Saturday, 24 October 2015

Halloween colours



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this I have chosen a colour theme which will work for those of you who celebrate Halloween but can equally be used in a totally different way as I have done with my card above. Our sponsors are Let Create and Jessica Lynne Originals.

I have two shares today and the second apparently confirms.........if there was ever any doubt........that I am "some sort of mad woman", I will explain why further down.

The one at the top is a bit of a wild take on the colour theme, I had the idea so had to test it out, I have to admit it's a tad bright but I kinda like the finished piece. I used Tattered Lace Essential Lattice and some pattered paper to cut the top layer which I placed over some purple card. The flower is Penny Black Jubilant and coloured with Dylusions.....I decided on them over Spectrum pencils to get the intensity of colour.......and has been stamped onto a Brusho background. A Penny Black sentiment cut out with a TL label die and some ribbons to finish.


OK now for the "mad woman" creation, I don't usually 'do' Halloween but I needed to make some for the Tattered Lace Halloween show a couple of weeks ago. The card above featured on that show and when Andy Love took it from Rozella he took one look and asked "what king of mad woman came up with this". I thought it was a bit of fun but seems Andy was a bit unsure about the spiders bouncing up and down.

The thing is I knew exactly what I wanted to make and even made a special trip to source the spiders. The background has been created with Pan Pastels and the spooky line of houses is a Tattered Lace mask. The witch is also a TL mask but to get the intensity of color I used black stencil paste and was really pleased with how it came out.

It's not terribly clear from my photo but I created an acetate dome to allow me to hang some spider on acetate to dangle down the scene. I also added a TL pumpkin, grasses and fancy border down the sides. 

Hope you weekend is a good one and as always, my thanks for your kind visits and comments.

53 comments:

Lorraine said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, love the flowery card in the Halloween colours.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Wendy L said...

Both great cards Brenda, like me Halloween is out of my comfort zone, xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards. Love the spiders, think it was a great idea.

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous Autumn colours cards my fave is the first one.
luv
Debby

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love them both

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love them both

Mrs A. said...

I love your take on the Halloween colours in your first card. Very ppropriate. Just love those lilies.
Love your pushers on the acetate on 2nd card as well. Hugs Mrs A.

Dr Sonia S V said...

wow what pretty creations Brenda
Cheers
Dr Sonia

AnyOldCraft said...

Fabulous cards Brenda.
Love the dangly spiders.
Have a great weekend.
Mad woman lol x

Astrid Maclean said...

Both cards look fantastic to me Brenda! I for one love the spiders, even though like you I am not a huge fan of Halloween! I think that comment was a bit of a cheek!!

Sammy said...

Oh these are both fabulous Brenda! The first is beautiful, the second is fun, with with a touch of elegance to it too. Love them! x

Bad Kitty said...

I love Halloween. you made great cards
have a great day

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
beide Karten gefallen mir sehr ,einfach wunderschön und deine Halloween Karte gefällt mir besonders gut,
glg ulrike

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, love the first one..xx

nnalorac said...

Love the bold look you have created on this card Brenda, gorgeous flower too. Crazy lady, no, very creative one I think. Just love the witch card, as long as the spiders are securely fixed down lol! Have a good weekend. Carol xx

Anonymous said...

Awesome cards!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Craftyfield said...

Purple and orange is not an easy combination but it does work on your card, especially since it is an appropriate colour for your flowers. Not sure I would qualify the second as a mad woman's idea, it looks to me as a fairly classic take on Halloween, with a few fun details (such as the spiders on the acetate "springs"). Personally I'd be pleased with the results...

Robin said...

So very FABULOUS!! I love the backgrounds you've created! The flowers are so beautiful and I'm so happy for you getting a new title. Those spiders are wonderful bouncing around. Hugs, Robin

Gail said...

Ahh, so fun!
You should 'do' Halloween! I love the ribbons on the first card (and colors).
The second just made me smile!
If those spiders move in any way, my daughter would be shrieking!
Hope you are well!

Aluna said...

Purple with orange ? Beautiful color combo :)

Pat said...

Two super cards Brenda, I don't do Halloween cards unless I have to but really like your witch and spiders card. great fun. Have a lovely weekend, hope it's not as wet as here.

