Welcome to My Blog Penny Tokens Stampin Spot

This is my little creative get away spot in a very hectic world. I love to stamp, meet other stampers and share my inspirations. So come and, sit for a while, explore my site and leave a comment when you can.
PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday Monster Mash Halloween Count Down Week 5

Hi everyone.  Can you believe that it's Week Five already of Shirley Pumpkin's "Monday Monster Mash Halloween Countdown Week 5"?  Only 7 weeks to go to the big day!!!  Are you getting excited? 

Talk about excited, I sure was!  Shirley notified me at the end of week 4 to say she'd chosen my pumpkin card as her  favourite entry for the week.  I was bowled over let me tell you!  My grin was as wide as the one on these pumpkins funny little faces!  "Thanks Shirley for your vote of confidence, I really appreciated it". 
This was my entry for Week Four. 
I really had to put my thinking cap on for this week's entry.  I wanted to do something a bit different and with my limited Halloween stamp supply I was feeling a bit stumped.   While I was scratching my head and staring at the mess on my worktable I looked at the card I'd completed for Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch Challenge #220.  It was laying upside down and one of the images looked like something else to me.  The glimmer of an idea started to take hold and I grabbed a stamp pad and a stamp and this is what I came up with:

Here's a close up.  Aren't they just the cuteest bullfrogs?  
Okay and here's the stamp image that gave my idea for these little frogs:
It's the witch's cauldron from the retired Stampin' Up! set Halloween Hoot.  And here it is the way I saw it upside down.
The wheels on the cauldron looked like eyes to me and the rope or whatever it is around the middle of the pot looked like a big wide mouth, and the handled looked like a frog's tongue going for a fly or something!  Okay if you can't see it squint or something!  LOL
The card base is Very Vanilla.  I added a strip of Old Olive to the front of the card (for the slimy pool) and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Web Embossing Folder.  To add some shine to the web I drew on each of the web strands with a Versamark Ink Pen and then sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set.  The webs were then sponged in Old Olive ink with a dauber to give it a bit more colour and depth. 

The bullfrogs were stamped in Old Olive ink. I glued on some wiggley eyes for fun with Crystal Effects.  The Lily Pads were punched out of Old Olive cardstock with a 1 3/8" circle punch.  They were stamped with  the bubble stamp from the Halloween Hoot set and the edges were distressed with Old Olive ink.

I hope you enjoyed this card today and come back next week for Week Six.  If you're interested in playing along with the the blog hop, check out Shirley's website for the rules.  They are simple and fun and there's still time to get in on this great weekly event. 


Terry said...

Hi Penny! Talk about being creative - the upside-down-cauldron-turned-frog - is IT! What a really cute idea.

Unknown said...

Wow that is taking creativity to the next level! Shirley is going to have a tough time this week! Awesome!

Denise Pustelniak said...

First of all CONGRATS!!! How neat and different your card is!

Stamping Aweigh with Norma said...

Penny, thanks for telling me about Shirley's Halloween blog hop. I did enter and am having problems with her link, but she is working with me. Love your blog!!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

lol what a cute and funny idea!! love the card Penny. Thank you so much for making a card for my blog hop!!


Snowmanlover said...

So very cute!!

Unknown said...

I love how you have used the cauldron to make frogs out of - great idea.