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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Day 10 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop

Good Morning, my Horrifying Hoppers.  Welcome back for Day 10 of our month long hop sponsored by Smeared and Smudged.  Terra and Tori have worked very hard to put this hop together.  Thanks so much ladies, for all your hard work.  Just a little reminder..if you get lost along the way, the complete blog roll is to the right of this post.  For a complete set of the rules, sponsors and a list of the Scavenger Hunt winners, please hop over to Terra's blog.  Make sure to leave some love while y'all are there.

I wasn't too sure about this whole month blog hopping thing at first.  I haven't done alot of dark art, but I think you ladies are pulling me to the dark side.  I think I am about to cross over..not full time, but definitely more than I have been.  I have been having so much fun doing this hop.  

Today, I have created a card using three of Delicious Doodles images.  Teri is an amazing artist.  For this project, I used the "Pile of Bones" digi paper, "Halloweenie Bones Border" and "Gothic Bride."

This first picture is of the whole card.  I printed the border four times and layered them to make it kinda like chipboard.  I fussy cut it out and inked it with DI Vintage Photo.  I put it on two layers of pop dot squares.  The bride is colored with BIC Markers, Sakura Glitter pens and a #2 pencil.  I wanted a light shade of gray that I could really manipulate and I didn't have that shade of colored pencil, so I improvised.  I fussy cut her out and inked the edges with the DI.  I used Basic Gray card stock from SU for the card base, which is 5.5" square.  The background paper is from American Crafts.  I had a strip of fabric roses from Recollections that were a cream color.  I used a Memento Reinker to color them.  I cut this one off of the strip and added a few leaf die cuts.  I felt like it needed something so I added a burgundy mini rose to the center.

Here's a close up of my Gothic Bride.

And a close up of the rose.

This picture shows the card from the side.  It's kind of dark, but hopefully you can see the dimension.  I think I might go back with a gray marker and shade the pop dots so they aren't quite so stark.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope y'all liked what I had for ya.  Remember to keep on hopping to see what the rest of my Wicked Blogger buddies have created for your viewing pleasure.

Remember, today is the last day to enter the Haunted Bird House Giveaway.  My daughter will be picking the winner tomorrow.

I am going to enter this project in the Haunted Design House #177 Dimensional Halloween.


  1. Thank you for leaving the pop foam so we can see how it came together. Now you can shade it if you want. From the front, as it should be viewed, I do not find them distracting.

    I can relate to this hop influencing the way we view and choose to make art. I am paying much closer attention to labels and designer names. Before I would just grab "my" colored pencils and markers.

  2. WOOHOO! Looks to me like you were BORN for the dark side. You meet the nicest people here, don'tcha think? Fabulous work with Teri's fab images. Love the dimension. I do a lot of popping and make my own foam dimensionals using different colors of fun foam and transfer tape. You can cut it any size you like and it sort of disappears, then. xxD

    1. Thanks for this neat tip. I will definitely have to check into the foam. I never thought about that.

  3. TONS of great work on this gorgeous card! Yup, they turned me at the beginning of this year. Such a wonderful community and such amazingly creative people. Using your materials in new ways, always fun. Beautiful coloring on this and great idea to add depth for the frame. Awesome!

  4. This is a splendid creation - thanks for all of the details! Kind of fun over here on the dark side, heh?

  5. Great job - what a wonderful wedding portrait. Thanks for all the details, I never think of using dimension in my cards.

  6. Bwahahahaha welcome to the Dark Side ;0) You rocked this card, gorgeous!

  7. Wow Emily...love your card. Great coloring of the Delicious Doodles stamp. Love your shading! Awesome framing and killer flower!

  8. This is an awesome card! Love your colouring and embellishments. Fabulous idea with the frame! Mo xxx

  9. You really rocked this.. the shading is fabulous!

  10. Your Gothic Bride is AWESOME... love all the details!!!! WOW!!!

  11. Beautiful card, love the flower. So glad you are joining us on the dark side :)

  12. Oh wow! Your coloring is amazing! Love the shading on her dress!

  13. Fabulous Gothic Bride card. We are a huge fan of Teri's images in the dungeon, so this project is just perfect! Nice dimension with the doubled foam bits. Thanks for playing in the dungeon with us at HDH!


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