Pat xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda both are beautiful, I love the purple and orange together, especially for Halloween or Fall. The bottom design is brilliant, the background scene with the clouds and building are perfect for the witch and I love the spiders bouncing on the acetate. A very talented lady came up with the idea :) Happy Weekend, xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your first card is a fabulous take of the 'Orange, Purple and Black theme but I really like the second one. I don't really do Halloween but I love what you've done with this card and I think that the spiders were a great idea. I've just finished my card for this week's Allsorts challenge and I'll be adding it tomorrow x

rachel said...

brilliant makes and i love the idea of the spiders....mad woman indeed! hugs rachel x

coldwaters2 said...

Two fantastic creations Brenda loving that top one so much the second is a great Halloween card full of spookiness,
hugs
lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Love your Allsorts card, gorgeous stamp and the bows, the bows, a take on the bells, the bells.
Well I hope she slapped him, it is a stunning and very clever card and I also am not into Halloween but I love what you have done with the spiders.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Belle card, Brenda! Mi piace molto l'idea dell'acetato per far muovere i ragni, è geniale!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both wonderful Brenda, I love the flowers, but the witch with those spiders is brilliant
Kevin xx

Mrs.B said...

Love both cards Brenda and for me the inspiration for the Halloween card was definitely brilliant with those dangling spiders.
Avril xx

Jackie said...

Two wonderful, though different, creations Brenda. The top on is my favourite, but the other one has merit too, it's certainly very apt for Hallowe'en (which I do "do" either) :o)
Jackie xx

mags said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda. Love the first one and the second is definitely fun with the hanging spiders.
Mags
x

Gerrina said...

Great to see something different in orange and purple! Like that bold design! And the second is my favo; great sponging and fun halloween-scene! Enjoy your sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

butterfly said...

Love the Halloween colours deployed in the floral card! And the witch against the cloudy sky is a real treat.
Alison xx

walchowDesign said...

Aww.... your spider story tickled me, Brenda! I really love your blend of pan pastel with the hanging spiders - genius by using the acetate to create the movement.

Jacee said...

Wow, lovin' the colours on this first one Brenda, so lovely, another of your fabby bows too, and the second on is great, I do love that witch and the incy wincy's!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

ALI said...

Beautiful colours, just love orange.

Mervi said...

Two fabulous cards, love the bow on the first and great background scene at the second.
;-))m

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! I also don't do Halloween cards. But I like what you have done with the spider.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Brenda! Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes! I had a wonderful day! Your cards are beautiful! I love the colours on the top card and just look at that gorgeous, lush ribbon! Your Halloween card is so spooky and fun - you have so many awesome die cuts! Wonderful card!

MaryH said...

O My Gosh! You should definitely DO Halloween. These are 2 brilliant makes. Love #1 with those wild colors, and it's still very pretty with the wonderful PB flower. Be interested in hearing how you used the dylusions (I'm guessing perhaps filling brushes with the liquid, or making a palette to dip a brush in?). Just super colors on the flower. I LOVE it against that Brusho background, and the TL die looks splendid over the purple background. Adored the witch one and again, brilliant design with the jumping spiders and the masked city skyline. You're MY kind of Mad! Wish I could be mad this spectacularly! Big hugs & TFS.

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creations Brenda. Just love the wonderful autumn hues,
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful these designs are just brilliant i so love that witch and spiders great Love and hugs Carole x

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving the flower and using that colour combo too, so different and devine, Luv Sam x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two Fab Cards Brenda!

I like both of them and love the Halloween colours. The dangly spiders on your second card are great fun (even though I don't like spiders) and I don't think you're a mad woman, you're more a creative one with lots of crafty talent. X X

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous Autumn floral creation, Brenda! Your wit hie card is great using pastel colors- great idea! Hope you are doing well XXOO

Michelle J M said...

The colours on the first card are so striking, really fabulous. Love the witch on the second one, looks like someone I used to know! The spiders are the perfect finishing touch. Michelle x

KandA said...

Super cards Brenda. Really love the vibrant colours on the first and a great alternative inspiration for the challenge. The Halloween card is fabulous - I love those bouncing spiders and supe witch
Thanks for words of congratulations. I still have the silk christening gown that was used for me and my two older sisters. That's very yellow too but not sure if I dare wash it xx

Tracy said...

I love these cards, the witch creation is really very inspirational, what on earth was Andy Love talking about LOL!
Fantastic cards Brenda
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Di said...

Wow Brenda! Two brilliant cards. Love the purple and orange one, and he witchy one is super-clever :-)

Hugs

Di xx

Tracy Welham said...

Fantastic Halloween cards. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Great cards Brenda - the man must be off his head or maybe he has a fear of spiders - l think it is fab - u - lous x Susan x

Craftnut said...

Great card bx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are fabulous.