Sunday, October 26, 2008

PBSC - Halloween


I have made my first Halloween card and I really don't know who I can give it to lol - as here in Malta we do not really celebrate Halloween as in countries such as the UK. True, fancy dress parties are organized but its not really a Traditional Maltese festivity...

...But here is my Halloween card for the PBSC and I would like to submit it for the DT Challenge (who knows maybe this time will be the one - hehe - keeping my fingers crossed).
As I didn't have any Halloween stamps I had to be creative as you will see:

Materials:

Orange crepe paper
Papermania Black Square Card
Black Card Stock
Black and White Acrylic Paint
Tooth pick
Jumping Rope - Penny Black
Faber Castel Water colours
Water Paint Brush
Pebbles Inc. Shimmering Chalk
Pumpkin - Copyright free Clipart

Tools:

Sizzix Die Cutting Machine
Twang Die Cut Alphabeth

How To:
  1. Using a toothpick doodle white acrylic dots round the edges of the card blank.
  2. Cut a panel from the orange crepe paper slightly smaller to leave the black edge showing and doodle black dots using acrylic paint.
  3. Stamp the image twice and colour in. Cut around one hedgie and the hand of another.
  4. Print a copyright free image of a pumpkin and colour in. I used three different shades of oranges to obtain this result.
  5. Cut the pumpkin and attach onto hedgie's hand. Stick the extra hand onto pumpkin.
  6. Cut a white panel and chalk brown. Colour in and cut another pumpkin. Stick everything onto the panel.
  7. Die cut the word halloween and stick to orange paper. Assemble everything as shown.

Painting the pumpkin:








15 comments:

Maria Matter said...

What a fabulous card! I love how you used a "non-halloween" stamp and made it fit the challenge! The big bold letters also are great!
Blessings, Maria

Sue said...

Nice Halloween card! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I see you are a teacher...both my daughters are too! Love how you were able to sneak that pumpkin into the PB image...very creative!

Gillian said...

You have done a great job too. Love the way you got him holding the pumpkin.

Gill x

Mephisto said...

Very sweet Card.

Domi

Kath said...

fabulous take on the challenge and love you adapted your image to fit the theme and added the pumpkins - thanks for playing along this week at PBSc and good luck with the DT
Hugs
Kath
xxxxx

Ila said...

Fabulous Halloween card!! great job adding the pumpkins like this...at first I thought it was a Hallween stamp!!...Hugs, Ila

Kelly Schelske said...

Very cute, great job:-) Kelly

tracie said...

fab card Josianne, love the cute image and how you've adapted him - the pumpkins look great.
thanks for joining us this week and good luck with DT :)x

Rach said...

well done on adapting your image to work on your lovely haloween card, I love the way that you tell us how you made your card, the step by step photo's are brilliant too. thanks for sharing. hugs rachxx

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card - very inventive!

Alison said...

Great card.

Beth said...

wonderful card, I love the stamp and how you've coloured it all! Thanks for joining in this week! xx

ink'n'rubba said...

cute card and great use of the pumpkins! hugs, annie x

angeljakki said...

What a great image swap you have created, love it

carolann said...

Superb card I really love the colours
and image you have used WTG xxxx