Thursday, September 4, 2014

Silhouette Cat for Halloween

     I keep telling myself that summer is at an end and I'm doing fall and Halloween cards just to prove to myself that's true.  lol  Halloween is definitely the end of summer, even when an Indian Summer intervenes.  This time, I've done another CAS card  (sort of) using a silhouette scene which I hand colored.  That won't make sense until I show you the card.  :-D


My sketch is from Stella Says Sketch.


     The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  I printed it onto white paper, colored the moon with ProMarkers in yellows and grays, colored an outer circle in oranges, and then die cut it with a simple circle die from Spellbinders.  I used a scrap of yellow dp I had in my stash and die cut it with another die from Spellbinders.
     Both of the teal/turquoise papers came from my stash and I decided to use them even though the colors aren't part of the traditional Halloween colors.  I wanted a night-time sky but didn't want to use black or purple for it.  I added the bling for some sparkle but kept it pretty minimal because this card will be going to one of my grandsons.

     Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations
Catch the Bug
Clear It Out
Craft a Scene
Digi Makeover
Di's Digi Designs
Double Click
Incy Wincy
Male Room
Melonheadz Friends
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Paper Pretties
Paper Nest Dolls
Scrappy Land  <---- new challenge!
Speedy Fox & Friends

     Short post but I'll be back up to speed after Saturday.  Thanks for visiting and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

45 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...hope you stop by and play with us again...love your challenge project..tfs <((><

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  2. Love how you framed your image. thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

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  3. Love that stamped image for Halloween. Thanks for sharing it with us at DoubleClick Connections.

    ~DT Barbara

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  4. Super spooky fun!! We are still in temps of 108 so it is hard to imagine Halloween is coming! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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  5. AWESOME Halloween Card!Thanks for joining in the PMS Challenge this week. I wish you the best of luck!
    DebbieM - PMS DT

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  6. A great way to showcase that silhouette cat! Love the way he looks like he's really sitting in front of the moon. Wonderful die usage.
    Lynn

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  7. Brilliant card Connie, love the colours here and I do love Silhouettes xxx

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  8. Love the way you coloured and framed the silhouette image - from black and white to gorgeous colours! Your grandson should love it>

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  9. Oh I love this card and all the wonderful cats on your blog . Thank you for playing with us on MFP.............Lis

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  10. Hey Nana Connie!! Your silhouette Cate is perfect for Halloween. The colors are amazing. I love how the entire card comes together. Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

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  11. Such a fun and spooky card NC!! I love your clever use of this digital image!! I will need to remember this! :) Hugs - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  12. Love your card, Miss Connie! The colors perfectly complement one another, and the shape of the image is wonderful! LOVE the card - Love that you colored the background and the image - thank you for explaining how you achieved so many wonderful effects! It would be perfect to place in the Scrapy Land Challenge blog! hugs, de

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  13. Oh my!!! This cat is WONDERFUL!!!! I like how you made him pop with the yellow and orange!!! Great card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

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  15. Wowzer, I love that Halloween scene and that big moon is awesome. I do like your turquoise, too.

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  16. Wow, you did an awesome job coloring that moon! Gorgeous! I'm still wondering how you did your curved sentiment! I just love it!

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  17. Love your Halloween card and love that image too. You should enter this in the new Scrapy land Challenge too as the theme for the first challenge is to incorporate dies into your project.

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  18. I can't do silhouettes well but then I see an awesome card like this and want to try. I can't believe you colored in that big orange circle.
    You asked about following my blog...I think at the very top is a black bar near your browser bar and it should have a button to follow. If that doesn't work I will figure it out.
    Kathy D.

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  19. I am back with my other hat on, Connie! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win great prizes and badges! We hope to see you come back in the next challenge, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

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  20. Oh I love Halloween cards!! They are always so much fun! I love your black kitty and bats!! Great color combination. Thanks for participating in the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog's 1st challenge! I do hope you will come back and join in on our other challenges!

    Lori
    Lori's Kreations

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  21. This is an excellent use of the digi image. Love the way you've chased it up with the addition of the orange outer circle and the scallop. Those colors are just brilliantly spooky together. Thanks for your visit & kind comment. Hugs

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  22. Oh wow, simply awesome!!!! Thanks for entering our Bugaboo recipe challenge this week- good luck in the draw.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    BUGABOO DT

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  23. Hi NC. I absolutely love your card. The colors are beautiful and I love the cat too. You did a wonderful job.
    With smiles
    Laine

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  24. Two of my favorite things are in this card...cats and Halloween. I just love it!

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  25. I love silhouette stamping and this is the perfect image to use for a Fall card - love the eyes on the cat! Thanks for sharing with us this week in TMR - Jacqueline xx

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  26. Wonderful, fun Halloween card. I'm a summer girl and also not ready for the summer to be over. But just like Christmas, we must work ahead because we know what happens when we don't...haha

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  27. This is so adorable!! The image is so sweet!! I love the colors! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land Challenge Blog and Good Luck!!
    Lady E Scrapy Land DT

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  28. Does that creative mind of yours ever slow down...This looks like it was so fun to make. Wonderful job and I am thrilled that you made your own silhouette. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

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  29. Cute Halloween card - Thanks for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge~
    DT-Shirl

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  30. Aaaaah such a beautiful and delightful Halloween scene, certainly gets one thinking about fall! Do love Halloween but deeply morn the passing of summer LOL!

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  31. Spooky and cute at the same time! Love how you colored around this silhouette image.

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  32. Great use of the sketch! A super spooky pussy cat halloween card!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  33. Wonderful card , thanks for joining us this week at Artistic Inspiration hugs Tania (DT) xx

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  34. Really cool image. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
    Kaia, DT

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  35. I'm back :-) Love this image and it reminds me of something famous...but I can't think of what it is :-P. I'm so glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge!

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  36. GREAT card!!! Just love the kitty. :) Perfect for our "anything goes" challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge . . . thanks so much for joining us this week!!!

    Kathy - CIO DT
    UpintheNIghtwithKat.blogspot.com

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  37. Such a fun Halloween card!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

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  38. WOW! This is how you start the fall season holidays!!! This is terrific - especially the background color. Thanks for playing along with us at DoubleClick Connections.

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  39. Love your lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge I hope to see you next time.
    Hugs Sharon (DT)

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  40. Love this!! Super image, and I do like the bling too. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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  41. Thanks for joining our Animal Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    DoubleClick Skittles DT

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  42. Love this image and what you've done with it, I hope Cloe approves. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

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  43. Great Halloween card. Thank you for joining us in The Male Room.

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