This is one of my favorite things that our neighbors do.
We live in a condo complex and a couple of years ago, someone bought those plastic pumpkin buckets and put them over the lanterns in front of the garage. Pretty soon others started. Now the whole street hangs pumpkins over the lanterns by the garages. The bottoms are cut out so that they don't collect rain, and so that the lights can still illuminate the ground, but there's this awesome warm glow when you come down the street.
Last week we even noticed that it's catching. The neighbors around the corner are starting to hang pumpkins on their lights too.
My boss gave me the idea for this card. He was talking about how his daughter's birthday was a month or so ago, but her birthday party kept getting pushed back. They're making it up to her by having a Halloween themed "Boo-lated" Birthday party that she's super excited about.
Almost immediately I thought of this little ghost girl from The Angel Company's Spooky Girls stamp set to go with the boo-lated party theme so I made her up for my boss to give his daughter.
The card uses The Angel Company's Kaleidoscope Girlz paper collection. Copic markers YR02, YR04, G05, E02, E15, E29, R39, RV34 and C1 were used to color the little girl ghost and they go perfectly with this paper.
This is the last card I'm creating from The Angel Company's Spooky Boys stamp set. There is a cute little Superman in this set in addition to the one's I've already used recently, but I'm running out of time, so Superman will just have to wait. Besides, I can save him for Father's Day cards or something later, since Superman isn't strictly a Halloween image.
This dragon-boy is colored with Copic Markers Y21, Y26, Y404, YR07, V15, V17, YG03, YG06, E00, E02, E09, E29 and C1. Lots of blending going on here.
The patterned paper panel is from S.E.I.'s eerie alley paper collection. The square eyelets accenting the image on the left are from the Cha Cha Hardware collection and the sentiment is from TAC's Spooktacular stamp set.
This sparkly Cinderella also comes from The Angel Company's Spooky Girls stamp set. The paper is one of those pieces that I've had hanging around for years because I never came up with something that I thought would go with it and then it ended up on the bottom of the stash. I figured it was perfect for this since it looks like tile to me, and Cinderella had to have the floors cleaned before she could go to the ball.
My little girl is colored with Copic Markers E00, 302, Y11, Y15, B00, B32, B34 and C1. The dress, slippers and crown were all accented with the Stardust Clear Glitter Pen. It's one of my favorite tools because it puts instant shine wherever you want it without drying time. I used dots of Waterfall Stickles to complete the shine that befits any princess.
This card is another one I made with The Angel Company's Spooky Boys stamp set from Inspiration Avenue. I colored the little Dracula with my E00, E15, 329, YR07, YR09, C1, C5 and C9 Copic markers. I used the blender pen on the E00 to help make the face look like he had white make-up on.
The patterned paper is SEI from the eerie alley collection and the punches are the Bats corner punch and Drippy Goo border punch from Martha Stewart.
This little girl from The Angel Company's Spooky Girls stamp set was a lot of fun to color. I couldn't wait to match her up with the SEI paper from eerie alley with all it's colors and layered boxes. She's colored with Copic markers E15, E29, YG03, YR07, YR09, V15, V17, C1,C5 and C9. I love how her black hair turned out. It's got such depth.
Another Halloween card! I'm on a roll. This one is made using The Angel Company's Spooky Boys stamp set. These little guys are so cute. They just beckon me to play.
This one didn't take too much coloring. In fact the most time consuming part of this card was tearing the paper for the background. The green dots and pannel are from left-over scraps from when we did the melted crayon background technique at a Stamp With Me Night quite some time ago. The image is colored with Copic markers Y11, Y15, Y17, YG03, B24, E00, E02 and C1 (The YG03 and B24 are very faintly seen under the bandages.
I've got a bunch of Halloween stamps because I think they're so fun, and then I never start making the cards until halfway through October, when it's almost too late.
Here's one I made using The Angel Company's Spooky Girls stamp set from the new Inspiration Avenue magalogue. The paper is from S.E.I.'s eerie alley paper collection. The ribbon is from Cha Cha and Penelope and the Eyelets are from Miss Moxie. The little witch is colored with Copic markers E00, E02, E33, E15, E29, V09, YR04 and YR09.
I thought black might be a little too stark for a little girl witch, so I tried the V09 and think it turned out great.
This is a Halloween card Rita taught us how to make when we were at the cottage a few weeks ago. We all got some practice with some folds and our Copic markers. I love how the shadows on the dirt came out on this card.
From 2005 to 2011 (when they closed their doors) I was an independent demonstrator for The Angel Company, a rubber stamping and scrapbook supply company. I had a wonderful time as an angel and now I'm on my own creative journey, sharing creations I make along the way on this blog.