Sunday, October 15, 2017

Spooky Halloween, PP366


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week our sweet and wonderful Laurie is hostess with a Clean and Simple Challenge: Spooky!



Here's my take on the challenge. The bones of the card are quite simple, and I replaced my "white space" with black space. I did spend a bit of time on the background, playing around with distress inks. I used stencil brushes first, then splattered with ink, then watered down ink, then finally splattered again with clear water. It may have taken me a while, but I like the end result. It was mildly messy but fun, and it's kind of spooky, I think!

Stamp Sets: Spooktacular (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Seedless Preserves Distress Ink (Ranger)
Tools: Big Shot, Cute Cobweb Die (Lawn Fawn), Stencil Brushes (Clarity)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)

9 comments:

  1. I think your background looks spooky too!It's so much fun to play around with distress inks. Awesome card Sandy!

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  2. Sandy, I love that you went with unconventional colors and your background was totally worth the time you spent on it. Fabulous CAS card, my friend
    hugs
    jaydee

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  3. Simple but lovely card. You so effectively answered to the Spooky theme--spiders always seem to do that!--and yet so simple and "clean".

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  4. Sandy, what a fantastic background! Worth you time because the effect is perfect! The web and spider certainly add a spooky feeling to your card! Love the black space! Have a great week, My Friend! XX

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  5. This is a fabulous background! I struggle with anything purple, so you were one step ahead of me from the get-go! And a spider too! VERY spooky!

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  6. A purple, splattered background is perfect for Halloween and I think spiders make for a spooky Halloween card every time. I just don't like them in my house! Hope you're having a great week!

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  7. This is a spook-tacular spider card, Sandy! Love your splattered background--the work paid off as all the layers really add so much dimension. And spiders are creepy any time!

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  8. I just love the purple and black together! SO FUN!!!!!!

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  9. I love that background Sandy and it was well worth the time and effort - it is fabulous! I appreciate the explanation too as this is the kind of thing I struggle to make look like anything other than a mess, so the tips are welcome!! The perfect background for your spider and web. Truly spooky and beautifully CAS!

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