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Sunday, October 23, 2011

This Was A HARD Challenge

I absolutely LOVE Bugaboo Stamps and they are sponsoring the challenge at For Fun Challenges this week. Well the challenge was to create a Halloween card without using black, orange or purple. I thought this sounded like a great challenge, until I tried to do it, lol! I used a free image from Sassy Studio Designs who are also hosting a Halloween challenge this week. I used some wonderful metallic green embossed paper for the background and some grey with foil embossed silver skulls paper for the border for the embossing challenge at Charisma Cardz. I printed my sentiment, a freebie from Whimsie Doodles, on grey paper (in navy blue, no black remember) to enter at Sentimental Sundays Halloween (with a sentiment) Challenge. I used some blue sparkle thickers as 'brads'. I used pop dots to float my witch in front of the moon.
My lessons learned: I used watercolor paper for my image. Because I color with markers, I had hoped it would hold the color better. It was the opposite. It did not take the color well at all. It left white spots where it didn't take the color well and splotches where it took it too well. Will not try that again! This was a really good 'challenge' but the image I chose sure made it tricky (hehehe). Happy Halloween!
I would also like to share my card at:
Divas By Design (is that not the best name?!?) something spooky,
Sweet Stampin' (also being sponsored by Bugaboo this week, woohoo!) Halloween,


18 comments:

Pamela said...

What a sassy witch, I love the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Debbie said...

Very sweet image, thanks for sharing it with us over at Sweet Stampin. Debbiexx

Rebekah said...

What a sassy looking witch thanks for sharing at Divas hugs rebekah xx

Marie said...

Great work with our really hard challenge this week. Well done! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

mudmaven said...

Very cute card - such vibrant colors! Good job.
Thanks for joining us for our Halloween challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

Vee said...

A fabulous card and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Allison said...

lovely card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Scrappy Rat said...

Love the image you chose--very Bewitched! Plus, I always like images of witches without warty face and green skin since, I've yet to meet one who looked like that! ;) The colors you chose are fantastic. They still look halloweeny, but without the "forbidden" colors. Great job! Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.

Bianca said...

That´s such a fab card! I love cour color combo! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

Regan said...

Barb, she looks amazing done up in bright neon colors! It doesn't get any cooler than pink hair and a broomstick! ;) LOVE that sentiment too! Bwahaha! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for "Halloween"!
{hugs}
Regan

Sherry Kushibab said...

Wow, I could probably get away with not using orange or purple, but not using black on Halloween would be a challenge. You did great those colors really work with your witch. Thanks for stopping by my blog, love the title of yours!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your colours are so vibrant and the card so stylish
Thank You for dropping by my blog and appreciating my recycling efforts!

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Karen C said...

Oh my!! I love that sentiment! Awesome! Thanks for playing and sharing with us on Sassy Studio Designs!! Don't forget, there are still days left to enter the Christmas Challenge for this month! There is a great odds of winning too...
Hugs,
Karen C

Kathy D. said...

What a sexy image!! And she looks great in blue.
Super cute and so awesome for you to push out of your comfort zone to complete the challenge.

Thanks for playing in the Halloween Challenge of using NO purple, orange or black. Our new challenge at For Fun Challenge will be posted tomorrow, Wednesday. Hope to see you there.

Christine said...

Love the bright colors. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons challenge.

xxxtglxxx said...

Great card - love the Witch! :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Sara said...

How fun! thanks for playing along with SSD!

Kozmik said...

Great card - thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin! - xxKozmikxx