Sunday, 13 October 2013

Halloween Dance

I am not a Halloween person! Nor am I inclined to read or watch anything remotely spooky.... (apart from Casper that is!) but once in a while seeing all the masks, capes, spidery things I am tempted to produce something non cute that could be (loosely) interpreted as suitably scary.

Perhaps the image is not your normal kind of anniversary/wedding card subject but the sentiment seemed to fit with it so a wedding/anniversary/engagement card it is....... for someone who likes all things Twilight Zone!

Basic white card covered in some black paper then a piece of purple crackle style paper.
After distressing the edges, some Pumice Stone DI applied and some faux stitching in black along the edge.

Image matted and distressed in the same way, coloured with a mix of promarkers and Distress Inks.
Black lace, black pearls and flourishes and two die cut gothic style corners.

The freebie sentiment printed onto the purple paper. The two 'bats' are tiny cut outs from the corner dies - they didn't start off life as bats - I just used a pair of scissors and trimmed the off cuts a bit!!

The metal heart charm is a dull dark grey colour - the shine comes from the flash on the camera - I had a devil of a job taking this pic (perhaps not a good choice of descriptive person for Halloween??? LOL) - its very grey and damp here today and the dark colours didn't make for good photo taking!

So there it is - my Halloween offering for 2013!

Challenges -
Creative Insp - Happy Haunting
MAWTT - Spooktastic
CRAFT- Halloween
Crafty Catz - Halloween
LOC - Halloween
Card Crafters Circle - 3 embellishments
Country View Crafts - Something Spooky
Emergency Crafters - Halloween

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day whatever you're doing. x


Netty said...

Terific card for the people concerned and I love it as well, hugs Annette x

Monica said...

So graceful and such a sweet sentiment.

aussie aNNie said...

Viv, you devil, this is absolutely amazing, how you did this is just awesome...gosh you are full of surprises..xx

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful with such awesome dramatic colouring.
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McCrafty's Cards said...

This is brilliant Viv, I like the image the colours and the swirls.
Kevin xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Considering you don't do them Viv its fab - very atmospheric. Susan x

Crafty Lark said...

What a fab individual card and great sentiment Viv. I do think it is great fun. xx Flora

Sue said...

This is fabulous Viv, such a great image. I love the colours and brilliant detailing and beautiful sentiment.
Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Considering you don't do Hallween this is a fabulous card Viv...great image and great colours


Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Viv.
Wendy xx

Meggymay said...

This is a beautiful card, a softer and romantic side to Halloween.
Yvonne x

tilly said...

I love what you have done with this and the fab sentiment to go with it...bit phantom of the opera style lol
Thanks for joining us at crafty catz

DesignerDiva said...

Super! I love what you have done here, that image is just fabulous!!
Thank you for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our Halloween Spooktacular and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

coops said...

so stunning viv.really fab design and colours and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is so great! Love the image, coloring, sentiment, subtle embellies...
Have a great day, Viv! :)

Jennifer said...

Beautifully constructed! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Anna Jasiolek said...

This is a very romantic card, and I really mean that. This image is amazing and I love your sentiment. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx

Steph said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges!

lorraine reeve said...

spooktastic thanks for joining us at LOC

Julia said...

Fab creation, great image and LO!
Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges.

Carole Z said...

OOh, this is a stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at Emergency Crafters this time, Carole Z DT

Gabrielle said...

Love this project - very haunting! Thanks for joining in with our Spooky Country View Crafts Challenge!