Friday, September 19, 2008

The Witch has left the graveyard

I tried the striped wipe technique over at SCS. It did not work for me the way I had planned, but all in all I do like the outcome of the bg paper on this card.
This was a real mish mosh design. I wasn't getting the effect I wanted on the paper. I did use glossy white paper, but maybe my baby wipes are too old. After all my baby is 15 years old!!! LOL
Anyway, I thought that it looked ok so I now had to stamp the bg with the images that I wanted. I inked up the Martha Stewart fence with my Black Brillance ink, and when I stamped the paper, nothing! I stamped the image on the junk white paper I bought yesterday and got a lovely image. OK, so now what? I get out the stazon ink pad, ink up the image, and again nothing. I was getting very frustrated! that's bad for me, because then I feel like throwing everything away and just giving up! But, I worked so hard on the back ground that I decided to give it one last ditch effort and pulled out my SU Basic Black ink pad (which I was going to throw away...another story) and that did the trick. Amazing. I added some flying bats, the moon and a tree from Gina K's Spooky Silhouettes, and then stamped the Martha Stewart Witch image off the paper so that we only got a glimpse of the tail end of her broom.
Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!
Smiles :)
Lorraine




11 comments:

Becky Sorensen said...

It looks really spooky!! I like it. I haven' t tried that technique yet but hopefully this weekend. tfs

Jennifer Murai said...

What a spooky card :) Great job on your background, it really adds a lot to the card. TFS

katiesniche said...

I think your swipe card came out great! What a great look!! Really creepy :)

Lesa said...

WOW! Super cool! I love how you did this. Keep using the old wipes! This rocks!
Here is papertreys site: http://papertreyink.com/ If you spend 40 bucks you get free shipping. I got some of the vanilla paper and some kraft with my last order of lots of white. I am set for a long time! Oh ya paper doesn't count! ;)

CathyRose said...

Well, whatever you were going for, it looks fabulous!

Laurie Unger said...

This turned out very cool looking! Great Halloween card!

Enfys said...

Well, it may have taken a while, but you certainly got there in the end, this is fantastic. Get that Cricut out girl..........isn't it funny, I can hardly make a card without it now, it's my favourite thing of all time - until my next craze that is.........

Diane said...

Love this card, and I had trouble with my blog this morning...big red error!!
This is a fantastic card..the colors blend so well!
Have fun on the cruise, your cards are fab, so quit your worrying...LOL...If I got a swap from you I would be totally happy! I hope you don't give up SU, though I hear you about the credit card...maybe just sell off what you don't want and you can keep going, I can't imagine not having SU...and I have only had 1 workshop in 6 months of my joining...I'm NOT a good salesperson. Have fun on the trip and relax....your items are FAB!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is phenomenal! Love it. Glad you kept at it because the end result is awesome.

patty w said...

Amazing!

Lori Barnett said...

That's COOL!!!!

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