Sunday, September 18, 2011

Picking Cotton

Yep, I've been picking cotton - at least somewhat.  All the farmers around here that planted cotton are now harvesting it and there's cotton bolls everywhere!  All you have to do is drive down the highway, and the road is just littered in cotton.  It almost looks like snow!

Anyway,  I received my little House 2 image from Hambo for playing along in their progressive challenge last week and found that the challenge this week is to use something  you wouldn't normally use on a card.  I was completely stumped - until I thought of all that cotton laying around on the roadside.  Bright idea.......I'll make a haunted house with the image and use the cotton like spider webs hanging down!  It didn't come out like I originally planned but that's ok as nothing usually does.   

If you've never been around cotton, let me tell you - it's much better when you get a package of cotton balls in the store!  The real stuff isn't very white at all and has all kinds of grass,sticks,weeds, and bugs stuck in it.  It's really hard to work with and just sticks to everything.  But here's my card with the cotton all around the main image panel (the idea here is to represent spider webs).  The little ghosts are from a CTMH set and I made the gray clouds with Going Gray ink from SU.  AND hubby didn't even mind getting out on the roadside and help me pick cotton!


Thanks for stopping by..................and be sure and check out the Hambo Challenge.  So much fun!  Also, there's still time to join in the Blog Hop at Hambo....check it out HERE.
AND - last but not least - there's also time to join the challenge over at Dude Time Doodles!  We have a FREE image for you to use and you could be our next Guest Designer.

Lynn

24 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Lynn, you have got a great spooky feel with the cotton, I like the cloud background and the fab image.
Kevin xx

E.T. said...

haha you clever girl! It would have never crossed my mind to use cotton as "spider webs" But this cotton looks like the perfect spider web. Is it weird that my attention went directly to the gorgeous grey clouds instead of the image?! This is how gorgeous your sky looks. AWESOME. I love those cute lil smiley ghosts!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

I've never been around a cotton farm - so reading your description is pretty neat!! Love how you used it in your card - just perfection!!!!

Wow - and your clouds are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very spooky!! Have a great SUnday!!!
Maria

Dana said...

Love your cotton and cannot stop looking at your sky!! It is AWESOME!!
xx
Dana

Tammy said...

Oh Lynn I love it and how very clever! I think it turned out perfect, fun card!

Marilyn said...

There's no end to your creativity and look at that sky... wowee!

Dixie said...

What a great idea to use the cotton as spiderwebs, that's definitely something unique to use on your card. I agree with everyone else, your clouds are amazing! Fun image and super Halloween card!

Anne Temple said...

That cotton looks fantastic all around the image and your clouds are superb!

Karen Howard said...

Lynn, what a fabulous idea and your card looks spooktacular!!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Lynn, your card is amazing! Incredible sky and I love the happy little ghosts! Awesome job!!

Melissa said...

What a cute idea! Love the haunted house you created!! Perfect for Halloween! :)

Hope G. said...

Those spiderwebs are great! I love your clouds, they look fantastic!

Donna Hanley said...

What an adorabel card. Great all around job. Love the cloud work.

xGemmax said...

Wow hun..its amazing, love the spider webs but those clouds are absolutely fantastic..love it! :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

NanaConnie said...

I think the house is super with the little ghosts and your use of the cotton bolls is fantastic! How wonderfully creative of you!

Paige said...

Ooh, the cotton lends a spooky look to your fun card! I enjoyed reading your post!

Nancy in Iowa said...

whoooooo
Spooky Fun ooozing from all over the place!
This is so creative - i LOVE the use of the cotton - ingenious!

Carol L said...

Oh you crafty, clever girl you! This is the cutest Halloween card, and I love that it's not scarey! Those clouds look AMAZING, and the cotton is the perfect accent! Awesome take on the challenge!

MiamiKel said...

What a terrific idea for a card, Lynn! This sounds just splendid from hearing your descrition - i would imagine that is quite something to see! LOVE LOVE your card - so festive and fun!

Sharon said...

Hi Lynn, your clouds are absolutely fabulous. Have tried this technique myself just this weekend, but your clours are fabulous!!! hugs Sharon

Shannon White said...

Omgosh Lynn this is just Fabulous! So Clever and Creative! Love the cotton! It looks very spider web-ish! And your cloudy skies are just Wonderful! What a Fantastic halloween card! Love every bit of it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Joan Ervin said...

Super cute little ghost image, Lynn, and the *spider web* looks awesome...I'll have to give that a try!!!!

Shirley said...

What a creative and fun card! Love every detail~!

Margaret said...

Well, aren't you a resourceful one! This is a fabulous card and I love that you were inspired to use real cotton as your webs! That sky is incredible too!