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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spooky Fun!

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Blog Hop!  Today the Design Team is featuring Halloween inspiration on their blogs.

I decided to create a ATC Arch:

The background is Halloween paper from My Minds Eye.  I stamped the frame from the Gothic 31 plate using black ink on white cardstock. I cut around the edges and sponged with orange dye ink.  I cut the center out and replaced with a metallic silver cardstock to imitate a mirror.

I stamped the raven from the xxx set and cut it out to place in the frame.  I cut three roses and colored with purple and green watercolor pencils. I printed out the sentiment and cut and sponged.

I also am sharing another ATC that I call the Grateful Dead:

 I thought it would be fun to repeat the skulls in a variety of colors and add Mr. Skeleton on the front.  I stamped the skeleton and cut him out and cut him at the joints to allow him to do his little dance.

Here is a list of all the stamps used: Gothic 31 , Haunted Halloween,  Ephemera Backgrounds,  Quote and Quotables

The rest of the Design Team are sharing spooky inspiration on there blogs. . Hop along to see their wonderful projects:

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary...LOL! Cool cards!!

  2. love the ATC ideas Sue. wouldn't expect to see a bright pink skull normally lol

  3. Love both projects, Suzanne!

    First one is wonderfully spooky and the second has incredibly cool colours you normally would not expect on a halloween project! Really creative!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie

  4. A couple of great cards Suzz. Your skeleton card is awesome

  5. Great creations! I love the grateful dead ATC!

  6. Fantastic ATC's, I love the arch and look forward to using my MME Halloween paper pad I bought which I haven't looked through yet lol. The second atc really is fab, love the colours, they really make it pop. :-) Kerry x

  7. Stunning ATC's! love them both! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  8. These are both so cool! Andy you've used them in such original ways I was like, AO doesn't have that stamp, lol! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  9. The Grateful Dead is the absolute perfect!!! You are always so clever and creative! I love both of these!

  10. Fabulous Suzz, love the raven set against the mirror and the dancing skeleton is perfect set against the colourful skulls. Love them, so creative as always. Tracy x

  11. your ATC's are fabulous, love the grateful dead!

  12. I love the Raven! but Mr. Bones and the Grateful Dead takes the cake, this is so darn cute and clever! hoot hoot

  13. Fantastic raven arch - the cobwebs are so cool! And The Grateful Dead brought a big smile to my face - neon skulls rock!
    Alison x

  14. I love them both. The shape of your first card is inspiring and the second card....Grateful Dead...too cute.

  15. These both look great. I just love the fun colors you used on your grateful dead ATC..


  16. Fab ATC's! Love the arch with the Raven, the added Rose images make for a wonderful bouquet! The deadhead ATC is so fun - love the bright colors!

  17. spooky fun indeed - two cool cards!

  18. Your pieces are awesome as usual, Sue! I just love the arched one with the raven - such a perfect combo of patterns and textures and your web stuff is the perfect finisher. And I got a chuckle out of the Grateful Dead too! Awesome work for this hop!

    Hope you are having a great week.


  19. Hi Sue, I could've sworn I'd left a comment on this post the other day but if I did it's disappeared, lol!

    Anyway,the ATC Arch is a fab idea and I love the purple bling for the raven's eye. The wispy fibres create a lovely effect too.

    The dancing skeleton is great too. Love his top hat and cane, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  20. Very scary ATCs Suzz. Both are really beautifully done. Very funky.


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