Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Believe in the Magic of Halloween

I really wanted to play with this fortnight's Waltzing Mouse sketch challenge.  These challenges are hard for me because I have a total of 4 completely non-related stamp sets from them.  It takes a bit of creativity to participate.  I think I nailed it here.  I used three small images from Wanda's Pantry but I struggled with the bat because it is part of a larger medallion stamp.   I had to completely mask the medallion part with masking tape, ink everything up, rip off the masking tape quickly to ensure the ink didn't dry and then stamp the bat without getting ink from my fingers (masking tape, remember) on the paper.  It took more tries than I care to admit.  I still needed one more image so I used the mouse from Twas the Night before Christmas.

That part was fantastic, then I started sweating over the sentiment.  Love Potion Number 9 wasn't going to cut it.  Thankfully I was inspired by the "Believe in the Magic" sentiment, even the font matched.  Yeah!  The washi tape was a bit of an afterthought.  The sentiment was a bit small and it helped to balance out the top heaviness of the card.

Who'd have thought you could mix Christmas and Halloween so perfectly?... well, other than Tim Burton, of course and I don't claim to be anywhere near that good.

Challenges this Card Meets:
Waltzingmouse Fanatics - Sketch
The Cheerful Stamppad - Use Embossing Powder (on the sentiment and all images)
The Crafty Bloggers' Network - Use Diecuts and Embossing
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - Something Starting with S (stars)
Sentimental Sundays - Clean and Simple
Paper Crafting Challenges - No Patterned Paper
Sweet Stampin - No Patterned Paper


  1. Genius!!! I think you've more than rocked this challenge! The little stamps work perfectly in the coloured stars and the Christmas sentiment is the perfect fit. Thanks so much for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics!

  2. What a great way to stretch your stamps! And I laughed about the bat stamp trials - people who do not make cards have no idea how hard it can be sometimes!

  3. Great intpretation of our sketch - I love the bright stars on the halloween black.
    Waltzingmouse Fantics Challenge DT

  4. i love it!!!!! So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 85: use embossing powder, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  6. You did a great job with what you had and that could even be a new challenge theme.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts. Good Luck in the voting, come back and see us soon! Cazzy x - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

  7. Lovely creation for our S challenge just finished over on the Quirky Crafts Blog! Thank you so much for joining in! Winners will be posted later...
    ((Lyn)) DT