PPA142 Happy Skulloween

Pals Paper Arts current color challenge and the Naki/Nina Double Dare challenge inspired today’s card.


I love the color picks in this Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  They pretty much screamed for a Halloween card, as far as I’m concerned. The card base took care of the Elegant Eggplant requirement, but it also shows up on Mr. Skully’s eyes and in the sentiment stamp.  Pumpkin Pie added the little punches of color, and Lucky Limeade showed up on the DSP and a touch of sponging on the sentiment. I admit there’s also a bit of Rich Razzleberry here, too, on that bowtie. That’s the print that’s on the reverse of the chevron stripe, and I loved the little extra purpley-pop, so there it is!


Naki and Nina’s Double Dare Challenge #4  required the use of chevron stripes and only ONE stamp on the card front. Although the one stamp could’ve been stamped many times, I chose to simply use a sentiment.  The Summer Smooches DSP provided the perfect Lucky Limeade chevron stripe to add a bit of pizzazz. I love how the various patterns on SU DSP’s can be used in unexpected ways….I mean “Summer Smooches” at Halloween?? Very cool.

Mr. Skully himself is the product of my freehanding a skull shape and drawing on the “eyebrows” and mouth (hey, so when does a skull HAVE eyebrows??).  It’s not difficult at all to find the perfect shape to copy for a skull if you’re as addicted to magazine collecting as I am…or if you simply look at the various wonderful stamp choices available in SU’s “Spooky Bingo Bits” stamp set!  Skully’s bowtie was made with the old SU butterfly punch and the eyes were made with the 1/2 and 3/4 inch circle punches.  Oh, and GOOGLIES!

There are a bunch of googlies watching you!  This card will be put in the hands of my great-nephew when it gets closer to trick-or-treating time.  I think he’ll appreciate Mr. Skully and all those eyes rolling around!

Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today! –Terri


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