Saturday, October 3, 2009


for the new SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT WITH HIDDEN POTENTIAL challenge! Are you excited??? I know I sure am and can't wait for you to see what the DT has been working on and what Vicki (basement stamper) has in store for you in the weeks to come!! So PLEASE check out the Challenge Blog and play along! I promise you will find inspiration.

The basic philosophy behind our challenge is as follows:

To join in the fun, please post your project on your blog with a link to our challenge, then leave us a comment with a direct link to your creation so we can check it out!!If you don't have a blog, you can always post your project to an online gallery (please use keywords: SSHP01, etc.) We want everyone to be able to participate, all are welcome!ALL styles of artwork are welcome and combining challenges with our challenges are welcome. Please feel free to use any media/companies you like to work with! (We just ask that you create something NEW for each challenge.) We all feel that everyone has something to share and we can all learn from each other! Being different can be a good thing!

With that being said ... here is today's challenge. Make a creation with a Halloween theme using NO Halloween images! Get creative and think of using Halloween colors and images you can "turn into" something for Halloween.

Here is what I've come up with ...

As you can see, I have used the circle from the Hero Arts Friends stamp set to create my "pirate moon". Stamped in summer sun ink, edged with pumpkin pie ink, diecut using Nestabilities (classic circles) and matted with basic black cs. The pieces for the eyes, nose & mouth were punched with an EKSuccess pumpkin punch. A smaller Nestie circle created the patch and the a round tip black marker was used for the "bands" that hold on an eye patch.

Papers used were basic black, pumpin pie and homemade background paper created by sponging various inks (old olive, pumpkin pie, really rust & summer sun) onto a piece of white cardstock. Tearing, distressing and faux stitching added texture to the panels. The sentiment is by Vap! Scrap and stamped with Versafine black ink and embossed with Detail Clear ep.

Please be sure to stop by the other DT members blogs for even more inspiration.

*Vicki (Creator/DT Coordinator)
Darlene (that's me, teehee)

As always, thanks so much for stopping by today ... it means the world to me!!


  1. Dar - this is sooo cute!! I almost bought this Hero Arts set at a class a while back but didn't like the card we made with it so totally missed the hidden potential! LOL This is cool and I love the homemade background paper!!!

  2. Well, here is all the inspiration I need! You are so clever...way to think outside the box! I'm going to have to rummage through my stash and see what I can find.
    Kim xXx

  3. Good morning Darlene!! WOWZER!! Lady, this is just as clever as can be!! I knew you'd do something so awesome!! :) Thank you for the wonderful post and all the details about how you created this awesome pirate pumpkin!! I LURVES IT!! You rock lady!! I'm so glad to have you on the diva team!! HUGS

  4. Darlene this is just to Cute and I love your background paper,Hugs Debbie x

  5. this so rocks Darlene!!!!
    love the overall look....fabby background paper!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  6. Wow - this is creativity at its finest! How fun to create a pirate moon out of the circle image; now you have me thinking of all the other uses for those types of images. Wonderful colors to really make this moon shine!!

  7. Super cute and clever Darlene! LOVE it!

  8. Oh how fun is this!!!!!!! Great jack o lantern and what a fabulous background!

  9. Oh so CUTE!!!!! Just love the creativity!!

  10. WOW!! this is a cool card~great job.

  11. You are such a clever person. Just love this pirate pumpkin. Hopefully one of these days your creative mind will rub off on me. Great job sistah!

  12. So cute, Darlene! Looks just like a vintage Halloween pumpkin face--well done!

  13. Hi Darlene!! I have been away all day and just could not wait to come and visit you all!! This creation is awesome. I love how you used your Hero Arts stamps and all those punches to create that pirate pumpkin!! Too cute!! You rocked this sketch girl!!

  14. This is just so darling! I love his eyhe patch and the papers are just gorgeous! Such vivid colors he looks like he's actually lit up! I love presenting with you!

  15. Hey Darlene, WOW that pumpkin is way too cool!! LOVE his patch!!! Fab job with the challenge, you rock girl!

  16. Awesome job Darlene...I LOVE your pirate moon!

  17. Oh, your pirate moon card is sooo cute!! Fantastic background also!
    Tammy x

  18. Very clever. I really like the way you did that background. It looks awesome. This is such a super way to use your set. It was so fun getting to meet with you.. HOpe your week is super.. Send me some is dark and cloudy..


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