Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Halloween?

Hi! How are you? It's Friday! WooHoo! And I am apparently living in the wrong month! I just couldn't wait until September or October to make this when the idea hit me! I love Halloween! I want to play dress up every day!

My card today uses Wild Things from The Greeting Farm. I made a few minor changes - I changed the ears on the bear to cat ears by tracing the shape of the top part of the head (including the bear ears) with pencil on a separate piece of card stock (at this point I had already stamped the image, colored it and cut it out with the bear ears). I then drew triangular cat ears over the top of the traced bear ears. When I liked the shape and size I went over it with a Copic Multiliner pen and colored it with the Copics to match the rest of the costume. At that point I trimmed off the bear ears, cut out the cat ears and about 1/2 inch below the ears and then glued them to the back of the head so the new ears stuck up in the same place that the bear ears used to be. I also added whiskers to the "cat" and a string on the beak of the bird so it would look like a Halloween mask. I also gave them little trick-or-treat bags using just a small square of DP that I drew jack-o-lantern faces on.

The papers are My Minds Eye (orange dot) and DCWV. I used my new EK Success punch for the top of the sky and colored everything with Copics:

Skin: R00,E31,E33,R20
Costume: E53,E55,E43,E47,E49
Hair: C3,C5,C7,C9
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: YR00,YR04,YR07,YR09
Costume: C1,C3,C5,C7,C9
Skin: R00,E57,E59,R22
Costume: B01,B02,B04, YR00,YR04,YR07

Thanks for visiting me today! I hope you have a great weekend - I know i have a pretty busy one planned so I will be back on Monday. Next week kicks off with some sneak peaks of the new Anya's and Ian's that are coming out on the 15th, and some fun activities with Club Anya!

:-) Traci


Carisa said...

omg, this is TOOOO cute! I hope you don't mind if I CASE!!!

~*Joni said...

Oh Traci this is soooo cute! I really hope that I can say that great minds think alike, I have a Halloween posting scheduled for this Monday so I giggled when I saw yours!!! Of course yours is FABULOUS as always, with the incredible effort on the ears. heehee! I love the coloring especially on their hair, and that you made one of them darker complected is adorable!!! Thank you for the smiles this evening!

Heather Schlatter said...

Oh my word Traci this is wonderful I adore your coloring and creativity with the costumes!!!

This has to be the most creative way I have seen this set used!!!!



Randi said...

You seriously just boggle my mind!! I LOVE this.
Look at those cute little jack o'lantern treat bags. You are BEYOND amazing!
Course Halloween is my absolute favorite. And, I HAD that darn EK punch in my basket at Michael's and I put it back. ACK!!! What was I thinking?!?!?

Angie said...

I love this! The first time I saw these adorable criters I thought they looked like kids trick or treating. Great job!

Tammy said...

Wow...great great great!!!

Anna said...

This is beyond adorable! I love what you did with the bear. I looked at the card at first and thought, my set doesn't have a cat! So stinking clever! Love how you color too!