"Hallowe'en Accordion Card
I'll be sharing a load of Christmas cards in a similar style next week with a full tutorial next Tuesday for anyone interested in having a go at making one.
This image reminds me so much of our cat "Lucky" (short for Lucifer of course lol!). He hides behind bushes and jumps out at us as if to say "Ha, got you!".
Funny how people say " 'llo" rather than "hello". Did you notice the first two panels read "Hallo"? People used to say "hallo" when I was little, but you hardly ever hear it these days.
If I was riding a broomstick, I'd be shouting "weeee" too (or "help"!).
I left some space on the other side to write a greeting to the (un)lucky recipient.
A few quick notes on the decoration - I used milled lavender and dusty concord distress inks with diecut panels as masks to create the inky frames. Overstamping was done with versamark and green & orange perfect pearls, and also with black archival ink. The charms are fixed with pinflair and pieces of black lace are torn apart and stuck in place with smudges of pva glue (perhaps some lady was ravaged...who knows!). The patterned papers are from Tim Holtz' Seasonal paper stash, the stickers from Tim Holtz' seasonal sticker book, and the dies used are Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Movers & Shapers Ornament & Mini-Ornament. Gotta love the Tim Holtz Hallowe'en stamps from Stampers Anonymous!
Normal service will be resumed tomorrow with more Christmas cards. In particular, please join me on Sunday for an extra special card to mark the start of our new challenge at Stamping Sensations, and next Tuesday for a tutorial on making accordion cards. In the meantime, watch out for the ghosts and the things that go bump in the night :-) Maddy x
Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Hallowe'en
Oldie But A Goodie - Charmin' (old stash was my Tim Holtz' seasonal paper and stickers)
Ribbon Carousel - Fall and Hallowe'en
Try it on Tuesdays - Hallowe'en
Country View Challenges - Hallowe'en
Emergency Crafters - Hallowe'en
Lady Bug Crafts - Hallowe'en
Bunny Zoe's crafts - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Stamp and Create - Hallowe'en
Pile it on - Embellishment Crazy
Red Carpet Studios - Hocus Pocus
That Craft Place - Hallowe'en
Totally Gorjuss - Spooky
A Creative Romance - Add Metal
Stampin for the Weekend - Something Spooky