Haunted House

I don't know about you but I think I am ready for Fall! I am not much of a summer person anyhow (I don't like the heat at all - although this summer, we haven't had too much of that around here...until now!) and I love the crispness of the cooler air and the color of the changing leaves...I think Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. So I guess it's something to look forward to after a season I'm not too fond of.

And working with these new stamp sets from Sherrod Studio has got me even more in the mood!Kim has three sets being released tomorrow!! Be sure to visit the company blog tomorrow (the 13th) and leave a comment - you might be the lucky winner of a new stamp set!

Here's my sneak peek for today from the All Hallow's Eve set:

This might be a little hard to see so click the picture to get a larger image. Here's a close-up:

Ahhhh now you can see the haunted house a little better! I decided I wanted something very subtle and in person, this looks better than I was able to capture in a photo. The paper is from 7Gypsies and those swirly/fleur de lis images are on the paper itself. I stamped the house with Memento black and then outlines parts of the house with a Black Spica pen for add some shine. It looks somewhat light gold in the photo but it's actually black. Then I added Diamond Stickles to the moon, and it did turn a little goldish but that's ok - perfect moon color!

The entire piece was mounted on a black 8 x 3.5 size card and some sparkly orangey-brown fibers were tied across the top. The words "Happy Halloween Haunting" are also from this new set and are great because they are all separate words so you can mix and match them in a variety of ways.

So I am spending my day today taking my son to the doctor - his throat is so sore he can't even swallow water! Fun day off for me today!

See you tomorrow for the release day artwork! Have a creative one!


Kim said...

Really cool card. I've been anxious to start making fall and Halloween cards myself. I love that time of year too!!

Kathi Carlson said...

Mary, Your samples have been outstanding!! Love this one. Oh heck, I love 'em all!!!

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card! But since I hardly get the sun...I'm not quite ready for Fall, lol.

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a totally cool...contemporary...do NOT look hand made...card! impressive!

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a totally cool...contemporary...do NOT look hand made...card! impressive!

Kim said...

Wow that's one cool card! Love it.

Stephanie said...

this cards is super cool! and thanks for the close up - I could really see all the glittery goodness!