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Tuesday 12 October 2010

All halloweened out!

I seem to have made a few Halloween cards lately and although i've loved doing them I'm kind of halloweened out at the minute. I was really stuck for ideas for the colour challenge from 'In a Sweet Pea Dream' which is to use orange purple and green. Passion for Promarkers is one of my favourite challenges and their theme this week is orange purple green and black. I love halloween colours but i didn't want to do another Halloweeny card so i decided to use those colours for something completely different. I've used this gorgeous stamp from ching chou kuik for this card

 Apologies once again for the even worse than usual pic, that'll teach me to use loads of my yummy new mica powders and try to take a pic by artificial light wont it lol. The sweet pea fairy is stamped on pearlescent card and coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust highlights.
I painted 3 scraps of black card with cosmic shimmer mica powders mixed with water and then overstamped them with oriental blossom and embossed with black detail EP and matted them on black tapestry card. The flowers are made from some odd handmade felty paper from my stash, I stamped them with a floral stamp and versamark then dusted with the orange purple and green cosmic shimmer powders. I gave them a good spritz of water and crumpled them up, dried them with a heat gun and joined them with an irridescent gem brad. The brads looked a little lost so i added some irridescent seed beads to the flower centres too.

The background uses Elusive images butterfly stamps on matt black card with versamark and more cosmic shimmers. To finish off I added some shimmery green ribbon and a black shimmery jewelled spray (from Jazzlins as were the stamp and mica powders too)

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet pea stampers: Brads and or bows
Lots to do : Oriental
Creative Card Crew: Fairytales
Paper Pretties: Sketch

Thanks for looking. I hope you're having a good week
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire,
    What a gorgeous image, she's beautiful. Love the shimmery effect. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  2. This is so "artsy" Claire! I love those beautiful colors on the black background! Your flowers are awesome and the image is beautifully colored! Very unique!

  3. Oh my your creation is breath taking!!! I love how you have used the colors and NOT make it Halloween!!!

    Thanks for joining us in our color challenge and hope to see you again in the future!!

    Sweet Pea DT

  4. Wowzers - I bet it is really breathtaking IRL!!!!

  5. Such a gorgeous card Claire. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  6. Beautiful card Claire. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  7. Fab card Claire, love the different take on the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  8. Hi Claire, this is great!! Love the layout and your tissue flowers too! Thanks for joining us at PFP this time around, Hugs, Juliexx

  9. Lovely card , love those cosmic shimmer powders, wow i may have to treat myself to some of those, Ive been tempted to buy them before but never have , they look fab here

  10. Oh wow this is so gorgeous I totally adore the colours and the LO and colouring.Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers hugs Pascale

  11. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. so grungy pretty!!!
    thanks for joinin us at SPS!

  13. Wonderful make and very creative

  14. Hi Claire what a fabulous card I love all the oriental backing papers and yout colouring in is brillxx Thanks for joining us at LTD challenge this week Alison

  15. Gorgeous card love the layout and your lovely flowers.
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew,
    Hugs cherie

  16. Lovely card know those shimmers are hard to capture but can see them there and the flowers positivly glow. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

  17. A great creation Claire.Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Pea

  18. fabby image..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

  19. Such a fab card. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week, and good luck.
    Hugs, Anja


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