Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ghost Stories


The theme for the challenge over at Creative Inspirations Paints is "Bedtime Stories"! Ok, you ask, so why am I posting a Halloween card?

When I was a very young girl ( a LONG time ago mind you) my brother and I would spend the night at my great aunt's house sometimes. As bedtime stories, she told us ghost stories.....with the ghosts, vampires, goblins, etc. I'm serious! She was a fabulous story teller and we would usually go home and have nightmares for days! In fact, I think I was in high school before I finally quit checking under my bed at night for something like the creature from the Black Lagoon! Scary! I just hope it didn't warp my mind too much!

One of the granddaughters requested that her Halloween card be very shiny and have lots of ribbon! I think this will qualify. I used some Glimmer Mist on the gray looking background -smearing it all over after spraying. Gives it a nice shine. Then I took a match (actually, matches) and burnt all the edges of that piece. I also frayed all the ends of the black and white ribbon to make it look "scary"! On the three images (from SU Booglie Eyes) I used some Copics and Creative Inspirations paint (Silver Frost). Now that stuff REALLY shines! The layout is from Diva Coffee Break Designs.

Thanks for stopping by...........

Lynn

28 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness Lynn, this card is craft-tastic! Just terrific!

By the way, I thought the Creature from the Black Lagoon lived in my closet for years. Wouldn't go to sleep if my closet door was open (I guess I didn't think the Creature could open doors). I wonder where he lives today?

Marilyn S said...

Fun card Lynn! I have the Booglie Eyes set & seeing your card makes me want to make one too. Good job!

Monica said...

Super card, conveys the sentiments of Halloween so well. Love the burnt effect.

xxx Monica

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

What a great card! It is just so perfect and goes with your story, which is so cute, it is fun to look back to when we were little, not too long ago? Like the glimmer mist on the gray.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is an amazing card! I bet the glitz and glimmer IRL is outstanding too. I love your childhood story about the scary stories- if I watch a scary movie- to this day- I get nightmares..........! Thanks for entering at the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love this, such an unusual design.

Jenn K said...

What a fun card!! Thanks for sharing it with us on Creative inspirations.

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness Lynn, this is adorable! I LOVE the images and the googly eyes are the perfect touch.
Hugs, Christine

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute card thanks for sharing!!!

Babette said...

Love the story and the card!

Paige said...

This card is fantastic! Love the images and details!

KER said...

way too cute to be scary...i have to say i want to steal it

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a great card!! Love the layout, along with your story!

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspiration Paints!

Kendra

Emily Keaton said...

What a great Halloween card!! I love your story to go with it, too. Those googly eyes are so much fun, and your paper burning turned out awesome. Nice work :)

Spelled With An I said...

Oh oh I want one of these! How adorably scary! I love it. You're so smart to burn the paper. I love the effect.

Laura said...

What a super cute card!! Very creative and the image are adorable.Oh I hate scary stories till this day.I will not watch scary movies and I Don't allow them in my house.And thanks so much for keeping my son in your prayers.

Peggy said...

Such a DARLING card! I would have burned the entire card if I had tried your technique! LOL!

Jenny said...

This is just darling! I love what you did with the ribbon. Those goggle are just perfect!

Anne Marie said...

This is so cute and fun! That little guy in the middle with the googly eyes makes me smile! :) Love how you did the ribbon around the sentiment, too. Adoable!

BarbaraW said...

Such a wonderful card and a great story to go with it. Thanks for sharing with up as Creative Inspirations.

Carrie said...

I love SU Booglie Eye set and you did a wonderful job with it. Love how you colored the little mummy guy and your layout is fantastic

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I think I would have had to have worn ear plugs. I don't like scary/creepy/gory movies/books/stories. I have nightmares every night anyway... I don't need to add monsters and vampires to the mix. But your card is cute and adorable. I like the grey and orange and the fun ribbon treatment.

Karen Howard said...

I had to give up scary movies because I'd have nightmares for months! I do love you halloween card though!!!

A Touch of SOL said...

Lynn,
Thank you for playing with the Divas. I miss this stamp set. Very Cute Card!

Chrissy D said...

Ahhh I just love those FUN images from SU! Such a great card - those images and your design make me SMILE! Thank you for playing along with the CI Paints Challenge!

Tammy Fite said...

WOW!! I love this card!! GREAT job! Thanks for playing along with the Divas!!

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - I love the idea of burning the edges!! Must of smelled good too!!! (yes, I'm weird!)

Love they layout of the card! Im sure your granddaughter was happy with the result!!

Kristin Moore said...

Lynn, this is just wonderful! I love that stamp set and your coloring is perfect! Great card and thanks for playing along with the Diva sketch!