"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Boo!!

Hey there!!  Saturday and time for my regular Less is More post.  Last week Chrissie and Mandi set us on a challenge to reach 1000 submission and boy of boy did the LIMs rise to the challenge.  The last time I was able to look the count was up to 775 entries!!   Can you believe that??? Way to go ladies!!  This week Chrissie and Mandi have given us a sketch to base our cards on.  As I was taking a quick look at some of the entries this morning this one by Viv caught my eye.  After giving consideration to other ideas I decided to take Viv's basic idea and take it up a notch.  



For my card I used the Hero Arts set Frightful.  I stamped the tree image on my card base using black ink and then stamped it again on cream cardstock.  I placed a Spellbinders square die over the portion I wanted to diecut and cut it out.  I then inked up the image with Ranger Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade distress inks.  The little spider were added and then the square was mounted on the card base using foam dimensionals.  Clear Hero Arts gems were added to the bodies. 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft & cream; Stamps:  Frightful; Ink:  PTI True Black; Gems:  Hero Arts

40 comments:

Barb said...

Rosie, this is so fun! I love the way you used the tree with just a small panel of color behind it. So clever! Your little spiders look awesome with the gems! :)

Christine said...

I'm not a big fan of Halloween but this is a great card! Not to much Halloween but just enough!
Christine

Lynne said...

Wow, wow, wow Rosie, this is awesome.I love it.
Lynne xxx

Sue said...

Awesome card! Love it!

Chrissie said...

Oooooh creepy!
Great card Rosemary!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Brenda said...

This deserves some kind of an award Rosemary! This is absolutely perfect in design! Very, very creative my friend!

Suzilou said...

Oh boy this is brilliant!! Love the stamps and colour of your square - just fantastic :)

Saints Rule! said...

So cute!

Debgem said...

Genius!! Love the little spiders and the bling too! A really pretty Halloween card!

Loli said...

Hola Rosigirl, terrrrrrific card :D :D :D, i love yout spiders, very glamorous with gems:D.Well done.
A hug from Palma

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautifully spooky!

Sue said...

Great spotlighting Rosie.
Smiles:)

Susan said...

WOW! You've done a fab job with this card! I love that popped up part...what a great technique! Must remember to try that!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!!!

Linby said...

wow-love the dramatic colouring. What a brilliant idea.
Linbyx

joy said...

This is one boo-ti-ful Halloween card, Rosie! I love everything about it. Very clever to use a raised die for the spotlight. And the spiders are adorable with the gems added.

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning!

Suze Bain said...

Love those dangling spiders. Fab. xx

Mandi said...

Fabulous take on ouor sketch!
Our wedding anniversary is halloween, so I love it!

Thank you Rosemary
Mandi LIM

Dezinaworld said...

Great idea and beautiful autumn card
hugs June x

Jenny said...

Oh how clever is this card, love that raised coloured square :) Spiders with bling bodies too...eeek :)
Jenny x

Angelica said...

Wow, this is too cute.

Michelle said...

OH MY GOSH! This is so creepy and cool!!!! I love it, Rosemary!!!

Heather T said...

I love the way the tree is stamped on both layers, and the spiders are superb.

Lisa A. said...

Hi, Rosemary!! Wow...I LOVE the way you put your card together...GREAT layering and love the color on the panel...LOVE IT!! And then, adding the spiders with gems...how creative are you??!! Very nicely done!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary this is COOL! Loved the popped up colored block over the tree and the gems in the spiders are a spook-tacular idea.

GinaA said...

This is brilliant, I know someone that would just LOVE to recieve one like this.

Jenni's Jems said...

Great fun card and love the sparkles x

Aileen said...

This is super Rosemary. I love it! x

Tiffany said...

Oh, I love this! The creepy little spiders are the best!

Elise said...

GIRRRRRRL! YOU have to know how much THIS splendid lil' creation tickles my crafty bone - GOODNESS gracious - I LOVE IT SO! Positively FABULOUS!

ribenaruby said...

Hi, what a beautifully made card! Ruby x

Maureen said...

Great card, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

Vicky Hayes said...

So gorgeous Rosemary! The spider tree looks amazing against the orange square.

Cheryl said...

Your card is awesome! I love the bling on the spiders.....too cute!

fatmonica said...

I love this card!

Viv said...

Another super card again Rosemary :O) Viv xx

Aleksandra said...

Great card! A little creepy though! :) I see I have (accidently) used the same idea of the spotlight as you...

Have a great day!
Aleksandra

lin_ka1 said...

beauty :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, this is SUPER cool! The way that square glows behind the tree is phenomenal.