Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ghostbusters Halloween

 Wow, it's been a week since my last blog post. Hope every one is doing ok. Same old same old around here. I've been working on upcoming design team makes and didn't think I had anything to share, but I ran across a card I'd worked on that only lacked computer-generated sentiments so I was able to quickly finish it up. It's a good thing, too, because the challenge that inspired me to make it ends tomorrow, lol. 
I've combined Basic Grey's Ambrosia 6x6 designer papers on an A2 card base cut from SU card stock with Art Impressions and Technique Junkies stamps, Art Impressions bat and witch's hat mini dies and Penny Black nested Antique Frame dies. The background ghosts and the soon-to-be-toast ghost are TJ stamps. The woman is an Art Impressions stamp colored by me with Promarkers and a few gel pen accents after heat-embossing and fussy-cutting her. I got the idea to use her because she reminds me a lot of the Janine Melnitz character in the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie (their secretary). The sentiment is how she would answer the phone, lol. The actress who played Janine, Annie Potts, was a whole lot prettier but it has been 37 years since then. 😜
I used this very old (2005) Splitcoaststampers sketch for my design inspiration.
I used my grey Promarkers to shade the ghost background and my black marker to edge the paper layers. I'm just sharing the front for time's sake, but the inside and back are lined with more of the Ambrosia papers. I also inked-edged the ghosts using some really old Stone Grey Ancient Page ink and a blending tool. The bats and hat were cut from white card and colored black. 

Well, time to get back on the deadline hamster wheel, lol. Thanks for visiting! Stay Well and Craft On! xoxo

3.   TTCRD 9/28-10/5: AAG -- #1/2
4.   Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 37: AG w/Colouring -- #1/2 Used Promarkers and Gel Pens
5.   My Time To Craft #466: Embossing Heat or Dry -- #1/3 Heat-embossed the woman
6.   APTS #9 Sept. 2021: Patterned Paper, Please! -- #3/8 I used BG Ambrosia papers.
7.   Creatalicious Challenge #219: AG -- #3/3 Option not played this time
10. Creative Knockouts #420: TicTacToe -- #1/2 and 10 Challenges Max I chose middle column: I have stamped the woman and heat-embossed her, and included a sentiment.    


Judy McKay said...

Love your Halloween card. So cute. Thank you for joining us at a Place to Start this month. Hope to see your art work here again next moth. Judy DT

craftytrog said...

Great card Aimeslee! Made me smile!

Carole J said...

I love your fun Halloween card, Aimeslee! Such a host of cool ghosts in the background on top of that incredibly beautiful paper. Your Ghostbuster lady is coloured to perfection to stand out and the sentiment made me smile. Fabulous work!
Whist I am here, let me say thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” September Challenge. We love to see your creations!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

Bethie said...

Well, I woke up to your post being the first on my list of subscriptions to read, and am I ever glad. This card is truly fabulous. The way you used the background is so unique--I've never seen one used in this way. Thanks for the inspiraton. Have a great day Aimes--Bethie

Rain said...

I love it! And I can hear Janine answering the phone that way lol...that's one of my favourite movies and I watch it at least yearly!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a Super and well put together card, with fab colouring and a fun sentiment, you really are one clever lady. That lady makes me laugh out loud, she is so funny.
Good to hear things aren't bad , so that means Arthur isn't visiting?
Keep well my friend.
Faith x

Daga said...

OMG, this is absolutely crazy! I fell in love with your work. Your ghost busterin is perfect! :D

Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Renee Matarese said...

This is FABULOUS!! You're right...she does remind me of Annie! lol!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Art Impressions!

ahlers5 said...

Oh my gosh, I love this one! I need one of those devices in my bedroom to catch the spirits that visit here. I have always felt like we have some kind of portal in our bedroom. My grandkids are never allowed in our bedroom. Not too long ago I took the six year old in my room while I was sorting laundry. He asked me about my closet...very strange, about what was in there. I told him grandpa and my clothes were in there. He told me very bad things come out of there. Like ghosts. We have never told the kids about our ghosts. Interesting.

Monica C. said...

That is one cool ghost vacuum and the lady handling it is pretty cool herself!!
Hugs Monica