Friday, 12 November 2010

Use a black background

There's another new challenge up at the Tellen's Place Designs blog, and this week we'd like you to create something using a black background. That's right, no other restrictions at all. And since my last couple of cards have been relatively attitude-free, I thought I'd go all out with this one :P The fabulous image is called Creepish and you can find it, along with many others, in the Tellen's Place Etsy shop. And although I LOVE the darker images, Tellen's Place do have some more traditional digis as well, with sassy divas and cute holiday characters, so go have a look. You can win three images of your choice in this challenge, so what are you waiting for?
These are the other challenges I made it for:
Sketchy Colors - green and silver
Sketch Saturday - followed the sketch
Digital Tuesday - use something that you purchased but never used before. The sparkly black bg was created using a spiderweb stamp that I got in a set but have never really liked. The web is almost invisible, but it does show droplets of dew or ice hanging off it. And I realised I could make it into a non-webby bg by hiding the shape of the design and stamping it more than once.
Top Tip Tuesday - use an image you've coloured in. And my tip for this one is: Do what makes you happy! For whatever reason, cards like this make me ridiculously cheerful, even if they're not considered the norm ;)
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - sparkle
Stamping Vacation - build a sketch (I snipped the bit that was White 5 1/4 x 2 1/4, to create the bg with the mesh and the sentiment) ETA - darn it, I forgot about the scalloped strip, sorry ladies!


Rose Petal said...

Hello Susan. Fantastic creation as always. I love the colour combination, the background is just fab and really highlights that image. Great sentiment too. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

sam21ski said...

What a cool image and fab background xxx

Kaia said...

Wow, what a "scary" card.
Love the image.
Thank you for joining sketchy colors this week.
Hugs, Kaia

Terry Oulboub said...

Susan, you are so talented with the digital world. I love how you made your spider web look all dewy - that's incredibly clever how you made that happen! Your color scheme is very cool - works well with Creepish; again, the shadows are just excellent! I especially love the sentiment! LOL! Thanks for the promo; superb in every fashion and so supportive of you - thanks Diva Susan! I love having you with us on the team!

tiggertastic said...

what a fantastic card, i love the image and your use of colours

Good luck in the challenges,

Design Team : CCC, BMD & CFP

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Absolutely stunning - as always Susan. I love the 2 different meshes together and creepish is adorable.
It's an honour to be working on the same team as you. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is very cool, especially the web at the background!

jackiescrafts said...

Great card Susan

Hugs Jackie x

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Whoa, now that is creepy! Very uber weird and creepy creation there Susan!
LOVE it!

Dora said...

Wow yes ... THIS IS creepy .. but awesome at the same time. Love the black background, never tried this before.

Dawn said...

What a fun image! Like the sentiment also, feel it fits lots of days. I know someone this card would be perfect for!
Thanks for the tip also- how true, many times we make what we think will draw people.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Hope to see you real soon.

Deb said...

wow, fabulous and terrifying card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Susan I so adore this card that image and sentiment made me giggle I love it, thank you for joining our challenge at Digital Tuesday this week.
Lorraine x

Merry said...

Wonderful card....great sentiment on the card. :-) Thanks for taking part in the Build A Sketch Challenge at Stamping Vacation.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW! Great background on this card! Thanks for sharing at Stamping Vacation!