Friday, October 11, 2019

Ghoul's Night Out Concept Card

Happy TGIF, sweet blogging friends! I'm sharing a card today inspired by my love for Lost Coast Design Stamps and their excellent challenge and events blog, Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - what a name, huh? I love it and it's aptly named, too. I do not have that many LCD stamps...2 dozen or so...and I need to remedy that soon but it's overwhelming because I want too many of them, lol.

Anyway, I always try to use their stamps once per challenge when possible. And they are having a month long October challenge called  31 Days of Halloween! A Halloween card was a challenge for me to make because none of my LCD stamps are that theme. Hence my "concept "card. Hope it's not too weird for you...sometimes creativity is weird!

 I used a group of dolls and this sentiment as wordplay on "girl's night out". And I thought it would be spooky to have them in a dark gothic arch-laden building. I stamped the Arches and Doorway background with a deep purple ink so my ghosts would show up well. I colored over it all with a ghoulish green ProMarker. The background stamp is rather large so I did not use a mat layer underneath.

I have loosely used Atlantic Hearts current sketch, sized to A2 in PSE and then flipped it horizontally to accommodate my elements.

Paper:  SU card stock, Neenah index stock, Doodlebug patterned papers, deli paper
Collage Sheet Images: Gecko Galz Halloween Night and Haunted Ladies
Stamps:  Lost Coast Designs Dolls and Arches and Door; Pink By Design; Crafty Secrets; Inkadinkado; Leave Memories
Inks:  ProMarkers, VersaMark, VersaFine Clair, Black Soot Distress Ink
Dies: MFT Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax, Quickutz Squeeze Ghost
Other/Stash: Deco scissors, embossing powders,

After stamping a moon in the doorway with VersaMark and heat-embossing to make it a resist to ink, I used the green ProMarker to color the sky, the moonlight and the dolls' faces. I stamped my dolls, fussy cut them and colored them with ProMarkers. And the coolest thing is, remember how I wondered if I could die cut my QK ghost using deli paper? Well, I tried and you can and it's cool because it's a ghost! I used a glue stick to adhere them.

 The way I did the inside this time was an experiment to try to use some of my already printed out collage sheet images. I used to just print out each sheet until finally realizing I should work per image. So I've got more than a few printed sheets! Anyway, I'm going to keep trying this (in lieu of stamping inside sentiments, or in addition to), to try and use them.

The back of my card has a snippet scrap of very old Doodlebug paper along with the die cut siggie stamp and a leftover snippet of the same card stock as the card base.

And a final look. I had fun creating this card, getting to use my Lost Coast stamps on something Halloweenish AND discovering deli paper ghosts!

1.  Atlantic Hearts Sketch #337 -- sketch shown above
2.  Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge #85: 31 Days of Halloween -- I've used LCD stamps, too, for double entry points. See Supplies above.  
3.  I Love ProMarkers #394: AG + Opt. Autumn/Halloween -- I've played the option and used ProMarkers to color my stamped images.
4.  A Bit More Time to Craft #101: AG
5.  Love to Craft Challenge #39: AG
6.  Crafty Creations Challenge #400: AG
7.  Aud Sentiments Challenge #237: Halloween/Fall + A Sentiment
8.  Mix It Up Challenge #30: AG + Opt. Open Tech -- I've played the option. My technique is die cutting with deli paper for a transparent look.
9.  Passion for ProMarkers Wk 514: Autumn Colours -- Used ProMarkers
10. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #68: AG
11. Your Scrapbook Place October Challenge: Always AG
12. Outlawz Monday Greetings Sept. 30-Oct. 14: Greetings + AG
13. 613 Avenue Create Challenge #226: AG -- I did NOT play the option.
14. Colour Crazy Challenge Week39: AG with Colouring -- used ProMarkers

Thanks very much for dropping by to visit and Happy Weekend! xox


Tammy said...

What a awesome Halloween card Aimeslee, I love the purple background and all of the ghost! And I love how you paired the dolls with that fun sentiment!
Tammy x

Laurie said...

Really cute card - love the colors and the ghosts! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Chana Malkah said...

You used the sketch very nicely! Nicely crafted project and good use of the colors of Halloween. Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge
A Place to Start Challenge

Ella's Design said...

Another fun Halloween card, Aimeslee, with lots of seasonal colours and elements. Love the way you've done the ghosts so they are transparent...a cool trick...or treat?! Thanks again for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

pssmitty papercrafts said...

What a fun Halloween card! Love the embossed sentiment. Thanks for submitting to the AHSC.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Once again another beautiful card. Loving that purple background, the banner and the dolls. Great work with the deli paper as the ghosts turned out just perfect.

Brandi said...

I really like this card, alway ok to flip things to fit our projects, I do it with the sketches all the time! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Julie said...

Great Spooky card - love the image and gorgeous finishing to your card! Thanks again for joining us at Passion for Promarkers! Good luck, Juliex

The Crafty Den said...

Another fun card Aimeslee. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Julie's 'autumn colours' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

ionabunny said...

Love how you used the Arches and Doors background and the ghosts are adorable. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

Kim said...

What a fun card. I love all the details. Thank you for joining the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Whimsey said...

What a cute project!

Thank you for joining us at Mix It Up!!
~Michele, DT

Margo said...

Fabulous card ! Not too spooky for me :)
Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry !
Margo DT

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you so much for taking part in our Love to Craft Challenge Blog.
Agnieszka chanya13 DT