Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fright Night - Guest Designing!

I'm excited to be coming to you as a Guest Designer for the City Crafter Challenge this week!   I earned the spot when THIS card of mine was chosen as a winner.  Thank you so much for having me, Kirsty!  I've loved your challenges from my early blogging days.  :o)

The theme this week is "An Early Boo," and here's the inspiration picture:

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I picked up on the kraft from the baskets and haybales, the black of the stairs, and touches of purple from the chrysanthemums.


My husband told me this looks like something from Grandin Road, a high-end decorating catalog.  That was such a compliment to me, and just what I was aiming for: a vintage-style, shabby chic Halloween card.

I used a new-to-me Unity set called Fright Night.  I stamped the banner, distressed all edges, cut apart and 'hung' on a black twine line.  The purple spots were made by sprinkling glitter over dots of Liquid Pearls (you can use any color, since it is covered by the glitter).


The black/gray paper is flocked, and came from one of those awesome $1.00 Scrap Bags I get from my Stampin' Up! demo.


I covered a Grommet Tag die (which was already in my soap box) with glue and dusted on purple glitter. The Fright Night label was stamped first on white cardstock, then on kraft.  I trimmed the center part out of the kraft version, edged it in black glitter, and popped it up on some foam dimensionals.


I sure hope you get a chance to play along with us at City Crafter!

On a personal note, I'd like to enter this at Friends With Flair over at Unity and in the Pennants & Banners challenge at Unity as well.

Thanks for coming by...I always appreciate your visit.  :o)




Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Unity
Paper: Crumb Cake, flocked pattern - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Walnut Stain - Ranger; Crumb Cake - SU
Fibers: black twine
Other: black, purple glitters, 1" circle punch - Martha Stewart; Big Shot; Grommet Tags die  - Spellbinders; Liquid Pearls - Ranger

32 comments:

Annette said...

woohoo Guest Designer...that is awesome..Congratulations...your card is lovely...

Charlene said...

I love the purple and black, a very elegant Halloween card!

Joanna M. said...

Congrats Guest Designer! LOVE this card!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Colleen - what a gorgeous classy creation. The SU Mocha Morning paper is one of my all-time favourites. LOVE the banner and the purple glitter.
Sylvia x

PennyLine said...

Congratulations. Really Gorgeous card. I love all the elements, they are so pretyy together. And of course the purple glitter, love it!

Benzi said...

What a unique and wonderful Halloween card. Love the banner and all the purple glitter. The added date is very cool. You really captured the vintage feel.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS on the GDT!!!!! That is AWESOME!!!! I love love love your card!!! LOVING the glitter and the banner!!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!

Marisa said...

Love the banner and wonderful colour combo with the black and kraft. Congrats on being a Guestie too :)

Linda R said...

Who knew a Halloween card could look so elegant. I LOVE it. That background paper is gorgeous. So glad to have you aboard with us this week over at CCCB!

Lisa said...

High five on your GDT spot Colleen! Beautiful card! Love the sparkly purple and your pretty banner!

Donna Bowman said...

Congrats on your GD gig!! Great card! Love the purple accents!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute, love the great design

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOOO pretty!! I loooooove the purple glitter!!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh, I love that stamp set! So cool! Congrats on your GDT! I love their challenges too! Gee I need time to play! I am loving this challenge! shoots! Cool banner too, and yes, your husband hit the nail on the head! Could this be an inspired by......

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply gorgeous Colleen, we are so glad to have you this week as our guest here at CCCB!

Carole said...

Good work Colleen congratulations, or should we acknowledge them for recognizing your talent. Good choice.
Elegant card.

Maria said...

Ohhhh...I absolutely LOVE LOVE this card! So vintage chic...superb!!! So elegant and chic on this style that you do so very well! LOVE IT...swoooning here!:-)

by belle said...

Love the color combo and the sparkle!!

Lydia said...

This is absolutely stunning xx love it all !! And I'm not even a purple lover xx

joetterer said...

love the colors & glitter!

kdgowdy said...

WOW! Amazing card...love that banner and your colors!

Ava Gavloski said...

gorgeous card showcasing the stamps so well
ava g

Linda said...

Congratulations. Really Gorgeous card.

Julie Odil said...

Great card! I can see why you were chosen. I particularly like the glittery purple.

Ruby said...

Very pretty card.

Angel said...

that's gorgeous! love how the purple glitter accents the card

Scrapper Myra said...

Love that color combo.

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous card! Love the touches of glitter.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Congrats on your win. This is an awesome card!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous, I LOVE that color scheme!

Jen said...

Congrats on your win! I think your card is totally awesome!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your blog was good luck for me, thanks!

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