloween after all, right? Your hubby will get a kick out of it I'm sure. I love the spooky feel of it all and the embossed panel along with the glittery sentiment make this one fun Halloween card! Happy Halloween!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love your home-made background paper, Mary and what an awesome Halloween wreath. A lot of time and thought has gone in to this masterpiece with all those embellishments that were added. I'm sure hubby will appreciate it though!Especially the skull!

SARN said...

This is my FAVOURITE Hallowe'en card so far! Just glorious.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Anita in France said...

Texture-y, sparkly, spooky, Mary ... and a touch of shudder from me too for the skull!! A fabulous halloween card! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

I'm happy to see you using your Northwood stamps from Stampaway. The cards are so cute. Happy Halloween. I am so far behind with my blogs but it has been a terrible month and I'm just starting to come back visiting the blogs. Thanks for the reminder to get happy. I'm trying to get mine back!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous spooky card, Mary, the detailing is great. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Gail said...

Halloween cards are grand!
Have a great evening!

cotnob said...

A brilliant Halloween card Mary, your Halloween wreath is fabulous and you have created a perfect background for it.
Pauline
x

Annie said...

it's a stunner! Happy Halloween!
hugs, annie x

Carol said...

Perfect for a ghoulish male Mary, love your design. Carol x

Greta said...

Such a cute wreath & I love the embossed background!

Pia S said...

Whatever your preferences it's nice to make a card which suits the receiver's taste and likings and it sounds like you accomplished this.... Your card has plenty of great Halloween details, both spooky and cute.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Halloween card love the pumpkins and great skull paper
Carol x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun card. I like all the details you have added. That skull is quite spooky I have to admit.