Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MC Oct/13 - Owl - Haunted

Okay, I broke down and made another Halloween card...

I was rummaging/tidying up in one of my drawers and came upon this paper towel. Normally when I wipe up paints and stuff, I keep the paper towels for backgrounds and they just get shoved wherever... That's what this one was. I thought it would be perfect for a Halloween card... So I split the layers adhered it to cardstock using Saran wrap and an iron and added some glue where it didn't quite stick. Trimmed it down and started adding my elements.

My main card base is side folded (5"w x 7"h) purple cardstock. Stamped the owl and birds in tree images (Local King Rubber "What a Hoot") with versafine black Onyx and clear embossed only the owl image.

Electronically cut the word haunted (Quietfire Design - Silhouette Online Store) from white cardstock and while still on the mat, colored with Distress pads - "Seedless Preserves" for the top layer and "Black Soot" for the shadow layer. When adhered to card, I added Glossy Accents to the top layer.

In another drawer found these two little pieces of Halloween ribbon and adhered them to the corners. Added purple brads. Also found the purple netting... which I attached using Tim's tiny attacher. Adhered this layer to my main card.

I really like the look of this card. Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Anything goes
Divas By Design  #109 use some orange
Delightfull Sketches  winged things
Crafts for Eternity  #147 Halloween
Stampin 4 the Weekend  Spooky
2 Sisters Challenge  #167 cute and spooky
Totally Gorjuss  #207 sppoky
One Stitch at a Time  #187 Boo
Crafty Cardmakers   #103 Monochrome Purple
Craft Your Passion  #186 Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday  #113 pick a season (Autumn)
Crafty Creations   #246 make something yourself (background, word art)
Fab N Funky  #191 Halloween
Lil Red Wagon  #209 Halloween
Penny's Challenges  #151 add black or bling (there's both)
Alphabet Challenge  S for scary
Crazy 4 Challenge  #209 your favorite stamp (they're all my favorite stamp at one time or another... but I really love that owl - it's got such character)
Opus Gluei  #168 for a guy
Craftin Desert Divas  #18 Anything goes


Planetsusie said...

Oh blimey! this really is superb! The image of the owl is fantastic and I love the skeleton tree! Why is it that all my paper towels look like mud on a field whereas yours is so creative. I think it is wonderful how you found all these bits and pieces.

Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT challenges. Looking forward to your next creation.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT member

I am now intrigued as to what Saran wrap is and also Tim's tiny attacher. mmmmmmm!

Planetsusie said...

I was so intrigued I have checked it out on the internet - lol! Saran wrap is what I know as Cling Film and the tiny attacher is like a mini mini stapler.

Hugs again Sue Pxxx OSAAT DT

Ingrid Mason said...

This Halloween card is awesome Yogi - it's got such a haunted look about it. I love the background - what a great use of your paper towels. The skeleton tree is magical and the owl send shivers up my spine. Your creative skills are such a joy to see. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a super all the details on how you made it are so very creative. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck.
Lynn, DT Member

Chris Hanselman said...

Unique card. Thanks for joining our Winged Things challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Jennifer LaVite said...

Love it! Very spooky. Thanks for playing at Alphabet Challenges.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Hi Yogi!

I am a follower of yours since I first found Quietfire Design and your projects posted on the site. It is great to see your fantastic card at Totally Gorjuss!

Thanks for sharing! Good luck!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

BTW, Craftin' Desert Divas is Anything Goes this week if you wanted to share your work on that challenge also!

paper fun said...

Really beautiful. It is hard to believe that the background was trash.

Love that owl image.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Marlene Atkinson said...

Really beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

Karen said...

Awesome Halloween card! I love the colors and the owl looks very cool! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)


Deborah Adams said...

This is an awesome card. I never thought about using the paper towels I clean up with, what a fantastic idea. I like how you did the Haunted word it is totally eye catching with that owl. Thanks for sharing your card with at OSAAT.

Creative M said...

SPOOKY cute!
Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Anonymous said...

Very striking owl image, the eyes truly are haunting! Love the ribbons too. Thank you for sharing at One Stitch At A Time and good luck in the challenge.

Victoria (DT OSAAT)

Judith said...

I love this - very spooky! just perfect for our Halloween challenge at Fab'n'Funky this weeks - thank you for playing along with us hugs Judith x

Love crafts forever said...

Very interesting card, love everything about it. Thank you for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time and good luck in the next challenge.
DT Nataliya

Ciska said...

I love your story of how to card came together, coming across a bit of kit and then create the whole project around it! Really atmospheric Halloween card, very spooky! Thank you for sharing with us this week @ Fab 'n Funky :)

CG said...

Wow, what a great card. Love all the embellishments, colors and textures. Really creative. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT last week; hope you'll join us this week for our "Use a DIgi" Challenge! Best, CG

Jingle said...

This is very spooky and fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Mirella said...

WOW! What a fab creation! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week. Mirella

Aunty Sue said...

Fabulous creation and thanks for sharing with us at Divas by design for our orange challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Camille Short said...


Bettina L. said...

Absolutely love this. Great autumn colours and the design with the owl is awsome. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx