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Sunday, August 24, 2008

House of Haunts Sketch Challenge

I was so happy to see that Beate is back posting on her blog again after enjoying a wonderful summer with her family. She always provides such great inspiration - not only with her fun challenges but with all the amazing cards and pages she posts. She has a really fun sketch up as her first Weekend Sketch Challenge, so luckily I found some time to play along.

I've been wanting to use my new House of Haunts set and of course my new Big Shot, I figured this sketch was perfect for both.












I stamped the haunted house image on Glossy Card stock using Black Stazon ink. Then I sponged on the color starting with the moon. I punched out a circle from a post it note and I used that to mask the moon. (I think it was a 1" circle but don't feel like running to check right now) For the large jagged edge circle I used the largest Bigz Scallop die - fed thru the Big Shot twice. Cut out your scallop like you normally would, then line up your punched scallop onto the die so that it is off set. Then run thru again and you get a jagged edge - the perfect look for Halloween projects!

I love the spooky tree image with the owl in it, (also included in this set) so I decided to ink up the owl and one branch with my marker and add it to the Happy Halloween greeting. I couldn't use this new set and not also use the matching Haunting wheel, now could I? I just love the creepy trick or treaters shown on this wheel! I can't wait to get my hands on the Frightful Fence jumbo wheel shown in the Holiday Mini too. I have so many Halloween photos to scrapbook that I'm sure both of these wheels will get lots of use!

Stamps: House of Haunts, Haunting jumbo wheel
Ink: Black Stazon, Perfect Plum, various others for sponging
Card stock: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Perfect Plum & Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Vintage brads, Bigz Scallop, Photo Corner & Ticket Corner punches

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!

17 comments:

Renee said...

That card is stunning! I've got that set ready to go on an order I'm placing tomorrow!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Amazing! Absolutely love the colors!

Nancy Riley said...

INCREDIBLE !!!!! WOW, Lynn ... you just continually knock my socks off with your talent! This design is exceptional! Way to go!

Stampin' Heather said...

Wow! Great card. I love the colors. Great job with the sponging.

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is great!!! Now I'm going to have to buy this set too!!

Marie said...

Love this card - the sponging is spectacular!!! TFS

beate said...

Wow! Your sponging looks amazing!
Fantastic card! Thanks so much for playing.
Hugs and smiles

Pat's little corner of the world said...

OMG...Lynn your colors are great and the sponging is out of this world..what talent you have...GREAT CARD...
Your blogger Pal,
Pat

Anonymous said...

Not only am I lovin' this card, but I LOVE your blog! Want a talented lady you are! I discovered you through the Stamp on Something challenge site and I would love to keep up with your blog. I've added you to my favorites, but have you considered adding a feature that allows us to subscribe so we get emails when you update?? I just don't want to miss a thing [insert Aerosmith soundtrack here]! Thanks for sharing your work with us...

Denise
Concord, NC

Lauren said...

This card is so fabulously spooky. Love how you did the sky.

Vicki said...

WOWZER!! This is amazing Lynn!! So stunning!! wahh!! I wanted to get this one too, but didn't!! I just LOVE what you did with it!! :)

Anonymous said...

Halloween is always your "thang" and this one is without exception! I love how you used the owl with the greeting...Absolutely rockin'!

CV

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, this is fabulous and so spookylicious! Love your coloring in the background, very cool!

Wendy said...

Lynn, this is a fab card! You did a great job with the sketch challenge and really put the colors together well. You're amazing!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome Halloween card Lynn! Love the sponged background, it's perfect. Great stamps too! Love it! :)

Cassie said...

this card totally R.O.C.K.S.
i love all the details and dimension you got!!

Stampvamp said...

LOVE this! I love Halloween projects!!