Wednesday, August 5, 2009

365 Cards - #158 - What's Your Sign?

It is another day and another card today over at 365 Cards. Today's challenge is to put a sign on your card. You can use a stamp, patterned paper, or create a sign out of the card. I had this image in my head that I wanted to use but it not translate the way I wanted it too, to paper. I wanted it a lot murkier, darker, slimier etc. I, unfortunately could not put that on paper the way I saw it in my head. I was doing an early Halloween card even though we don't celebrate that over here in Australia I still love it. I love everything about it. Okay on with the details of my card. I masked a circle and shaded the night sky and then the rocks below in the swamp were the best colour I could get them. The water should have been a little darker too but what the heck there is always another day and another card!! Once again I used a stamp from my ancient stash from Stamp Impressions. I used The Timster's birds in flight from one of his sets. The Swamp Hollow sign I created myself and mounted it onto a toothpick which I coloured with Distress inks lightly. I almost wish I had a stamp of a zombie or some kind of monster coming out of the swamp, I guess that image will have to stay in my head for now. . .too many scary movies!!!
Well that's it for me today, I will catch you all on the roundabout tomorrow.
In the meantime. . . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Supplies: SU Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla cardstock. Tim Holtz stamp set. Ranger Distress Inks. SU Markers. Toothpick and Black roller ball pen. Stamp Impressions stamp for the swamp.


STAMPING SAM said...[Reply to comment]

Your creation is a great Halloween sceene! I hate it too when I can't put my imagination on paper. Maybe if we dreamed in black/white instead of color?

Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

I think you did a great job of conveying the image. It looks dark, murky and even a little bit slimey.

Celeste said...[Reply to comment]

As usual, I love your card. You are so creative!

Patti J said...[Reply to comment]

Very cool Michelle! You did a great job on your scene, and it's clear that your sign is spooky too! Your creativity is so much fun!

Jenny S. (UK) said...[Reply to comment]

Wow!! what a coooool card. Very spooky. lol!! Great for the challenge.

~amy~ said...[Reply to comment]

Fabbie halloween card!!! I think you did a great job! I didn't know you guys didn't celebrate it over there.

nikkinix said...[Reply to comment]

Cuuute :)

TesaB said...[Reply to comment]

GREAT sign totally awesome card!!!

Tasia D. said...[Reply to comment]

WOO GREAT CARD! I love Halloween and scary movies and anything to do with either haha This turned out amazing, Michelle. Seriously, super.

One4Joy said...[Reply to comment]

oh what those colors together!!!

Kristen said...[Reply to comment]

Halloween is my FAVORITE!!! Love the card. I can't believe you don't have Halloween. I have 10x more Halloween than Christmas stuff.

Carolyn V said...[Reply to comment]

Ha ha, that's awesome! I daresay that is the best use for a toothpick - ever! What fun...
~ Carolyn

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Fantastic, Michelle, I LOVE, love, love your card.

Cheryl said...[Reply to comment]

I love this card, Michelle!!

Christina said...[Reply to comment]

I love it! Great Halloween card!

Handmade by Vivi said...[Reply to comment]

it is an adorable card!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Well I think it's great too!

It's just a shame when you finish something and it's not how you wanted it to be eh?

Denise Clark said...[Reply to comment]

What a great Halloween card! Love the whole scene! Very artistic!