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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HIGH HOPES CHALLENGE - HALLOWEEN

Hey All!


Don't you look amazing today!  Glad to see you here!  So glad that you took time out of your busy life to come see me.  I love having your here!


Today is Tuesday, and it is once again time for a High Hopes Stamps challenge.  Today's challenge is simply "Halloween".  Gee, is that right up my alley or what!?!  LOL  We were to use some of the new release stamps from Laurie Furnell.  Here is my card for this week's challenge:


I built all of this from scratch.  I knew I wanted to use the frog in the cauldron and that cool broom, but I wasn't sure how to use them together.  Then I thought of a fireplace theme.  I could put the cauldron in the fireplace and lean the broom against then mantel.  However, I didn't have a fireplace stamp large enough, so I had to make one from scratch.


I used a rectangle cut piece of beige card stock and then "colored" it with distress inks.  I then drew in the stones and colored them with colored pencils.  I made the hearth out of dark grey card stock, colored the black stripe across the front to give it dimension and drew lines around to look like blocks.  The blocks are mounted on foam squares as is the broom for dimension.  The floor is just a piece of paper that had a wood look to it.  And the "wall paper" is from a DCWV stack.  I stamped spiders to give it a spookier look.  I colored the frog, cauldron, and broom with colored pencils and oms and used Stickles on the fire.  I also accented the green bubbles in the cauldron with some MS purple glitter.  The inside says "Brew'in Up Some Treats" which is also from this series of stamps.


I love building scenes, and I did have fun with this.  I hope you get a chance to play with us, or at least take a look at the great work of my fellow "Divas" at the High Hopes Stamps blog.  


Thanks so much for taking a look.  I so appreciate you coming by and your support.  I'll see you tomorrow for the Wednesday Evening Post!  Got lots to share!


Hugs to all of you!


Best,


Curt O'Brien


"God, please help me to be the person that my dogs think I am."

28 comments:

Clare said...

Wow fantastic card Curt!!! even better that it was made from scratch. Big hugs to you, love Clare xxx

Kingston's Kreations said...

This card is AMAZING! You did a great job! I can't draw at all so the fact that you drew the stones is really great! I just became a follower, your work is beautiful.
Take care,
Wendy

Sue Ann said...

OH BOY I love this ....... and I have that same broom :) This is amazing how you built that scene...... fantastic work Curt ....... PERFECT!!! My Curt wants to know if you have ever been to the Pebble Beach Classic Car Show / Auction ?? He always sees on some Classic Car show and LOVES IT!!!!

Shirley-anne said...

So very clever . This is a skill I have not seen before . LOVE your creation .

Jackie said...

That card is fabulous! I love how you built the scene and it looks so 3D. It actually looks like the broom is resting on the floor. You are so clever! You should teach classes - I would take them if I was up there. I hope you are enjoying some lovely Fall weather in your part of the country.

Sue said...

Hi ya Curt
you are to clever for your own good ya no! lol. chuffin brill card, luv the fireplace, bit wicked cookin the ickle frog though!! lol.
Fabulous card, hope all is well with you n yours, hugs, sue,xx

Sharli said...

Hi Curt! Such amazing creativity!! Your fireplace is perfect for this scene - and very impressive! I said "Oh No!" out loud (giggle) when I saw the poor toady in the pot. This is such a great card!!!

Have a wonderful week!!
Hugs!

mudmaven said...

Can you create a scene or what? This is wonderful - but what else can be expected from a pro like you!!! Just great - as always. Hope Jay had a grand birthday and you and the boys helped him celebrate in fine style. ~chris

Lelia Pierce said...

Too clever, Curt! I just love the scene...perfect way to use both images!

XXX

Dawn said...

I just love your scene- isn't it fun to piece together all different images and elements?
Please don't invite me over for frog stew!
Always love your coloring- it is flawless.Thank you for your kind comments on my coloring- no where near your ability.
Hope everyone is doing well- hugz to all of you.

Percy said...

What a fun card Curt! I love the whole thing...the colors are beautiful....great job! Thanks for sharing!

Percy said...

What a fun card Curt! I love the whole thing...the colors are beautiful....great job! Thanks for sharing!

Lee said...

oh Curt,you creativity know's no bounds.Your card is absolutely amazing.i love how you have built this from scratch,so imaginative.I gotta feeling that iccle froggy might just leap out and survive lol.Hi to Jay n snuggle ups to those gorgeous boys.Lee x ps:thanks so much for the lovely comments and encouragment you give me on my blog.

Mandi said...

FANTASTIC card Curt

So sorry Ive not been over to see you for ages

Missed you

All the best xx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Well don't you know how to make us all blush! Telling us we look amazing! LOL!

Your card is so wonderful!! LOVE that "wall" paper and spiders...looks so real!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Curt! What a fantastic and creative card!!! I'm really impressed too that you did the elements by hand -- wow!!!

Have a great day my friend, and good luck with the challenge! I'll have to try to join you there at some time!

Patti J said...

Wowee...look at you go! Curt, I am speechless (that's never happened before!)! What a fantastic scene you have created here! Way to go, sir - you rock!!! Great job, love it all :)

Bonnie Weiss said...

You should be designing stamps, Curt...if you can build scenes like this, from scratch, I can only imagine the stamps thats you could create! Nice job!

Celeste said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I wish I was that creative! Great job, so adorable.

Lauri said...

Your scenes are always amazing! and how did you know I look fabulous today??? haha if you only knew!

: )

The Rubber Maid said...

Great way to build a fireplace! Came out perfect but the poor froggie is all set to become frog legs on someone's dinner plate.
Ouch ! Pat

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Great card! Love the whole scene you created. :)

Becky said...

Well aren't you the creative one..This scene is just fabulous..Love the fire place..

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hi Curt, you are so good at building and creating when you need something you don't have on hand. Really clever card.

lisa808 said...

Curt, your 'stonework' is amazing! Love the fireplace you 'built from scratch!'

Nilla said...

What a fabulous and scary (really mean it, LOL) card! You have a fantastic creative mind, Curt! Love it! Hugs Nilla

Diane said...

Cool card...but the poor froggie...lol.....another masterpiece from you!!

Lorraine A said...

Another fab card Curt :-) I am not sure about the poor frog being boiled tho ,, poor thing lol the fireplace is brilliant ,, very creative !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x