Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spooky Halloween To You!

Well, actually it's a "Not so Spooky Halloween to You!" How can you make a Tilda into something spooky? She's just too cute to spook, LOL!

I don't usually do very many Halloween cards....actually, now that I think about it, this is my very first Halloween card! Last year I bought some halloween-themed Martha Stewart punches and didn't use them once. :( I decided I would finally put them to use on my Spooky Halloween Easel Card.

I also realized, I don't own any Tildas or Edwins from the Halloween collection so I improvised. Instead I used Pirate Tilda and Elf Tilda (who I turned into a witch). That's one of the things I love about these Magnolia images....they are sooooo versatile!

I colored both of my images with Copics and then did all my shading with chalk. On all the black areas I added Stickles for a little sparkle. I paper-pieced Pirate Tilda's shirt and head-wrap with purple paper that had black polka dots and added Stickles to the dots.

For Elf Tilda, I cut off her wings and gave her purple/black-striped tights. The hat is a paper-piecing pattern from Scrapbooks Etc. and can be found here. I just hand-traced the hat and made it a little larger in the middle. Then I colored in a black band on the hat and added more Stickles.

On to my Spooky Halloween Easel Card. (Just a side note, my camera was not cooperating today so the pictures are a little washed out. The colors are brighter in person. Hopefully I get my camera figured out soon!)

The papers came from Recollections Ravenhead Manor 8x8 paper pad. The spooky house was another paper-piecing pattern from Scrapbooks Etc. here. The spider web punch is from Martha Stewart. The bottom grass punch is also Martha Stewart. It's actually an Easter border punch with grass and bunnies. I cut the bunnies out and replaced the space with mice (also from a MS border punch...I cut the mice out and glued them in various places on the card).

Here's a close-up of the top portion of the easel card:

I added stickles to the punched out spider web at the top of the card. The ghosts are Ms. Grossman stickers. The glittery bats are MS stickers. I put cornstarch on the back of the bat stickers to get rid of the stickiness, and then put them on pop-dots. The clear rhinestone swirls (for the smoke) are from Walmart Best Occasions. The Trick or Treat sentiment is from CTMH October Word Puzzle (D1311).

Here's a close-up of the bottom part of the Easel Card:

The top striped paper came from my stash and punched with the spider web punch and more stickles added. The rest of the paper is from the Recollections Ravenhead Manor paper pad. The black, glossy, chipboard frame came from Recollections also. The broom under my "Witch" Tilda is from Jolee's By You Witch Accessories. The sentiment is from CTMH Thriller (D1442) and embossed with CTMH black embossing powder.

These are the challenges I'm entering my card in:

Totally Tilda - Halloween

Let's Ink It Up - Use Halloween Colors

Stamp Something Challenge - Halloween Somethings

I hope you enjoyed my card! I really had a great time making it!

Happy "Spooky" Halloween to you!

Rosemary :)


Rene said...

Oh Rosemary that's awesome!!! What a fantastic improvisation! Great card!

Christina C. said...

How very creative, Rosemary! This is a fabulous easel card. Just goes to show how versatile those Maggies are!!!

Zoe said...

Fantastic improvisations! lol It's just absolutely gorgeous. A wonderful very first halloween card. :) hugs xxoo

Chris said...

Rosemary, your card is wonderful! I love what you did and so cleverly at that! Great job!


Sandy said...

I absolutely adore Halloween and the same goes for your wonderful Halloween card. Rene hit the nail on the head - great card!

Unknown said...

Awesome creation, absolutely love the scene you have created and just beautifully coloured too. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, hope to see you again. Cheers Suzanne

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh,this is a most creative creation! What a wonderful Halloween easel card and your Tilda's are beautifully colored. I love all the glitter you added too. Super job...hugs...Barb

Cindy said...

I love the paper piecing. I'm going to have to pull out my book on paper piecing. I never thought about combining it with my Maggies - great job. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining the MSL challenge. C2

cabio's craft corner said...

very very cute easel with fun theme and colored Tildas. Amazing haunted house!

Maria said...

Fabulous Halloween card Rosemary! I love your paper piecing and all the bling. Such great details and the haunted house is perfect. Hugs, Maria

Cami said...

These are the two cutest witches I have ever seen! Great job altering the Tildas! This is just bootiful! Hugs, Cami

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous card, great improvising. You did a fantastic job on the hat :) and your coloring is wonderful. Well done!!

Dragonlady said...

Stunning creation, love all the details. Thanks for playing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

Lora said...

This is fab! Love how you turned Tilda into a witch, she looks great, and all teh detail you have added is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.
Lora x

Shirl said...

Very clever card love your imagination and colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Shirley x

Candy said...

Man what a great card without one Magnolia Halloween stamp!! I am very impressed!
Great job with the mice and grass punches - love the mice all around. Your colouring is wonderful -never knew of chalk for shadowing before - love the results!!
A really great card with all of your embellishments.
Hugs, Candy

Netty said...

Fabulous Halloween card. Thank you for playing at LIIU. Annette x

Hannapanna said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and the Tildas looks really cute. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful project and gorgeous use of Halloween colours! Thanks for joining us at LIIU! ;)

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...


Wow you have done the cutest scenenry.I love how you alterd the maggies to get them so versatile. GREAT COLORING I TELL YOU!!!Just simply gorgeous scenery,RubYM:)

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...


Lisette Morris said...

Love Love love this! Great idea creating your own witch and I love the sparkly spots on Jolly Tilda. Adorable!

Christine said...

Ohhhh this is one awesome Tilda Halloween creation stunning images & scenery fab all the detail..thanks for sharing & joining us at Totally Tilda Halloween special.

smiles Christine & TT DT girlies xx

Anonymous said...

so cute Rosemary! and creative! adorable Tilda coloring!
Pam Going Postal

Maria said...

I love all that glitter you put on your cards.
And I am a fan of Magnoliastamps so I just must love your cards.

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