Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MMTPT115, Now This is Skeery!

Hello, well when I read this weeks Teapot Tuesday Challenge, A Disaster For Casper the White and Friendly Ghost!, I thought how fun, specially with Halloween fast approaching!

Cindy's stories always make me laugh, and while reading them I always think this woman should be writing children's books!

Then I read the Destination Station and I have to admit Jacob's story brought me to tears, and I'm sure many other Teapotters were affected the same way. So for Jacob, this had to be a special Halloween card.
I decided to make what I think would be called a tri-fold type card, with a front, and 4 panels inside, each measuring 4.25 x 4.25". So the picture at the top is the from, with Franken-Riley, a couple fun punches, on a distressed grey backgound, spider and of course googly eyes!
Inside is Count Dracu-Riley and Mummy Riley. Since Dracu-Riley is in a coffin, I decided to make a lid for the coffin, added some texture and bats and voila! The next page is the Mummy with faux gauze background. The letters and bat are from a MS punch.

The next two pages are Vampire Riley and Witch on Broom Riley/Sophie! For the Vampire page, I used coredinations and embossed with the Spider web EF and sanded the raised parts abit and distressed the edges. It's hard to see in the photo the spider that's punched from glitter cardstock.
The next page is the Witch, I coloured her with copics (as well as all the others) then cut her out. The top part is daffodil Delight, I stamped the image onto this then embossed with a star EF, and sponged the edges. I cut the hills from old olive cardstock, added the fence and cat, both MS punches. There's also some glitter on the stars.
And this was where it was supposed to end, well I was going to add a place on the back to sign, but I just couldn't stop there...so I did the back too and that is why I'm a day late to the Tea Party!
On the backside, I used some more coredinations with more of a white core and embossed with the skeleton scroll EF. In order to get some of the skulls in, I had to cut a piece from the center and then match it up, it's matted on riding hood red. The skull is also a MS punch and it's glittery! Maybe I should buy shares in MS's company!
The next page is the signing page, simple white background, edges sponged with a bit of blue. The pumpkin is a $ stamp from Michael's and the grass is, you guessed it, a MS edge punch!
And finally the last spooky ghost page, this one was really simple, the top is punched, yep it's MS and actually so is the sentiment which I embossed with black.
I sure hope Jacob likes it, and I hope it's not too scarey!
You can find all the Riley stamps at Riley and Company!
Have a Great Day!
Laurie

3 comments:

Mothermark said...

And it brings ME to tears knowing this is going to Jacob! Laurie, you just flat out rock! This is so very, very special. Its like something you would make your OWN grandson! And here you are making it for someone you do not even know! You are special!

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!! I want one!!!! and I wish I had all the MS punches you have. I have a few that you mentioned but you have them going on!!!! lol lol You live anywhere in Tucson???? lol
I believe Jacob is going to love this A LOT!!!!!!!!!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

JD said...

The is a very creative great card that you made for Jacob...He is going to be thrilled to receive it.