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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

13 Days of Halloween with SBS: Day 1

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!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E11, E21, N4, N6, N8, R20, Y32, Y38, YR00, YR02, YR04, V09, V12, V15).

- Created with Love Challenges: CWLC60-Halloween
- Digi Darla's Challenges: DDC#82-Anything Goes with optional twist "Harvest Moon" 
- Haunted Design House: HDH177-Dimensional Halloween 
- Through the Purple Haze: Halloween 
- Craft A Scene: Dusk to Dawn  



Linda Palmer said...

Fabulous card Regan. I love all the elements you used to make this an awesome card.

Betty Boo! said...

That is an awesome background! Beautiful colors and coloring! YAY for the 13 days!


chrilvian said...

wauw looks great

Blossom Cards said...

I love your card and the back ground is stunning I like how you have decorated the inside as well thanks for sharing with CWLC this week Rachel DT

butterfly dream cards said...

Oh yes, one super duper card, its lovely in every way.....fantastic work...thanks for joining us at TTPH

fiona DT

Corinne said...

that is fantastic... not sure why you are intimidated by backgrounds you have done an amazing job

Chris Hanselman said...

Super darling card. LOVE the images. Thanks for joining our Halloween Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic scene you've created here. Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month.

Sue x

Unknown said...

such a fantabulous card, love it. Thanks for playing along at
Through The Purple Haze Challenges
Hugs, Teresa DT
Ceesa's Card Creations

Irene's Creations said...

Amazing job on your background. The card is just perfect. Great job and thanks for joining in the Simply Betty 13 Days of Halloween Challenges.

Crafting with Darcy said...

What a darling card, Regan! I love your background--very awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

Darcy DT

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

You don't like these kinds of challenges? Can't prove it by this card. It's gorgeous. I LOVE the background. One of the reasons you are my idol is because you are so talented. TFS

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful background and fab coloring on the cute stamp. thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

Cathy said...

Wow a wonderful card. I love it. Great coloring and papers....

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous scene! Love the moon and the tree and your great focal image. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft a Scene!!

Emily Thubbron said...

Reagan, I love what you have done with this card. Your coloring is phenomenal and that background rocks. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Digi Darla this week.

Emily T.
Digi Darla DT

NancyD said...

Spooky scene - kinda makes me think of Samantha Stevens. lol! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene. NancyD

craftin-dawn said...

Super cute! Love the image and your coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our HALLOWEEN Challenge!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a super cute card. Love the images and the fact that you did the inside as well.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
Linda K. DT

I Don't Do Straight said...

Love the background and the scene you have created with your cute little witch, and you colouring is FAB as always. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)