Sunday, September 26, 2010

halloween!!! My thoughts----

I am posting two cards today for Halloween! I colored the images the other day and today felt like putting them into cards. It was short and sweet! The Edwin which I think is Dracula came to live at my house pretty quickly - he reminded me so of my oldest grandson. That kid was Dracula every year! He just loved being Dracula! I think it was the cape! Anyhow, I couldn't find paper that I thought went with the card so I ran the black cardstock thru this little machine I have that only embosses with one of the new Tim Holtz embossing folders. I have a set of two that I absolutely love - of course! So that took care of the background. Then I couldn't see it because there was so much white around Edwin. So I decided to cut him out - now that was a challenge as I started with giving him a white border - too hard to cut him out that way and then, I didn't like it anyhow, so I started cutting all over only on the lines!! What to do with the greeting? When in doubt, glitz!! And I decided it too was too white - Tim Holtz black soot with an applicator. Perfect - but now what? Some stickles - black - spread thin but glittery over the greeting. Now I like it! Used
Spica pen for the red, not enough glitz - added diamond stickles to the spear and bow tie. Hope you like it!

This photographed not true to color but not too bad either. I bought one of those cardboard enclosure things so you can spray items without getting it all over the place. Haven't tried that yet, but thought it might make for an easy way to photograph the cards. So the background of brown that you see here is that box! This is a very small card. Isn't the background just right? Now on to the next one. It is coincidentally a reminder of the granddaughter from the same family - she is younger than Dracula by about 8 yrs. I have the cutest photos of her at about 3 or 4 yrs old dressed up as the devil and yelling Arghh!!! Argh!! You guessed it, the pirate card I made this summer was for her!! She got such a kick out of the Argh!! Argh!!. Wait until she sees this one!! Because I have so many grandkids, I am just going to refer the two of them to my blog. Wouldn't be fair not to make them all cards, but lets face it, Halloween doesn't call for 15 cards!! (14 grands plus 1 great). So I colored Tilda, she is probably called Devil Tilda but don't know for sure, and then thought - now what? Again, I just couldn't find the right stuff for the card. So I thought maybe the black would be just right for Tilda, but this time, the image was much larger as I had made a scene, kind of. So I made it what I call a normal size - an even increment of 1/4" in both directions - much easier to add papers or do envelopes. I found some neat black ribbon - its a girl card! You have to have ribbon AND flowers! I punched out some leaves in black, added some i-rock gems, put some diamond stickles on her wings and silver on her trident. Lets not forget those little horns, either. And then decided it was wayyyy tooo white!! Again, I used the black soot. Only I was remembering a youtube video I saw recently about making lines kind of with ink. I didn't use any paper to mask the lines in - just the sponging tool. I really like the way it looks. Probably because it is "different"!! Can't believe how good the flowers matched in color - they are, by the way, more of my Wild Orchid stash!! You can hardly tell I have been using them!! So here she is!!
I am not even going to try lining them up - at least they are in here so you can see them!! Here are the copics just in case you are looking for colors. Edwin: YR07; E00, 11, 31, 35, 37; R20; B00, 02; C3, 5, 7; spica 21. Tilda: YR07, R05, 20; E00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37; C3, 5; SPICA 00, 04.Please leave me a comment and tell me how you like them!! Hugs to you all - what a way to end a week! Barb F


18 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

So cute Barb! They are spooktacular! You got really creative with them - very impressive...

Nancy said...

Great job. I particularly like the background on the one with Tilda. It really adds to the mood.

Linda said...

Love these 2 cards Barb! Love the whole 'scene' you created with the girl card too!

Betty Townsend said...

Cute cards even though I don't really care much for Halloween. And having your photos centered is easier to read your post.

Great job!! I'm sure your grandkids will love the cards. :)

paola said...

We dont do halloween, but i am loving all the cards you girls have been busy with, in particular i love your color schem, so striking, love the background that you have also created, STUNNING!
smiles
Paola

Rene said...

Very very cute! Too cute to spook in fact! ;)
I loooove the background on your Tilda!

Zoe said...

These are fabulous Barb. I especially love the smog background effect on the second one! Hugs xxoo

Leslie Avila said...

Barb,
Love your Halloween creations. I love how you did the grey shadowy night on the second card. Fabulously done! Please keep them coming.
Leslie Avila

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Oh, I love them both! But I have to say your Devil Tilda is my favorite this time! Cute, cute!!!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful cards Barb. Love the 'aura' effect around Tilda....Great job on the coloring.
hugs

Jean said...

Oh goodness Barb, I love both cards... Edwin is so adorable and love the background and his coloring is so great and Tilda is also colored so beautifully.. love the orange and the grey background. just both sweet cards.
Hugs, Jean

Chris said...

They are just so yummy! My favorite is The little devil, Tilda. I love that background soooo much! You did an awesome job on both!

XO,
Chris

Lisette Morris said...

Ooooo so very spooky! Fantastic cards!!

Dena said...

Soooo spooky! Love them both and especially how you got the dark sky in the second one! Well done!
Hugs, Dena

LINDA W. said...

Great cards both are so very cute
I know your Grandchildren will
love them.
Hugs Linda

Joynana said...

Both are really really cute. I really like the one of Tilda and t he flowers. Great Job.

cabio's craft corner said...

These are cool & awesome cards. Thanks for sharing them :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Linda S. said...

Hi Barb, I love both of these Halloween cards. You are very clever with your backgrounds on these. Did I miss something? I did not understand what you meant when you said that your little machine only embossed one of the two folders that come in the T!m Holtz "Fades" set?? Thanks for sharing
Linda S. in NE
ls4atwindstreamdotnet