Monday, August 9, 2010

Dark and Dreary....

Every year I tell myself I will get cracking on my Halloween cards early, and every year it sneaks up on me.

I adore Halloween imagery. I love all things dark and spooky. For some reason, when I was little, I KNEW that there were witches in the woods at the end of the street. I have yet to meet anyone who can prove there were NOT any, by the way. So whatever you do, do not listen to any propaganda from my family.

I ((((loved)))) Edgar Allen Poe with his ravens and hearts under the floorboards. I especially loved the uber spooky and lesser known story he wrote about a ship full of dead souls.
MWWAHHAAA - I'm all scared just THINKING about all that stuff!!

You can imagine my joy at the new Halloween stuff from the upcoming mini catalog. It's my fave Halloween stuff Stampin' Up! has done EVER!! It's SOOOOO scary and raveny and owly and spooooooookkkkyyyyy! Wait till you see all of it.

So for once, I sat down early and started tinkering with the spooky fun. I started with some less scary images so that you wouldn't run away shrieking. I have to lull you into a false sense of security before I REALLY scare you! heh heh.

And since Halloween is rarely clean & simple, I decided to break that rule and see if I couldn't be BOTH clean & simple AND scary.

Stamps: Dark and Dreary Ink: Basic Black Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Barely Banana, Basic Black and Real Red Markers, Spooky Night Rubons, Self Adhesive Pearls
All Supplies Stampin' Up!

The greeting is a rub on, as is the line the candelabra sits on. I just quickly swished my Barely Banana marker around the candles to get the flame and colored the spider and the candles with Real Red. I added the self adhesive pearls - the teeniest ones on the sheet - to the candelabra. I drew the spiderweb.Don't be scared... It hasn't even gotten good yet!! :)

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  1. Simply gorgeous card. I must look into the new SU mini cat.
    Have you heard of the Haunted Design House challenge blog? It is all Halloween all the time!
    Please stop by and visit.

  2. love your clean and simple card Lydia! I don't much care for Halloween but well I just hope that you won't shun me for it. I can't wait to get all spooked with what you will show us nex.


  3. Love how you put this all together!

  4. Awesome card! I love the pearls on the candles. Great way to showcase the rubons too.


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