Friday, September 4, 2015

BEWARE!!!

Hello fellow crafters!

It's getting to be my favorite time of the year!  I love fall with it's colors, cool, brisk air, the smells, and that special way the sunlight hits everything!  It's such a magical time of the year for me, and with it, brings Halloween!  I love Halloween, too; probably because it's a day when things don't have to be perfect--if your home is dusty for a Halloween party, it looks like you've been decorating for days!  It's also a day when you can be something you aren't any other day of the year! So what I didn't comb my hair today; it's part of my costume!

That being said, I've made my first Halloween card of the year!  It's going to a blog friend who enjoys Halloween probably as much as I do!  I hope she likes it!




For my bottom layer, I used a Recollections stencil and Wow Embossing Powder on Kraft card stock. I blended on Frayed Burlap Distress ink , and I added a little shimmer with Perfect Pearls Powder. The photos don't show the slight shimmer of the Kraft card.


I used a Spellbinders die and Kraft Core card stock for the glitter edged panel. I chose a Tim Holtz Texture Fade to emboss it, sanded the raised areas, and wiped on some Distress paints to add color.  The glitter is Tim Holtz  Distress glitter in Pumice Stone.




I used Tim Holtz' Ornate Frame die to frame the spider web.  The web is a piece left over from a project last Halloween. I added some Vintage Photo stain and when dry, spritzed it with Black Soot distress marker using my marker spritzer.

 I've been playing around in my Closet, being a crazed chemist!Try It On Tuesday's theme this time is Try Something New. I'm so happy I can play along again--it's been awhile. I've tried something I've never done before with an old product--Perfect Pearls powders.  Forgive me if you've seen this done before; I haven't, so it's new to me! I used Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Brushed Pewter and Perfect Pearls Powder in  Forever Violet to get that haunting shimmer on the frame.  I also used some Cloisonne Crystals for some random texture on the frame.



The small frame is heat embossed using Wow embossing powder and a Hampton Arts image.  I fussy cut it and painted it, as well as added some Stickles for more spooky glamour. Inside I made a mirror using a Jif Peanut Butter seal (washed well; choosy mothers choose Jif because they have the best seal to reuse in crafts), UTEE and  Vintage Photo Distress stain inspired by  Pamellia's Evil Queen's Vanity. Thanks for the great idea, Pamellia! If for some reason you missed this back in April, be sure to head on over to her blog and have a peek at an awesome assemblage by Pamellia!! Bling on a Roll in deep purple from Michael's Halloween clearance sale last year covers a portion of the mirror and gives it texture where the stain refused to sink into the cracks after two attempts.



The flourishes are cut from a Spellbinders die, and the sentiment is from Hampton Arts, inked on a Tim Holtz  Tattered Banner die cut. The  vintage seam binding purchased at an estate sale LAST summer  is colored with Seedless Preserves Distress ink.

Here's another look or two at my first Halloween creation of the year!  I hope to have a few more!  If you enjoyed seeing how I used Perfect Pearls powders on this card and would like to see more ways to use them on your projects, please stop by Anything But Cute on September 26 where I will be presenting the spotlight post on Playing With Perfect Pearls Powders.


This next shot was taken in full daylight right after the one above!  Somehow my phone focused on the mirrors and faded everything else out...SPOOKY, isn't it???



I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Trio of Colors silver, brown, purple
Eclectic Ellapu Purple Team Use Your Stash Which Is 6 Months or Older NOTHING under 6 months old from my stash used on this card! AND it's purple!!!!

Thank you for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!  I read and appreciate each one!
Hugs!
Sara Emily

UPDATE:  My card was chosen as a Spotlight at Simon Say Stamp!
Yippee!  And it was chosen as winner...
Winners Badge

And best of all!
Samra liked it!

36 comments:

  1. Well Sara Emily I am super jealous of your friend that is getting this gorgeous Halloween make!!! This is simply breathtaking and so very much Gothic! Love it!
    Hugs :)
    Samra

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    1. Oh what a joy!!! I was that friend!!! I am simply thrilled that I got this stunning card, words can not even express how happy and honored I am!!!

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  2. Card is so beautiful Sara, beautiful layers... I am just getting in Halloween mood.

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  3. My dear Sara, you have outdone yourself again with this spooky amazing card! It's just breathtaking! I wish I could create something like this fantastic make! Your friend will treasure it, I am sure! You put so much love in this beauty and I adore this card to the bits! Fantastic techniques and I can't wait to see your spotlight post! Bravo, my friend!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xoxo

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  4. So ingenious Sara Emily! I love how you use so many techniques in your projects and the gothic style result is brill! Jif peanut butter... This made me giggle ... We don't get that here I don't think... Jif is a brand of lemon juice in the UK! Have a lovely weekend xxxx

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  5. Really gorgoeus, love the embossing effects !! I'm also a big Halloween fan with all the mystic and eerily beautiful elements, I have already begun ;-) See you soon!

