Thursday, October 4, 2012

MC Oct/12 - Raven - Something Wicked

ID: MC Oct/12 - Raven - Something Wicked
So over on gg designs blog, this month's challenge is to make a halloween type card but not using any of the traditional icons... no spiders/webs, no witches or ghosts, mummies or graveyards/stones, no pumpkins/Jack-o-Lanterns - oh boy, that's not easy. We are allowed to use traditional halloween colors though. So got my thinking cap on... and just bought a new die from Spellbinders yesterday - one of the expandable dies "Basic Lattice", and then I was also playing with rusting, so decided to make a rusted looking latice work, figuring that has a feeling of halloween, and then so do ravens, and keys etc... a little Goth in there. And this is the results. Not sure what I'll put on the inside, but I think it might be a good one for a Thinking of You to a friend.

So as I said, I die cut the basic lattice, painted and pounced with acrylic paints (copper, aqua & bronze), then sponged a bit of Distress Black Soot. Adhered it to a light aqua green cardstock.

Card is white side folded 5"x 7", sponged around the edges with the Black Soot, then above layers adhered to it.

Stamped the raven (Quietfire Design) with versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock and embossed with black embossing powder, then cut around the image.

Die cut the key (Sizzix Tim's "Keys & Keyholes") from white cardstock, applied direct to paper the Black Soot, embossed with Rustique Antique Iron, then dropped in some Rustique Tin Can. Adhered the raven and key together, trimming of the overlap and then adhering to card, adding a black rhinestone eye (which you can't really see...).

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) on white cardstock, embossed with black embossing powder, die cut with another of my newest dies (Spellbinders Decorative Elements "Decorative Labels Eight"),  sponged Distress "Evergreen Bough" around the edges., adhered to card with foam 3D squares.

Wrote my little sentiment with a funky monoline using a Zig Writer on white cardstock and just cut it out with a little arrow head. Adhered to card and added a couple black rhinestones.

Cut out a bunch of oak leaves with my electronic cutter - these were real oak leaves I scanned... cut out from some copper painted cardstock from my stash. I then sprayed with Dylusions and pounced some acrylic yellow and spattered with Sumi Ink. Adhered to card with Golden's extra heavy gel medium to give them a bit of lift and floating on air feeling.

Just click on card image if you want to see a larger version.

And it also fits for these challenges:
gg designs Oct monthly Halloween with no traditional images
TSG Clear Stamps  #175 no DP
Anything Challenge  #77 Animals
City Crafter  #129 yellow, orange, green
Crafts & Me Challenge  #104 add a sentiment
Crafty Creations  #190 fall colors
Divas by Design  #55 add texture
Fab n Funky  #141 no DP
Penny's Challenge  #96 die cuts or punches
Stamp with Sarah Kay  #178 Halloween
Crafty Mess Challenge  #18 Distressed/aged
Corrosive Challenge  #158 animal
Do You Stack Up  #92 warm colors
Moving Along with the Times  In the Dark
Pixie Dust Studio  #147 anything goes
Shelly's Images  Bingo: orange, bling, punch/die; sewing, free, kraft; ribbon, emboss, digi


Anonymous said...

I love the lattice background and I bet it was hard to make a Halloween card without all the ghosts etc..but you did a great job!! Thank so much for sharing your wonderful card this week at CCCB :-)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic creation, love the lattice & the raven looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

RoseC said...

Yogi, your black embossed raven looks fabulous on this antiqued Halloween card. Your lattice and leaves are wonderful additions too. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "My Sentiments Exactly!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

cheryl said...

oh gosh this is just gorgeous super image and the colours are just perfect bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylx

Sandra Wright. said...

Fabby card,loving the layout and teh Raven...

Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Craftymess Challenge blog.

Sandie :)

Darlene said...

WOW this is awesome Yogi!! Love the design and sentiment! Thanks so much for joining our "TIC-TAC-TOE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Ginny said...

lovely card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

valou250809 said...

Very beautiful card! Bravo! Thanks for playing with Penny's Paper-Crafty.

Melanie said...

Such a great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Die cuts & punches" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Wendy said...

Fabulous card ...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design & Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Gaynor Greaves said...

Fantastic card, absolutely stunning, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x

WencheP said...

Very cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Karen said...

Fabulously creative!!

Love it!

Thank you so very much for joining us at Penny's this fortnight for our Die Cuts and/or Punches challenge.

Hugs to you,
Kafty Karen - DT.

Unknown said...

This is so pretty! I love the leaves over the trellis. Thank you for joining us at DYSU this week!

Kim. said...

What a great card, love the raven and lattice you used. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
Kim xXx

Pat K said...

Now who needs pattern paper when you have a gorgeous design like that. Love it all. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky. Pat K.xx