Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Spooky Creepy Crawly for Retrosketches #23 and Dynamic Duos #14

Happy Tuesday!  It's been awhile since I've been able to participate in the Retrosketches challenge but this weeks sketch was one I just couldn't pass up - Retrosketches #23 (see below).  The inspiration for my colors comes from the Dynamic Duos Challenge #14 - Bold and Sassy combo.

I got these new stamp sets just a couple days ago from the Stampin Up Holiday mini catalog and I've been dying to ink them up.  I colored the sentiment stamp and the cute little googly eyed characters with my Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi SU markers.  I made my own patterned paper by stamping the sentiment several times on the two rows (my first attempt was very crooked so the second time I drew a very thin pencil line across my paper to keep the words straighter).  I snipped out the cute little spider and let him drop down from the web.  So what do you think of these cute little googly eyes?  Aren't they just the bomb!! I'm wishing I had ordered more myself as I've already used up about half of the sheet (hint... you'll probably see some more of these in my other posts coming soon).   I chose to leave some eyes are they are and to add the googlies to the others.  Not sure who those two little eyes belong to above the words - maybe its the invisible man.  Here's a closer look:

Hope you like this card and thanks so much for dropping by to visit today - I'm sure glad that you did.   Til next time - Hugs!!

Supplies (all from Stampin Up!):  Cardstock - Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and Pumpkin Pie.  Stamps - Border Banter (words) and Googly Gouls (characters) with some Googlies (eyes - come in a sheet of 50).  The textured background is a textured embossing folder called Spider Web folder.  I used the Finishing Touches Edgelits for the border around my word strip.  The postage stamp and 1" square punches were used for each of the characters.   

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  1. Love your fun whacky card and those googly eyes and the embossed background. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  2. How FUN and I do love the googly eyes and the thought of an invisible man~tee hee! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. What a cute halloween card!
    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  4. The web embossing is perfect for your card. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

  5. That stamp set is so stinkin' cute, isn't it? Especially when you add the googly eyes to dress those ghoulies up! Love the fun embossing you used. Thanks for joining us this week over at Dynamic Duos! :)

  6. So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos with your fun Halloween card! I love your attention to detail!

  7. This is very cute! Love all the details like the embossed background, little critters and google eyes. Great card.

  8. That's a neat sketch! Love those googlie eyes, I might have to order some now that I see them.


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