Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wishing You a Spooky Halloween

Here’s my card for the current Lawnscaping monochromatic challenge. It was the perfect opportunity to use Lawn Fawn’s new Critters in Costume stamp set and matching dies.  I have to admit that I dress my own Chloe the cutie puppy in a costume each and every Halloween, so I knew I'd have to have this set for my collection!  I'm still undecided about what Chloe will be this year, but there's still plenty of time to decide.

I die cut the cat in the witch's hat from white cardstock, then stamped the matching image on the die cut and colored it with gray Spectrum Noir markers. I paper pieced the band on the hat with a scrap of silver cardstock. The shimmery silver seemed close enough to the gray and black to fit with the monochromatic color scheme I was working with.

The cat's set on a night sky panel that's also in shades of gray.  The top of the panel is covered with clouds made with a cloud template and sponged gray ink.  To fill in the scene, I added a round moon made from a shimmery white cardstock circle with a debossed dotted pattern and several silver and white sequin "stars."  The bottom of the panel is a piece of gray cardstock with a curved top edge.  I stamped the "wishing you a spooky Halloween" sentiment on the panel next to the cat.  After adhering the scene to a black mat, I set it on a gray cardfront to complete the monochromatic design.

 Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Lawn Fawn Critters in Costume stamp set and Critters in Costume dies, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel inks, Crafter's Companion white cardstock, Spectrum Noir markers (IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, IG5, IG7), Lifestyle Crafts Spotted embossing folder, white and silver sequins, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver paper (Target); circle punch (EK Success)


  1. This card is GORGEOUS!! I absolutely love it! Beautiful use of greys and I love your gloomy sky!

  2. I love your card! The clouds are beautiful and I get a really fun and spooky Halloween vibe from this card. :D Makes me wanna go watch Hocus Pocus or something, haha!

  3. Wow! I love this, the clouds are awesome! What an awesome scene! Amazing job!


  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! Those clouds are stunning. Looks like a storm's a'brewin'! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  5. Wow, wow, wow! I adore that cloud background! Amazing job!
    And your Spectrum Noir coloring is just awesome!

    Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping!


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