Sunday, 22 October 2017

Blue Halloween

A final Halloween card today.  For a change from all the black, orange and purple colours of my previous Halloween cards, I decided to go for a spooky blue and white card this time.
For the embossed background, I used a Creative Expressions 'Shimmering Stars' e/f.  The octagonal panel was made with a 'Faded Jeans' Distress Oxide ink pad.  After heat drying the ink, I laid a wet stencil over the top, but instead of the stencil pattern showing, I landed up with a mottled pattern. I've no idea why as that's not how it usually turns out!  However, I quite like how it looked, so I decided to use it as it was.   I need much more practise with Distress Oxides!! The stamps are by Lavinia, 'Willow the Witch', stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.  I added a few tiny white spots from the witch's hand to the cauldron, with a white Sharpie pen, to add a bit of magic. Four punched stars in the corners finished off my card. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/bingo-board-for-halloween.html


Yesterday I went to a craft fayre in Shepton Mallet with a couple of my crafty friends.  I managed to get the few things on my shopping list for a good price, plus a few extra crafty goodies.

 I've already used the e/f today on my card above and my intention is that the rest won't stay in my NBUS pile for long!  We were also lucky enough to join in a workshop there.  We didn't quite have time to finish our projects, so I'll post mine later in the week.

32 comments:

  1. Super EF and a lovely background, super image and layout.
    Thank you for joining our 'Halloween' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  2. Adorable halloween card, love the witch's silhouette on that blue inked background!

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  3. I love your Lavinia witch and the background looks great Liz, a happy accident as they say..lol. I'm glad you enjoyed the Craft Fayre at Shepton Mallet and you have acquired some lovely goodies. x

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  4. That's a beautiful silhouette stamp...love the background and colour choice- a spectacular and spooky card. Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin'
    x

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  5. I love the witch's silhouette, Liz, and the great blue background. Beautiful card. Enjoy your new crafty goodies. Kisses, my friend.

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  6. What a stunning card, that background may be a "happy accident" but it is perfect for giving a magical atmosphere. Super craft haul too.
    Jane

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  7. Great card Liz, one can never have enough goodies too especially the Lavinia stamps.xx [aNNie]

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  8. Perfect image for our challenge, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

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  9. This is a super card and I think the hues of blue give a really eerie feel, all the right ingredients for our Halloween theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  10. Great Halloween card Liz, I love the embossing folder! It looks as though you found some nice crafty buys at the show.
    Janice x

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  11. Wow, a stunning card Liz. I love the colours and the stamps you've used.

    Sue xx

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  12. Fabulous Halloween card.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. Ooh I love this! Your distress oxide background is gorgeous, I have to try the stencil technique!

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  14. Love that great star EF. The card is pretty and accidental or not, the background is great. So glad you had a happy shopping trip. How fun! [Bunny]

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  15. OMG this is FABULOUS Liz, love the background and the EF and a super background. Love your crafty haul, I look forward to your future makes with them all.
    Faith
    s

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  16. Love the spooky blue and white and the hexagonal die cut adds fabulous interest to your fabulous card x Great crafty goods and love that embossing folder x

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  17. I love the background you have achieved though not planned. It's just the look I was trying to get when I flicked water over my finished scene and it dried without a trace! Bet if i had spilled the hole water pot over it would have made a water mark on it.
    Love the colours for your spooky card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Love your blue and white version of Halloween! That stenciled background is fabulous - looks like a spooky night sky! Like all the crafty goodies that you picked up too - lucky girl!

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  19. Ooooooooh that mottled effect background is wonderful - must have a go if I remember Liz! Love your non traditional colours for Halloween. Shabneez x

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  20. Awesome card...love that oxide background!Looks like you had a fun spree...enjoy!

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  21. Fab card, love the mottled background it totally looks as if thats how it was meant to be
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  22. Fabulous card, love the magic coming from her hand - a great touch x

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  23. Super card Liz, the background looks gorgeous and the stamp and e/f are fabulous. What a super load of crafty goodies you treated yourself to xx

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  24. A super Halloween card Liz, I love the non traditional colours you have chosen.
    You treated yourself to some lovely new stash, I can't wait to see what you create with it all.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  25. Sounds like a perfect day out! And you found beautiful goodies to get you playing for a long while :)
    Love the bit dreamy-spooky background; perfect for the witch! Hugs, Gerrina

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  26. Love your Distress Ink background technique and your color choice!! Thanks for playing along with our Halloween/Cats Challenge this fortnight at MTTC.
    Hugs, Cathy MTTC DT

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  27. Love this unusual Halloween Make. Thanks for playing along with me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

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  28. Brilliant image. Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Allsorts and hope to see you next week!

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  29. Oh this is fab! Love that stamp! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  30. What a great card and I really like the way the background turned out. Some nice goodies to have fun with. Barbxx

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  31. This is great, Liz! I love the colour scheme (quite a change from the 'traditional' orange and black!) and the hexagonal shape you've used is so striking! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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