Monday, September 19, 2011

Homecoming Dance

can you read the banner - it says "fall fling"
Do you swap?  If you're interested there's a forum on Splitcoast Stampers there's a forum for swaps.  This card is for Kate (celestial-stamper) annual Halloween swap.  This particular swap is closed, the cards are due any day now but Kate's usually got some swap going and there's usually a fun thread of yakking to follow with some fun trivia type quizzes. 

It was difficult to decide between a cutesy or a dark motif, and as you can see the dark side won out.  It's hard to see the dp on the card face since the image and embellies cover so much of it but in the pic of the inside you can see the graveyard easier. 

It struck me that these kiddies are all dressed up for a dance which put me in mind of a "fall fling".  So hopefully you're getting the idea that the graveyard is all tricked out for dance.

These kiddies (I think they're adorable, does that make me weird?) are Bowtie and Mink.  They're Daniel Torrence images.  When I colored them I used some pale greens, lavenders and grey on the face of Bowtie.  He doesn't strike me as the type to have a peaches and cream complexion.

 On the other hand Mink is partial to pink so there's just a very slight undertone of green which barely shows except on her eyelids where I used a darker shade because Mink thinks that the green eyeshadow really plays up her hair.  I think she's right

Mink wore her best skirt for the dance.  It's purple, her second favorite color, which goes so well with her favorite pink.  The skirt has lots of bling on it, because the fall fling is a semi-formal dance.

The banners are dressed up with red stickles in the hopes of looking like blood and there's a spider hanging of the banner just because.  I couldn't resist adding the cockroach ribbon once again - just because.

don't forget the inside
Here's the deets:
stamps - Stampotique Daniel Torrence "Bowtie" and "Mink"; Taylored Expressions "Pennat a la Carte"; Crafty Secrets (spider web) "Halloween Fun"  unknown alphabet stamps for banner
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Studio G red, green and lavender for banner
paper - Recollections Neutrals card base; Bazzil "tangelo" cs; Moxxie "Midnight Dreary - Tomb It May Concern" dp
miscellaneous - copics, Taylored Expressions tiny twinkles and pennant die; twine, ribbon, stickles; stapler; EK Success "Graveyard" border punch

Here's the challenges:
Creatalicious #26 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #32 - Autumn theme (cockroach ribbon)
Catch the Bug - Let's Create a Scene
CES #5 - Embellish Me More (at least three different types)
Corrosive #133 - punches and/or dies
Sew Many #68 - Halloween
Fab 'N' Funky #90 - bingo (embellie, ribbon and die cut)


  1. Very cool card & so so you Chris!!! Love these two ghoulish kids! The skirt is outrageous and I love the blood dripping from the banner!

  2. WOW! Chris, your dark side is wicked cool!!!!

  3. lolol omg Chris! I LOVE THIS! :) Typing with the swollen hand tooo!

  4. Wow!!! Your card is wonderful.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week.

    Anne-Marie x x

  5. This card so cool! such clever idea, love it.
    Lindsay xx

  6. Great card, fab pennant die, thanks for joining us at CES this week, karen

  7. So fun for Halloween. Thanks for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. :)

  8. Great card - love the images!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week! Juliexxx

  9. How COOL! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Create a Scene" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  10. Perfect halloween card :) Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Autumn Challenge :)

  11. Your card is completely awesome and I really like the style! Thanks for sharing with us at Catch the Bug this week!

  12. how i wish i had a party dress that cool LOL! LOVE Daniel Torrence images- you so rocked 'em too! awesome papers & banners- what a fab card!!

  13. I LOVE this! Thanks very much for playing along with us at Corrosive, and good luck! :D


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