September 13, 2012

RS #28

Broke out a little Halloween for this week's RetroSketch.  A bit ahead of the game this year.  Thanksgiving falls at the beginning of October in Canada, so you are busy first with back to school, then you blink and it's Thanksgiving weekend and blink once again and it's Halloween.  So this year I am determined not to let these three events to sneak up on me.

The sketch for this week was based on a this CARD by Kasia.  I used this month's freebie digital image from The Alley Way Stamps and I printed it on the gingham paper from Papertrey Ink's Smokey Shadow Pattern Pack.  I fussy cut the image and added some Copic detailing and googley eyes.  The bat was put into a Fabulous Frame also by Papertrey die cut with Orange Zest and Royal Velvet patterned papers.  The chipboard sentiment from Scenic Route was in my stash.  Foam dots and black and white baker's Twine finished it off.



All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  Simply Chartreuse
Patterned Paper: Smokey Shadow, Orange Zest, Royal Velvet Pattern Pack
Stamps: digital bat image (The Alley Way Stamps)
Dies: Fabulous Frames
other: chipboard 'beware' (Scenic Route), foam dots, twine (The Twinery)



30 comments :

Maria said...

That bat is just wayyyy too CUTE!!! It is one fantastic Halloween card...love it!!!

Meadie said...

Your card is so cute - I love your bat! Hugs x x

The Paper Parade said...

The bat looks so cute on the gingham paper, Tracey! I love the colors you chose and the layering of the polariod dies! Then that little chipboard sentiment is adorable :)

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...absolutely LOVE this Tracey! So adorable!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

ok t hat bat is just tooo cute!! love your take on the sketch!!

Lisa said...

Eeek I am in love with your polka dot googley eyed bat! This is so fun Tracey!!

Michelle said...

Omg! Tracey, this is the cutest halloween card ever! Love it!

Joyce said...

What a great card. I love that bat with the googlie eyes. Wow--digital printing on patterned paper. You really are taking it to the next level. And, I see that no wings were amputated in the process.

Asha said...

That bat... he's doing a poor job of being scary. I just want to hug him... tooo cute! Love this card, Tracy. Downright adorable!

Marybeth said...

Such a cute Halloween card , Tracey. I have this die set and never use it. Maybe you have inspired me today! Great printed papers too!

Deb said...

Tracey, this is so stinkin' cute!!! I love this!!!

Jen W. said...

Your gingham bat is fabulous and I love his goofy goggly eyes!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

adorable!!!! love that bat!

Mara Campbell said...

I like the scalloped border at the bottom and that cute cute bat! Fun Halloween colors!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute fun card. I like how you used the fabulous frame to highlight the bat. I was planning on using that frame for this sketch, but time got away from me so I didn't play this week.

Karren said...

Checking out your blog after you left a lovely comment on one of my posts (thanks so much BTW). You have some fantastic cards on your blog. So original and clean. I love so many of them.

Desire Fourie said...

Tracey this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work so well together. Wishing you a fab Friday.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh I love what you did with the sketch. The papers, that image. Everything is just perfect.

Nance Leedy said...

Darling Halloween card! I love the way you've colored the dots on the bat and used the sketch so creatively! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Melissa said...

Too cute, Tracey! I just LOVE googly eyes for Halloween cards and that little bat looks rather adorable with them! :)

Bev Gomez said...

OMG Tracey I love your card. I am a Halloween Fanatic. Darling! Thanks for your comment on my card. Isn't that paper cute? Wanna order it? LOL! Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Bev

N@ Ali said...

I totally second Asha, that bat is doing a poor job of being scary ; ) very sweet, and love your frames too. thanks for popping by my blog earlier. have a great week-end

Julia Aston said...

Great colors and patterns for this fun Halloween card! love all the die cut framings!

Linda Beeson said...

That just has to be the cutest little bat ever!!!!

laughadaisy said...

Ack! And here's another fantastic Halloween card! I don't know how you ladies make Halloween look so good. Great job! ;-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh how cute! Great job on this sketch.

Jean said...

LOVE this bat image and your choice of papers ~ great take on the sketch!

Laurie said...

SO so cutE! I love that bat! Adorable!

ablogcalledwanda.com said...

EEEEK!!!!! Love this cute little bat and the color choices are great! :-)

Sweet Fairy said...

What a lovely card. So pretty design. I have worked for the Print VIP cards company and there i have realize that how much effort and concentration is need for designing best. I really appreciate your work.