Sunday, October 22, 2017

Buggy and Bats

     Ever since I spent an afternoon crafting and card making with my friend who introduced me to stamps from Victorine Originals, I've looked for reasons to buy some of their stamps.  I went on a spending spree right after I discovered them and now have stamps by them for most holidays or at least seasons.

     For this card, I combined two totally unrelated stamps but I thought they made a great Halloween scene right out of a Dickens or Poe novel.  What do you think?  Can't you just imagine an old, Victorian hearse on its way to the cemetery right at sunset with the bats swooping past?

     The "hearse" stamp is actually called "Buggy" and the bats stamp is called "Flying Bats" (I think -- not sure as I borrowed that one from my friend and the name is a bit worn off.)   I used both stamps as silhouettes, stamping them with Tuxedo black ink.  I used my ProMarkers to color the sunset sky.

     Then I started digging through my stash of paper scraps, building layers in alternating dark and light shades of autumn colors as I went.  I put everything onto a colored card blank, including the textured ribbon wrapped around the card front.  The sentiment is another Victorine stamp, also colored with ProMarkers, then hand-cut and mounted on dimensional dots.

     For final touches, I did a few die cuts (Cottage Cutz - Bird on the Branch plus Impression Obsession - the pumpkins) and added them along the bottom corners.  When it comes to die cuts (or even silhouettes), I much prefer animals to people.  Even the simplest shape of an animal, like the birds and bats above, are so easy to recognize regardless of what they might be doing.  :-D

Aloha Friday
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Di's Digi Designs
Hiding in My Craft Room
Jo's Scrap Shack
Morgan's Artworld
Take It, Make It

     I seem to be coming down with a cold and am doing my best to fight it off.  What I thought was going to be fun crafting time turned into a day spent tucked under the covers, sipping hot tea with honey and lemon.  That's part of the reason today's post is so late but I'm staying up to get a post ready for tomorrow so it should be posted at a normal time (which for me usually means midnight my time. :-D)  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Kathleen said...

Beautiful creation, some gorgeous stamps, fabulous scene and wonderful colours.
Thank you for joining our 'Halloween' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Lori Kobular said...

Your sky turned out gorgeous! I love the scene you described and I can just picture the bats flying over the hearse! Great narrative!!

Arlene said...

I love the scene. Great sky too. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! Connie this is fabulous! Love the scene and I really can imagine that. Perfection!
Hope you start feeling better!

Heather said...

Well, you definitely created a spooky scene! Your sky is fabulous and the die cuts you used really finish everything off perfectly. Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs and Jo's Scrap Shack.

brenda said...

You have created a atmospheric scene with all the right ingredients for our Halloween theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Daffodil Cards said...

AM-AZE-ING, what a Super card, so well thought out and designed. Love it.

Tracy said...

Fab spooky creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Hi Nana :)
This is a beautiful card! I love the gorgeous scene you created and the black silhouettes fit perfect for this! It actually reminds me of the old Amish country back roads in PA. Lovely card! Thank you for also joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack and playing along with us this week in our FFC! Have a wonderful day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

susiestacey said...

Great card, love the bats stamp, a perfect scene for this weeks challenge.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Halloween' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Scrapper69 said...

What a Spooky Cool Scene you've created! Looks wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us over at Victorine Originals - SUmMOre Fun! Have a great day! :)

Theresa (Victorine Originals-SumMore Fun DT)
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Lynne said...

A super silhouette scene and the colours of your backing papers show it off wonderfully. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

Michelle Windsor said...

Such a lovely Halloween card thank you for joining into our challenge over at Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog
Michelle DT

Beth F. said...

What a unique card! I love that you used totally unrelated images and got them to mesh so well. Thank you for joining us at Victorine Originals/SumMore Fun!

Sherry said...

Beautiful Scenery Card This Is Amazing .. Thanxx For Sharing At Jo's Scrapshack For Funday Friday Challenge
Sherry Lynn
DT @ Jo's

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, this is great, what a fabulous scene, very Halloween. Super!!

Heather Ferguson said...

What a great scene, love the use of not so traditional stamps to make it uniquely yours, great card! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Victorine Originals ~DT Heather

Sarah said...

Thank you for joining in at AYLI with this lovely card featuring animals.The colours are wonderful. Sarah DT

Julie said...

Love the scene you created
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T