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My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Haunting We Will Go...

Hi Everyone!

Are you ready for another Halloween card from me today?  This is from the set Creepy Crow by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and I love this image with the scraggly tree...Very creepy and perfect for this time of year! 

I was so excited to see the challenge this week at Cinema Saturday was The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the requirement was to use a tree...Yay!  It has been a long time since I have been able to participate and it's one of my favorite challenges.

To make this card, I masked off sky at an angle, sponged on brown ink to create the ground, then swapped it for the bottom and sponged on a moon and sky. 

I had this traditional stamp with spooky eyes, so I created a background using that...
and a piece of digital paper from the set School Papers (See, not just for school projects!)  also from Lindsay's Shop.  After I completed the card, something seemed to be missing, and that's when I added the sentiment with another traditional stamp.  Yay, done. 

Here is a total look at both of those sets:



Lindsay and the rest of the design team are full of ideas this week...Visit them today for more inspiration!
Lisa (Taking the week off)
Other challenges this card is linked to are as follows:
 Bee Crafty-Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles-Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft-Books or Stories (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Cowgirl Sunday-Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles-Anything Goes
GingerLoft-Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts-Monsters (You can see the Monstrous Eyes on my card)
Scrappekammeret-Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers-Books (The Legend of Sleepy Hallow)

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Stampin' Up, Versafine, Ribbon: American Crafts, Stamps: Studio G, Scrolls Work, Nesties.

28 comments:

Marianne said...

very beautiful creepy halloween card! Love the atmosphere of the card!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!
marianne

Karin said...

Hello Karin,
Again a beautiful card!
I'm of to Germany on saturday, to visit my family.
I'll be back in a fourthnight.
I will have a lot to look at when I return.
Greetings from Belgium
Karin

Catherine said...

I love your card Karin ! There is quite an "atmosphere" about it !!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Kruemel said...

Such a great Halloween card! Love the scene you´ve created!

Thanks for playing with our books and stories challenge at Cupcake Craft!

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Laurel said...

OH, I love what you did!

1CardCreator said...

You are so talented Karin! I love all the different stamps you used and your backgrounds look awesome! ~Diane

wendyp said...

love that spooky eye background paper! This is darling!!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Spooky indeed! I love the eyeball paper you made and the faux airbrush look of the image. You made the school paper look spooky too! great job!

pinky said...

Oh wow Karin, this is truly ingenious. Love how you created your background and its so perfect with your choice of image. You are so right about the paper, works perfectly.
Pinky

Cindi said...

wow, you really captured the haunting feeling with this card! great job
:)

Yvonne said...

What a great card! And what an awsome tree! Love it!
Thank you so much for joining us at Scrappekammeret!
Hugs, Yvonne

Cheryl said...

Cool! I love the sponging and the fun BG you made with the eyes.

Michelle said...

A wonderful card for this weeks challenge at TT.
x Michelle

Mrs. Fence said...

Super spooky! Love the coloring and the background paper you made - very ghoulish!

Melissa Craig said...

Perfect card for Sleepy Hollow!

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME work, Karin!! I love your masking and shading for the ground and sky..SPOOtacular!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

terrific! and included in all those challenges too! WOWZA!

Tami said...

I really love this. Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft

Sally H said...

Wow! This is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

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Trinh said...

Great design, Karin! I love the background you created with masking. Thanks for leaving a sweet comment about my card!

Micki said...

LOVE how you used the papers and the digi stamps. It's awesome....... hugs

Kristie said...

Oooh, I love the spooky eyes on the background. Great card! Thanks for playing along with Lollipop Crafts!

Margie said...

Creepy but cool! Love your coloring!

Rhonda said...

Karin, this really is a great card! You have inspired me to try my hand at these silhouettes. Love what you have done with this one!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles! :)

...just Barbara said...

This is a fun card and I love those spooky eyes! Thanks for playing in the Lollipop Crafts Challenge! Check us out on Monday for a new theme. ;D

Guro said...

Wow what a great scene you have created! Love the threes and the birds :-)
Thanks for playing at Scrappekammeret.
hugs Guro

Agnete-Sagalind said...

That's so cool! Really amazing!
thank you for playing with Scrappekammeret!
OXOX Agnete!

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