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Halloween Hop & Day 22 of 31 Days of Halloween

Greetings guys and ghouls! In addition to doing the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, I am also in a nice, big, spooky blog hop with a group I am in on Facebook. There are a lot of hoppers, but you will certainly want to visit them all, as there are lots of wonderful prizes out there to be won! If you are here specifically for the blog hop, I encourage you to take a look at the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. We have been posting Halloween projects every single day in the month of October. There are a ton of amazing creations!

Here is the full list for the Halloween Hop.

AND we have TONS of fabulous Halloween prizes from our wonderful sponsors!

Stampendous! ( 5 winners... 1 Halloween bg cling stamp each winner..Crowscape, Graveyard, Beware Gate, Castle Gate, Pumpkin Fence)
Karber Digital Designs...2 digis to one winner
Skipping Stones Design...Halloweenie set
Smeared Ink  (5 single digis...1 each to 5 winners? or 5 to 1 winner?)
Strange Skin...1 set of choice (except Zombies)
Jens Digi Stamp...(5 images to one winner)
Simply Betty Stamps...($10 Gift Certificate)
La-La Land Crafts ($10 Gift Certificate)
Dreamweavers Stencils: 3 prizes: each is 4 stencils, 2 brushes,  with 3 technique sheets each!

For my project, I turned to one of the Halloween Hop sponsors, Strange Skin. I'm partial to their images,'s my sister and her boyfriend's comapny! So if you haven't seen their stuff before, and you like edgy and, ahem, unusual digis, Strange Skin is the company for you!

This is the Witch Cameo, from my favorite set of their's, The Beautiful Monster Cameo Collection. I adore this set, and wish I had more time to use it...because I would use it all the time! Hey, like I mentioned before, Strange Skin is one of the HAlloween Hop sponsors, you have a chance of winning a full collection of your choice (minus the Zombie collection)! How cool is that?!

I colored the witch in with my beloved colored pencils. It feels so good to be using them more often again! Take a good look at all of the elemnts drawn into this image. See how the moon looks like cheese where the rat is eating? How the witch's color becomes the moon? I love the deatils.

I was very inspired once again, by the latest Deconstructed Sketch, so I'll be entering this baby into that challenge. I love those sketches! My "Halloween" is from Basic Grey, and I stamped it onto a transparency, since it would have never worked on the glittery DCWV cardstock I used for the background. I used a metallic cardstock for the top layer of the drippy goo border. It's so shimmery in person.

I hope you have enjoyed my offering for today. If you're new here, I wanted to let you know that I am having a Crazy A** Stamp Sale going on with 50% off retail of all brand new stamps. Please take a peek! Again, all of the Wicked Bloggers are listed in my sidebar, and for the Halloween Hop, be sure to visit everyone for a chance at those "wicked" good prizes! Thanks for stopping by. Have a spook-tacular day!


craftymom205 said…
Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com
Mrs Weyremaster said…
Another gorgeous creation hunni. Your so right about the details in that image, really beautifully drawn, and i love how you've coloured it.
Michelle said…
Beautiful! You just sealed the deal between me and that drippy goo punch. Been eyeing it for a couple of weeks now!
Lynn Mercurio said…
Fantastic Halloween card! Love the autumn colors and that drippy goo punch is a wonderful border. Awesome job.
Cathie w said…
I love your project!!!TFS!!!

Jane said…
One of my favourite images as well she looks awesome
Luv Jane xxx
Steph said…
Wonderful card, I love how you colored her so beautiful and bright! Will definately have to check out the other hop too, what great sponsors :)
monique said…
wow love the card, so beautiful , greate stamp
Lillian Child said…
Fabulous card, but even more awesome is your blog site ... LOVE the vintage halloween background. AMAZING!!!

I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!
lillianchild at cox dot net
KC said…
I never noticed all that about this image, its so much cooler now! beautiful always! have a good weekend!!
Angélique said…
WOW!! Love your project and your coloring is just AMAZING!! Love it!
Thanks for hopping with me and our friends :)

Jenn Borjeson said…
Oh my gosh - I love it. I love how it has a little bit of everything... the witch, moon, crow, owl, rat. So cool. Beautiful!
julieprice3 said…
Awesome card, Thanks for the terrific blog hop
Hugs Julie P
FAB card Alison! I love how she is part of the moon.
Sharon Sahl said…
This is such an intricately detailed stamp and I love that you've used such bright colors on it! Your layered background is super too!
Electra said…
I love the colours of this!
Susan said…
LOVE this, and I too like the cameo set :)
Great coloring as usual :)
ike said…
Cosmic !!! I love this image and your colouring is fabulous. I have a couple of Strange Skins and they are FAB :-D xxxx
DK Spins said…
Gorgeous card, Alison! Love that witch image from Strange Skin - so intricate & cool. Glad to see you using the pencils too, for you are the queen of colored pencils as we all know ::smile:: Love it!
DonnaMundinger said…
Super image and great coloring! Love the layout too. xxD
CraftyRia said…
That's a really cool card. I love the papers you used.
Awesome Card Alison... I love it!!! You have done a wonderful job!!!! I love your coloring and the layout is perfect!
Kristina said…
Awesome stamp, looks like she's coming out of the moon! Love the drippy boarder punch! FAB card!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Great card- love the image- cool layout too! Fun Hop
Jingle said…
Wonderful card!
Lea said…
I love your card! I love that image too! That is really cool. Now I'm going to have to check out that site and see what I have to have!
Jan Garber said…
I can totally see why you are partial to these images, and not just because she's your sis! Great coloring with those pencils!
Carol said…
Great, fun projectsThanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
Karen C said…
What a creative image. I had to really take a close look to see that it was her shirt as the moon. That is so cool!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Karen C
Liz said…
Its so cool how the which is coming out of the moon!! And the owl is super cute too!
Scrappychick said…
now that is one cool image! your sis is very talented!! love how the card turned out my friend :)
Sammibug said…
Wonderful card with great colors! The drippy goo punch is so much fun!
silvia said…
Great card!! LOVE the witch!!

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