Sunday, September 18, 2011

Late to the Waltz...

Hello friends & followers, somehow I spaced the date of this month's Waltzingmouse Stamps' Blog Waltz (blushing), but luckily their owner Claire is super sweet and gives us a little extra time to post our creations.  This month's theme - Halloween.  Claire has a ton of really terrific Halloween images, I don't happen to have any in my collection so I had to get creative.  I used this beautiful pumpkin image from WMS' 'Peace & Plenty' set to create this card (please click on the photo for clearer resolution):

with the intention of drawing in eyes, a nose and a toothy grin to convert it into a jack-o-lantern, but I just couldn't bear to do it once I colored it in (and I wondered if the inks might bleed?) with my Copic markers.  I used my Martha Stewart 'punch around the page' crackle punch on this really cool black holographic paper I picked up at Target - I tried to capture it's rainbow sheen in the photo - did I succeed?  Since I didn't have any WMS sentiments that said "Happy Halloween' I scavenged through my small package of resins and found this 'trick or treat' sentiment that I thought would work perfectly.  


So, that is my card for Waltzingmouse's September Blog Waltz, I wish I had been on time.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:


Thanks again for stopping by and seeing my creations.  I should have more for you to see tomorrow.  Until then - have a fantastic Saturday Night!
~Crafty Math Chick

13 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great weekend, happy crafting, Debxx

Claire Brennan said...

Better late than never!! Glad to see you playing along!! and nope I would not have stamped over that lovely pumpkin either!! Hugs CMC!

Cathy Weber said...

It is hard to make a card without having as many stamps as you need, but you totally succeeded in creating a beautiful Halloween card. That pumpkin is colored perfectly and I don't blame you for not wanting to risk ruining it once you spent so much time on the coloring! Great job on the waltz!

Kelly S. said...

Oh COOL, Meredith! That edge punch looks amazing with your super powers paper (hee!) underneath! I said that because I am not sure how to spell holographic (giggle)...LOVE your coloring on that pumpkin. I wouldn't have dared touch it either! So glad that you are waltzing :)! Thanks sooo much for your kind words of encouragement. You are the best cheerleader!!

Pauline said...

Well I'm so glad you made it (I did check back!) this is so bright and cheerful! Love the colouring on the pumpkin, and the punched frame is very creepy! Love it!

Céline said...

beautiful card, love the MS bordure punch
thanks for playing ith us at paperplay this week
hugs
céline PPC DT

Sam said...

Cool Card! The pumpkin really pops against that background paper and the punching adds a spooky air!! TFS!!!

debbiebakk said...

What a fantastic Halloween card this is love how the crackled punch pops against the orange background. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs

Wendy Colledge said...

This is such a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at the
Paper Play Challenge Blog. Have a wonderful day xx

Ashley Horton said...

Great Halloween card!! I totally LOVE that Martha Stewart crackle punch!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs! :)

Karen said...

That is an awesome Halloween card!! Thanks so much for playing at Paper Play this week:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Joni Parker said...

Wow..how fun!! Love your card!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun Halloween card, and I love your use of that edge punch!!