And that can only mean one thing...Halloween is on it's way! It is my turn to host the challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges and I had to choose Halloween. I love everything Halloweeny, from witches to bats, ghoulies to black cats and I think it is becoming much more of an occasion here in Britain too. Thankfully, it is much easier to get Halloween stash to make things too.
Sarah has recently launched a new range of characters and you can find them living in 31 Spook Street. There are stamps and a great digi kit, which includes some awesome digi papers.
I used stamps for my project and did some inky crafting for a change. I usually make quite clean and simple cards, so this was an adventure for me. I used elements from Angelica Strange and Malcolm Strange Stamp Sets and embossed some of them with clear embossing powder to make a background.
I then used Distress Inks to add some colour to the background, whilst leaving the pumpkin and boooo clear/white. I was really pleased with the results, and the stamps produce clear crisp images every time, and because they are clear you can see exactly where you are stamping and that it is straight, which was important for the "Spooktacular" sentiment, which is in the Angelica Set. I used black embossing powder for the spider, fussy cut him and popped him onto some 3d foam to give him some dimension.
Clear and black embossing powders
Versa Mark Ink, Black Memento ink
Orange and white card from stash.
I really hope you can pop over to the Sarah Hurley Challenges and join in with the things that go bump in the night.
I would like to enter the following challenges;
Bearly Mine - Halloween
Cutting & Stampin - Halloween
Country View - Something Spooky
Emergency Crafters - Halloween
Imagination Crafts - Halloween
The Stamping Boutique - Halloween
Created with Love - Halloween
Quirky Crafts - Quirky Pumpkins