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Sunday, 27 October 2013

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 187

This week at One Stitch at a Time, our challenge is Boo! So, either something with a Hallowe'en theme, or colours associated with Hallowe'en. We're sponsored this time by
 who're going to give three Promarkers to the lucky winner!

Now, if you're like me, you can't imagine sending a Hallowe'en card to anyone. It's just not an occasion for cards, despite the fact that, as a Scot, it's always been a notable date on the calendar. (Although, I must admit since the whole 'Trick or Treat' thing crossed the Atlantic, I now give do my best to ignore it.) So, I went for Hallowe'en colours. They seem to be black and orange (although again, I assume the orange is a US import along with the idea of pumpkins. We used to use turnips (or swedes if you're not a Scot) and dug those out to make lanterns. (Much harder work, I assure you ...)

Anyway, that's a long explanation of why I chose Cootsy Creations' image and papers called Tiger.


I shrank one of the papers as a background to the tiger image before printing, then coloured the image with Promarkers. The background is another paper from the set, and I finished with some black card for matting, some black ribbon and a silver sun which I warmed a bit using a Pumpkin Promarker.

 I hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash where they want orange and black,
Creative Romance where they've got a 'metal mania' theme,
Crafty Hands where anything goes,
Digi Haven where they want 'orange and black',
Kitty Bee where they want black, white plus one,
QKR where they're seeing orange,
Sister Act where anything goes,
Craftin' Boutique where anything goes,
Rhedd and Rosie where anything goes,

20 comments:

Ingrid Mason said...

Oooooh Josephine, what a very beautiful card. I love the tiger with his tiger skin papers and the black ribbon is the perfect finishing touch to a card of such elegance. Love Ingrid xx

Mimi said...

Hi there Josephine, OH WOW - I just love what you have done with my digi and paper pack, it looks fabulous and I do hope you enjoyed playing with them :) Better still (and I didn't know you were a Scot) is your reason for using black and orange (I don't do Halloween either lol). Recall many times when staying with friends being given neeps from the farmers field to start digging out (with a blunt knife and spoon lol) then making the face before putting the candle inside then off to bonfire night for sausages, jacket tatties and sparklers :) What I would give today for some haggis, neeps and tatties, do so miss them in Saudi :) Hugs for now hun. Jane xxxx

CraftyGirl said...

Cute tiger and great background paper.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
Your Sister OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

This is lovely, Josephine, fantastic image and lovely card. I'm late visiting as Tim and Sarah have been for lunch. Lovely to see them but now I have to play catch up. Hazel x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Josephine - Aren't tigers the most amazing animals. I have an ambition to hold a tiger or lion's paw (don't ask me why) although they would have to be asleep LOL. you have coloured this one beautifully and I love the backing paper - such a lovely card.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT teamie

Anonymous said...

Hi Josephine, this is a beautiful card - the tiger is a striking image, and the markings on the background are superb!

Victoria (OSAAT teamie)

Sandra Wright. said...

A lovely card,I just love all wild cats...great backing paper too.

Thank you for playing along in our very first challenge over at CraftyHands...xx

Unknown said...

Great card! love the image!! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

Anonymous said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hands Challenge Blog.

Moira DT.

Unknown said...

Wow!!! I love what you have done with this tiger! Nice job! Hugs, your DT teamie

Deanne Saunders said...

Nice card!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Love crafts forever said...

Oh wow this is beautiful card. First i like the papers, and the way you made L/O it's looks gorgeous.
Hugs Nat

karalschuknecht said...

This tiger card is gorgeous, very nice work. Thanks for joining us this week for "Black, White, & 1 more color."

Karal for Kitty Bee Designs Team
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

CG said...

LOL, I'm American but I have some Scottish ancestry...wouldn't my ancestors laugh at all these Halloween cards I send out! But you know us Americans, if we can purchase something we will LOL! Plus, I need to support the postal service before it shuts down completely! LOL. Anyway, I just love this card. Your coloring is so lovely I thought it was a pre-colored image! Best Wishes, Your OSAAT teamie, CG

Wendy Fraser said...

Fab card, great use of our colour combo challenge. I have fond memories of neep lanterns too! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven xx

Deonna B said...

Great Card! I'm lovin all of the orange. Thank you for sharing your work with QKR Stampede this week.

Tracey said...

Great card Josephine! I don't do Halloween cards either. Love your colouring on the tiger and your use of orange and black in the background. Thanks for sharing this!
Hugs from your DT sis,
Tracey xo

Alica said...

very cool, strong looking card - nothing Halloween-y about it despite all the orange and black:)
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Alica ;)

flossbite said...

Great card, love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Rheddd & Rosies challenge blog. Hugs
Fiona x

Teresa said...

Thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance with your beautiful card. xxx

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