Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Creepy Crawly!

It's preview day for Lizzie Anne Designs, and today I'm combining the soon-to-be released mix, Sweet and Spooky, with an older Halloween sentiment, Fright Night!  The new mix has lots of sweet images, but I used mostly spooky ones for this card!

The other day when making my design team challenge card, I stamped this sentiment and sprayed it with Smooch after coloring it with neon Copic markers.  Oopsie!  I ruined it!  :(  The spray was not fine and misty, but thick and splotchy and bright metallic orange, which made the sentiment hard to read (I didn't *think* I was too close, but maybe so!).  I set it aside and started again from scratch.

Later I began to wonder, what did I have to lose by wiping over the "ruined" image with a cloth dampened with Copic blender solution?  It turned out to be a happy accident!  I LOVE the way this looks, and the color palette that it inspired is kinda cool!  Not your typical Halloween, but certainly eerie and creepy crawly!  It has a sorta misty bog, haunted house feel, don't you think?!

I stamped the spider, cut it out, added some platinum Sparkly Fluff to make it fuzzy, then scratched a bit of the texture off to make it look more like the real thing.  Kinda gives me goose bumps!  I just love stamping for Halloween!

Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Versamark ink
Nestabilities Label 10 die
clear Copic Spica glitter pen
Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink
Martha Stewart edge punch
Kaiser pearls
taffeta ribbon

Today's even more fun because some of us are previewing some cool new Fall digital papers!  These are great because they coordinate with images from the new mix! Gotta love that!

See how cute these images and papers are together?!  I trimmed the paper in strips to draw attention to the vertical lines of the image and layout.  Again, I used my favorite combination of Memento ink, Copic markers, and distress ink, adding some nut brown Flower Soft to the flower centers for a bit of fun texture.

Be sure to check out the Lizzie Anne Blog and the peeks made by all of the Lizzie Anne Designs rock stars!  I can't wait to see!


  1. love the fuzz on the spider! He looks really realistic! Both are stunning cards, Deb!!!

  2. Such wonderful layouts Deb! I just absolutely LOVE the first card! The colors are amazing and the spider element is perfect! :)

  3. Wow Deb, this is an amazing card... the colors and the way you did the spider is so spooky, love it!

  4. Oh my, I really love that Halloween card! You rock lady!

  5. OhMyGoodness. Your first card is the most gorgeous Halloween card I've ever seen, no joke! The colors are fabulous, and I also love the little pearls. Total awesomeness!

    Your second card is darling in its simplicity. The bow is fantastic.

  6. Wow, that fluff stuff on the spider is something else! What a neat look and what an amazing look you created for the entire card.

  7. Love the Halloween card, very spooky with the spider image! And your flower pot card is so pretty!