AOOOOOOOOO! The Paper Shelter Challenge

     Hope your week is going well.. It’s Wednesday and that means another great challenge from The Paper Shelter.  Our theme this week is… HALLOWEEN.   Even though I am the biggest scaredy cat, I just love Halloween; love to decorate the house with candles and all things spooky.
    As always, The Paper Shelter offers a $30 voucher to anyone who wins using a TPS image.  If you choose to use an image from another company, you can still win a choice of 3 digis from the store.  Veronica and Pedro love giving away the “big prize” so we hope you play with one of the TPS images.

     For my Halloween card, I selected “A Great Harvest”  and merged him with another digi image by CC Designs called “Swiss Pixie Halloween Scene”.  Since The Paper Shelter images come in both JPEG and PNG formats, you can merge them with any other digi images that are also PNG format.

     My little “werewolf” is colored with copic markers.  I often struggle with hair that has few or no lines so what I did with this little guy is that I lightly added some strands of hair with the copic .03 black multiliner – it made it easier for me to blend his haircolor having created a few more “sections.”
     The design paper is from K&Company, an older 12×12 paper pad.  The black cardstock is from Recollections and the card base is 12×12 STARDREAM METALLIC #105 weight from Cut Cardstock – they make the best and most sturdy cardstock for a card base.  I purchase the Stardream metallic (white) and Opal Metallic (ivory) for my card bases.  You will find you can layer all your fun embellishments on this cardstock without any bending.
    I also went crazy at Joann’s this week purchasing 1/4 yard cuts of fun Tulle and Netting.  I used the crickled black (first one on left in pic below) for this card.  Such sparkle…no need to get out the Glamour Dust! I have so many gorgeous colors that you will be seeing in upcoming posts.  While I love to spray my own cheesecloth with the many great spray inks, sometimes it saves time to use the premade tulle!

   The Scary Fence punch is from Martha Stewart and the sentiment is one I found on the internet… doesn’t it match the image so perfectly?
    Well, that is all for me today… as always, thank you for your kind comments.  Won’t you hop over to The Paper Shelter blog to see what the design team has created to inspire you?  Hoping  you will join us for a “howling” good challenge…. AOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


This Post Has 44 Comments

  1. Caroline

    This is gorgeous I so love the image which is coloured so beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  2. Nannieflash

    Hi Ann Marie, that is one happy camper with all those sweets, I know my grandchildren would love to come home with that lot, love the sentiment, the result is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. Colleen Dietrich

    What a neat Halloween card, Ann Marie! I like the touches of black tulle on here. And the little boy reminds me of a character from Disney's Pinocchio movie, one of the bad boys. Remember that?

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping!

  4. Sunshine HoneyBee

    Like the scene you've created. The tulle adds wonderful texture. I host a challenge at Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers in which challenge #16 that started today 10/24 is Fruit or Veg (you have a pumpkin ob your card) so please enter. Membership in MFP is free. Please let them know I sent you. Here's the link:
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

  5. Carla S.

    Fantastic Halloween card, Ann Marie! Love the cute image and fun Halloween scene you merged! Awesome coloring and design! Thanks for playing along with the Little Miss Muffet Halloween colors challenge!

  6. too cool ann marie!!! love your amazing colouring (as always) and the netting looks fantastic πŸ™‚

  7. Amazing creation Ann Marie, your work on the image is fabulous and love how you have used the tulle!! Thanks so much for playing at PIXIE DUST STUDIO, DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and LITTLE MISS MUFFET this time:)

  8. Sandra Wright.

    A delicious card,love the image and the layout.Fabulous colours too.

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Craftymess.

    Sandie x

  9. Louise

    Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing it with us at That Craft Place πŸ™‚ xxx

  10. Penny

    Another beautifully-colored image! Love the fun papers & colors you used, your tulle, die cuts, and great sentiment! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  11. MicheleA

    Hey Friend – he is adorable. You did an amazing job as always.

  12. Angela

    Just wonderful. This image is fab and I love the colouring.

