Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Help Me!!!!!

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 25
Happy Halloween

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

This was a really hard challenge for me, no matter how hard I try to do dark cards my head gets all muffly and the end result never seems dark.  Mind you I don't like horror movies or even vampire or zombie series (even if they are the comical ones, I just don't get it <g>).  I used to watch horror movies until, funnily enough, my first kid was born and then NNNNnnnnoooooo they were not on my agenda any more.  I tend to fall asleep half way through and then, as I don't know the end of the story, make the rest of it up when I go to bed to sleep and dream land.  My sleep is more important that waking up with palpitations hahahaha.  I do seem to recall a few of the old classics, 'I Don't Want To Be Born', 'Carrie' - oh that flipping hand coming out the ground still sends shivers down my spine, 'The Amityville Horror' and a few others.  Well I guess I sort of based this card on what I remember from these films, blood down the walls from Carrie, when the prom hall wall start pouring blood out was a good starting point hahahaha.

Right there you have my thinking about this creation, now to find the digis to make it work. I opted for two, YAY!!! and  one of the images from the World Tour Series - Greece  pack

To begin with I used a sunset scene and added some bats.  Next I placed the YAY!!! digi (poor wee soul being used like this) and finally the top layer of the Greek house.

Next, just to recover from the image in my head I started on the base layer of the card.  Using orange card which I embossed it with a brick wall embossing folder.
 Back to the digis which were coloured with Promarkers
 Promarkers used
Now I must have really been in shock because I have forgotten to take a bunch of pics at this point of what I did grrrrrr.  For the translucent blood effect I used 3D accents and then coloured over when dry with a red Promarker.  Pretty cool with the blood dripping down the window, cobwebs and coming out the spiders mouth hahahaha.  Next I used something I have had for ages and never used, can't even remember what it is called.  It is the plastic stranded stuff that you iron and it turns into a solid form.  Probably not used it as I only own a travel iron and it probably gets used twice a year :)  Anyway, this was used for the cobwebs.  Now for something nice, a bit of quilling, not done any of this for ages either.  Rather like how the spider turned out with his wiggly eyes.
 Looking at the card it did not seem to make much sense so a bit of text was needed to bring it all together.  I cut the text in vinyl with my electronic die cutter.
 Done and dusted - hope I don't give you nightmares :)

  • Digi - YAY!!! and  one of the images from the World Tour Series - Greece  pack by IKEsART
  • Promarkers
  • Brick embossing folder
  • 3D Accents, quilling papers, stuff I used for the cobwebs etc. from my stash

I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. AWESOME !!! This is just soooo clever :-) Poor little thing trying to escape from inside that window... even if she did, the spider would get her hahahaha LoL

    A fantastic piece :-D

    IKE xxxx

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  2. So cute - your layout and scene are so very wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week and hope to see you again soon.

  3. Love this the L/O is great Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy Sue DT xx

  4. Fabulous card thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy good luck x

  5. This is wonderful. I especially love the cute spider. Thanks for playing with us in the dungeon at HDH.

  6. Great card...and thank you for all the photos because I didn't see the digi image clearly at the I'm terrified too! Its a most appropriate part of our spooky challenge at Opus Gluei, so thanks for joining in.

  7. Brilliant card love all the layered images and great quilled spider--thank you for joining us at Open-minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x
    and I am with you I hate horror films!!!

  8. Love your Halloween card!Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  9. great job .Thank you for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy
    DT Laura Carazo

  10. Wonderful work. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  11. Really super creative the way you took this digi and created a spooky scene. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting challenge for Halloween. Good Luck on your entry.

  12. What a cool and creepy Halloween card! I love it! Exactly what I think of when I think of "The Haunted Mansion!" Thanks for playing along with us at RCS!

  13. Hi Mimi, what a clever scene you have put together, and your write-up is really fun to read. At the end, I felt spooked! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at ppinkydolls challenge. Hope to see you soon.
    Hugs, Katie

  14. Love this Thanks for joining us at ooh la la Creations Susan DT xx

  15. Really cool and creative! Giving me a bit of a giggle! (Oops, did I say that? LOL) Love it. Thanks so much for joining us in the dungeon at HDH. xxD

  16. I'm so glad i looked at this in the daytime! It would give me scary dreams, it reminds me of the movie (an oldie but goodie) The Fly and when the poor hybrid man/fly is stuck in the spider web. EEEEK. That said, your card is really well done and nicely put together. You added so much interest in the elements and they work wonderfully together! I love the work you put into the spider, it's a great touch and not too scary. Thank you for taking on our Opus Gluei theme and I hope we get you back for more fun with us!

  17. Awesomely scary and creepy card! I think the movies you remember seeing were in the better days when scary movies weren't all gore. Some of the even older ones like Hitchcock are great! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  18. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

  19. You have put together a wonderfully "dark" scene. Very well done! thanks for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy challenges. Julie, DT

  20. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Squigglefly

  21. Great card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspiration with this weeks challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  22. Very cool, I love that spider! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!

  23. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  24. Wow!! This is AWESOME!! SO much detail!!!! I love it!! Brilliant design.. Love that brick embossing! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  25. This is soooo fabulous!!!! Just love how you have layered the images! Fabulous quilling for the spider!!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  26. Fabulous, love the design...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  27. Great use of digis and other elements to make a truly spooky card. Love the images and the scary red bg and your coloring is so top notch. Well done and we appreciate you sharing this with us in the Squigglefly framing challenge!

  28. Fabulous card, so many different elements brought together in this design Thanks for joining our Witching hour challenge at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x


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