Three of the blogs I am submitting to I have participated in before. They are A Spoon Full of Sugar, Simon Says Challenge and 2RB Banana Split Sunday. All three of these blogs are featuring the Halloween theme this week. In addition I am submitting this for two challenges I have not participated in before. One is the Cuttlebug Challenge, which is also a Halloween theme. The other is Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge. Mo is having her very first challenge this week. You must use one of Mo's images and also follow the theme, which is purple. For the image I chose Halloween Witch. I think she's just so cute. To meet the color requirement I colored her dress purple.
Finally, I am also submitting this for Kari's challenge this week on Scrap and Paper Corner PaperCrafts forum. Kari's challenge was to make a fall or Halloween window card. I didn't create a traditional window card. Instead I decided to try the recessed window card. I found a tutorial for this on Splitcoast Stampers. It was surprisingly easy to do.
Unfortunately, I don't seem to have a lot of Halloween theme embellishments, so I kept this card fairly simple. I used a spider web texture plate to emboss the outside (and to meet the Cuttlebug requirment :) - although I use a Big Kick). I swiped some white ink on it to make the web stand out a little better. I also used some little bats, which are actually a computer font that I printed and cut out, then mounted with foam squares. I sponged some yellow inks on the circle around the little witch, which in my head I thought made it look like a moon, but I don't know how successful I was with that. The sentiment is also computer generated and from the same font set as the bats. I finished it off with a black and orange ribbon.
Images: Halloween Witch (Mo's Digital Pencil); bats and sentiment (Trick or Treat font downloaded from dafont.com)
Paper: black cardstock (unknown); DP - Spooky Alley (Making Memories)
Tools and embellishments: Spider web texture plate (Fiskars); circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); circle punch (creative memories); Scalloped circle punch (Paper Studio); ribbon
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits; recessed window
Finished card size: 6" square