Friday 16 October 2015

Going batty

Hello peeps, hope you are well.

Next week I'll be blogging some competition entries that I've made recently, but first I wanted to show you one I made for a competition last year since it's 'Halloweeny'.

It's three panels of card with arches cut out of two of them to create an old underground basement look. I didn't have an arch shaped die so I cut circles and then cut out the bottom half of the arches manually. To get the texture I ran the card through my ebosser with a brick stencil and then inked over the top with brown Distress Ink

The mad scientist character is from a Personal Impressions stamp set called Time Travel, designed by Lindsay Mason. This was coloured with Promarkers and then fussy cut.

The sentiment is by IndigoBlu and was stamped onto white shrink plastic with Stazon and then shrunk.

 It's a bit hard to make out, but I put some wisps of cotton wool dressing (unused!) behind one of the arches for cobwebs. The bats were cut with a Sizzix die and attached with strips of acetate.

For extra embellishments I die cut some cogs from black shrink plastic using a Sizzix die and coloured them with Letraset metallic pens after shrinking. The goggles were from the time travel set again, coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut. I used Glossy Accents to give a shine to the lenses.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Allsorts Challenge Blog  #332 No design papers
Not Just Cards #25 Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything goes 
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes  
Pile It On  #90 Funky and/or Freaky
Digi Choosday #41 Feeling sentimental 
THE PENCIL CASE  #4: D= Dark Colours
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-lirious and Punchy
Polka Doodles - Use a Die Cut 
Whimsy Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes/Hallowe'en
Crafty Catz #297 Anything Goes
Left of Center #100 Good Old Fashioned Horror/AG 

Thank you for stopping by,
Katrina x


Sarah said...

What a great design Katrina, you certainly achieved the underground look. Your finishing touches are really spot on and I love the sentiment...I can relate to that!! xx

Darlene said...

OMG this is awesome Katrina! What a fabulous design! Excellent job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIE-LIRIOUS & PUNCHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Jo said...

Fab card the brick background...brilliant! Have a lovely weekend. xx

froebelsternchen said...

How cool is this card? Super!
Thank you for sharing with us at TIOT's!

suzARTe said...

Hi Katrina,
this is such a cool Halloween card, I love the main image and all the details especially the brick background which looks awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, JUst keep on creating. I look forward to seeing more of your creations :)

chrissie said...

Wonderful ideas on your project

Thank you for joining in at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Chris said...

Fantastic Halloween project! Your underground basement looks brilliant complete with bats, cobwebs (brilliant idea) and the quirky mad scientist! Love it!

susiestacey said...

Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Design Papers'challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carole Pollard said...

Brilliant card your design is fab loving the stamp and background love and hugs Carole x

Unknown said...

Such a great design! The arches look fab too!
Thanks so much for joining us over at the Pencil case challenge this week!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Terri's Cards N More said...

What a clever design. Love the technique with the background paper and sentiment. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Die-lireous and Punchy" challenge.

tilly said...

fab image on your halloween card, thank you for joining our challenge at Craafty Catz and hope to see you again

Anjie said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us in our Use a die cut challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Julie Odil said...

This is so FUN! I am loving the humor behind it and it is perfect for our "Sentimental" challenge at Digi Choosday. Thanks for joining in! Julie, DT

Sue said...

Katrina, this is brilliant - just such a wonderful and clever design - I love it.

Unknown said...

Fabulous creation, love it and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Wendy (DT).xx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and colouring and so perfect for our Use A Die challenge at POLKADOODLES. Thanks for sharing and good luck
Aunty Sue DT

adziamar said...

Extra project. Thank you for joining us at Sisterhood of Crafters challenge.

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Love the basement atmosphere ! Thank you so much for playing with us at Left of Center weekly challenge. I hope to see you next week too !

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card love the arches and thanks for sharing at DIGI CHOOSDAY with our Feeling Sentimental challenge. Good luck.
Aunty Sue DT

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

Helen x

Judy McKay said...

Great Halloween card. Nice design. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you here again soon. Judy DT