Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Paper Players Sketch {PP119}

Happy Sunday, friends, and welcome to another week with The Paper Players!  I am delighted to be your hostess this week for our monthly sketch challenge.  I love sketches--sometimes they are just a starting point and get the mojo flowing and sometimes I follow them exactly.  Either way as the foundation of the design, it's a great way to get started!
Even though it's late for a Halloween card, I just had to show you a card we made at my monthly stamp clubs:
You'll notice that I followed the sketch almost exactly--except where I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits instead of the banner.  You might also notice that it's a little bit longer than normal.  I just cut it in the middle and extended it beyond the focal image to make it a bit taller.  The label framelit covers the edges so no one would ever know that it's cut in half!  For the focal image, I heat embossed an image from Toxic Treats and using a 3/4" circle as a mask, sponged More Mustard ink around the circle.  Remove the circle and you have a perfect, spooky full moon!
I amped up the spook factor with a single eyeball accent and some champagne shimmer paint brushed over the spider web embossed background.  Gives a subtle sparkle to the background.
I used the same full moon masking technique on the inside along with two more of the images from Toxic Treats.  Stamping the images in Tangerine Tango and the masked moon in More Mustard.
And just because it goes so well with the colors and the full moon of today's card, I thought I would share a picture from our recent trip to Savannah, Georgia.  The historic district is brimming with gorgeousness around every corner and this historic square is no exception.  It was a perfect Southern night for strolling and snapping a pic or two!

I hope you'll find this week's challenge a perfect excuse to get busy in your craft room.  Go check out all the fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team and  then link up your creations with us at The Paper Players!  Just be sure to get in on the action before Friday, November 2nd at Noon (PT) when this challenge turns into a pumpkin!  Happy Halloween!

The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Toxic Treats
Ink: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Jet Black Stazon
Paper: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Basic Black CS; Houndstooth & Scaringbone DSP; Champagne Glimmer Paper
Xtras: Apothecary Accents & Labels Collection Framelits; Spider Web embossing folder; Basic Gray striped satin ribbon; 3/4" circle punch; googly eyes from my stash; Finishing Touches Edgelit die; Champagne Shimmer paint


H2 :) said...

Thank you for such a great sketch, Nance! What a great Halloween creation - love the sparkly cobwebs & the clever, extended bookplate. The sponged images, both inside & out, look fabulous. :)

Kim S said...

That eyeball gave me a good chuckle!

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

Nance this is the bomb! Great to visit your cool blog. xo, Marian

Nancy said...

Nance, This is such a cute Halloween card, love the eyeball and the sparkly on the cobweb. Great idea too for extending the framlit. The picture of the square in Savannah is perfect, sigh I remember it well.

LeAnne said...

Awesome Halloween that you altered that framelit to make it longer..a terrific trick I love to use! Awesome sketch, too! And the inside is just as fun as the outside!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the random googly eye! The extra sparkle is wonderful behind your image and the inside is fab! Your photo is wonderful - someday I will make it to Savannah!

Diane - said...

Nance great card! Love the moon behind the witch and also inside. Too clever.
LOVE how you extended the framelit behind the focal point...again CLEVER girl.
The photo is fantastic and Keep looking for the witch to go flying by that moon too! Hugs

Ann Schach said...

Yowza! I love the sponging on the Toxic Treat image! The glimmer paper adds the perfect sparkle. The inside is to die for! Of course, the eye is the perfect touch!

Ellen said...

Fantastic Halloween card! Love the googly eye! Wonderful sketch!

Amy White said...

Hee hee that single eyeball makes me laugh - looks like it's watching me!! Love the touch of sparkle you've added with the black and dsp. Thanks for the awesome sketch this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Awesome sketch and a spooktacular creation, Nance! Love that glimmer paper and the little eyeball accent. :)