Halloween at Peachy Keen!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Happy Thursday everyone!

Is this week flying by or what? I can't believe it's Thursday already. Well, at least the weekend is almost here again! hehe

I loooove Halloween and when I saw that my dear and uber talented sistah Lorie made a card for the Peachy Keen Challenge #7 with this theme, well, I couldn't refuse playing along!

The challenge was to use a pumpkin, the color purple and zigzags anyhow, anywhere on your card. Since I don't own any cute Peachy Keen stamps at the moment (but Lorie said we don't have to own any to play along), I immediately thought of my collection of Halloween stamps from the Doodle Factory/Starving Artistamps for the pumpkins (probably says a lot about me, but lets not go there). Then I pulled some recently bought Halloween paper from my stash (which I store in vertical cropper hoppers) because loved it's monochromatic coloring. I thought that the brightly colored pumpkins would pop off the card a lot more if the background was neutral.

Originally, I was going to do a zigzag stitch on my card somewhere, but I when I chose this layout, I decided to use my zigzag decorative scissors instead. I tried for a long time to include some purple cardstock, but it just wasn't working with this card, so I decided to add just a splash of it in the button embellishment. Phew! This layout is from this week's Unscripted Sketches #17. (Edit: It wasn't until after I posted my card that I realized that one of the PK challenge rules is to not combine their challenge with another one - sorry ladies! I didn't realize until it was too late.)

I keep chuckling to myself everytime I say "Peachy Keen" because I live in a town called Keene, and we have a small, local brewery that makes a beer called 'Peachy Keene'. Mmmmm, it's peachy! LOL If you'd like to play along with this easy challenge, you have until midnight this Sunday to get your entry in. There's a fabulous prize being given away, so get your freak on and stamp something Halloween! :P

Thanks for stopping by today!

Starving Artistamps/Doodle Factory
'Witches Brew', Whipper Snapper 'Happy Halloween' sentiment
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Old Olive, Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Distress Inks 'Black Soot and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Core-dinations Color, PP - Creative Imaginations 'Art Warehouse, Harvest Moon Collection - Haunted'
Access: Ribbon, Foof-a-La Bag-O-Buttons 'Savannah Collection', Sponges, Dimensionals


Christi Flores said...

Cute!! I love that layout!

Lorie said...

OMG, Sandra! This is over the top awesome! I love the monochromatic scheme with the pops of color on the pumpkins and button! You are so talented and amazing, and each one of your cards is a piece of art! Thank you so much my dear friend for playing along with the PKS challenge this week! I hope we'll see lots of your work in our challenges from now on!!

Love Ya!

karen said...

Leave it to you to turn a "creepy" theme into something wonderful! The Punkin's are perfect and they pop off the card just as intended!

Now.. I"ll take one of those beers!

kadie said...

Brilliant!! This is absolutely brilliant...you do it every time!

Mary Giles said...

OMGosh Sandra this is toooo good. I love how the pumpkins pop off the card and you always know how to incorporate the elements of any challenge beautifully. Like adding a purple button. Brilliant!

Unknown said...

A girl after my own heart! I LOVE Halloween too! Your card is beyond fabulous and I love the pumpkins! Way to make the purple work with that button girl! I'm so glad that you joined us for this weeks Unscripted sketch challenge. I hope you'll play along again soon Sandra!

Catherine said...

Cute. Loving those papers!

Ida said...

Well this card is just "Peachy Keen" if you ask me. So so very fun and cute.

~amy~ said...

such the fun halloween card Sandra!!!

Caryl P said...

Great job on this card (we won't tell anyone it was two challenges!) I love those pumpkins!
Thanks for being Unscripted, I hope you'll play again soon.

Sarah said...

Wow that is fantastic! I love those wacky pumpkins!
Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches.

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

I am in absoulute awe over your card! This is just amazing! Super awesome, fantastic colors and beautifully laid out on black and white! Perfect in every way! Thanks so much for listening to Lorie.. :) We hope you will join us again at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge!! Sincerely, KathyJ

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! The monochrome with the splash of orange works a treat and the zigzag made by the scissors is arrow straight. (I tossed mine out as I could never cut a straight line with 'em)and that little purple button is the icing on the cake.
Thanks for playing along with us at PK!
Viv xx

Anonymous said...

wow.. love those pumpkins, and that card is WICKED!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Sandra, your card is incredible... I'm not surprised, because ALL of your cards are.

Juliana said...

Way too cool!!
I love the layout and the FABULOUS coloring!!

Fun! Fun!! Fun!!!

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