Sunday, October 4, 2015

Spooked on Halloween

     When I found this image at Sweet Pea Stamps, I knew I'd use it over and over again.  This time, I thought it would make a great Halloween card but I can also see it for a general autumn card, or Thanksgiving, or even a card about mice or other unexpected things.  :-D

I started this card with inspiration from Sweet Sketch Weds. 2
but did just the bow instead of a ribbon across the middle.

     The only coloring this time was on the little mouse and her eyes, both of which were colored with ProMarkers.  I really liked the pencil sketch look of this image and wanted those muted colors that we see after the garishly-hued leaves have all dropped and died in the late fall.  The image and the sentiment were printed directly onto the card front so what looks like a mat of brown CS behind the image is actually layered on top of the image and a window is cut so the image shows.

     I didn't know I was going to do a frame around the image when I printed the card front and it was a challenge just getting the window cut in the right spot.  Not only did I have to get the image framed, I had to make sure the sentiment still showed.  That's a process I'll think all the way through before trying it again.  :-D  I added three score lines at the top for a little texture and interest.

     It wasn't until I was editing the photograph that I noticed the misprint on the sentiment.  I corrected the missing stem on the "p" in 'Spooked' with a black ink pen but couldn't correct the photograph and didn't have time to photograph it again..

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     OK, I may be a bit absent off and on this week.  I do have a post for tomorrow and for Friday but I'm not sure what else I may get done.  I'm busy with diabetes classes and will be out of town a couple of days in the middle of that, but I'll see what else I might be able to do.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. The black and white looks great with just those small touches of color. She has the same look on her face that I would if I saw a mouse on my pumpkin. LOL Great card. You sound like you have a busy week coming up, try to find some time to relax.

  2. I do love the look of this sketch. It was a good call to only colour highlights. Beautiful card.

  3. OMG, love the pencil sketch feel of this beauty. Breathtaking. Fantastic coloring on little mouse. Awesomeness, magnificent. Simply well done,
    Huge my friend

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. What a fabulous creation Connie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘PUMPKIN PATCH’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. I love your card NC! The image is so pretty, looks as if you did a charcoal drawing!!

  7. This is a lovely card, love this image and the monochromatic colour combo. It makes a perfect Halloween card. This is a great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  8. Fantastic card! Love how you just colored the little mouse and her eyes. Thanks for joining us this week and good luck. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  9. What an amazing image!! Really love how you've kept this design in neutral colors! :)

  10. This is a fabulous monochromatic card and perfect for Halloween.
    Thank you for playing along with us this week.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  11. This is gorgeous Connie- Wow! I am going to have to try that- the no coloring idea. It is a great way to show off that image- it is fabulous!

  12. What a great monochromatic card. That image really IS perfect for Halloween. Thanks for sharing this with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
    ~Jo, SSW2-Dt

  13. hello Connie! what an amazing card, luv the image, so many sweet details...stunning! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  14. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Simple Papercraft - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  15. This card is so lovelythsnks for joining dragons lair
    Lynne DT

  16. What a fabulous card, beautifully done. and I didn't even notice the "p"

  17. WOW what a beautiful image! Well done on the card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!
    Sara DT

  18. Cute! Coloring just the mouse really draws attention to it and shows why she has that look on her face! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that just starts creating and then has to figure out how the elements are actually going to fit together. : ) Your card turned out great and I never even noticed the missing "p" leg. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment; life has been crazy this week.

  19. Great project, Connie. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  20. What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
    Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hugs Tracy

  21. Classic elegance, NC! Your card turned out very well in the end. Great job!
    hugs, Asha

  22. Sweet cart! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights blog challenge.

  23. I don't know who's more frightened...the wee mouse or the wee lassie! What a cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  24. Love the image!

    Thanks for joining us at RRR.

    Jenn DT

  25. Great Card! Love that image! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  26. I love the black and white so different. Jacqui DLD DT

  27. Lovely card lice the sketched look
    Thanks for joining dragons lair


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