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 :)


laurie said...

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

Jaydee said...

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

Flo said...

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

Claire Broadwater said...

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

LeAnne said...

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!

Annie S. said...

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!

Nance Leedy said...

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! said...

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

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

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!