I'm Batty for Batty!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Before I go any further I'll have to ask any of my MAC October swap buddies to look away!  This is the card I'm making to swap, but I haven't finished them all yet!

I'm showing it now, however, because it is my latest DT card for Alphabet Challenge Blog.  Another fortnight has passed already and the new challenge is...

S for Soon to be Halloween!

And here it is...

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And it is of course an easel card!

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The gorgeous image is Batty from Tiddly Inks - it's the perfect time of year to use their quirky slightly dark images - well, it's the perfect time of year every day!  I've finally got my pro-markers back so I thought I'd use them for a change!
I used Pastel pink, Blush, Oatmeal &Sunkissed pink for the skintone.  Burnt orange, Bright orange, Honeycomb, Olive green, Pear green & Aniseed (flexmarker) for the clothes.  Black, Cool grey 5, 4 & 3 for the hair and shading and Ivory for the edges.  I then finished it off with a bit of black prismacolour pencil.

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The papers are from the Basic Grey Eerie paper pad.  I have used a load of Doo Hickey's on this too - I've finally got myself a swirl and the flower and tag (on the inside) are also Doo Hickey's.  I couldn't resist adding some swarovski's to the fabulous swirl!  The sentiment and the bats around the edge of the image are from Waltzing Mouse Halloween Party set and the sentiment has been punched out with a Stampin' Up! punch.

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The inside has a couple more stamps from the Waltzing Mouse set on the tag and the ribbon is from my stash.  Anything and everything has been destressed with a bit of black soot distress ink.

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So that's it!  I hope it hasn't scared anyone too badly - I had my scare last week when I discovered my blog had been hacked! :O    But thankfully it's all better now.
Why don't you pop over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog to see the other DT's fab and spooky creations!

Edited to add...
I ran out of time on Friday to add the challenges I was entering this card into as I had to get ready to go to a ball on Friday night! la de da!
So here are the challenges I had selected:

Anything Goes; Die cuts, punches or both
Crafts 4 Eternity; Colour recipe
Creative Card Crew; Spooky fun
Cupcake Craft Challenges; Halloween
Fussy and Fancy; Halloween
One Stop Craft Challenge; Halloween
The Poodles Parlour; Spooky Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Halloween

Thanks for looking!
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17 comments:

Andria said...

Oooooh I don't do Halloween but Iloveve that image and the fold and all the extras (including the sparkly spiders in the photo :) ). It's so well coloured, really professional, you've really brought it to life :). I'm sure the girls will love them :) x

coops said...

fantastic card sheena.stunning colours and design and i really love the fab image ;D

xx coops xx

Violets Corner said...

This is a stunner Sheena, love the beautifully coloured image and the background you created, it's spookylicious!

Many thanks for sharing with Cupcake Craft.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Jacq said...

Hi Sheena,
What a Stunning Halloween Creation!!! Love the image, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

pinky said...

Amazing project Sheena. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Rica said...

Fabulous design Sheena, Batty is fabulous gorgeous and her back ground is perfect!!! Wonderful paper and colours.


So happy you joined us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Jules said...

Hi Sheena

A fab card .. ... loving your image and all your bats!!

Fantastic flower and swirls too!!!

Love Jules xx

Clairebears said...

Oh wow! What a totally amazing card! I love the Tiddly Inks stamp and your colouring is simply stunning!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Poodle Parlour.

Love Clairebears x

Lizzie said...

Lovely card ! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E. Liz

Jan said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Chrissy said...

Wonderful card Sheena, love the image and shape of your card.

Thanks for joining in with us at ‘Fussy and Fancy’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Christine said...

Great card! I just love the tent card and that fabulous image. It's colored perfectly too!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, lots of details and wonderful colouring. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, good luck, blessings Hilde

Genevieve said...

Wow Sheena! Such a stunning creation. Hope things are good with you :)

Genevieve

jackid said...

Hi Sheena great card love it thanks for playing along with us at poodles this time hope to see you again soon
Jacki xx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

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Hugs
Tamara

Sonia said...

Hi!!
I love this halloween creation. You did a great job!