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  6. What an amazing spooky card!
    Thank you for joining TIOT's !
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

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  7. Gawjuss card! I love halloween too, but more all year round lol.
    Love all the different textures you have used to build up the effect without going OTT, your friend is going to love the card.
    Huggles

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  8. Stunning card - what a lucky friend! So many elements to look at - fabulous! Loving all the techniques you've used. Thanks for joiningbus over on Creative Artiste this month - hope to see you again.
    Hugs,
    Bev (DT) xx

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  9. Wow what an amazing card, I can tell how much you love Halloween, with all the embossing and glitters and crackles, you have use, you have done an awesome job...
    I love what you have created and I loved reading all the methods you went through... It made me feel like I was in the room watching you create...
    Thank you so much for joining our Challenge over at Creative Artiste this month and we hope to see you again soon...

    Rhonda (DT) xx
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au

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  10. What a fantastic spooky card Sara, I drooled over all your fab layers and techniques. I'm sure your blog friend will love this.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck. Looking forward to seeing your next spooky creations.
    Julie x

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  11. Wow, fantastic card!! Lucky friend! Thanks for all the great step-outs - very inspiring! xx Lynn

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  12. oh this is just brilliant hun love,the design texture all comes together brilliantly bless you for playing at That craft place this week hugs Cherylxx

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  13. Wow, there is some amazing texture in this gorgeous design.

    Thanks for sharing in my No Patterned Papers Challenge.

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

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  14. This is fantastic!! Love all the layers and textures and wonderful details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  15. Wow! I am not a great Halloween fan but with this spectacular take on it could well convince me that I am missing out! So pleased that you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  16. A stunning Halloween card. The purple and black really work wonderfully with the Kraft Card and fabulous textures and details. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

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  17. Wow Wow Wow is all I can say!!!!! Thanks for joining us over at http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk and good luck!
    Hugs
    Kerry(DT)

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  18. A fabulous Halloween card. Super colours and details. Thank you for joining us again at TioT's.
    Yvonne

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  19. What a fabulous Halloween card Sara, it's absolutely spook-tacular! Gorgeous layers and a perfect Halloween colour palette, thanks so much for sharing it. Someone is going to be VERY happy to receive this! Deb xo

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  20. Dang it girl! You did an amazeballs design with this piece. And the frame and frame (your quote is too funny about the Jif, I sang the song in my head) and the cracks and spiderweb have my creative mind in a tizzy!!!! This is so spectacular and that last picture with the focal image in the mirror is spooktacular! I bet your friend will die for this because she loves it, and of course the damask stencil is in there! Bravo as our friend would say! Hehe! Another awesome sauce and amazeballs!!! so happy to see you back in the closet! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  21. Where has my comment gone? My dang Internet is so horrible!!! Grrrrr!

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  22. Oh! Found it!!!!! What can I say, dang Internet! Hugz!

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  23. Spooky for sure!!
    I love that damask background- exquisite!! What a beautiful card for such a ghoulish holiday! Well done ,my pretty!! heeheeeeee
    xo

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  24. Fabulous Halloween card Sara. Love all the layers of texture and the frame looks amazing.
    Thanks for sharing at TioT
    Avril x

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  25. Your creation looks fantastic, the detail is stunning, all the texture.
    thanks for joining our challenge
    Thank you so very much for joining in our challenge over at Creative Artiste...
    Hugs Debbie DT xx
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

    Creative Artiste Challenge Blog
    creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com

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  26. Hi Sara, Just a quick reminder hunni, to be eligible to win the prize over at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog, you must follow us...

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Beautifully spookylicious! What a great card! Very clever design, absolutely love it! Thank you very much for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid xx

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  28. I saw this on Eclectic and this is just fantastic! All the detail and I love that frame with the purple powder-very ghostly-perfect effect for Halloween

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  29. What a great vintage style Halloween look - the black and purple is so dramatic, and I just love all the textures. The background looks like that extraordinary flock wallpaper - such a great card!
    Alison xx

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  30. this looks so cool! I love the small frame with the black bling, as well as the awesome backgrround, and the spiderwebs! and and and.... let's face it - I love it to bits!
    Thank you for joining Eclectic Ellapu's Purple Team challenge :)
    -Laila aka Koneko

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  31. Fabulous! Thank you for joining us over at Creative Artiste.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  32. Congratulations, Sara you were picked as our Winner for the month, so please pop on over and find out what you have to do to collect your prize...

    Hugs Rhonda DT
    Creative Artiste Challenge Blog
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda! I just saw the winner's post! I'm so excited and have contacted you!

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    2. Hi Sara hun can you please email me with your choice of your prize please hunni... Hugs xxx

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