Monday 10 October 2011

Midsummer Turns Into Autumn


I Love Promarkers (86) - Spooky
Truly Scrumptious (67) - Distressing
Charisma Cardz (40) - Black/Orange
Just Magnolia (127) - Anything Goes (Coffee & Cream)
Sketch Saturday (176) - Sketch
Magnolia Down Under (117) - Halloween
Stamptacular (132) - Distressing
Totally Tilda (33) - Halloween
Cupcake Craft (169) - Halloween

Today I have made a Halloween card. I wanted to see if I could make an everday Tilda look like a Halloween one. I think I managed it, what do you think?

Following the great sketch I started with a black base card. I then cut a square of terracotta but it was a bit too light so I distressed it with distress ink. I then distressed all around the edges with a distressing tool. Next I then distressed some 'batty' paper with the ink and placed on top. Then I added a panel of 'starry' paper. I die cut a circle of gold mesh using a nestie and placed this onto the starry panel to represent the moon??? Now that the base work on the card had been done - the fun part begins...

I coloured Midsummer Tilda with promarkers and cut her out. I then hand drew and coloured a witches hat, cut it out and placed it on her head making sure I covered the flowers in her hair. Next I made her broomstick using a cocktail stick, raffia and sisal. I positioned 'Halloween' Tilda so that she looks as if she is 'surfing' through the night sky on her broomstick. A hand written sentiment finishes it off. I had great fun making this one, hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Magnolia
Digi Papers - Summertime Designs/Bearly Mine
Gold Netting/Raffia - Stash


Unknown said...

Aww...This is simply adorably spooky and cute! Love the bat papaer and the lovely image! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Céline said...

gorgeous card!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline Dt member

Tine said...

Hi Christine. Love how you have adapted your Tilda to make a Halloween card. Fab idea. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

angelwhispers said...

How creative is this little treasure just perfect! Chanelle xxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Great use of the moderated colors and that batty paper is just too cute. Thanks for sharing this cute card with us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Gram's Treasures said...

Yep, she looks good and ready for Halloween! Love the broom too! Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma.
Joyce xx

Stampalicious said...

Very cute card, love that little broom , thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

sara said...

what a great card love how you have turned that tilda into a witch very clever !! thank you so much for joining us at truly scrumptious and mduc this week
hugs sara x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Christine, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty details. Thanks for joining in with my colour combo challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Vee said...

Fab image and a great layout. Thanks for joining the Charisma colour challenge this week.
xx Vee

Debbie Pamment said...

Love how you've turned this Tilda into a cute witch - gorgeous job!
Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week

Anonymous said...

Awww,i love this! So cute!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cards this week and gooooood luck!

Lori said...

Absolutely Brilliant! I love the hat and she looks like the cutest witch I've even seen standing on her broom, thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda and Magnolia Down Under!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Christine I think you have done a fantastic job with Tilda she looks great so do the colours and design. Super card.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Suoer cute card! Love the image and the LO.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous spooky orange card and I love how you have given Tilda a witches hat - its so clever! :)

Thanks so much for playing along with Charisma Cardz this week,



Mandy said...

This is gorgeous..... Love all the detail.And the way you have coloured Tilda..... Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time...
Mandy x

Louise said...

Great card love this Tilda,thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Craft.
Hugs Louise xx

annes paperfun said...

Your Halloween card is great!
Love the details!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Michelle B. said...

Adorable. Great use of textures and colors! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday!

Suzanne said...

Love the way you have used Tilda, great colours thanks for joining us at stamptacular this week

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Christine, I love how you've used midsummer Tilda on the broomstick, fab idea :)
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our Halloween challenge
hugs Mandy xx