Freshly Made Sketches 309

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halfway through October and it's no surprise that Halloween themes are in full swing (judging by some of the challenges I've been checking out, that is).  This week I've combined the fantastic sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (courtesy of Linda) with a few other Halloween-themed challenges.


No one was more shocked than me that I was able to capably sponge a decent looking Halloween-ish moon!  I've been experimenting with my Distress Oxide inks and some different papers and I think I've found a combination that works for me.  Finally, I feel like I can sponge colors without getting weird, unwanted streaks from the actual sponge!

Originally I intended this card to be a shaker but once I started putting it together I realized that the bits from the shaker would take away from the cool bat so I nixed that idea.  The bat and the sentiment are from an old Stampin' Up! set that I'm pretty sure I bought strictly because I loved both of them!  It's one of those stamp sets that I'll never get rid of!  The Paper Players are looking for CAS Spooky this week and CAS on Friday wants Halloween so I'm adding this card to both.


Thanks for stopping by!  And don't forget our latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our design team has got some fantastic cards for your inspiration.  I hope you'll join us in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Autumn Apparitions (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Strathmore Marker Paper
Ink:  Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade (Distress Oxide)
Accessoies:  black embossing powder, white embossing powder

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15 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 309”

Jen W. said...

This is awesome, Jen! That moon is gorgeous and the font on the sentiment rocks! So what paper are you finding works best with the Oxide inks?

Jan Clothier said...

That is one great moon! The bat seems to be flying right off the page at us. Love the streaky sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players again.

Claire Broadwater said...

Jen, your moon is amazing! Love that creepy Halloween font, too! Such a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Nora N. said...

When I opened your blog I was drawn to that fun sentiment!! So cool!! Love your take on this sketch!!

Amy O said...

Totally impressed with that sponged moon, Jen! And that sentiment is a definite keeper. A fun Halloween card!

Lisa Elton said...

The bat edged in white looks fantastic in front of your expertly sponged moon! Cool sentiment image too. This is fabulous Jen!

Linda Callahan said...

Yep those inks ....and you.....made a terrific moon! I love the funky sentiment too. Great card for Halloween!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is awesome! What a fabulous Halloween card you've created! I am totally loving that cool sentiment and your fab moon.

LeAnne said...

LOVE this....CAS perfection!

Susan said...

Love this Halloween card...simple but gives a bit of a haunting feel! Love it! Thanks for sharing at CAS on Friday!

Joanne James said...

That moon is fabulous Jen and the outlined bat and sentiment really pop against the black. Thanks for sharing your spooky creation with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Jen Brum said...

What a fun Halloween card Jen! I love that big bright moon and that little bat! So perfect for Halloween!

Eliz Stewart said...

Love your fabulous simplicity!!!!

Jen Timko said...

Your taste on the sentiment and bat are spot on! They look like new stuff....and your moon is really worth celebrating!! What a great card!

Karren said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your card is amazing and your moon is perfect! Great job all round!