Monday, October 29, 2012

Vintage Hallowe'en

Spooky, creepy and oh so Hallowe'enie!  Time to make some cards for the grandkids but not to scare them too much.  This image is Nicecrane's Vintage Hallowe'en DSL and the tag is from the Hallowee'en tag collection.  This was my third attempt at this image and I said it would be the last.  I wanted to crackle it and then antique it with black distress ink (yes, I could see the whole thing in my head) but for whatever reason, the Crackle Accents reacted with my printer ink and it turned all blotched and smeary.  I did it twice... coloured the entire image and crackled it but no go so I decided to colour it and leave it, just sponge in a little marigold and black soot distress ink.  The only thing I could think of was to seal the paper after I'd coloured it but honestly, I did not want to take the chance that it would happen again.  So, if you have any ideas or a solution, please let me know.  The papers are from a 6 x 6 SEI paper pad and the ribbon is part of a monthly kit from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Vintage Halloween DSlHalloween Tags

Challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Witches or Pumpkins
Divas by Design - Use some orange
Mark's Finest Papers - Pumpkins
My Mum's Craft Shop - So Spooky
Sentimental Sundays - Pumpkins plus a sentiment

26 comments:

MaxineD said...

Love the slightly eerie atmosphere this card evokes.
Blessings
Maxine

Laura said...

This is perfect the coloring is perfect. I love the way it came out. Would not change a thing. TFS

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Terrific card Marilyn, fabulous colouring and love the image and sentiment..fantastic.

luv CHRISSYxx

Shannon White said...

Oooh, Super Spooky Miss Marylin!! Love the hanging pumpkins and Spooky sky too ! Wow! Just Fabulous Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Lorraine said...

Brilliant Halloween card. I love all those pumpkins and the ribbon and sentiment are fabulous.
Lorraine x

heidy said...

Fabolous creepy card Marilyn,love it!!
XXX Heidy

Doreen said...

This is fabulous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous, such a great image and I love the papers and ribbon

Sue

Winnie and Patty said...

Great Halloween card. Very spooky looking. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

MiamiKel said...

Very pretty Marilyn :)

Blessings!

Annie said...

love the vintage look to this Halloween creation, afraid I can't help you with the crackle problem though as I never tried it over a printed picture - do enlighten us if you get a solution.
hugs, annie x

Margreet said...

Stunning card with the great Nicecrane supplies...I don't love Halloween, but this is so cute....thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

jimlynn said...

Another "I love it" card! The background with those bats and the pumpkins - priceless!! Wonderful card.
Lynn

Molecraft said...

Just brilliant Marilyn, love the image and you have coloured it perfectly despite all the problems it caused you...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Marilyn, love the color in these punpkins,,,,,,,absolutely stunning my friend,,and you also added my vintage tag,,,,wowww very well done,,,,, .I have just post a new Teab Bag collection take a look.

Horayyyyy foir Marilyn

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.the vintage pumkins are fantastic and i love your design :D

xx coops xx

Kate said...

Perfect vintage card! Love the sense of eerieness. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Delphine said...

Fantastic card! I LOVE your image and design! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Theresa said...

Great look with the coloring Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends..

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- love everything about this!

Angie said...

Gorgeous image!!!! Those pumpkins are amazing. Beautiful card!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Renee said...

Wow M this is sooooo cool! You definitely never disappoint!

Pat Garvin said...

Fabulous vintage. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great card. Good luck and hope to see you again next week.

sari said...

Wow!Your card is absolutly gorgeous! Love the colors, the coloring and design! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

Daen'Ys said...

Unfortunately I am not a big Halloween fan, but this card with the pumpkins is very cute! I love the beautiful colored image.

Rosi x