Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sisterhood - The colors of Halloween!

Hello All!
Time for a new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters blog.
Today's challenge is being hosted my MWAH and the theme I have chosen is:

The Colors of Halloween


Now, even though we are using the colors of Halloween, it doesn't have to be a Halloween card/project ... BUT, you must use at least TWO of the colors shown above.  Here's what I came up with ...

 To pull together the colors I wanted to use, I went right to my watercolor paper
and Ken Oliver Color Bursts.  They always make for such a striking background!!
And I am certainly pleased with today's panel!

I just received the Lawn Fawn 'Large and Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables'
and so got busy creating the frame I wanted to use for this bold
and beautiful background panel.  Since it's really hard to see the detail of these
dies on the photo above, I've cropped a portion of the photo so
you can see that wonderful cross stitched detail.

How fortunate for me that I just happened to have the correct
color sequins in my stash.  Perfect accent along with the fun I/O Balloon
which I have flying in the corner with a Baker's twine string.

I've coordinated the inside sentiment by using two panels cut
with the same cross stitched rectangle dies and balloon.

That pretty much does it for me today!
I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!  I look forward
to seeing what YOU create using the Colors of Halloween!!

Challenges to share in:
Cuttlebug Mania September Challenge - ATG with die cuts
Ooh La La Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
UnstampaBelles September Challenge - Changing Seasons + Masculine

Till next time and as always . . .

Papers:  Watercolor paper, Black cs, Orange cs
Dies:  Lawn Fawn 'Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables' #LF1178 & ' Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables' #LF1179, Impression Obsession 'Balloons' #DIE359, Sue Wilson 'Happy Birthday' #CED5406
Accessories:  Ken Oliver Color Burst  (Violet, Terre Verte, Orange), sequins, Bakers Twine (purple & white)


Diane said...

Oh yes, how I LOVE these backgrounds, perfect Halloween colors, so bold and beautiful!!

Leslie said...

So neat! Love the background you created!!

Olga Jewell said...


Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Those Color Bursts are perfect for this challenge! This would make an awesome close-to-Halloween birthday card. I love my cross stitched fames. Different maker, but similar. They're one of my most frequently used die sets. Love those Halloween-colored sequins, too. The big sentiment looks fabulous on the front, and so does the large sentiment filling up the inside. Great card, Darlene!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Love the color burst background and those sequins are gorgeous.

Tammy Cochrane said...

Don't you JUST LOVE the Color Burst Powders!!!!! Beautiful Card!!

Susan Hogan said...

Love your colour bursts and the whole card -such a great masculine card. I like the border too. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project with us at Unstampabelles.

Linby said...

Loving your use of brushos, such a great effect you achieved. Great use of the Sue wilson die too. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.
Lynn x

Wynn Walton said...

Wow! A fabulous colourful it. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

Conniecrafter said...

I have not tried using these yet but you sure did a wonderful job with this background, makes for a great fall birthday card!

Lilian YF said...

Love this! The background is fantastic!!!
The Leaf Studio

Bunny said...

Hey, Darlene. Thanks for the invite to the blog. I came, I saw and I joined. Love your little chocolate holders. Now I'll have to make some. Please Lord, keep from eating them or I'll hold Darlene responsible...........LOL.
Thanks for telling me where to find the cellophane bags. I'd have looked from here to yonder and never would have found them or knew what to look for.

frommycraftroom said...

Fabulous background. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

Donna Phelan said...

Your background is gorgeous! Love the mix of's so artsy!!!

Shylaa Shree said...

loved the colour splash and a beautiful car. Thank you joining us at unstampabelles