    Thank you very much for joining with us in the Craftymess Haloween challenge.



    Wow waht a cute card – your colouring is fantastic.

    thanks for joining us at gingerloft.


  14. Sunshine HoneyBee

    Thanks for taking me up on my suggestion to enter your Halloweern card. Like the scene & tulle used. Thanks for entering Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations Ch#16 Fruit or Veg.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

  15. Jenn Borjeson

    This is just adorable, thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines. πŸ™‚

  16. Crafting Vicky

    Wow I love all about this card. I've never thought of using sprays on cheesecloth… but then again never used cheesecloth either! I'm going to have to try it out. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  17. Unknown

    The tulle is a neat touch and your sentiment gave me a chuckle. You've done an amazing job on coloring this scene. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Halloween challenge.

    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

  18. Craftdee

    I absolutely LOVE this card; it's such a great Halloween image for the little guys in our lives, so beautifully coloured! Your papers and embellies are perfect too. Thanks for joining in at Here Come The Boys, it gave me a chance to see this fab card. Unfortunately the current challenge has a theme of "Edwin Only" images and so your card does not qualify πŸ™ Please don't let it put you off… we'd love to see your next masculine creation – and we've got some super flexible themes coming up making it easy for you to enter. Donna ☺

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  20. Anonymous

    That is such a fab card, Thanks for joining us at Here come the boys, Mandz xox

  21. Anonymous

    Beautifully coloured, love4 the papers and the tulle, very effective
    Hugs Julie P

  22. Woo

    Thanks for sharing at Here Come The Boys Hope you will join in again on Sunday Woo x

  23. shaz earl

    Brilliant spooky card

    Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges

    Shaz x

  24. Bubleeing Colors

    Wow this Halloween card really pops……… It is so cute……………Love your image & the color combo…….Thanks for playing along with us at Just Some Lines!!!!

    Just Some Lines DT

  25. Sassy Raggedy

    Oh my goodness how cute is this image and what a wonderful job you have done. I love your coloring. joann sassy raggedy

  26. Rina

    Hi Ann Marie…

    Dont see to many Halloween specific boy cards… you did an awesome job. I am so not good at boy cards of any kind!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us this challenge at Di's! We sure hope you will join us again very soon…


  27. Teresa

    Superb card Ann Marie, beautifully coloured as always. Teresa xx

  28. Bettina L.

    Gorgeous halloween card. Love the strong colours and the black net and bats. Love the black fence too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday, but remember to backlink if you want to be in the run for a prize. Bettina xx

  29. Jacki Daniels

    Hi Ann Marie thanks for joining us at electic ellapu this week with this great creation but where is the link to our blog I cannot find it
    Jacki xx

  30. Glenda

    Great design and colors! Like the use of the netting! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  31. * Shell B.*

    Fabulously fun Halloween card, wonderful coloring!

    Thanks for sharing your work with us at CAGI Challenges, good luck!


  32. CaroleAnn

    Ann Marie
    Just love your card – all the detail is so inspiring and your idea of using tulle – how fantastic!! Love it! Hugs

  33. Corrinne

    Great sentiment & very cute creation πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing it with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

    I invite you to join me at Tuesday Alchemy's current challenge: as well.

    Lots of joy,

  34. Sandy S

    such fun! love all the layers and the coloring is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays…

    Sandy S

  35. Sheri Gilson

    Super cute Halloween card!! Love the sweet image and your fabulous coloring!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  36. Oh my goodness, what an adorable image! Your Halloween card is delightfully fun!

    Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge this week!

  37. Great Halloween card! Awesome! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Pinspirational Challenges!

    – Mel xx

  38. Jayne A

    Fantastic card and stunning colouring.
    Thanks for joining us this time at Diva's

  39. Anonymous

    Gorgeous Card! Wow! Its is beautiful! Thanks for joining us last week at IBSIC! Hugs, Joanna

  40. Deanne Saunders

    Adorable card! I love it! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!

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