Oct 21, 2012

Blessed Be

Halloween at FSC!

We are all in the Halloween mood at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight
It isn't a tradition that we follow here in Australia.
But what the hell...I've given it a shot anyway!
Literally the day I finished making it one of the teachers at work joked with me 
about me giving her a card with bones and witches on it for her 50th...
so I hid it on her bookshelf for her to find!  Would you believe it took 4 days for her to discover it!!!
Just goes to show teachers use computers more than books on their bookshelves these days lol

There are a couple of  "firsts" with this card.

My first successful attempt 
at doing the marbled stains technique from TH.
For some reason...I have just struggled with this one.
I am so glad that it finally worked because
it gives just the right spooky atmosphere for what I wanted.

And my first successful go at using shrinky dinks!
Now that stuff is scarier than my card!
It was so hard to think of appropriate embellies
for this card...but mini skeletons and witches seemed just right
~ what do you think?

The stampettes at FSC have come up with some jaw-dropping creations to inspire you.
Marina from Cottage Crafts is offering a generous online voucher from her shop for the DT chosen winner.

And last but not least leave us a little bit of yourselves so we can hop on over and leave you lots of love.

This fortnight I had my first ever entry into an art show.
It was an incredible experience, and I would highly recommend it to everyone to have a go at! 
There was so much inspiration and people just having a go (including me).
I got a bit of a kick out of seeing my name in the program booklet.
Next year I will do it again for sure, with even more entries!
I also had a couple of wins in blogland...including a fabulous piece made by Hels Sheridan...
can't wait for the postie to deliver that. Thanks Hels.


Stamps are from Cherry Pie Art Stamps

I am entering this card into the following challenges -
~ Simon Says Stamp and Show - Your Favourite (witches stamp)
~ No Matter Which Challenges - Halloween Creations/Colours
~ Scrappy Frogs Challenges Blog - Fall/Halloween
~ Craft Your Passion - Witches 
~ Poisoned Peas Please - Sugar Skulls/Day of the Dead
~ DRS Designs Rubber Stamps - Cats (black cat in bottom RH corner) 
~ Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Halloween
~ Alphabet Challenge - "S" for Skeletons, Spiders & anything Spooky 
~ Raise the Bar - Which is Witch
~ Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes 
~ Stampin' for the Weekend -  Something spookyyyyyyyyy .


Brenda Brown said...

Love your focal image Dot, and the background looks fabulous. The skeletons and skull are a perfect addition.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Hugs Brenda xox

Terry said...

I know she was trilled at her bones and witches card! Love that focal image against your perfectly marbled background! You should link this up to Simon Says Stamp and Show, because you never know!

Yvonne Garner said...

Your piece is spot on Dot! Congrats on th Art Show. So exciting! Best wishes, Yvonne

Cazro said...

Hi Dot, I love your piece, the background with the skull and skeletal bones is magnificent. For being in a country that doesn't partake in Halloween you certainly have got the feeling for it. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges for our Spooky challenge. Caz

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Awesome Halloween card. I love the background it's fabulous !

Michelle said...

Fabulous card. I like the colors.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

SuzanneK said...

Wow Dot, this is awesome, perfect creepiness. I don't celebrate Halloween either. Where did you get the focal image stamp? Love it. Thanks for sharing with us this month at NMW Challenges, I do hope you join us again next challenge. Hugs Suzanne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Dot, that's a wonderful Halloween card, I love the main image and all the skulls and skeletons around it. Also the marbled background looks fantastic.

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Dot, love the background and the main image is just perfect ! Sue C x

Claire said...

Wow Dot, what a fabulous project. I love the stamps you've used and the background is gorgeous. I too struggle with that technique but you've inspired me to persevere lol
Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Buttons said...

Oh Dot, you really have hit the nail on the head with that marbled background. It's one I always struggle with too:) And that skeleton holding the image is genius. All in all an amazing card. Hugs, Buttons x
ps. yes, teachers do use computers/laptops more than books these days!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, Just LOVE this image, hope your friend liked it too!
Fabulous card, and the marbled stains background looks great.
Avril xx

brenda said...

It's not a tradition we do much here in the UK either Dot, but as you say good to give it a go. And this is really great, love that stamp.

B x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Love your spookylicious card, great focal image and I love the sculls and skeletons lurking in from behind :). Have a fabulous Sunday! xx

lynne said...

That is such a brilliant stamp and set against the marbled background, well it is just so wonderful.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic witches image, the skeletons look great coming out of the background. It is an awesome Halloween card.
Yvonne x

Pat said...

Super card, love the image and the great embellies. Thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Just going to have a look around your blog, I have just become your latest follower.

Pat xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card, great background and I love,your witches. The skeletons behind are a fabulous touch. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Tammy said...

WOW Dot this is an awesome Halloween card! I love that image and your fabulous background!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful background Dot for this greta Halloween card.
Love it
Greetings Janny

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Amazing creation Dot, very creative!

greetings, Alie :-)

Netty said...

Congratulations Dot, thats all fab news. Loving your terrific card. Annette x

die amelie said...

Just love the ladies sipping their witches' brew (could this be tea?) and discussing the latest potions' recipies... you really framed them well!

die amelie xx

bewaredarkshadows said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Poisoned Peas Please. I hope that you will join us for the following challenge. Good Luck~Patti PPP DT

butterfly said...

Great card.. I absolutely love the skeletal fingers and skull creeping out around the witches! And the colours in the background and around the witches themselves are just gorgeous!
Alison x

Maria said...

A fabulous card Dot, and those little shrinky dinks are perfect embellishments - I have a couple of disasters under my belt with those (and no successes yet!)!

Maria xxxxx

Fliss said...

A fantastic card Dot. The witches are fabulous and the skeleton is such a clever touch.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Ally White Cat said...

This is stunning. wonderfully made.Thank you for sharing with us at poisoned peas please.
susan s.

Natali said...

Oh, so scare Halloween card )) Gorgeous background.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Halloween” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Very scairy but beautifull and original Halloween card, I really love it!!


Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, stunning and original, love the colour choice, fabulous. xx

Shirl said...

Hi sweets ... Andrew has just said Hi Dot ... I asked him how he knew I was on Dot's blog ... answer ... everyone else has r###### music but Dot's is good.

Anyway back to the card, fabulous as usual and so different.

Hugs Shirley x x

Vee Cassidy said...

A brilliant card, thanks for sharing it with us at Poisoned Peas, Please; good luck in the challenge. Congrats on having your art in an exhibition. Vee xx (PPP October Guest Designer)

Julie said...

Wow - this is fab and really really spooky!! I love all those skeleton parts!

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For The Weekend for our Something Spooky Challenge.

Hugs Julie

marion said...

What a fab card, thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card.
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
Doreen xx

Peggy said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us this week at Raise The Bar!

Julia S-W said...

What a fantastic background you've created. I too struggle with the marble technique. I love the main image and the little shrunken elements are perfect finishing touches.

jengd said...

Great piece! Your marbling definitely turned out well and I love that image of the witches! Thanks for playing along with us at Poisoned Peas!

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab card...liking the shrink plastic embellies!
Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment...you actually summed up the problem quite succinctly.

HelenR said...

great card and great image- thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'! Helen x

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous card!! Love the witches image :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!! - *Vicki* - DT member

Kami-koneko said...

this is so totally cool! I absouletly love everything about it, from images to colours to all the small details... superb!

thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy