Monday, October 12, 2009

MMSC#22, BRAG Monday and QKD = One Vintage Halloween Card




I used the Midnight Madness sketch challenge #22, the Old Photo-Witchy Woman freebie graphic from the Graphics Fairy, and the QKD Fantasy Witch's Hat stamp to create this card. Since I can't sew, I put some interesting trim around the photo for the stitch effect. I stamped the hat onto the photo, outlined it with a Sakura black glaze pen, and added black Stickles and a silver satin puffy star. Isn't it great how the QKD hat looks like part of the original photo? The spider patterned paper and tag are My Mind's Eye, from a collection my daughters recently gave me. Sweetwater makes the October month paper. The other papers from my stash, along with the cat rub-on, shall remain nameless as I have long since lost the info. I recently purchased some puffy satin bat ribbon and cut off two bats for embellies. An amber gem completes the sketch layout. I really like that I was able to create a Halloween card without using traditional bright orange.
SPECIAL NOTE: Thanks to Pricillastyles, home of Midnight Madness, where I won the ribbon box and was one of 10 finalists for the ginormous grand prize--a Workbox from the Original Scrapbox. Although I didn't win the big prize, it still was fun salivating for a while over the thought of having that workspace in my craft room.

12 comments:

Leanne said...

That card is amazing. I love it. What an awesome halloween card.

Carol said...

What a cool image!!! It looks almost like the Wicked Witch of the West from Wizard of Oz! The ribbon treatment around that image is awesome. It's a scary card perfect for Halloween giving. Thanks for playing Midnight Madness this week. We really appreciate it.

Carol
MMSC-Guest Designer

Lovely Linda said...

What an amazing card!! Love that image and the vintage feel to it!! Those spiders add to the 'skeery' feel of Halloween! Love the ribbon treatment too! Well played! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we look forward to seeing you again next week! Don't forget to come back later this week, on October 16, for the Blog Hop - there are 25 AMAZING Prizes to be won!
Linda MMSC Guest Designer

Jane said...

Love your halloween card....it has a nice vintage look...my favorite!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is great! I would even frame this!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Love this card!! It really does look like she's actually wearing the hat, how fun! I really like the trim you used around the edge too. Thanks so much for playing along today for "Brag Monday"!

Priscilla said...

What a great Halloween themed card and wonderful take on the sketch. You know me..I love VINTAGE :) THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME THOSE COOL SITES TOO :) Reminders.. you can get an extra entry for the MMSC22 Weekly Bonus Prize just for adding the Blog Hop logo to your side bar. .(Just add your name again to Mr. Linky if you do) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

vicmbee said...

what a great card... thanks for your lovely comments on my blog header..

Nina said...

Hi, Helene! Sorry I haven't dropped by in ages. Oh wow, just wanted to post that I'm loving all of your gorgeous projects! =)

*hugs*

the funkie junkie said...

Very cool card. I love what you did with the vintage woman image from TGF! That eyelash fiber works great for a Halloween card too.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

This is beyond cute, I just love it!!!! You really need to open an etsy shop and sell your beautiful things!
Thanks for your thoughts, I appreciate them. xOxO deb

peggy gatto said...

thanks for coming by my blog! I wasn't sure where to leave my response, you have so much going on and all fun to see!!

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