Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Very Creepy or Very Elegant??


Perhaps I should name this creation
ELEGANTLY CREEPY

What do you think?
Is this Skull ultra spooky with it's mottled complexion or perhaps it's bulging Pearl Eyeballs? OH Wait, maybe it is the way that Vintage Doiley appears to be inside the skull giving it
teeth and funky nostrils?


I used Tim Holtz Crackle paint in "black soot" on this oval chipboard. The stamp was from the $1 bin at Michael's.


The Buttons were recycled off of a pair of cargo shorts that my husband had tossed into the garbage. I SCORED 12 BUTTONS from one pair of shorts.
I love the little tuft of fabric from where I snipped them from the shorts


Thanks for stopping in today, please let me know what you think of this Project by
leaving a comment so that I can repay the visit to your blog.

Challenges I used:
Shirley's 2 Girls: Things that go bump in the night w/ a Twist of Spots & Dots
The Creative Cottage: Halloween
A Spoonful of Sugar: Boo = Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Scary creatures
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Halloween
Let's Ink It Up - Halloween Colors but does not have to be a Halloween project
The Crazy Challenge: Halloween
Creative Inspirations: Spooky

............Supplies I used..............
Stamps: Michael's (Ghouls sentiment)
Ink & Paint: Tim Holtz (crackle paint- black soot, antique linen), Delta white acrylic paint, Paper Trey Ink (vintage cream)
Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink (black), Stampin Up (confetti), Bazzill Basics (black/orange)
Patterned Paper: not sure but purchased at JoAnn's
Tools: Spellbinders (Lacey Circles), Cuttlebug
Misc: Vintage Doiley, buttons from cargo shorts, Stampin Up (ribbon), Tim Holtz (grungeboard), Michael's (border stickers, cream pearls)

17 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Creepy elegance at its best! Gorgeous mix of elements, Justine. You really know how to work the mojo! Have a great weekend!

scripperscrapper said...

Awesome Card!! Don't you just love it when it "all comes together" like with the lace doily/teeth thing"? So cool.
And the buttons - cha ching!
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

Cecelia said...

O My Goodness...my daughter would absolutely LOVE this! This is great! I just bought her a stamp set that had a skull in it and I am going to surprise her when it comes it;0) I love this card Justine!

Hugs
Cecelia B

Danni said...

Yup, elegantly creepy! Fab job!

Jacilynn said...

um..both! don't know how you managed that one but it's awesome.
;)

Chris said...

Oh so very elegant, I'm typing with my pinky up! Love all the extra touches, especially the tuft of fabric and the pearl eyeballs.

great fun, thanks for joining us at S2G

SuzanneK said...

I am guessing you could this elegantly creepy. Well done, thanks for joining us at LIIU. Cheer Suzanne

Tracy said...

fabulous card such a great design.Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Erin Smetak said...

I like it! I think it's really cool! It's both spooky AND elegant! Love the buttons too! What a great find! 12 buttons?! WOW!

You did a fabulous job!!!!

ona_i_ja said...

Wow, your card is fab. . I love it (your stamp and colours are great).
Thanks for joining us at Lets Ink It Up this time. Good Luck!!
Hugs,
Agnieszka

NGCARDS said...

Oh this is wonderful! Thanks for joining in with us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Maria Matter said...

how about elegantly eerie! love this too Justine!!!

Katy said...

Fab card and love your recycling buttons off hubby's shorts! Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Kim said...

Awesome Halloween card. I love the embellishments especially the lace doily. Very cool. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

WOW! This is amazing!! I love the vintage feel of this, and that doily is friggin' awesome!! I want it now!! LOL

Judy Applegarth said...

What a great job! Thanks for joining us at S2G, hope to see you next week!

Laurel said...

Oh I love this! Thanks so much for playing at S2G!