Friday, 21 October 2016

Pumpkin, Scarecrow & Halloween

Pumpkin Scarecrow & Halloween


We continue the Halloween theme today with

Crafty Field

who is going to show us her super spooky card

I made a spooky scene with items that aren't necessarily Halloween themed.

First, for my moonlit background, I selected Glossy paper
 and cut out a circle from masking sheet to protect the moon.

Using Distress inks I then brayered the night sky, darker at the top.

 I used this menacing Branches stamp by Impression Obsession. 

The picture shows Versafine ink and standard cardstock as I made the fatal mistake of forgetting to take off the moon mask before stamping! 

For my second try I switched to Glossy paper to get a deeper tone 
as the texture of the standard card gets in the way. 

When using Glossy card stock Dye ink is a better choice so 
I switched from Versafine to Memento dye ink.

I stamped the Boo sentiment with an old alphabet stamp .
(To make sure the letters are spaced correctly I used the "U"
 as a place holder as it is the same width as the "O".)

Last, but not least, I stamped a "crow", a bird from the CI-329 stamp set.
To make it pop off the page I used Archival ink. 

For finishing touches I darkened the corners of the image 
with black ink and cut the excess cardstock.

Against that dark and eerie background 
I needed a colourful and fun addition
 and settled on Pumpkins. 

I made those with hand cut ovals but you could use dies, if you have them. 
I coloured the cardstock with Distress inks, 
adding Walnut around all the ovals of the big pumpkin. 

I also added a die-cut leaf from my bits & bobs jar

4. The finished project

Materials used:

Many thanks Crafty Field for a fun card

That's all for today folks.. Enjoy!

Mickie xx


  1. This is fabulous! The background for the cool pumpkins is awesome! xxx

  2. Very atmospheric card, love the pumpkins X

  3. Great card Miss Crafty. The pumpkins were a brilliant idea to soften that scary background. Happy crafting, Angela x

  4. love the background oh a great card I love it ,
    Sarah xx

  5. A super card, loving also the hand-made pumpkins, how clever and well done!!
    Coco xx


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