Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gossmere - Tiddly Inks Halloween Challenge

The current Tiddly Inks challenge #96 is "HALLOWEEN".  I decided to use Tiddly Ink's lovely Gossmere image to create this Halloween card.

Gossmere from Tiddly Inks is colored with Copic Markers and "fussy cut". 
Other materials used:
  • Memory Box dies - Creepy Web Frame, Rounded Fence and Dangling spider all die cut out of Vellum cardstock
  • Spellbinders Decorative Grand Nestabilities Grand Ovals and Grand Large Labels dies
  • Stampin' Up! Vellum card stock, Poppy Parade, Summer Sun and Basic Black card stock, orange scrap for spiders, black glitter paper for spiders 
  • Lasting Impressions design paper  (from my stash)
  • Paper Shapers and dollar spider punches from Walmart
  • Martha Stewart Spider Web Edge Punch (again punched with Vellum)
  • Basic Grey Halloween acrylic stamp set - spider webs on oval with Memento black ink
  • Stickles - Star Dust, red and black
I learned a very valuable lesson the hard way, while making this card.  Never, ever, ever apply Stickles to Vellum.  It will immediately crinkle up and unattach itself from whatever it is glued to.  In this case it was the delicate web frame and the border punched webs that I had so very painstakingly glued down.  After the Stickles dried, I tediously reattached the Vellum back down to the card, a small section at a time, but the crinkles and little waves were there to stay.  Fortunately they look kind of like they are supposed to be there as part of the web.  It does add to the 3-D effect, but "Lesson learned!"

Have a super rest of the week.  More rain forecast for here.  We do need it though.


Tabbatha Sandoval said...

What beautiful colors! Gossmere is my favorite Tiddly Inks digi and you colored her so well, fantastic blending! Thank you so much for joining us this challenge at Tiddly Inks.

Loopylou. said...

oh my gosh oh my gosh!!!! this is awesome! its just divine, I love that frame and your colouring is just stunning! love that spidey paper too!!!
Thank you so much for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week
hugs Lou xxx

Dilyana said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning!!! You've coloured Gossmere beautifully! I love your card and thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Karen said...


An adorable image for your card and coloured to perfection sweetie!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks for our Halloween Challenge!

Krafty Karen - DT.xx

Donna Wardle said...

WOW!!! Susan... This card is just amazing and I love the way you coloured Gossmere she looks stunning!! Thank you so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!! xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Stunning, glowing colors Susan. Plus, those spiders around the frame are great spooky accents!

lis-m said...

This is just outstanding.. love those spiders!
Thanks for joining us over at Tiddly Inks this time for the Halloween challenge.
Lis-m GDT

Åsa aká Scraphorse said...

This is so wonderful and cute!
LOVE the strong colors!

Thanks for playing with us at Tiddly Inks this challenge!

Lieselotte said...

Stunning card! I especially love the way you colored the dress, it looks like flames. Thank you for the tip about Stickles and Vellum!

Kathi said...

Wonderful card. I love the die cut and punched vellum. Vellum is so underused these days.

Cossamer is beautifully colored and "fussy cut".