Happy October! My favorite month of the year is here and with it comes the 13 Days of Halloween challenge over at Simply B Stamps! The challenge kicked off today and the theme is to create your own spooky background. You can use any medium you like EXCEPT another digi image. As you know from my guest designer spot for SBS last month, I am not a fan of these types of challenges! They intimidate me for some reason and I freak out a little bit. But I really had fun playing along with the 13 Days of Halloween last year and I was not about to balk at the very first challenge! So here it is!
The rules state that you MUST use a SBS image for the challenge. I colored up Broomstick Betty from the Teen Scene Trick or Treat Teens collection with my Copics. She is fussy cut and popped up with foam squares to give her some dimension on top of the scene. I decided to use ink to create my background a la Michelle Zindorf style. However, she uses a brayer to ink her gorgeous backgrounds and I don't have one so had to settle for sponges. I used Old Olive, River Rock, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Apricot Appeal, and Pumpkin Pie ink from Stampin' Up. The creepy tree and owl are from a Stampin' Up stamp set called House of Haunts. I added a few punched elements (a wrought iron fence, gravestones, and bats) all from Martha Stewart as well as some flowers. The haunted house on the inside of the card is from the same SU set as the tree.
Last year I blogged every day in October and had a new project to share each day. I'm not sure I can repeat that performance this year, but I do hope to play along in all 13 of Betty's challenges so that I can be eligible for the fabulous grand prize! For all the details about the SBS 13 Days of Halloween click HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a fabulous week so far! We're just enjoying the season! We are all decorated for Halloween here and have been watching Halloween movies since Sunday!