Aug 31 2011

Out on a Limb

Wednesdays are sketch challenge days over on SCS and I try to remember to look at them!  Today's looked really fun, so I thought I'd participate!



I wanted to use a new set in the Holiday Mini, Out on a Limb, for my card!  These little images are cute, and small, so I was challenged to make them appear large enough for the large panel on the front of this sketch!



I chose the Designer Paper first, Stampin' Up!'s Frightful Sight, which gave me my color scheme.  The base of the card is Cajun Craze.  I layered on the Frightful Sight polka dot pattern down the center.  I added a second Cajun Craze polka dot pattern for one of the panels and layered it on Basic Gray.  Now…originally I had a white panel over the front Basic Gray panel…but it just looked to stark.  So, I had the idea to stamp directly on the Basic Gray…making it look dark and spooky…like Halloween should be!  I stamped some clouds from the Out on a Limb set in Basic Gray, then added even more with my sponge and a scrap Scallop Circle.  I masked the cloud so I could stamp the moon from the same set in the background…then colored it with a White Gel Pen.  The Out on the Limb tree is stamped with Basic Black, and the same with the hanging bats from that set.  Finally, I used the Color Spritzer Tool for some added texture in the corners.


I wrapped the Black Satin Ribbon around and tied with a knot on the front.  I used the Spooky greeting from Stampin' Up!'s Halloween Bingo Bits and colored each of the letters with my Stampin' Write Markers.  I used the Spritzer on it, too, then punched the Whisper White with my 1" Circle punch, layered on the Cajun Craze 1 1/4" Circle and finally the Old Olive 1 3/8" Circle.  I'm so happy with how this turned out!  A little trial and error, but it did work!


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5 People have left comments on this post

Aug 31, 2011 - 01:08:00
Carol Carriveau said:

THanks for sharing the sketch – I'll be sure to try it.   Love your card, especially the panel with the moon under ths clouds….and of course the bats – nicely spooky!

Aug 31, 2011 - 10:08:10

Your card is AWESOME!  I love it all especially the moon and the bats hanging from the branch.  I love, Love, LOVE it!

Sep 1, 2011 - 07:09:29
Sharon Field said:

Very cute Connie!  Love the sketch and your card as well!

Sep 1, 2011 - 12:09:29
Donna said:

Love the colors and design on this.  Awesome!

Sep 2, 2011 - 07:09:01
Crystal said:

I love Halloween and this card is super adorable.  I love how the ribbon looks kinda like a bat!!!!!