Thursday, 20 October 2011

Moonlight Pumpkins!

Hi all, this is my second post today. Please scroll down for my MAWTT Post. I started this card weeks ago!! So thought I'd better finish it off before Autumn and Halloween are actually over!! I've used the image 'Moonlight Pumpkins' and digitally arranged it onto some fab paper from a Set called 'A Dark and Scary Night' - and both are from Stitchy Bear Stamps. I flipped the moon background and lightened it a little as I wanted the moon to look white rather than yellow. 

The image is coloured with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils for dark shading. Lots of Stickles on inside of pumpkins to look like they are lit up, and on candle flame and top of her dress. None of the sparkles really show up though unfortunately. Had trouble with light while photographing. I've added some red gems and silver pearls to make a tiara. Not sure why but the red gems look orange! Trick of the Light!

I really would have liked to add some Halloween embellishements. Maybe a spider or a witch charm but haven't got any in my stash. The Red Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've added some black leaves that Laurie very kindly gave me (thank you teamie!).  I quite liked the look but then realised you wouldn't get roses in late October? or would you?.... oh well, Halloween is a magical night so I am giving her some Red Roses LOL.

Every time I pick up this card I start singing Phantom of The Opera. Not sure why? She does look a bit like a young Sarah Brightman, so maybe that is why?  hee hee.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Fussy & Fancy - 'Fall or Halloween' (ends 20th October 2011)  
Challenge up your life - Challenge 54 - 'Halloween' (ends 21st October 2011) 
One Stop Challenge 153 - 'Halloween' (ends 21st October 2011)
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 132 - 'Halloween' (ends 22nd October 2011) 
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 91 -  'Halloween or Fall' (ends 22nd October 2011) 
Creative Card Crew - 'Spooky Fun' (ends 24th October 2011)  
Papertake Weekly Challenge 70 - 'Spooooky Hues' (ends 24th October 2011)
PaperPlay Challenge 42 - 'Use Black' (ends 26th October 2011) 
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge 31 - 'Halloween Colours' (ends 27th October 2011) 
Dream Valley - Challenge 18 - 'Halloween' (ends 29th October 2011)  
Creative Stamp Friends - Challenge 36 - 'Halloween' (ends 30th October 2011) 
Divas by Design - Challenge 13 - 'Something Spooky' (ends 1st November 2011)

Not long until weekend! and then Strictly, Yay! Oh and Downton Abbey. What have they done to my poor Matthew! But he is alive at least. I will nurse him better!! ;-))

Thank you for all your lovely comments!
Hope you are all well
Hugs Sue xx


Cheryl said...

oh sue this is one brilliant card gosh your coloring is amazing just love those pumpkins,with the sparkle one really amazing card hun hugs cherylxxx

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous card Sue your colouring is fabulous. Don't worry about the roses I have had them in my garden at Christmas!! Phantom is my favourite just love it and I've seen it a few times too hehe xx

Shannon White said...

Soo Fabulous Sue! love your Spooktacular Halloween card! Wonderful combination of images and bg's Love this! 8-)


Anonymous said...

Oh wow Sue! This is a superb card. I love your moon :)
And the idea of the stones in her hair. The roses look great, who cares if there is no roses in october! lol
Have a great friday.
Hugs xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous Sue - gorgeous colouring and background.. i just love her Tiara .. and yes i think she does have a look of Sarah Brightman lol
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight
Lisa x

Margaret said...

Fab card! Your colouring is perfect and you can still get roses in October looking at a neighThanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew for this challenge
Margaret :o)bours garden lol

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous!! LOve your colouring Sue The folder in her dress and her hair are Gorgeous.
LOve this image too!
Roses are AYR flowers...

Anonymous said...

wow this is stunning, I love the way you have meld the 2 images together. Thank you for joining us at dream valley x

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, Hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

coops said...

fantastic card sue.i love the stunning images and fab colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Delphine said...

WOW, Sue, this is a fantastic Halloween card! Gorgeous colouring and background, I love it! Hugs Delphine xx

Teresa said...

Oh wow Sue! The phantom of the opera is certainly here on your card! This is absolutely gorgeous, I really love it, she is glorious! LOVE that colouring of her, her dress looks just like velvet. What beautiful pumpkins! The stickles do look like they are lit up - this card is a stunner Sue,really beautiful. Hugs, Teresa x

Doreen said...

Wow this is just amazing Sue,love the background,perfect

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Sue, this is fantastic, great background effect, and gorgeous colouring, thanks for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous use of the digital images Sue.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

DesignerDiva said...

WOWSERS Sue!! I love what you have done with this card, the pumpkins look so alight inside - fabulous!! and that night sky is perfect for halloween, clever you!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Leanne said...

WOW! Your card is fabulous. Really love the spooky background paper. Beautifully colored images too. Like your idea to show that the pumpkins are lit up.

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Genial und fantastisch, ich bin sehr angetan und begeistert, was für eine schönes Motiv und welch super Gestaltung!

Hugs Andrea

SusanLotus said...

This is very lovely!
Hope you´re having a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue! I love the amazing image and the little pearls you've used as a tiara! Fab!

Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, your card is just wonderful! Love the image, which you have coloured perfectly, and the background is amazing. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

meg said...

Fantastic!! love your card

Mary J said...

She is wonderful Sue! I love the gems in her hair and the hair colouring is amazing!

Marimer said...

Sue, no se como puedo hacerme tu seguidora, no veo donde.

Pami said...

This is fabulous Sue!! and really quite scary actually!! Love it. Hope you have had a great weekend. Pami x

Jacq said...

Hi there,
Oh this is just Gorgeous!!! Love the Fabulous image you have used. Love the dp's, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the layout . Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo so brilliant and so spooky! Love it. Kim

xxxtglxxx said...

Woo!.. this is one gorgeous and scary card Sue :) Love the image, her hair looks fab with your colouring and the bling and the night-time sky looks fantastic! :)

Gorgeous colours on this and really different.

I should have read spoiler alert on the Downton Abbey bit - I havent watched this weeks yet! :) lol.

Have a great week hun



Mina said...

oh wow Sue this is stunning...I love how you used this beauty and what a great idea with the gems in her hair
Mina xxx

Ms Schnaderle said...

Hi Sue,

this card ist like a little picture.
I love your art!

Big Hug
Ms Schnaderle

cotnob said...

Wow, this is stunning Sue, I love that moon background and the image is gorgeous, your colouring is perfect and everything co-ordinates beautifully.
Hope you're having a great week.

Amanda said...

Fab Halloween card!

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and unique card!!!
Thank you for playing along with us at the Paper Play Challenge Blog this week. Have a wonderful day xx

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,
How've you been? I'm finally done with my uni course and can't wait to get back to crafting! This is such a great card; the coloring of her dress is absolutely fantastic.

Have a great weekend!