Thursday, October 5, 2017

Newton Meow-oween Card

My crafty mojo has been on the fritz lately! I've had a really hard time getting motivated to make anything... cards or sewing. With Halloween getting closer I need to make a few more cards for my family and friends, so this afternoon I sat down and got inky. The current Inky Paws Challenge #56 at Newton's Nook is a color challenge to use: Purple, Orange, Black and White. My mind was on a spooky sky using these colors. Using a piece of watercolor paper, Aqua Painters along with Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango inks by Stampin' Up! the background panel was started. Once dry I decided to get more inky. First I punched a circle and die cut a strip of clouds using the Sky Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook then sponged on Wilted Violet distress ink. To brighten the cloud area I sponged on white kraft ink by Stampin' Up! this did brighten the area but it also made the clouds have a pink hue... which I like. Some black grass was punched using a Fiskars grass punch and the sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder. The sentiment and images are from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set by Newton's Nook. Memento black ink was used to stamp the images and they were colored with Copic markers. Then I did some fussy-cutting. To finish the sky three black bats were stamp around the moon and that's it.

This Newton Meow-oween Card is entered into the following challenges:

The sky on my card was inspired by this photo I took back in January 2015. When I left work one evening this was the view over Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. What a fantastic card! I love that background! So glad you found your crafty mojo and joined us at the Inky Paws Challenge.

  2. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    Janis, Owner/DT

  3. Wow! I love your sunset! Just beautiful! So glad you joined Inky Paws Challenge with this amazing card!

  4. Another great card and fabulous background, love that cute cat. Great photo x

  5. Love the sky! You did good recreating it! Thanks for doing us at PDE challenges.

  6. Super cute! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics R Us! DT Melissa

    LOVE your super cute image, ADORE your inky background - WOW!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)


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