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12 Months of Halloween: January

Hello my spooktacular friends! Simply B Stamps has a new, monthly challenge for you! It’s the 12 Months of Halloween! Every month on the 28th, we will have a new challenge for you.

“We have a fun and simple little challenge for you today! 

Our challenge is Monochromatic and one Halloween color!  All you have to do is create a black and white Monochromatic project and throw in one other Halloween color; Orange, Lime Green, Purple, or any other one color you would deem SPooKy!

One lucky winner will be deemed Halloween Queen of the Month! As  Halloween Queen of the Month, you will get a digi to work with, a badge, and be the star of our next Halloween challenge!  Sounds like fun right?  SO let's get those Halloween stamps, papers, and embellishments out and get to crafting!”

For this project, I chose to work with Lavinia Portrait. This image was drawn by the same artist that does those insanely amazing Steampunks that I am nutty about. This image is just stunning.

Isn’t she gorgeous? I decided to work with green, and go with a subtle, creepy Halloween card. I colored this amazing image in with my watercolor markers and Copics. Here’s a closer look.

You can click on this, or any other image, to see it bigger. Not to toot my own horn (much) but I LOVE how this card turned out. I may actually frame it!

Here’s an even closer look, so that you can really see the shading, and gradations of color.

Did you notice my background? I made it using a beautiful stencil from Dreamweavers. I used black chalk for it, and i think it is the perfect background for Lavinia.

I just love that stencil! Damask always catches my eye, but this particular pattern is especially beautiful. I distressed the edges of my grey cardstock, and added a few simple, black cabochons. This focal image and background say enough on their own.

I really hope you will play along with this challenge! It certainly is a fun one! Hop on over to the SBS Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created.

A side note. As I mentioned yesterday, Strange Skin is having a sale on all of their digis. They are currently 50% off! Please click HERE to see all of the images. There are more details in my post from yesterday, so feel free to take a peek.

Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


This is absolutely gorgeous Alison! I love the monochromatic and green! I will see what I can come up with for this challenge! Hugs!
~Lady B~ said…
So gorgeous, Ali! I'm so excited about Betty's new challenge as well!
Laura B said…
I love this card! It's really beautiful!
Rosa Witten said…
Oh I love this! Just gorgeous! I must play along. :)
monique said…
gorgeous card, so beautiful
Kathi said…
It's absolutely fabulous. Great coloring, great design.
...just Barbara said…
Wow, this is amazing! I love the decorative paper you found for it and the simple layout really makes the image "pop!" Incredible combination for the skin and it really turned out fantastic! *Hugs
Jenn Borjeson said…
Wow - this really is just stunning. The coloring is amazing!

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