Friday, September 24, 2010

Ghostly greetings

Good morning!

Today I made a card for the "mostly black & white" challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie. When I saw what the challenge was, right away my mind went to the Horace and Hattie ghosts... talk about the perfect stamps for this color scheme! When I stamped them up I wanted them to overlap a bit and decided not to mask off so that the parts of them that did overlap would hopefully read as being transparent when I colored them. Oh, and I also altered both of them just a bit by wiping away the bags underneath their eyes before stamping... I just liked them to be a bit more fresh faced looking even if they are a couple of spooks from beyond the grave. ;)
Even though the challenge could have one color besides the black & white, for the most part I stuck with different shades of greys for the entire scene. The warm greys were used on Horace and Hattie themselves and then the cool greys for contrast in the background. I think as a whole this monochromatic look makes for a fun and a bit different kind of Halloween card.

Alrighty, time for me to get ready for work. See y'all tomorrow. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (black circle), 7 Gypsies (text)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Hattie Ghost, Horace Ghost, tombstone), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox black pigment
lace
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E40, E41, 0, R000
hair/cltohes- W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
background- C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, BV20, BV23

35 comments:

Andrea C said...

I love this, the border i brilliant, the whole card is fab x

Melissa S said...

Fabulous card! Don't you just love the cob web on his hat!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is really awesome, Amy!

Larisa said...

Oh, absolutely lovely image!!! Great job!!! I am charmed with this card too)))
hugs. Larisa. xx

Joy said...

WOW! this turned out so fabulous! I never tried this but it really is pretty sweet! love all the embellishments to match. have a wonderful weekend!

Mette said...

What a great card Amy. Love the black and white - such a difficult combination but you got it just right.
Hugs, Mette

Maria Therese said...

Cool card!!!

Leah the Orange said...

HA! they are TOO CUTE! i love seeing how you alter your images, whether it's ever-so-slightly or a whole new look!
they look more ghostly with their eyes WIDE OPEN!

love the whole little scene, chickadee!
have a fabby weekend! xo

Lau W said...

Oh yes it's different, and so original wow ! Very nice card love it !
xxx

margie c said...

Wow! I love how this turned out! It's beautiful and so perfect! Great layers, and I love lace! Such talent :)
TGIF! hugs, margie

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, how cute. TFS.

Claireabelle said...

Love love love this Amy!!
xx

Mimi said...

Awesome card Amy! Love the b/w colors, and these images are perfect for the card! ;)

Marjon said...

Beautiful card,great image.
love the black and white.

Grtzz Marjon

sweet craf-tea chick said...

wowee amy! AMAZING card! i love it! love that it's black and white and love how you used the images. super pretty with the flowers and lace. love the ripped text paper behind. thanks for sharing and have a great friday and weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Flamenco92627 said...

Amazing card! Wowzers.

martina's kaartjes said...

This is a great card !!
have a nice weekend, greetings, martina
x

Jacilynn said...

just perfect with the black and white. super cute!

Tonje said...

Oh wow, this is so cool! Love how you used warm and cool tones of grey. Hope you have a brilliant weekend!

Leanne said...

What a fantastic scene you've created Amy, love it! Especially love the transparency part as well as the different yet complimentary colors of grays used. Wonderful job!
Have a wonderful day and weekend. Hugs,

Danni said...

Fantastic card and I like them without the bags under their eyes..very clever!

Shirley N said...

Just stunning Amy, I love this card!!!

Tracey Feeger said...

what a wonderfully cute card. Love the grey and white scheme of it. Wonderful darling.
mwah
Trace

Sharon said...

Love the colors. Super cute.

*Michaela* said...

Spoooktacular!!! Great card Huney! Like the simple color.
Much love,
Michaela

itsabrt said...

Oh this is spooktacular Amy! Beth

Shaela said...

what a fabulous card - the overlapping definitely DOES look like they're transparent. ;)

Alice Wertz said...

awww.. so cute!! these images are so cute. love your fab card!!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. This is super cool looking. I love it! They are just the perfect Halloween pair! Love the flowers and the lace. The print paper being almost makes it look like newspaper from when they died..heehee! I have been sick with a cold all week and still working. Me thinks that the cold medicine is making me looney. Have a great evening. Hugs, Lisa

1LuvnMama said...

Wonderfully done Amy! I bought the set with Horace and Hattie but never inked them up yet. Hopefully I'll get a chance now that you've inspired me! :) Have a great weekend!

Angie said...

They definitely look transparent, you did a great job with that! I love this card. Your black and white coloring is amazing. That is one technique that I really want to be able to achieve, as well as a monochromatic sepia color scheme. I just need to practice, practice, practice!

Alleena Burger said...

Wowww. I don't usually like monochromatic card much but you have really done an amazing job!!

WickedPixie said...

So super cute and spooky! I completely LOVE how you used the warm and cool grays - it looks AMAZING! :-)Traci

Stamping Cafe said...

This is so cool, Amy!! Love everything about this, looks really amazing!!

donna mikasa said...

Saw this from my iPhone but it would have taken forever to comment! Totally awesome coloring and now I know I need some "W" Copics!