Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's a Blue Halloween!

Trick or treat - smell my feet - give me something good to eat! LOL It's that time of the year! Are you ready for the barrage of munchkins who will soon be knocking at your door?

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.

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


Anonymous said...

How delightful! Love the blue! Wonderful cards
Hugs Julie P

Suzanne J Dean said...

Oh so much cuteness on one project Chris--I just adore it! Love the blue theme, cute but spookilicious!!
We watched Top Chef last night and they had to use halloween candies in all their dishes--very interesting, not sure I would like them all but cool to see! LOL!


Rene said...

Those sweet bears are too much for me...I keep going to the website but they're always sold out :(
At least I can admire yours!
Rene :D

Candy said...

Hi Chris,
What a different Halloween Card!!
Your little bears are just delightful.
They look great in their blue outfits. I
always enjoy that Spider web punch :o)
You've done a grand job with the blues and I agree it looks freezing out!
Hugs, Candy

Barb Hardeman said...

Bewitchingly Bootiful!! Your coloring on the little bears is wonderful! Love the blue theme too - 'cause it's my favorite color. Sending you an e-mail of info...

Anonymous said...

Awwe, this is adorably spooky=) Great idea! That little bear is too cute! I wonder if that recipe is by Paula Deen, she loves her butter!

Card Crazy said...

Oh Oh Oh What can I say? This is the cutest, sweetest card, I'm lovin' it!
Sue S.

Sharon Caudle said...

This is really cool, Chris! Love the blues!!! Fabulous card!
hugs, Sharon

Unknown said...

Oh my Chris this is so adorable!!!!! The colors are amazing!!!!!! What a gorgeous creation my friend!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

cathylynn said...

I think this is BOOTIFUL!!! Those bears are so darn adorable and your coloring is fantastic! What a FUNTASTIC Halloween Card!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Anonymous said...

Oh this is a fabulous creation Chris! I love the blue coloring on your mushrooms - very unique and unusual but so beautiful! You put so much work into each card you make and it shows. Gorgeous work! Oh and that witchy bear is just too cute! hugs, Angela

Jean said...

Oh Chris, this is just the most adorable card and the colors are just so delicious. love the little bears and the blues and black, wow what a combination... just a great card...
Hugs, Jean

Elle said...

Unusual use of color. Great job!

Barb said...

What an adorable and whimsical Halloween card!
Spook-tacular !

Christina C. said...

Oh my goodness, this is much too cute to be scary!!!!! Simply delightful!

Danielle Champagne said...

Tooooooooo cute Chris! I love this blue theme, very different. cute little bears.

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Chris this is just gorgeous.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and me this week.
Trish (-:

Shelley said...

Oh my! What a fantastic card! You put so much detail and effort into it too. Thank you for joining Scrapalicious USA Challenge this week! ~Shelley

Ren-Yi said...

What a great spin on the traditional halloween! I love the fun whimsy images. Thanks for playing along at PaperPlay Challenges.

Deirdre said...

Just perfect - so different - love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with our Halloween Inspiration Challenge on Paperplay this week. ♥

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blue halloween, its fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Scrappin Crafter said...

This is SUPER FANTASTIC!! I love it! Thanks for sharing with was at Scrapalicious USA! YOU ARE THE WINNER THIS WEEK!!! Congrats!


Unknown said...

wow this is fabulous. I love those colours - so different but really effective. Thanks for sharing your project in our Bingo challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time. Hope to see you again next time.
Dawn x

Sandy said...

This is the cutest card in the world! Love all the blue!!!

Christine said...

This is wonderful, Chris! I love the front, and the inside is fantastic!

I just saw that this got top 3 at Paper Play, congrats!

La Vikinga said...

Beautiful card in beautiful colours! And the doily is my favourite; looks very good in contrast with the blue!

Thanks fot showing your card on our blog at Crafty Ribbons Chalenge Blog!

La Vikinga

Sandy said...

I know I have commented on this card before but I absolutely adore this card!