Sunday, August 2, 2009

GCA #52 - It's Halloweeny Time!!!

Hello all!!! Yes, I know we are jumping all over the place with the holidays, but I was working on a Halloween card today, and thought "This is what the GCA will be!" I'm using the new Halloween dsp from SU! that is just ghoulish!!

Finally here is my sample!! I combined this challenge with the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS, who this week is VA.Sunshine AKA Teresa. She has an awesome gallery.

With the FS challenge you are to change at least 2 elements on the card you create.

My changes are:

* Colors, stamps and theme

* Kept the basic layout, which is one of the elements of the card I loved

* Used ric rak, but in a different way

* Used Big Shot Texture plates to emboss the black panel

This card uses the Halloween Frights sets that was in last years holiday mini!! As this is the only Halloween set I have, I'm glad to have it in the catty!!

The fence was made using my Word Window punch and thin strips of cardstock. I wheeled over the front of it with the new jumbo Texture wheel in Old Olive, which I also used on the Whisper White main panel.

The owl on here came out a little differently than I expected, since he was originally stamped in Basic Black. I off stamped him twice and then did the Rock n Roll technique in Soft Suede. When i stamped him onto the WW, this is how he came out!! And, this is one of the reason's I do not like SU!'s Basic Black. It leaves a purplish hue to images. I prefer to stamp all my images I wish to be a true black in Staz on black. The close up pic gives you better detail of the main panel. And, I also stamped the inside!

So, the challenge this week is to make a Halloween card, project or scrapbook with whatever types of Halloween images you have, upload it either to your blog, or to an online gallery and post a link to your card to this blog entry as a comment by August 8, 2009 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner through a random drawing and post the next Sunday.

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenge and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! If you upload your card on SCS, Stampin' Addicts or Paper Craft Planet, please put GCA52(NO SPACE IN BETWEEN GCA AND 52) in the keyword section.

That way everyone can look at all of the creations at once! If you've been waiting to join in the fun, jump on in and have some fun!! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!!!

Happy Stamping!!



Rachel said...

Can't wait to see your card, We don't really celebrate Halloween over here...Maybe next week I can join on the fun.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Halloween!!! Yeah!!! My favorite all time holliday!!!! Thank you!!!

Holly Jones said...

too cute!

StampinCathy said...

Love this adorable SPOOKY card.
Here's my card for this week.

C. Sage Deerborn said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I could not wait to do this challenge. You can find my card on my blog: Paper Crafts, Pass It On