Hiya! Today I have a card that started out as one thing and ended up being completely different. As I'm trying to get a little more exposure for Killam Creative, I decided to create a card that fits a few different challenges.
First, I used Chelsea's Crafting Life's Pieces sketch. (I bent the rules a bit and used a stamp as a template instead of coloring the stamp itself... it may disqualify me, but it was still worth it!) Second, I found a shape challenge at 365 Cards that really spoke to me. I thought to myself, "Self, I can do this one, too!" And so I did. It's a bit of a departure from the beautiful and whimsical creations on the past few 365 challenges, but Halloween is approaching and I'm feeling a little dark and dirty... or something like that... uh, nevermind. *grin*
I'll also be able to enter in a few other challenges based on color combinations and such. I'll link them all here, too. This is such great "excuse" for exploring all the fabulously talented paper artistry out there in Internet Land!
- Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Challenge #2
- 365 Cards Shape Up challenge - hexagon
- Creative Belli Blog's "Fall or Halloween" Challenge
- Little Paper Shop's Halloween challenge blog
The cat shape is cut from highly glittery paper and is based directly on Lindsay Dyer's digital stamp at Sassy Studio Designs. (See, Chelsea? I did use a digital stamp... you could say I colored it with scissors!)
The flower layers and the rest of the black trim was spritzed with Glimmer Mist. Unfortunately it doesn't show up that well in the photos.
Happy Halloween or Happy Hunting!
Originally the hexagon was going to be filled with a fabulous Sassy Studio Designs vampire called Rosalie, but my colors didn't work out. She's finished and will find a home on a card with different colors. Honestly, using the sentiment "Happy Hunting" on a vampire card gave me a thrill, and I'm not even into all the vampire stuff going around these days. I have to send a shout out to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles of my youth. Now *that* is hot vampire fiction!
So, thanks for reading my ramblings. I'm off to get ready for a "Third Friday" event in my little town. The arts & entertainment community is trying it's best to be a driving force here. Hopefully I can help it with a little push of my own.Happy weekend, everyone! Cheers to you. :)