Friday, 12 October 2012

A bit of Mixed Medley creepiness

Halloween is creeping up behind us (aaaargh!) so I thought I'd make my annual foray into spookiness, inspired by the colours at ColourQ and this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge, hosted by Cheryl, to 'Make a Halloween card'.


This is a simple card that relies on the fabulous mix of colours for its impact. I masked off two thirds of the card front with a post it note and sponged the three colours over the remaining third. When the mask was peeled away, the spiders web from Mixed Medley was stamped over the top and a sentiment added. Finally I drew in additional spidey threads with the fine end of my black marker so that the web didn't float about - believe me, I consider spiders' webs quite spooky enough without them being haunted as well!


You know, I didn't have a minute to join in with One Layer Wednesday last week but the challenge was very dear to my heart - Susan's challenge was to 'use one stamp two different ways'. I've completely missed the deadline of course but I'd been dying to do this with my zebra from Zoo Review:


Of course she can be a pony! I just went round the edges of the zebra with my Early Espresso marker, stamped the image, coloured in with Soft Suede ink and an aquapainter and added a mane and tail. Have you noticed how much taller the zebra looks? That is simply because I stamped that sentiment underneath the image! The pony looks quite stubby, bless her little cotton socks - a bit like a Thelwell pony but without the wicked thoughts!

Here's what you'll need to make the halloween card
Stamps: Mixed Medley, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, stazon black
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Basic Black marker, stamp-a-majig
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My morphing zebra made me think of one of my daughters favourite remarks: "They said I could be anything... so I became cold." Hmm, I know the feeling - I'm off to get a cardi!

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your crafting!

23 comments:

  1. Great card for Halloween - and love the sponging and spider web! Cute!
    Great looking little horse too!
    Lynn

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  2. Clever girl with the zebra stamp, Vicky!! And your OLW and CQ challenge card is the PERFECT Halloween card! Wow!

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  3. Gorgeous colours. I'd love to receive a Halloween card like that as well as the other two.

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  4. Brilliant cards Vicky! I love the subtle sponging and spooky web, and your clever morphing of the zebra stamp!

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  5. Lovely cards Vicky and love what you did with the zebra stamp, very clever

    Anne

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  6. Hi Vicky. Love the design of your spooky card and what a great idea to turn your zebra into a pony. Perhaps it's in fancy dress for Halloween?? x

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  7. Fab hallowe'en card here Vicky.

    Have a great weekend x

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  8. Your Halloween spiders web card is fab, Vicky. I love your CAS design and such fab sponging. Your hand drawn threads are such a great idea! I would never have thought to do that. Love how you transformed your zebra, too! x

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  9. Awesome card!! Love your design!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!!

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  10. Great spooky card with the web!I really love you zebra/pony card what a splendid ideal! Beautiful Cards~X

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  11. Vicky as usual you rocked this one. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

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  12. Fabulous web and gorgeous bold colouring great sponging !The zebra and Pony are amazing only you could come up with something this clever and beautifully executed too.

    Marie

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  13. Hi Vicky,
    what a great Halloween card. I love the idea with the spiders web.
    Do we actually see us at the Convention ?

    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs
    Kerstin

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  14. Love your Halloween card, Vicky! It's simple, but the sponging and the extension of the web gives it tons of interest!

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  15. Beautiful Halloween card, Vicky, love the artsy background behind the web! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week!

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  16. Fab OLC Halloween card, love the horse and what a fab way to make your stamps stretch further! hugs Karen

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  17. Lovely Halloween card Vicky, love that web. The cute zebra and pony card is excellent too, how clever you are :) Viv xx

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  18. Love your Halloween card ! Very elegant as always :) Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  19. I would never have thought to make that zebra into a horse! How clever of you!

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  20. Vicky, Super one-layer Halloween card. love the sponging along the side. Thanks for joining us this week for the OLW Challenge.

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  21. I love your Halloween sponging, Vikcy, and yur one-layer Wednesday cards are brilliant. That pony makes a perfect zebra! So clever. Ann

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  22. Oop, I meant that zebra makes a perfect pony. I'm up too late! ann

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  23. simple, elegant, perfect! thank you for joining us at the colourQ ; )

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x