Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #67

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And here is my take on this weeks sketch

This image in this card is the wooden door digi from Tracy Vinson's "Behold, I stand at the door" I decided to give it a Halloween treatment. I printed the door twice, cut them out and layered the frame on with little foam pads. The vines around the door are pieces of a curly willow tree that I kept just for embellishments sake. They were pretty dried out so I soaked them in water an hour or so. I actually got them to "keep shape " by weaving them onto a frame made out of small finishing nails. I put a copy of the door onto a wood block and then placed the nails around where I thought they could hold the vines. Worked out pretty well. After 24 hrs of drying I was able to remove them and glue them onto the door. As if that wasn't enough work, I decided the door needed orange lights! ( of all things )..... The lights were made by stringing  tiny orange seed beads onto clear thread and then gluing them in intervals with a dab of crazy glue gel. They were then strung among the vines. And what self-respecting Halloween door wouldn't be complete without some cob webs. Now mind you I used to have a bag of this stuff (SOMEWHERE) from last years card crafting. Do you think I could find the daNG THING? (nah). So, after a trip to 3 stores ( now mind you this IS August) I finally snagged some at "Party City".

Other supplies pressed in to service were my Tim Holtz brick embossing folder, EK Success bat border punch, Prismacolor pencils/gamsol, ribbon, gem and pearls. The finishing touch was a pumpkin made from Fimo clay. Hope you like it!

Have a great week everyone and come back next week for a look at my first CAS (clean and simple) card.



  1. Girl this is AWESOME. I love how you went out of the box and used the door for something completly different. You have just turned on the light bulb in my head!!! Thank you so much for making my images look so good!

  2. Okay, Holly, now run that by me again. You should get the AWARD for the most effort put into a card this week. Your explanation of the details are mind boggling. And, the added lights and cob webs were such an excellent touch. My gosh, Tracy will LOVE how you showcased her door image this week!! What clever and brilliant work!!

    I'm sure going to miss you guys, but I'll continue to upload my creations and bug you all whether you like it or not!! LOL!!


  3. Holly your take on this wonderful digi is fantastic. I simply love the Halloween twist that you gave it! Wow

  4. Wow Holly - you are an addict - all of your details are gorgeous! I am so glad I did not use this image - I would be ashamed of my efforts - this is DIVINE! Love the colours and the lights - what fiddy glueing!! Thanks Holly for all of your commitment to excellence!! You are so inspiring!! {{{hugs}}}

  5. Holly-Now don't laugh-but I am sure glad you are not a cake decorator....only because your details and eloquent work on this food item would not be conducive to people eating the cake. It would be one of those things where you couldn't eat it because it was too beautiful!!!! lol

    I bring this scenario to mind because of all the exquisite details you bring to your cards...it is pretty amazing. You have a knack of thinking outside the box for your embellishments. That is so cool and I truly admire you for that. Your work is amazing!!!

    Bear Hugs,

  6. Holly, this is truly spooktacular! I love how you made a Halloween card without spiders!!! LOL The door is amazing especially with the cobweb effect and the little filmo pumpkin is super cute. You put many hours into this card and it shows! I love the vine around the door, you are just one of the most creative ladies I've come across! It's fun to read how you came up with your creation this week!

  7. great halloween card holly
    I love that spiderweb you have created
    you did a great job

    greetings karin

  8. Holly this is the most amazing creation!! WOWZER!! Just incredible all the AWESOME details and all the work that you have put into this beautiful card. You are truly a very artistic card creator

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  9. Oh Holly! Your Halloween decorated door is just wonderful! Love the willow branch and the spider web!!!! The flourishes are so fun too! So well put together!

  10. Hi Holly!
    This is the coolest card EVER! I LOVE IT! The bats, the black swirls, the door, the pines and the cob web - Oh the cob web! AMAZING! I see you had quite a lot of work with it, but boy was it worht it!
    You sure have made Tracy proud!

    Have a great day!

  11. Hi Holly!! WOW!! What a FABULOUS piece of work you have here! LOVE your color combo!! I want to take this time to thank you as well as all of the DT for all of the inspiration in my term as MMSCGD. Thanks again!


  12. So sorry I am late..this card is just stunning :)You always take your cards to the next level..I LOVE THAT ABOUT YOUR WORK..
    Thanks girlfriend.