Tuesday, 16 October 2012

So far, so good..........

Morning eveyone,
How are you all doing?  
Here's my card for this weeks Less Is More Blog Challenge.  Yes, I know I'm usually posting this on a Friday afternoon with only hours to go before the deadline, but things are going ok in the the old craft room (touch wood).  I'm actually getting somewhere I think.   I've been so busy that I've missed the last two LIM challenges so I was determined to do this one.

It's Week 89 and its ...........  ONE LAYER WEEK  with the theme
The girls have started us off with a list of things that qualify ....... insects, birds, aeroplanes. You could also add butterflies, fairies, angels.
Seeing as we're well into October, and not long to go until the 31st, I've gone for BATS! (and there's an owl on there too, he also has wings).

I'm afraid I'm getting in the mood for Halloween - MwahHahahahaha .........  I love it!  Even though the kids are all grown up I still have to carve a scary face into a pumpkin (not very well I might add).   It also means that the first pumpkin pie of the year will be going in the oven soon - yummeee!!
We've always celebrated Halloween.   When the kids were young the house was always decorated inside and out, with pumpkins and spooky stuff.  Now I just do pumpkin lights and lots of candles.  I still buy a mountain of sweets too, for all the Trick or Treaters.  But, enough of that for now, here's my card .....
I've used one of my latest purchases, one of  Chocolate Baroque's brand new sets of Clear stamps Witches Brew  
As  much as I love Halloween, I don't send Halloween cards, but I had to have these stamps.
The scene I've used on my card is just one stamp from the set, apart from the bats.  They're from a Penny Black "T for Transparent" set called 'Spooky'. 
I stamped the scene first in Black Archival ink, then used masks to ink the circle behind.  The moon was also masked while I did the sky, using Scattered Straw, Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord Distress Inks.
I then removed both the circle mask and the one covering the moon, and replaced them with one that covered the whole scene, except the moon (I think that makes sense).  This part was then coloured using Scattered Straw DI.
The bats were added once all the inking had been done, along with the word 'Spooky' which is from the same Penny Black clear set.  To finish it off I added a touch of sparkle to the moon.

There looks to be a lot on there, but it was so simple to do. And,  there's still plenty of white space, a must if you want to be a LIMette.

There's quite a bit of Halloween about in the land of Blog.  I'll be back tomorrow with my latest Twinches, they're Spooky themed too.

Enjoy your day. 
Thanks for popping by.


  1. Hi Linda, I love your beautiful card (and the CB stamp which is amazing). Your colouring is fabulous and that touch of glitter is just perfect. I love Halloween too (I think you know that from my blog!), love pumpkin pie too but don't make it anymore as DH does not like it at all...sad. I love it when the little ones dress up, it is so lovely to see them. Hope you have a good week and stay 'caught up'. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Morning Linda, wow, I am impressed with how well you are doing this week...you put me to shame....but I feel it is going to be a good crafty day today...all my males are out at work , so no distractions ...(apart from Tess, but she has had her walk and is now sleeping) ...great card , I love the crisp lines and I am a fan of white area on a card... Hugs. X

  3. Morning Linda, Another stunning card, great colouring around the image and the sparkle on the moon looks good.
    I don't really do Halloween, but have really enjoyed looking at some the the 'creations' around (struggling with my 'Halloween needs' at mo)
    Avril xx

  4. A beautiful card,lovely image and colours.xxx

  5. Hi Linda. Your card is amazing. Love the stunning stamp you've used.

    Sarah x

  6. Love the stamp you've used and you've coloured it beautifully!

  7. Hi Linda, your inking and stamping are gorgeous, that stamp set is lovely, fab how you've put it all together. Sue x

  8. Brilliant card. That stamp is fabulous.
    Lynne xxx

  9. Ooh this is lovely! I haven't joined in with LIM for a while, in fact, I haven't joined in with anything much for a while! Love that touch of glitter too. It's odd, but I never celebrate Halloween, despite living in America!! I do have some Autumn themed decorations up in my home though.


  10. WOW, Linda! Totally a spooktacular LIM card!!

  11. This is a lovely one layer card ~ so much dimension with the masking and sponging!

  12. what a fabulous card, I love the way you created the colours in the background to make it all so atmospheric!
    hugs, annie x

  13. Just gorgeous Linda!
    Great use of colour!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  14. Brilliant card! love the colours and stamps you have used!

  15. Lovely design and super images. x

  16. Great card and such a pretty scene you made too :) Viv xx


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