Friday, 18 October 2013

A halloween card & some photos

Hi everybody!
At FSC the challenge this fortnight is to use stencils or masks. I used a TH spider-web stencil to make the background for my card. It has been distressed with DI in tumbled glass, faded jeans and chipped saphire.
I stamped the background here and there with a crackle stamp before adding the top layer of stamps - the witch, cat, hat and sentiment are from a Halloween set by close to my heart, that I won in a challenge last year. I stamped the images with archival black and embossed them with EP extra fine in black. The owl corners have been punched, and the bow made from some distressed gauze. I mounted the card onto a black mat and used a 6x6 card in dark blue.






I am aslo linking to Artful times -  feeling distressed, and Manon's Paper Saturdays.

I had a long walk today, through the fields, past the lakes and stables, and then into 'town' and along the Rhine. I was really tired, so I went into the bakery and treated myself to a large cappuccino - naughty but yummy!

There are several of these tunnels along the path through the fields. They lead under the motorway to the fields on the other side, so that wild animals can get from one side to the other in safety. In winter I met a fox that had just crossed through, but he was not pleased to see me!




When I stopped to take a photo of these ladies, they all looked at me as if they were wondering  what I was up to...

The horses all turned their backs on me and got on with their grazing....

Tomorrow the weather should be better, so I hope to have another nice walk, perhaps in a different direction this time.
Have a good day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

35 comments:

  1. She is a sassy witch, definitely has attitude!
    The colour choice is so refreshing, just that little bit different and suits this very cool witch.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Love your cheeky witch card! Great photos, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Well she's a classy witch and I love that owl punch. The cows definitely do not look amused! xx

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  4. lovely card, wonderful details, and thanks for the photos! Can't believe you didn't have a pastry at that bakery!

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  5. That is one sassy looking witch, its a fantastic card, love the eyes on the spider.
    Beautiful photos as well. Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. Thank you for sharing the card with us at FSC as well.

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  6. What a nice walk it must be to come across the serene landscapes and "wildlife". I think I would have been more scared than the fox, but at least the horses and cows are behind fences! Beautiful Halloween card!

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  7. Oh those photos! I love the scenery there - and your halloween card - the the non-traditional blue - is just wonderful! xoxo

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  8. Your walks and photos are amazing! I think I would walk if I had such beauty to behold! Love that crackled blue background, so cool! Hugs!

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  9. Great card! You are so good at 'Halloween". Beautiful Pics. I'm really getting a feel for where you live. hugs, Donna

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  10. You have made a great Halloween card. And such wonderful photos my friend. looks like a perfect day.

    Hugs~

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  11. Love this Halloween card. The blue, black and white colors you chose are a nice change from the usual black/orange combo. Very creative.

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  12. Terrific photographs Valerie--hope you can have another great walk today--rain here so far and very dark--yuk.

    Love the crackled background it is just right for this card and the wonderful stamps you have used

    Love Chrissie xx

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  13. great photos I love those cows and like your card too

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  14. I really like your funky witch stamp makes such a fun card :)
    Von ♥

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  15. Lovely lot of detail to let the eye rove around in the Hats Off piece, and it all shows up well on the blue background. Your photos are delicious - what a beautiful area you live in, and what a gorgeous colour those cows are.

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    1. Yes, they have a good life, spend their time outside and look very well cared for!

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  16. There is so much fun detail to see on this card! I really like the tiny spider on the witch's hat...and that is some sassy witch! I think the colours and the attitude with this card are refreshing and so much fun to look at.
    Thankyou for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

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  17. Such a cute wich. Love the phot's from your walk and allthough I don't like rainy weather in the fall, I love the colors that emerge everywhere you look.
    xx Monique

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  18. Beautiful Halloween creation, great texture! Your photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing your walk :) We also love to walk (& bike). Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  19. Love your card, great brackground! And very nice photos. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Frea

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  20. LOVE the card Valerie!!!. And beautiful photos too!.. Have a great weekend! ~tina

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  21. Wow,was für eine großartige Halloween Creation,der Damen stempel ist ja super,von wo ist der Bitte??

    GLG Jeannette

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  22. Goodness gracious, would you look at all those horses! The colors in your pictures are glorious and I loved the story about the fox. Such an historic river and I do love your pictures. You deserve a treat!!! I know, I am supposed to be commenting on your delightful Halloween card. Great colors for such a stylish witch. Who said a witch could not have class!
    Sandy

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  23. Hi Valerie. Just returned from California where I was fortunate to help with a new grandson. Your Halloween card is super! AND, your photos are magnificent. I love to view your photos and enjoy your area of the world. Our good friend Donna is busy with her art painting, her number one passion. Enjoy the fall and all its glorious colours. Stay well and I'll be back soon to catch up on all of your previous posts.

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  24. Hi Valerie. Just returned from California where I was fortunate to help with a new grandson. Your Halloween card is super! AND, your photos are magnificent. I love to view your photos and enjoy your area of the world. Our good friend Donna is busy with her art painting, her number one passion. Enjoy the fall and all its glorious colours. Stay well and I'll be back soon to catch up on all of your previous posts.

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  25. Die Halloweenkarte ist einzigartig und ich liebe die Kontraste so sehr und ihre kecke Pose ;) wunderschön!! ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  26. I nearly forgot about it being Halloween soon, thanks for reminding me. I must go and get some pumpkins. ManonX

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  27. Die Halloweenkarte ist absolut genial!!!! Die kecke Hexe ist einfach nur klasse!
    Und der Herbst zeigt sich auch hier grad von seiner schönsten Seite!+LG Dagmar

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  28. I'm amazed at how much work you put into your halloween art. It turned out so pretty. What a great walk. Wonderful photos along the way. I think a big warm mug was the perfect way to end the walk.

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  29. Hi Valerie, Love the images you've used here, what a great prize! Fabulous background with the web.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  30. I love that card, great stamps too, it looks gorgeous! Beautiful photos too, thanks for sharing your side of the world with us! ~Diane

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  31. Love this card Valerie its a great colour and so much work in it. Great pics and a lovely walk. Hugs Sandra XXX

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  32. Love your sexy witch! What a fabulous card and what a great sentiment to use. The cat's tail looks almost like a question mark. Very subtle.
    Thank you for showing u the photograph of the countryside from your walk - you deserved that drink!
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

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