Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Who's Out There?

Hi Everyone,
Today I have the honor of being the Guest Designer at Crafting By Design.
I was also privileged to choose a digital stamp to use, by Big Head Stamps!
I chose Gerard. Isn't he adorable?
The challenge at CBD is, "Anything Goes," which makes it super easy for you to enter.
Go ahead!
I teach a class on shading with color. I think it makes for an interesting effect. I use Indigo Blue and Crimson Red Prismacolor Premier Pencils to do all my shading.
I used the Out of the Box technique to make a spotlight around Gerard, putting him in the light, while the "rest of the world out there" is in the shadows...
Poor Gerard!
As his huge eyes are the main focus (no pun intended), I used some Glossy Accents to coat his big green eyes.
I created the simple sentiment in Word.
The background papers are from a 6x6 pad by MME.
The fibers are by EK Success...had 'em for awhile...
I used Memento Black to ink the edges of virtually everything! 
I used a sketch from Kathy's Waffle Sketch Challenge Blog
(see her sketch below).

And the inside...inspired by Pink Elephant's Photo (see below)
I used a paper inlay technique. I used the same papers to attach strips of paper together,
before die-cutting the greeting.
I am entering Gerard in some challenges...
Clear It Out - Halloween/Orange Stash (fibers)
Scrap Creations - Cut It Out
Oldie But A Goodie - Spooky (old fibers)
Papertake Weekly - Happy Halloween Hues
Party Time Tuesday - Color Challenge
Cards in Envy - Now that's scary! Halloween
C is for Challenge - Halloween
Craftin' Desert Divas - Halloween
Crafty Boots  - Halloween
Incy Wincy Designs - Halloween
Lexi's Creations - Halloween
Parade Your Crafts - Halloween
Stamp and Create - Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration
Get busy on a card for the Anything Goes challenge at Crafting By Design...
Good luck!



  1. Love this, really sums up Halloween feelings from when I was little, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  2. Cute Halloween card! Love the little image. He looks so scared. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  3. Beverly, your card is just adorable!! Thank you so much for joining us as a Guest Designer this week at Crafting by Designs and sharing your amazing talent with us!
    Hugs, Doris
    Crafting by Designs

  4. That image is so cute and your colouring is stunning. I love the background you have created too.Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  5. GREAT card! Love your take on the sketch....and just love the banners. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon. (and Good Luck!!!)

    Kathy CIO DT

  6. Super cute! Thank you for participating with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Good Luck! - Sandy
    (to be eligible to win you must follow the challenge rules and display the PTT Badge on your blog)

  7. great card! i love that image and saying! great coloring too! thanks for joining our challenge!! jen t. from parade your crafts dt

  8. Spooktacular card, I love how you have used Glossy Accents on the eyes, it is a great effect. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. This is an absolutely adorable card. I just love it! It is refreshing to see something other then ghosts and goblins. So cute!

  10. Ahhhh what a sweet image, such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Lexis, good luck! Susan x

  11. Hi Bev just found your blog and had to join your colouring is amaing and so are your creations love thisw one it's adorable
    Jacki xx

  12. Such a cute card! Love the image and design! Your shading is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs!

  13. What a fun and cute card ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Halloween Linky Party !


  14. Back again! :) Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W
    Crafty Sentiments
    Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

  15. Super cute card Bev! I love the glossy accents on the eyes. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  16. Super cute! Great take on this weeks Photo Inspiration challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

  17. such a cute card!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!

  18. Fabulous card Bev :-) the image is super spooky ,,, haha :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  19. What a fun card - Love the way you've used the October sketch from The Sketch File to make this, it looks great

  20. A spooktacular card....... Thanks for joining our Halloween challenge over at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge blog!!

  21. Love, love, love your take on Kathy's sketch. What an adorable image!

  22. Thank you very much for taking part in our little challenge on

    Jackie (DT)

  23. What a wonderful Halloween creation! Thanks for joining at Parade Your Crafts!
    Beth's Beauties

  24. Yeah, teddy bears make us more brave, don't they? This is all about Halloween on your card. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  25. Haha so spooky cute, this is how I probably looked when I was little and hid behind my stuffed animals. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog!

  26. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Paper Nest Dolls "Halloween Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    Paper Nest Dolls DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  27. Spooktacular card!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  28. You're right, this is just an adorable image! Love the orange chevron paper too! Great Job! Thanks for joining our challenge at Clear it Out this week!
    Jennifer C. - DT Clear it Out


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