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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Opus Gluei Challenge #116. Something wicked this way comes.

The lovely Kirsten at Opus Gluei has challenged us this time to make a project to celebrate Halloween so I have followed the Split Coast Stampers Shadow Box card instructions here for this 3D card. But I made the card centre a lot bigger and I punched a Martha Stewart border using Layered Arches and sandwiched that between the side panels for a bit of additional interest.

Mwah-ha-ha.............. Your carriage awaits you and it's ready to whisk you away; past the howling wolf and up, up, up to the creepy castle where your destiny awaits you...

OR if that doesn't tickle your fancy then a huge bar of your favourite chocolate, a foot massage, a large glass of wine, a roaring open fire and the person(s) of your choice :-)
(Feel free to change or tweak any of the above aspects to make your perfect evening entertainment - 'cos I'm helpful like that.)
Click on it to make it bigger.

The stamps are from Chocolate Baroque and are the new Halloween stamp set called Howling Moon. They are gorgeous aren't they?
The spider border and the sentiment is from the Inkadinkado set called Creepy Crawly.
The black ink is Versafine heat embossed with clear fine detail embossing powder.
I sponged Distress Inks in Stormy sky and Chipped Sapphire to colour the card.
I used a white Derwent colour soft pencil to colour the moon and I lightly shaded dark green Colour soft pencil over the foreground of the centre card to give some definition to the ground area. Derwent colour soft pencils work beautifully over distress inks.
The sentiment tag is from the Spellbinders Fancy Tags set.
The fence is Martha Stewart's Iron Fence border punch.

Happy creating!


Jane Wetzel said...

hello dear Ginny! FAB FAB FAB!!! This is just awesome and I hope u r well! big hugs, Jane :)

Electra said...

This is pretty and scary and elegant at the same time, Gini. I love it. Except for the spiders, of course. :-))


Gini, this is fabulous - love the atmospheric scene and all the wonderful detail. Your work is always perfection. (Love the little story too - I feel as if I'm actually there)!

I hope you are well - have a happy week, hugs, Sylvia xxxxxxxxx

Karen said...

Brilliant work as always my lovely xxx

Margaret said...

love your colours!and the stamp set is totally cool! great little piece! Mx

Jana said...

LOVE this scene. So wonderful and fairy-tale-ish.