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Monday, 5 October 2009

It's Halloween Jim but not as we know it!

Since I started blogging this card has the dubious honour of having given me the biggest headache and made my thinking cap shrink till my brain thought it would implode. Over at Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential, a brand new challenge blog, they wanted a halloween card but not using any traditional halloween images. Clearly the hidden potential in this case is the opportunity for the card to be a halloween one but without looking like a traditional one...... I think my potential was on a break because I really struggled with this one.

I had a few ideas but none of them would translate to paper.
I settled on this cute Mo Manning image of Cinderella in mid sweep as I could see the broomstick being used for something other than cleaning, but how to convey that? In the end I gave her a thought bubble about starter motors.

The font for the halloween message is called Halloween Match. The background I printed from a spider web and seperate spider I found online. Cinders is coloured with prismas and OMS and I wish I had picked oranges or something more halloweeny as I spent at least two hours trying to match some paper to her colouring. In the end I caved in and edged her in spooky black.

Several times I considered just abandoning the project but I was determined that ME or not my brain was NOT gonna beat me. You would have thought a witch would be better equipped to portray halloween!...............

BTW sorry for the blurred look on the main pic, I think it has something to do with the brightness of the red and the stark contrast of the black and white against it. If you open the pic up to a new window and view it full size the blurring seems to clear a little.



  1. Hi Lin,You havew done a FANTASTIC job on this card !!! xx jo xx

  2. Hi Lin,

    Wow, what a transformation - great new look. Gald you persevered with your card, I think you have caught the theme really well.

    Ali x

  3. Oh Lin!!!! I'm soooo very glad that you did NOT abandon this project!! This is just so very clever lady!! I'm so glad it got you to think a bit about your stamping!! :) I think that she makes the perfect witch!! Perhaps it's a witch with a cleaning habbit clearing out the cobwebs before she boils the bat wings!! LOL!!

    I'm so thrilled that you've stuck it out and played along with us in our first Saturday Spotlight challenge!! I sure hope you come back to play again!! HUGS

  4. I love your take on the challenge!! How creative and fun for a spooky card!! Your image looks like the perfect witch!! Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight!

  5. Isn't Mo awesome?

    I had to laugh at your sentiment because that's exactly what she could be thinking! Thanks for playing along in our first Spotlight challenge!!

  6. Super cute, love your spider web!!! What a great job with the challenge...Thanks so much for playing along this week!

  7. Awww she is so cute.. I love this image.. My fav MO image.. Great job.. Thanks for joining us at Spotlight Saturday..

  8. Very sweet! Love the spider web! Great touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!


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