Friday, October 1, 2010

TGF Halloween Card


I just started getting into the Halloween spirit, just a little behind everyone else! I've seen such amazing Halloween projects out here on blogger and YouTube, and I have yet to create something... but I'm getting there! hehe! I was lucky to get a 20% F&F coupon at Michael's from a YouTube friend, so I'll be stocking up on my Halloween scrapbooking stash soon... then I can get started on a few mini albums. :-)

I created this card for a friend... the Greeting Farm "Sweet & Toxic" image was my inspiration. I had just received the Sizzix spiderweb die in the mail this morning so I had to try it out and decided to incorporate it into the card. I used silver acrylic dabber paint on the spiderweb then edged it with pitch black dabber paint. I shredded some cheese cloth under the spider web to add some freaky dimension. I also took my hot glue gun and pulled on the hot glue to add more realistic spider webs. The rubbery spider is from Michael's (Oh, and let me say that I absolutely HATE spiders, they creep me OUT!! So working with this rubber spider was just so freaky for me!!!! LOL!!) The paper & sentiment are from last year's "Halloween" paper collection by Recollections. I edged the paper with my Tim Holtz paper distresser and inked it with Black Soot distress ink. I then sprayed the polka dot paper with "Black Magic" glimmer mist by Tattered Angels. The Halloween Ticket is from the Tim Holtz "Odds and Ends" clingmount stamp set. I colored in the sweet & toxic chick using my Copic markers and At You Spica glitter pens. Hope you likey! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

hugs,
Arlene

14 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

amazing card, ar! i love how you created the spider webs with the cheese cloth and glue gun! love that sizzix die and spider too! and love your coloring on the little cutie. thanks for sharing and have a great friday and weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Rina said...

ohhhh, i need to use that stamp even more love the sweet and toxic, love the creepy spider and the webs are awesome, great idea using the cheese cloth, your distressing is amazing too, and woot woot TGIF girl

...Tara... said...

Super cute card!!! I totally undersatnd about the whole spider thing. I HATE spiders. They creep me out. Just looking at your picture gave me chills lol. thats how much i do not like them haha

Cindy said...

Love your card!! I have not been in the Halloween spirit either, I think that I will skip right to Christmas :-)

Teri Berrios said...

Oh I just KNEW you would make something spectacular out of that little image....your copic coloring is amazing Ar!!!! Have a fabulous weekend!!! Hugs, T

Milamemories said...

This is amazing, love the way you used the spider die and put the cheese cloth underneath. Awesome!!

Mila

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Great Card! Love the spider web technique! Ill have to try that. I also like the ticket, where did you ever find those?

Jo said...

that sizzix spider die is cool. love how your card turned out. lucky friend. tfs.

Liz said...

What a great card! I love the idea of cheesecloth as the webbing - brilliant! Those Greeting Farm stamps are so cute!

Friday said...

Hi, Arlene. Love your card. Your coloring is simply amazing. I hope to be as good as you. hehe!! I just got that die too. I can't wait to use it. TFS!! Friday

602redroses said...

Cute card. That spider is scary!
TFS

Bobbie Lynn said...

Cute card but I could not put a spider on one of my Halloween cards, (I freak out on those guys) Yikes!! But I have to say it gives it the perfect touch to the card. Just saw your videos and your baby album turned out really adorable. Thanks for sharing your Anniversary album too. Beautiful work there Arlene.
Have a wonderful Sunday and week too.
Blessings!

kraftybuns said...

So cute!! I love that little girl, lol!

Becca Fabozzi said...

Super cute card Ar. I am not really a halloween person, so it is hard for me to get in the spirit. Your card turned out amazing.

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