This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the challenge is "TOO CUTE TO SPOOK". The Penny Black image I used for this one is a stamp I was lucky enough to win in Penny Black Saturday Challenge 154 and was coloured using Promarkers. Although I've made Halloween decorations, and bits and pieces for table decorations, I've never made a Halloween card before. I really enjoyed putting this one together and managed to make my own layout rather than looking for inspiration on other challenge blogs. Doing challenges is a great way to bring on your use of colour and layout and trying different themes.
The backing papers and embellishments for this card came from the "I'll keep it just in case box". I've recently made a set of Halloween themed ATCs and also a couple of Halloween scrapbook pages so there were some bits to use up. The pumpkin and spotted papers are from the Docrafts Daisy and Dandelion CD and the gingham paper is from a Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Orange The spider, web, BOO, ghosts, witches hat and pumpkin are all Quickutz die cuts.
I need to confess at this stage that I had to adapt the image I used, as I didn't have a Penny Black Halloween one, but it also meant I didn't have to struggle with colouring the balloon as the pumpkin fitted over the top perfectly.
Hopefully it works okay apart from the hat facing in the wrong direction but I'm putting that down to the fact it got blown around in the terrible wind and rain we're having at the moment. It's certainly strong enough to blow away, or wash away, a cobweb or two today. Hope you enjoy the spooky happenings around you this weekend.
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