Monday, August 8, 2011

TPS Spinks and Spooks Collection Previews - Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the previews of the Spinks and Spooks Collection coming to Tickled Pink Stamps on 15th August!
Today we introduce “Lil Haunt 2 Wizard Eric”!

Wowee, I was sooo excited when Kellie offered me a TPS Guest DT Spot for August. I’ve been a TPS fan ever since the Lil Lolita’s were first released  and I have nearly all of the “Lil” stamps or digis in my way too large crafty collection. 

When I first heard that this release had a Halloween theme I had mixed feelings. Mainly because Halloween is not really celebrated much here in Australia – and cards are definitely not given. So I haven’t made Halloween cards before and I did not have anything Halloweeny in my stash. This gave me a great excuse to make a bee line to my local scrapping store (there was no time to order anything via the internet). But when I got there they didn’t have much in their Halloween range “We will get stocks in September” they said! But I did find some fun Tim Holtz embossing folders and some Graphic 45 papers that I will show in another post. When I got home I had a closer look through my stash and found some Magnolia Halloween paper and a skull and crossbone charm that also suited the brief!

I love colouring in black and white only (or shades of grey) which really suits this release and because I wanted to be able to use this card as a birthday card I decided to add some colour – purple and orange of course!

I have had so much fun with these spooky new images and I really love how this card turned out. 
Thanks so much for stopping by, and for all your lovely comments, I love reading them.
The Tickled Pink Stamps DT have been busy creating some amazing works of inspiration so hop over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog, take a look and leave them some comment love!

Card Recipe
Stamps :  Lil Haunt 2 Wizard Eric digi (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Halloween papers (Magnolia) 
Inks:    Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), tuxedo black (memento)
Coloured with:  Copics (cool grey's)
Other :   linen thread (Stampin' Up!), adage ticket (Tim Holtz), Leaf & Swirl Doohickey's dies (Magnolia), wooden lock, black rhinestones (KaiserCraft), charm, cardboard key (stash)

1 comment:

Amy said...

How cool is this card! Great paper mix and I love the keyhole accent and the flourish, awesome card!