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Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Monster Mash Blog Hop Week Ten With Haunting and Ala Card Monday Sketch 78

Can you believe how fast October is zooming by?  Counting today there are only 3 more Mondays until the big event............. Halloween!  Almost every blog you visit these days has some kind of Halloween post, whether it's a blog hop or a project someone's made for the occasion. 

For this week's entry in Shirley Pumpkin's  Monday Monster Mash Blog Hop Week Ten I decided to use the wonderful sketch from A La  Card Monkey 78.  What a Spooky Sketch.  Here's my take on it.   
I used Peach Parfait In Colour Card Stock for my base and layered it with DSP from the "Pick Your Poison" Designer Series paper (124001 Holiday Mini), mounted on Basic Black Cardstock.
Here's a closeup of the Halloween image I used from the retired Jumbo Wheel "Haunting" (which I recently purchased from the Clearance Rack #112480 $4.19CDN).  This jumbo wheel has witches, bats and monsters and I thought this little Grim Reaper image was really "Spooky". 

 On a background of Peach Parfait cardstock I stamped the Grim Reaper in Versa Mark and Basic Black inks and then over-embossed him with Black Embossing powder.  By holding the heat gun a little closer and for a tad longer time the image "bubbles" over giving it a really rough and scary looking finish, which I call "over-embossing". This layer was punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch and distressed with black ink around the edges.  To complete the motif  I layered the Peach Parfait piece on a 1 3/8" circle punched from Rich Razzleberry, and finally mounted it on a 2 3/8" scalloped circle in basic black.  A trim of basic rhinestones coloured with purple ink from an alcohol based marker pen.  This was mounted onto the fence using dimensionals.  

For the Graveyard Fence I punched out images from the Jewelry Tag Punch (117190) and evenly spaced them across a strip of Basic Black Cardstock. I wove a thin strip of Basic Black cardstock through the "fence posts" for some added dimension. The tab above the fence is made by layering a piece of Peach Parfait and Rich Razzleberry from the end of the Decorative Label Punch and mounting these pieces onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock that has been punched out using the retired Designer LabelPunch. The image "Wicked" from the Wicked Cool set was inked up with BB Marker and stamped onto the Peach Parfait piece. I embossed it for some extra colour and texture.

The sparkly strip along the bottom of the graveyard fence is done by applying a thin strip of sticky strip in a straight line and then sprinkling it with black glitter. If you don't have any black glitter you can make your own by adding a tiny drop of black reinker to dazzling diamonds and mix it up.   
The inside of my card is very basic.  I used the Two Tags punch on Basic Black Cardstock and mounted the tag sideways on the inside of the card.  I then added a 1/38" Peach Parfait Circle punched from the images on the Haunting Wheel.  I added a "Wicked" tab on the side. 
Here's a last look at my card.  Hope you enjoyed it.  It really looks better in real life but then don't we all!  LOL!  Happy Stamping and I hope you join in this blog hop today. 

"Haunting" Jumbo Wheel # 112480.  This retired wheel is currently featured on the CLEARANCE RACK for $4.19 CDN.  This is a fun wheel and great for gift bags, cards and other projects where you want a host of scary characters.  Visit my on-line store to check it out.  Click here for Online Store.

Jewlery Tag Punch #117190, pg 210 Idea Book and Catalogue.

Here are the rules:

. It has to be Halloween, card or 3D item.
2. It does not have to be 100% SU 80% is ok.
3. Yes using Retired is OK...
4. Use Shirley’s Monster Mash Badge/Graphic (posted below) in your post and a link back to her blog
copy this URL:  http://www.lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com/
5. Add your card to the blog hop then see instructions for putting the code on your post.
6. You can enter as many times as you like, it just has to be a new card and post.
The Blog Hop is every Monday for 12 weeks. Shirley picks a favourite every week for 12 weeks and then out of the 12 picks a Grand Prize winner. The Prize is $25.00 in new cool stuff from the new Holiday Mini, and the lucky winner will be announced on Halloween.

When you post Shirley’s badge please add a few words about about the blog hop on your blog. Shirley had to Delete a few entries a while back because they didn’t follow any of rules.  Might we wise to mention there are rules or copy them to my post like I did.  Okay so now I’m excited to see your entry.


Debbie Martin said...

Penney, this is so cute! Love the picket fence, great idea!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Wow, what a cool idea for the fence... a jewelry tag punch!!? what! lol. The heat embossing the image is Dazzling! Love it all!! Thanks for being a big part of Monday Monster Mash!!


glassgraffitix2 said...

Love your card! The techniques aregreat and it fits the sketch perfectly.

Kathryne and Presley said...

Love it! What a great technique for the fence! Very creative

Candice said...

Cute little Monster Mash card :-) love all the glitz.

Heather Hopson said...

Penny, I love your fence (actually the whole card). What a great idea using the jewellry tag punch. Wow!!! You Rock!!!
Love, Heather

Dale Morin said...

Great card. I love how you did the fence. Super cool.

Terry Blais said...

I think it's great you created your own fence, punched one image from a jumbo wheel and added bling to boot! This looks awesome.

paper bag create said...

Love the picket fence Penny!!!! Very spooky and all! Great card! :)

Margaret aka Totallyawake said...

Ok have to jump on the loving the picket fence with everyone else - awesome card!

paper bag create said...

Congrats on winning Penny!!!! Definitely a WINNER here! :)