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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Playing with Firecrackers... LOL

Thanks again to those of you who were concerned about me having a run-in with Ike. He didn't even come close - not even a drop of rain at my house this weekend. I would have actually liked a little rain. But I'm so thankful we weren't hit hard. Janin, if you are reading this, thanks for sharing your story on the previous post - I can't imagine how terrifying that would be! My son doesn't do well in thunderstorms so he would have been a wreck! Ok, on to the card... I got to play with my first FireCracker DT set this weekend!! As I've mentioned before, I *love* Halloween!! So it was an easy choice putting this cute little witchy kitty on my wishlist! For this card I colored her in with Koh-I-Noor pencils, baby oil & stumps. I usually put gray shadows around my images, but since the kitty was gray I decided to try blue this time, just for fun. I like how it looks - it's a bit of a spooky glow, I think. I have to admit, I've gone a tiny bit crazy the past couple weeks, acquiring Halloween papers. I have way more than I'll possibly use this season! But here's one from a little K&Co pad I just HAD TO have! I think one thing I love about coloring images for Halloween is that it's a great excuse to use a lot of purple!! I love the purples in this paper. And the shimmery brads, too! One detail you can't really see in the coloring - I went over the kitty's eyes, as well as the spider and stars on the hat, with a black Glaze pen. That's something I nearly always do on the eyes of my images, it gives them an extra special little shine. Ok I better wrap this up and get a few more things done before hitting the hay. I've been so far behind on things for a few weeks now, it's driving me a little crazy! But hopefully this week I will finally get back in the swing of things, get caught up on my emails and blogging, and actually start playing my favorite blog challenges again!! I miss them! Here's to hoping...! Have a great week!!
  • Stamps: Pawsitively Fright from FireCracker Designs by Pamela
  • Paper: Georgia Pacific white, Basic Black, Bazzill orange, K&Co DP
  • Ink: Black StazOn
  • Accessories: Koh-I-Noor pencils, baby oil, stumps, black Glaze pen, white Souffle pen, glitter brads, Making Memories Halloween embellishments


  1. This is totally adorable! Great coloring!

  2. I love this card and have the image in my HUGE lists of wants! I need to win the lotto or something to keep up my habit. The coloring is awesome! I have to ask about the glaze pen, what is the brand and where do you get it??? Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I am glad Ike stayed away from you!
    Adorable card! Great coloring.
    Hugs and smiles

  4. This is adorable, Libby!! Your coloring looks fantastic, and I love the patterned paper!! So glad you were safe from Ike too!!

  5. Your card is so adorable. I love Halloween. Yes, Ike was a little anti-climatic for Austin, wasn't it. I cancelled a workshop because I have people who travel quite a bit to get to me. Turns out it was a good thing I did because I job called me down to the convention center to triage evacuees. I'm not complaining though - I can't imagine what it must be like for all those folks.

  6. Oh how I LOVE this kitty cat on this card!! :) Love the DP for this!!

  7. This is super cute, Libby! Love the paper. A totally different look on the hat for this card. The blue glow is fabulous. Good luck staying on top of things once you get caught up!


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