Saturday, 9 October 2010

LIIU #4 DT - Getting into the Halloween spirit...

First of all, I've got some really exciting news that I have been dying to share!!! :) I have been invited to join the absolutely amazing and super talented Design Team for Let's Ink It Up Challenge Blog and this is my first DT creation ;D.

In this challenge we would like you to create a project using Halloween colours but it doesn't have to be a Halloween creation. One important thing to remember - traditional, old fashion stamping only and no digis, so get ready to get your fingers inky! LOL ;)).

Now onto my card....

It was quite a challenge for me as I don't have that much practice in the Halloween celebration stuff... But once I had the idea in my head...! ;). This was a great opportunity to try out some of my new Tim Holtz stamps so my card came out quite...winged :) Lots of wings to look at!

The background was sponged with orange, yellow and purple distress inks and the edge was stamped and embossed with a black glittery embossing powder. And to add more of a "dark" feel to it I machine sew a spider web, which I think came out quite nicely lol!

Now, the more inquisitive viewers may ask where the commonly expected inhabitant of the web is... Well, let me tell you a secret. Under NO circumstances would I ever stay in one room with a spider (my DH usually takes care of the intruders for me, my Knight in the Shining Armour lol!) therefore there is no reason for any 8 legged creepy crawlies to be invading my card.... So I threw in a few grunge paper butterflies for a good measure, glammed them up a bit with some sparklies et voilà! In real, the colours are much sharper and more contrasting but I couldn't get my camera to cooperate fully...


This week's challenge is sponsored by Bizzy Becs and you could be the winner of the Goodie Package valued at $15.00 (which will be made up to suit winners taste).

Bizzy Becs sells a wide variety of products that suit all cardmakers. Gorgeous rubber stamps, including Bizzy Becs Stamps, Magnolia, Bildmalarna, Whiff of Joy to name but a few, Copics, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and lots of embellishments and other yummy goodies ;).


Don't forget to check out what other DT girls have created for this week's challenge, the projects are absolutely amazing! I am really looking forward to be a part of this fantastic Team! ;-)

Hope you can join us this week at Let's Ink It Up! This weekend has been very sad and emotional as we've had some really devastating news but I hope you my blogging Friends have a lovely weekend... Thanks for visiting.

I would also like to enter this card into the following:
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge blog - Halloween
GC #73 - Gothic Elements
One Stitch at a Time #33 - Spooky Halloween
The Shabby Tea Room #30 - Vintage Halloween


Carol Q said...

wonderful Joanna. truly imaginative - love your stitched web. congrats on joining the DT.

Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Joanna, very unique, love it and the spiders web is great and love the fact you have used butterflies and birds and not a spider LOL. Tracy Evans x

Susan Allan said...

Hi Joanna
Congratulations and well-deserved...well done, you !!!!!
I love the card you have designed. I am a great fan of spiders and could watch them in their webs for hours....and here is a whole web.. card.
I love the elements you have used and the colours are beautiful... a great first design team piece.
Have a lovely weekend
Sue xx

PetraB said...

Congratulations to your brilliant news! This piece is absolutely stunning, I love the sewing. Thank you for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

cbuswell said...

Brilliant card, LOVE the sewn spider's web, very creative!!! thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Nigel said...

Beautiful card, the colours really glow and the sewing is amazing. It's a shame you couldn't find room for Boris though ;)

Netty said...

Terrific card Joanna. Annette x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Welcome on the Let's Ink It Up DT :) Beautiful card, perfect for the colour challenge :))) Love the embossing and stitching!


SmilynStef said...

I love the unexpected butterfly in the spider web ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

SuzanneK said...

OMG what can I say except FANTASTIC, love the way you have used Tim's stamps (well I know Tim doesn't exactly own yours LOL) and the spider web WOW. Hugs Suzanne

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply gorgeous! Congrats on your DT position!

Shirl said...

That spiders web is gorgeous very clever way to put stitching onto your card and I love the embossed edges.... in fact I love everything about this card it's stunning.
Hugs Shirley x x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Joanna

Welcome to the team. Stunning debut card, love the web and background.

Hugs Ali x

ona_i_ja said...

Joasiu, Twoja kartka jest niesamowita.... Cieszę się niezmiernie, że dołączyłaś do zespołu LIIU, bo odkąd poznałam Twój blog, pokochałam też Twoje prace. Na każdej pracy używasz tylu technik i bardzo fajnie je łączysz :)
Pozdrawiam z Polski

Annika said...

Heartwrenchingly beautiful! Love the golden glow and the sewn spider web - what a great idea!!

Ruby said...

Well hello there! sorry it's taken SOOOOOOO long for me to pop by and say hi! Your work, as usual, is gorgeous! I love that you have no spiders in there, the butterflies look FAB! Let's meet for coffee soon x

Linda Robinson said...

Hi girly, I am luv'n this scary card.. Your web look fantastic.. I never thought I would be saying that. I hope you are having a happy day..

Hugs, Linda

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally stunning, love the glorious colours!!

Claire said...

Wow Joanna, beautiful card, I just love that stitched web - great idea to have the gp butterflies instead of spiders too
I'm so pleased you've joined our team at LIIU
Claire xx

Yvonne said...

Your Halloween colours card is gorgeous, Joanna!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous halloween card.

Kris Dickinson said...

This is gorgeous!

keineisteinek said...

Stitching the web is really cool. And these butterfies... as SmilynStef said, "unexpected".

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