Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Perfect Day To Get A Little Spooky!

Well, all the {bloggy} kids are doing it... Getting into the holiday spirit, that is. I was inspired by so many of you amazing and talented bloggy friends, but especially, the Queen of Halloween, the OZ Great and Powerful... I used to reference her as my "Mystery Blog Friend" but now she's in my blog roll! Her screen name is Linda AKA Oz and she has some of the most marvelous seasonal work I've EVER seen! Check her site if you have a chance.... Meanwhile I wanted to share these:

Quite the celebration of all things Stampin' Up! Halloween Style, I'll say! I really enjoyed playing with re-inkers, brayered onto glossy card stock and then using a roller, direct to Staz On pad to stamp the characters on my multi colored background for some spooky fun!

And if gettin' busy with re-inkers isn't fun enough, I accented the eyeballs on "Witchy-Poo!"

For more fun... {AND it's all about the fun, isn't it!?!} I had a Sizzix festival with my scallop circles! Wooohooo! To create this fun, spider web look, I die-cut the large circle, cut it in half and then folded it, accordion fan style and burnished it with a bone folder like a mad-woman. Next, I folded it again, plain old accordion style and burnished even harder. Unfolded, it looks like a mess, but dragging it direct to a black ink pad and rubbing, picks up this groovy spider web look! Fold a piece of heavy paper towel around the wrinkled, inked piece (after giving it a little dry time...) and then run it through your Sizzix machine with the all purpose platform and plates to flatten the card stock back to near pristine "flatness!" Viola! Spiderweb city, baby!


Great to show off some of the colors of the season! I love 'em. I'm ready to treat myself to a Pumpkin Spice Latte after this! Eeeeeeeek! I hope you're having a hauntingly perfect day! Thanks for flying by!


{Behold~ the first "Halloweeny" is unveiled at Rancho Durenberger! A big metal tub to hold lots of "stuff" that lingers atop the washer and dryer... Double EEeeeeeeeek!}

All supplies by Stampin' Up! (except for Staz On!)

13 comments:

Karen said...

Elise, you look like you were having a mighty bit o' fun and totally my kind of fun....gettin' inky & Halloween goodies!!! :>:> Love the brayer & reinker love and those characters are just that and look like they are having a party dancing all the way to the treats....or maybe even a few tricks! :> Great thinking with your die cut & folded custom web!! Bring on Halloween, bring on a warm latte, bring on cooler weather, bring on FALL!!!! :>

Rosemary said...

Holey moley!! Those cards are AWESOME!!! That Linda sure can inspire, can't she! Ya know what??? You provide a ton of inspiration too!! Oh, and I think how you created your web was totally and completely CLEVER!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness Elise!! Those are terrific!! I love love love the spider web! Did I say that I love the spider web? Because I do! What a clever idea! I love both the cards... I love what you did with your witch image... all the background 'stuff'. It seems like so much work that I cant even think of what it is called... i try to stay away from that much work. It looks awesome!!

DottyJo said...

ELISE!!!!! Fantastic, amazing, fantasic and did I mention amazing... these are just incredible! I love, love, love them - so witty and clever. You are the Queen of brayer work and reinking and that spiders web effect is just wow! Thanks for lifting a poorly girls spirits with these beauties, Jo x
PS You had a dog called Marmalade? How cool is that, were we separated at birth or what????

Courtney Baker said...

This looks awesome! I love how you did the spider web - genius girl!

LeAnne said...

Oh my, these are so FUN!!!

Liszha said...

Oh my, you are good at this. I am impressed!
Lisette

Anne said...

Hi there! Love the white eyes on the witch! They really pop! And I love the dangling spider. The sentiment reminds me of the piece of paper from a Hershey's kiss... and makes me want chocolate! :-)

Linda aka Oz said...

I am so in love with Witchy Poo and her boy toy! Fantastic job darrrrlin'!! Looks like I am not the only one spending hours toil-ling over a spell or two. We so need to get together for sips from the cauldron...ummm

"I know not why you think me Queen, but I teared just a little to see my name on your list of many. Dear, dear sister of life, limb and shared sweets. We call to one another in the hour of blood. That which we share is that which we maketh and maketh over!!!" Verse XIIV, Bill Shake(your booty)sphere

Dana Gustafson said...

Eeeek! Gasp! The halloweenies are comming! I haven't gone halloween yet but did throw the fall leaf wreath up next to the door the other day. I am ready for fall, no more 100 degree heat!

oh and your card, hee hee, well you already know I LOVE it! THIS is the reason I own a jumbo roller handle girlfriend! You know how to put the BOO! in halloween! :)

travelingmama said...

Very spooky, but still oh-so-cute!

Ann said...

Eeeee!!!! Elise, this post is entirely too fun! Love what you created!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear E,
I love that witch and the cobweb is such a creative touch and great use of the Sizzix. I hope you have a wonderful time today at the Stony Point Crop. I got a peek at Kate's goodies from the Heide Swapp Creative Escape workshop. The little Tim Holtz book and mini trunk are just too cute.
Well, the thunder, lightning and rain woke me up at 3:00 a.m. today. I am going to scrap here for a bit and then help my son celebrate his birthday, I hope!Greet all those wonderful scrappers at the crop today.
Linda B. (aka Fifi la Rouge)