Monday, October 15, 2012

My favorite theme is ....... Halloween!

Hi everyone,

A new Monday means a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show! This week's challenge is to show your favorite. This may be your favorite technique, product, color, inspiration ... Anything is possible, the sky is the limit, as long as you show and mention in your blog post what your favorite is and why. My favorite is the Halloween theme. You can do so much with it, and I've always had a love for spooky things. What would it be cool if it  is celebrated as it should here in the Netherlands.

It's time for a short tutorial.


I inked the embossing folder with the 3 distress fall colors on the raised areas and run it through the vagabond.


Very carefully I inked with an ink blendingtool the raised areas with Black Soot to give the impression that I've stamped it


To create more interest, I've distressed  two tags with distress ink.


I'm not into cutting my stamps, I'd rather mask some of it off when I ink my stamp.



Below are some more pictures of the finished card.






To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

20 comments:

Caroline said...

This is fabulous love the colours. Caroline xxx

Patricia said...

WAUW wat gaaf zeg Sandra, leuk dat je de uitleg erbij hebt!
Groetjes Patricia

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So cool!!! I love the tags that open up on the front on the card!!! Talk about interest there...fab idea! Gorgeous color as well!

Jenny Marples said...

Great colour choices Sandra, and the tutorial really helped to show more of the detail. Hugs, Buttons x

Petra said...

Mooie kleuren!!! Helaas heb ik de seasonal herfst niet....de enige.....leuke kaart en leuke tutorial

Candy C said...

Sandra, as always, this piece is very cool and so nicely done. Love your colors and your design. Those little tags that open up on the front of your card are a great idea. I love that! <3 Candy

Suzanne C said...

Love the folded tags! They add such a clever detail. Beautiful card!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous, love the folded tags and the wonderful depth of colour. Wonderful texture and I love the little skull. Tracy x

Anna-Karin said...

This is very cool Sandra! The folded tags are fabulous and I love the background. It's a wonderful sentiment too. Hugs!

Meme said...

Great idea with the folded tags! I love Halloween also. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Hey Sandra - My favorite is Halloween too. All tongue in cheek and the sky is the limit. So much fun and your card is too. How do you think up all this stuff anyway!! I loved what you did with the tag. And quoting Tolkien
too. I read his books out loud to my kids when they were young. Your card is really spooky and wonderful - especially that skull!!
Sandy

Leintje* said...

Super stoere kaart zeg, handig dat je er een hele uitleg bij doet! Liefs Lein

Terry said...

Really what will we do when Halloween is past us? Another great Halloween treat! Love all the inky spooky goodness! Hugs!

Gillian .... said...

Spooktacular project, love the colour combo:)

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh, how I love the way you've split those tags! What a fun and totally funky treatment. And gorgeous colors, too!

Anonymous said...

such awesome texture!

butterfly said...

Brilliant spooky card - love the colours, and what a great step-by-step too! Thank you for so much inspiration!
Alison x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning piece, Sannie! I really love the pretty colors you blending together making this a perfect piece for the upcoming holiday!!


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Unknown said...

Love the colours. Great use of inks on the embossing folder. I'm with you about cutting the stamps too, tie lose one half knowing me lol!

Maura said...

So cool! You are ready for the big day!