I've just managed to finish a card in time for Shirleys2Girls' challenge this week, which is to use their simple sketch, adding a Hallowe'en embellishment. I found this a tricky card to make, simply because like most Brits I don't really "do" Hallowe'en. We have sweeties for trick or treaters, though now the kids are older there are less visitors, and that's about it. I had a think and remembered that I have the Creative Expressions village set of stamps, which includes pumpkins, so I got to work :).
I masked off the large pumpkin and then a lamp post behind it, before adding the village, offset with some of the street stamped off the edge. A few grasses and clouds completed the picture, though I'm not totally happy about the pumpkin, it looks a bit like it's floating in front of the lamp post; which I suppose only happens on the 31st October :). Another couple of pumpkins are added as my embellishment, on foam pads. I stamped and painted in Distress Inks, the images use Black Soot and, with the exception of the sky (Adirondack denim), everything uses the inks and a paintbrush. The papers are K & Co, matted onto navy card. I tried black to go with the Hallowe'en look but it was too harsh and the navy worked much better.
It's unusual for me not to use one of my Shirleys2Girls stamps for their challenge; sorry girls but this one was tricky for me; it doesn't even look very Hallowe'en :).