September 14, 2009

{MTSC #39} Creepy Crawly, Oh My Golly!

It's time for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!

Once again, I started out with Mercy's fabulous sketch (see photo below), went to my stamp shelf looking for a circular stamp, and after significant pondering finally selected the stamp set ~ Batty for You ~ by Stampin' Up! I stamped the creepy crawly spidey image with Versamark and emblossed it with black embossing powder. Can you believe I've used 5 different circle punches for this card?! And I snipped the scalloped punches to give them a different look. The Halloween designer paper is from my stash and I've layered it onto Stampin' Up! basic black and pumpkin pie cardstock.

I don't send many Halloween cards, but I really enjoy making them! Truth be told, I've been *bad* about sending out any of my cards lately. I need to work on that!

Now, just click on over to Lord Have Mercy and see what Mercy and her fabulous team of Muses have created to inspire you today! Remember, you are *all* encouraged to play along in these challenges!

~ Mercy's Muses ~
Suzy Tyler ~ Inky Rubber {September Guest Muse}
Jackie Pedro ~ The Scalloped Edge
Cindy Haffner ~ Cindy Haffner's Corner
Pam Varnell ~ The Stamping Addict
Julie Lacey ~ Stamps and Taxes
Crystal Birr ~ The Messy Stamper
Jessica Diedrich ~ The Whimsical Butterfly
Shannan Tuebner ~ Shannan Tuebner Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a STAMP-tacular week, my friends!

Smiles 2 U!
~ Quote for Today ~

“The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.”
Pablo Picasso


Suzy Tyler said...

What an ingenious idea for the scallopes. They fit this fun card so well!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very cute card Pam! I just love that spider! Love all the layering! :) TFS

Linzy said...

I love how you made a little stamp the center of attention! I find it hard to use smaller images some time. Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

what a cool idea with the scallop circle're so smart! :) thanks for another fun and wonderful sample, pam!


Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how spooky!!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is TOTALLY adorable! Love how you popped the circle up and the buttons are fab!

Anonymous said...

Great job with the scallops. Very cool card!

Christi Flores said...

This is fantastic!! I love everything about it!

Mrs. Fence said...

Awesome Halloween card!

Michele Kovack said...

Such a cute Halloween card!!! Isn't it sad that we as cardmakers are not very good about ACTUALLY SENDING The cards?? I am soooo bad sometimes!

LeAnne said...

Very cute, Pam....I am working on sending out those cards, too! AND using my sewing machine---that has been neglected for a while! :(

June Houck said...

Oh, Pam, this is so cute!

Kelly Mahany said...

Love your card and especially what you did with your scalloped circle punch!! So clever!!

CreativeMish said...

What a great color of Orange! and such a cute stamp!

Jackie Pedro said...

Pam, this is amazing! Love how you interpreted that circle image from the sketch!!! I'm bad about sending out my cards, too!!

mulberry station said...

Amazing card Pam. Really fun Halloween card!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very cute card Pam! I love that lil' spider :) TFS

Mary said...

Love the edging around the circles.
Great holiday card.