Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Purr-Fect Lacey Halloween Cat

 Hello everyone. Today I have a Halloween card. I always plan to try to play at Two Old Bats and use the Gecko Galz Gothic image. This month I'm using last month's image because I printed it out and never got to it in time. I like it better than this month's image, though. That's how it goes sometimes.
Except for the lime green SU 6x6 card base, all papers are from my Halloween scraps. I found the fence, jack o'lantern and ghost die cuts there too. Add some of Mom's orange lace and some black markers and deco-scissor edging to all the paper layering, I think it made a great scraps cards.
First, here is the sketch I used for my design. At top left, the original. At top right, after I resized to 6x6 in PSE. 
Next, the Two Old Bats optional mood board. Even if I don't always use it, I still look. I saw an umbrella, jack o'lanterns, fence, ghost, as well as the colors orange, black and green. So that's what I went with. Interestingly enough, no cat, but I was committed to my image. Whatever she's waving in her hand looked like a lace umbrella to me so I used some of my mom's lace. At any rate, this month I actually used the mood board some. 😁
The Gecko Galz focal image was outlined with a black marker and then I stippled Crackling Campfire Distress ink on the creamy yellow background to make it more dramatic looking. I have rediscovered ink stippling and find it a refreshing alternative to ink blending. I like the variations in color intensity you can achieve. It's more forgiving than blending; less labor-intensive than coloring a background, too. 😊😍😋 I also stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment.
The back has more paper like on the front and you can see the orange-glittered sections much better. I also edged the patterned card with a black marker and colored the stamped and circle-punched siggie.
And a final view. Thanks for your visit and your well-wishes. I'm slowly having an easier time of it in some respects. I've been keeping a diary and that helps me see it. 



As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
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As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Back to say
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
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Darlene said...

WOW ... spooktacular my friend! That image is amazing and you've showcased it perfectly! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back each month. Remember, if we have 50+ entries, (you can enter THREE times), we will give a PRIZE.


Jane Savage said...

Wonderful spooky make! Love all the layers!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very cool. Your pretty papers coordinatr so well.

Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
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Diane said...

WOW, what a fabulous spooky image, love it!! A great card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Two Old Bats!
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Megan J said...

Hi Aimeslee, a fun Halloween card, love the image and the sketch you have used. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute project. Thank you for participating in Through the Purple Haze Challenges

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creationsnz said...

Wonderful use of yoru scraps. I love that lacy-winged batwoman. Thanks for sharing your critters with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

Doris Klein said...

Great spooky creation!

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Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Love this Aimeslie. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
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Mary M said...

Love your card and the image is awesome, I will have to see if I can get a hold of it. Thanks for joining us for April's Two Old Bats Halloween challenge.

Vickie Y said...

Love the image and card design! Thank you for sharing with us at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.

kramer_buffy said...

Your green matting makes this card pop from all the other entries.

Thanks so much for joining us at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

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Dagmara Gorczyńska said...

Gorgeous creepy-cute card! I love the image too.

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