Sunday, November 8, 2009

Don't Hate Me Because It's Not Halloween Anymore!

I KNOW! You've had it with orange and black... What about burgundy!?! And toilet paper... WHAT!?! Ahhhhhhhhhh! Okay, I'm begging forgiveness, but what are you going to do with last minute inspiration?

How 'bout this!




Ooooooooooohhhhhhh! Do you still have it in you to rattle 'dem bones? Tee Hee Apparently, I do! I had some serious tackle to dump ~ especially these fabulous papers by Making Memories! HELLO! AND, what red-blooded-Halloween-lovin' paper crafter wouldn't love this idea...... Creating with toilet paper! I've been playing around with this idea since the Kitchen Sink Girls unveiled their latest challenge.... The use of TP in a card! Ahhhhhhh!


I will spare you tales from all of my experimental efforts, but all I can say is that at the last minute, this sketch from Card Patterns completed my INSPIRATION EFFORTS!



Yeah! Wahoooooooo! I can't explain it, but this made me see this:




I tossed out a WAY old skelly stamp that I embossed in detail white on top of that groovy bat paper from this year's Making Memories Halloween line! Then, utilizing the Card Pattern's sketch, I created the large rectangle image, but let the skeleton legs hang off the bottom by cutting them and the bottom line of the rectangle with detail scissors! I did the same with the little white ghost up on the top left quadrant of the card, just for fun and in compliment to the skelly.... Fun! Good, old fashioned silhouetting! Ahhhhhhh!

Anyway, sweethearts! I must run and link up with these groovy challenges! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing and creative weekend...

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Making Memories
Stamp - Stampendous
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Embossing Powder - Stampin' Up!
Toilet Paper - Charmin (tee hee)
Ribbon - Making Memories
Epoxy Embellishments - Making Memories

24 comments:

Vanessa said...

AAh, super fabulous creative card!! Love it, Elise! You come up with the best ideas, it`s always a treat to visit your blog and see what your creative mind came up with!!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness Elise!! What a clever and fun card! I LOVE IT!!!! So glad that you played along!! :)

Dotty Jo said...

Oh, go on then... just one more Halloween card - especially as it's totally fabulous! This is brilliant, so clever and fun. Great idea to use the TP as a ghostly outline over that cute skelly. Love those papers and how you've used the sketch. Fabulous eye for detail as ever. Thanks for making me smile time after time with your amazing cards and super fun blog! Big hugs to you, Jo x

Beth said...

Adorable! I love the legs dangling and the ghost up top....clever! I love it!

PS: my kids saw the picture of your dog on this page and asked who it was and concluded it must be a "nice dog" :-)

ThePaperStop said...

So sweet! I love the "transparent" toilet paper effect. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

:) Heather
thepaperstop.blogspot.com

Rosemary said...

Ahhhh, there you are! Missed you! Anywhoo..... fantabulous ghostly card Elise!!! Love how you used the sketch, too!! I'm thinkin' you are giving ol' Linda aka Oz a run for her Halloween money! teee heee!!

Karen said...

OoooOooooOooooOooooOooo!!!! Sweet Halloween love! I can handle your ghost coming out to play a wee after! Love the single layer of TP for this ghostly effect and love the silhouette cutting you did as well!! AAAAAAAAnnnnnnnD!! Good for you for gettin' on the challenge! Fantastic!! :>:>

Courtney Baker said...

Oh my word that's so stinkin COOL! You are so creativ. It seems like you have stepped it up ten notches lately girl!

Linda aka Oz said...

Let me see, do I mind you making a Halloween card of this caliber after the holiday has passed? Excuse me just a moment, the bat phone is ringing and I have to stir the cauldron before it bubbles over.

Bawwwahhahahhaa The Oz

whoistracy said...

How fun!! You are so clever. Never would have thought of that.

LeAnne said...

This is hysterical! I don't care what time of the year it is, Halloween is fun no matter what! What cute paper and adorable ghost! To tell the truth, my mind saw the words "toilet paper" in that challenge, and the ideas just flushed away....nope, nothing there! Thank heavens you came up with something!!!!

Ann said...

SO fun and clever, girl! I LOVE it!!!

Dee said...

fab card. love the skeleton and what you've done with the TP.

Winter said...

Oh Elise! You are too funny! I love the idea! Thanks for playing with us in the challenge! :)

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Oh Elise, what a fun fun creative card! Looooove it!

~amy~ said...

Okay, I love this...you rocked the CP sketch and the TP challenge..lol...CP and TP...

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my goodness, this TP ghost is soooo cute! Very creative!!!! :)

Claire said...

Lovely and spooky! You rock!

Chris said...

tee hee...what a fun card! THanks for playing along with CardPatterns - I'm so happy to be the sponsor this week!

Jane said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

you are so clever! this card rocks!

Dana Gustafson said...

Of course you saw ghost skelly in those two challenges...becasue you are YOU fabulous you! I also dig thast sweet and neat little bow of gingham ribbon!

Kelly Silva said...

I love the skeleton! Great job Elise.

~kelly marie~ said...

So cute!! Such a great idea for the TP! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along at EbtKS!