OK, I have to tell you what I saw on TV! A particular show has been sharing recipes all week which use your children's candy. I thought it would be interesting to see what to do with those Tootsie Rolls, LOL. The recipe that made my heart pause and almost call the local coronary care unit all by itself was one using Milky Way Bars. Girls, the cake called for 11 regular sized Milky Way Bars and two sticks of butter! Seriously! If that wasn't a recipe for a clogged artery, I don't know what was! Oh my gosh, I couldn't believe it. If anyone wants the recipe, let me know and I'll copy and send it to you - privately! LOL
I decided to do an unusual Halloween colored card. We all use orange and black, or green, purple, orange, and black. I decided to use blue and black for my card. The papers I chose are Authentique Journey. I think it turned out kinda cool. It looks cold and spooky, LOL, to me, at least. Here is the cover:
For this part of my card, I created a scene using four Magnolia stamps. The tree limb is called Spooky Moon from the 2009 So Spooky collection I masked the moon and kept the tree branch. I also used the owl, pumpkin and leaves, and the toadstools from the Sweet Rainbow Collection. The Pumpkin and Leaves can be found at Scrapalicious.I wanted the perfect backdrop for my little Witchy Bear! Isn't she just the cutest? You can find her at Hooked on Craft. Her name is Bear with Cauldron. I chose to add some dimensional stars and bubbles to the airspace above her cauldron. I also added some acrylic blue stars. The aqua star flower was perfect to pair up with some black flowers and seeds I had in my stash. The images were colored with Distress Inks. I added a touch of sparkle to the eyes of the owl andsome of the spots found on the mushrooms. I replaced the "O" in Halloween with a aqua rhinestone.
Here is the upper inside section of the card:
Look at that little Dracula Bear! Isn't it the cutest? Now, even though Karen is out of it right now, I'm sure she can order it for you. That way, you'll have a head start next year. The entire Halloween Bear collection is fantastic!
The aqua star flower was perfect when paired with the larger flower behind it. The flower behind it is one of Karen's layered flowers which I colored black with my Copic marker. The maple leaves were white, but since I wanted to stick to aqua and black, I chose to color those leaves black also. I had a doily die that I thought looked close enough to a spider web. I even added a pom pom spider from my stash.
The lower inside has a hidden tag which I created using a Magnolia die duo. I chose the loopy ribbon to match the edges of the die. The white strip behind the bear is some very old paper tape that I had from about seven years ago. It has a Halloween theme, so I chose the part that had the word, "Halloween," repeated. I did shade it with a tad of aqua. The stamp is one from my stash. This time, I chose to use the Bear with Broom. This bear is just as adorable as the others. There's only one left, so you better snap her up! She's a keeper! I repeated using the layered flowers again. I also chose to use the maple leaves which I colored black just as I did the others. The one leaf with the crystals is from Prima. I just thought I'd add it on. Here's a shot of the lower portion:
. I have elevated the bear using pop dots.
This is the inside:
Well, there you have it - my first blue Halloween card! What do you think? I'd love to know! I put myself out there, so we'll see if the reactions are favorable or not.
I hope you have a wonderful Halloween. May you get all the chocolate you can muster! Thanks so much for visiting. I'm so glad you took the time to stop by.
Love to you,
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
1. Crafty Calendar Challengeends 11/4 - Spooky
2. Stampin' for the Weekend #19 ends 11/3 - Spooky
3. Crafty Ribbons Challenge #5 ends 11/9 - Bingo (middle row horizontally)
4. Paper Play Challenges#43 ends 11/2 - Halloween Inspiration
5. Crafts and Me Challenges#58 ends 11/1 - Blue
6. Scrapaliciousends 11/1 - Halloween Spook
7. Simon Saysends 11/1 - Anything Goes
8. The Paper Variety Wk. 57 ends 11/1 - Cute or Spooky Halloween