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Friday, 2 October 2015

Getting spooky

Hello Lovelies! How are you this morning? I hope you are feeling well! I can't believe its Friday again already. How does that happen - last Friday was the macmillan - I don't recall if I told you but we raised a massive £440 at school in our coffee morning - that was fabulous!

Today i have a spooky card to share with you - I've made it using chocolate baroque stamps with the current colour challenge in mind.



I love the colours - so unusual - but I think so effective.You can see the full challenge details here.

So here's my card:


I had a lot of fun making this using the new stamps from chocolate baroque last month. I stamped the lady then masked her and created the background using mustard seed, black soot and hickory smoke distress inks. I also used a stencil from dutch doobadoo. The 'fireworks' were stamped in archival black then coloured with distress pen.


The lady was coloured with the same distress inks and pens.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:





So I thought I would show you a picture of the bed i have been building for penny - I still have the desk drawers to build but otherwise its ready. That is except for the mattress that wasn't in the delivery! You just gotta love IKEA!!! 


Thats all for today - more building for me - and hopefully a little time in the garden in this glorious weather.

Hugs

Rachel xx






20 comments:

  1. Wonderful card Rachel, very spooky. The bed looks amazing you have done well

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  2. A fabulous card Rachel, the colours are unusual this month. I love the spiders web stencil you've used in the background. The bed looks wonderful, well done for managing this on your own.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  3. Hi Rachel, totally love your card, the images are fantastic and so is your design. I just love these colours and for once found them easy to work with.
    Fabulous bed, you've done well to get it built, I wouldn't know where to begin, but why wouldn't the mattress come along with it??? seems daft, anyway have a super weekend, I'm sure it will be fun packed, Kate x

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  4. We will be calling you Bob the builder soon!! Well done you. Gorgeous card love how you have used the new Halloween stamps Rachel. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs to you all, Flo x

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  5. A beautiful card Rachel, a gorgeous image and brilliant background.
    The bed looks brilliant - well done you!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. Great use of the colours to create a really eerie card - and the bed is looking amazing.
    Alison xx

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  7. Fabulous card it sure looks spooky! I love Penny's bed and hope you get to finish it today and get some quality time in the garden.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. This is gorgeous,fab image and details, Wow rather you than me trying to put the furniture together.xxx

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  9. A beautiful card Rachel and really suits the challenge. Love how Penny's bed is looking, shame about the mattress though. Apologies for being missing but I have been keeping an eye on your lovely projects... Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Love this card Rachel, so different. The colours work so well together and
    your background is fab, just love the little bats.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

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  11. Great use of colours and wonderful card Rachel. Sorry not around much - keeping seeking craft time but it never appears! LOL Nikki xxx

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  12. Love Penny's new bed, kudos to you for building it! Gorgeous card, such an interesting background and rich colors!

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  13. The colours are definitely effective - spooky but also very elegant.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Beautiful creation lovely design and super colours used..
    Thank You for your kind words re my dad passing...Funeral is in another state of Australia next Wednesday. We had to transport dad over 20hrs away to be with mum....
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

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  15. Gorgeous cards Rachel. I see you are very clever building your daughter's bed, I don't think I could even try to begin something like that. Big Hugs Marlene

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  16. Gorgeous card love the colours -love the stencilled and stamped background-great little bats
    Carol x

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  17. Hi Rachel, a fabulous card, great background effect. I have that same stencil, it's great. Well done for buiolding the bed on your own! Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

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  18. Beautiful! Great job with those colours, Rachel. Thank you for playing along with us in Chocolate Baroque’s 15th Colour Challenge.
    xxx Asha

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  19. Lovely card Rachel and it works so well in the Challenge colours. Love how you have used the stencil background and built up the stamped images x.

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  20. Hi Rachel, wow what a beautiful card. Gorgeous interpretation of the challenge colours. Great job with the bed too, I'm such a bodger I'd never be able to do anything like that lol. Thanks so much for joining us at Chocolate Baroque this time
    Claire xx

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