Thursday, October 21, 2010

Framed Spider

Welcome to my Halloween card using non-traditional colors.  Stampin' B challenged us to make a Halloween card with no orange or black.  Do you know how many times I wanted to reach for black?  Orange, I can skip, but black - hard to resist!  I picked shades of brown and green instead.  That spider is brown (even though my 12 YO thought it was black).   It was created with my old Martha Stewart punch, which rarely sees craft time.

This is the sketch I followed from Midnight Madness:

See the spider's glowing red eyes?  Well, I did not have the right size of red rhinestones, so I used clear and touched them with the tip of a red Sharpie marker.  I did not achieve quite the "ruby" look I was going for, but it worked in a pinch.  Stampin' Up!'s marker was my first choice, but it did not dry on the rhinestone and therefore smeared.  Thank goodness for Sharpies.

My, what Sharpie eyes you have!
The spider web is from an Inkadinkado set called All Hallow's Eve.  I stamped it four times around to create the large web you see here.  The frame is from the GlitzDesign set called Fancy Frames

I distressed and inked the edges of my sentiment, in accordance with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge.  And I used bling on the sentiment, spider eyes and upper right corner for the Pals Paper Arts "bling" challenge.  Edited to add:  I am also entering over at Off The Wall Craftiness, where the inspiration colors are these:



You know, this sentiment was a bit of an afterthought.  I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do down at the bottom, but once I used the wrong glue to secure my ribbon and it left a stain -- BINGO! -- I knew I needed a looooong sentiment panel!  A happy mistake.
After sponging on Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint Distress inks by Tim Holtz, I used a dull scissor blade to help distress the edges.  Then I inked them once more with Frayed Burlap.

Thanks for joining me again today.  Time to go help my daughter with her homework!

Happy Stamping,
Colleen

Stamps:  Fancy Frames by GlitzDesign, All Hallow's Eve by Inkadinkado
Paper:  kraft, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, brown leaf retired SU dp, green layer from Die-Cut Mat Pad "Wild Raspberry" by K & Company
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
Other:  green rhinestones, clear rhinestones, brown pearls by Queen & Co.; red Sharpie marker; dimensionals; green ribbon from gift bag; sponge

22 comments:

Benzi said...

Wowzer, Colleen, this is a real winner! I found it hard not to use black...you'll see if you read my write-up. Your colors are great and I love that frame, spider web, and that big spider with the 'sharpie' eyes. This is a very cool Halloween card!!! You did big!

Marisa said...

Great job with the challenge! That would be a tough one LOL! Love the web and how you have framed the spider and his shiny eyes are great. Well done.

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome, Colleen...you definitely nailed this challenge! I don't think I would've been able to NOT use those colors, especially BLACK! Great spooky card and fabulous job with the MM sketch!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, Colleen, this is fantastic!! What a great job on all of the challenges you included. What a creative approach to the MMSC sketch. And using a Sharpie to color your spider's bling-y eyes?? Genius!!! I'm so happy to see that you tried out the Stampin' B's DT challenge--wasn't that a toughie?? Even with your black temptations, you came through with flying colors. Thanks so much for stamping along with the Stampin' B's DT this week!!!!

Deb Hickman said...

What a great Halloween card !!!! It must of been so hard not to use traditional colours but it still looks spooky !!!! Good job !!!!

Carol said...

Wowie Colleen, this is one Spooktacular card! You have put so much thought and energy in this one and brought out your finest creative inspiration. I am loving the soft colors on this and your framing. A show stopping piece of artistry. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Denise said...

Your colors are great. I love the frame and spider web, okay the icky spider too:) Awesome job!
Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Denise
MMSC Design Team

Valerie said...

Super cute!

Lynnette said...

Awesome card! Great use of the colors :) Thanks for joining the Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Absolutely fabulous! Love the frame and of course the bling! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun Spooktacular card Colleen! Love the frame around that creepy spider & the rhinestone eyes!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

I love your framed spider and how cool the way you created the web! Fun halloween card!

Tammy said...

This is so cool! So much goodness here! I love how you created a large spider web! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at OTWC and Good luck! :-)

Lovely Linda said...

Wow COllenn - this is amazing! I love the colours and that fabulously framed image! You have ROCKED the MMSC with THIS Colleen! !! Love it! We love to see you join us here at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, thank you for your support!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Stampin' Diva said...

Amazing Card!!! Wow, so many details I am not sure where to start!! Simply beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts!!

Darsie Bruno said...

Holy cow, what an absolute FUN creation! I love the color combination and your image is too too fab! Thanks so much for playing with us with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I hope you'll join us next week as well!
Hugs, Darsie
MMSCDT

Sandy Ang said...

Love your unusual colour palette !

Audrey Pettit said...

What an adorable card! Love the spider and the frame, and you rocked the non-traditional Halloween colors.

Betsy V said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your link through Moxie Fab World!

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
Betsy Veldman

Vicki Dutcher said...

Colleen - excellent use for all the challenges! The framed spider with the web is fabulous! Thanks for playing with the Stampin B's~~

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!!

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! You did such a great job combining pretty and creepy together! Thanks for linking up to the Bopping for Fright-spiration post in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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