Sunday, September 11, 2011

Halloween Bats

I know we've only just begun the month of September, but these colours today spoke Halloween to me.  The combo are the colours for this week's challenge over at The Paper Players: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Old Olive and Whisper White.  The sketch is from Create with Connie and Mary.  The area where the bats are (retired punch), is where the sketch has a folded ribbon.  I wasn't happy with any of the ribbon I have for this particular colour scheme, so I add the trio of winged creatures.  I can't believe that I cut out that jagged edge around the frame. - but once I started I had to keep going.  Finally there is the parade of spiders around the edge which I stamped with Basic Gray and then "coloured" in with a Versa Mark Pen so that they weren't too dark.


Hope that your weekend has gone well - It's been a busy weekend here - I've got to get my MDS book done this coming week - that's the goal I've set for myself.  I'll be sharing some of those pages with you in the future.

Have a great end to your weekend - Thanks for stopping by!
Joan

12 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

Cool card! Love the bats on the side...this is a terrific card Joan!

Julie Marshall said...

Hi Joan! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog ;) I love what you've done with the color combo on your card. Great job on the improvising. I think the bats are the perfect addition! So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

Ah, Joan...you just completely made me regret NOT buying that bat punch! Love your card and all of the fabby details you added, as always. How did you cut out that frame on the main image? It looks great! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) (hugs)

Nance said...

Yay, you joined two of my favorite challenges!! Love your take on the CCMC sketch and your use of the PP colors is fantastic! Love the spider border and the trio of bats is a perfect addition. LOVE the look of the jagged frame--how DID you do that? So glad you could join us at CCMC and The Paper Players!

Renée said...

oooh, love the creative use of the punch instead of ribbon! fab card, thanks for playing with CCMC:)

Sandie Conner said...

This card is wonderful! I love how you did the spiders crawling around the edge, and the bats instead of ribbon are a great idea! Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week!

Connie Babbert said...

Love the bats along the side of your card! Great way to divide the Top Note element, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

Spooky card! Love your textures and punches. I love the way you interpreted the sketch and used the bats rather than ribbon. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Deb said...

This is such a great Halloween card! Love the trio of bats! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Love all the delightful little details on this...HOW CUTE! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Joan! There are so many fabulous details on this card! I love the bats...and even though I hate spiders, the spider parade is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Tara Bilbao said...

Joan, I also thought Halloween with this color challenge. I just love all the texture and details of your card. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players!