Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hope You Can Cling To's Monster Mash!

The Rubber Cafe is honored to be a sponsor for the 3rd Annual "Hope You Can Cling To" campaign at SplitCoastStampers.
This challenge event runs the entire month of October and is designed to benefit The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and those affected by breast cancer. Go here for the rest of the details!

Today I'm bringing you a project, that I have been working on all month - and finally finished.  And am pleased to say it also fits in well with  Day 11's e 'Hope You Can Cling To'  Challenge - Monster Mash.   Along with the challenge, I was inspired from Kristina Werner's card- and video Here

I had created the background for my card first- and had finished  coloring my Bat Motel image but was struggling in how I was going apply the one to the other.  I loved how both turned out, but neither was getting the focus it deserved.  So kept setting them aside to use in other projects.  Then I watched Kristina Werner's video one day and saw how her cutting and layering of her haunted house really gave it the focus I was looking for, and knew it was the perfect answer for me!
Here's my card-

For my background, I took a sponge applicator and started with my White Pugnacious paper and just began applying layers of ink.  I started with Crushed cordoroy Distress ink at the top - than Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade, for the golden haze, I followed that with more Crushed Cordoroy continuing to work my way down the card front, next came Denim Jeans and finally I applied Black Soot at the top and bottom and all around the edges. 
I colored a total of 3 different Bat Motels (2 more to the one I had already colored!) - stamped with Memento Ink using my copics markers.  I used my Mustard Seed Distress Marker to color my moon.  I built up my layers using one house as my base and than finally cut the whole thing out.  This meant sacrificing some bats, my trees and the wrought iron fence line from my stamped image, so I reconstructed them with punches! To regain my bats, before finally adhering my house down I inked just my bats - and stamped them direclty onto the background.
I am finally satisified with the how it turned out.  And relieved to salvage my Spooky Bat Motel from the cutting room floor!   
Be sure to check out the rest of the Challenges going on at Splitcoaststampers for the Hope You Can Cling To event.  Your cards will be a welcome sight! 
Have a Happy and Spooky Halloween!!
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Bat Motel
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - White Pugnacious paper, Stampinp'UP! -Colored cardstock
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Inks, Crushed Cordoroy, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Denim Jeans, Black Soot, Distress Marker, Mustard Seed, Copic Markers
Adhesives: Pop-dots, tape runner
Embellishments: Crystal effects for the windows
Tools:  Martha Stewart -rickety fence border punch, Marvy's Bare Tree punch -(punched two and stacked for heighth!) Bind-it-All 1/2" corner rounder


Dawnll said...

Oh my goodness how spooky,cool! Great job sweetie

Creative Mayhem said...

Ohhhh scary! Excellent coloring and detail with this stamp set. Excellent job Karen!