Monday, September 14, 2020

Boo Shaker Jar

Hello! Alison here! Today I am sharing a card that I made with my husband on last week's FB Live on the Doodles Paper Playground Page. If you missed it, I encourage you to check it out because we had a fantastic time! You can watch the replay HERE. I knew that the Monster Mash Sparkle Blend was going to be perfect for this project.

I was inspired by not only the Spooky Skylines Moodboard Challenge over in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club, but also by THIS card. Also, a number of folks asked me about the sky I made on my Sassy Girls- Witchy card, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to demonstrate how I made it. I mentioned to my husband Gene that it would be fun if he'd join me. He said he'd think about it (if you are already a follower of mine, you know that he does enjoy getting crafty), and he popped into my craft room just as I was about to start!

I had pre-colored and cut the Dome Jar Shaker from Stampendous, as well as some of my ghosties from Mama Elephant's Little Boo Agenda. During the Live, I taught Gene how to blend this Spooky Skyline using Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, and Black Soot Distress Inks. We also added a tree line with Sassy & Crafty's Tree Stencil set and a deep green from the Royal Satin Kaleidacolor Ink Pads from Imagine.

I love the shades of purple and blue in this Sparkle Blend, but my favorite elements are the eyeballs. Oh, and of course the Oogie-Boogie like heads that glow in the dark! We opted to not add a ton of Sparkle Blends to this because, although the dome jar is large, we didn't want to hide too much of that fabulous sky that Gene created. And I think in this case, little movement was better than overdoing it.

I really loved making this card for the Spooky Skylines Challenge, but also because Gene and I did it together. And many of you got to watch! I hope you'll join in this challenge, it's fun, and you have a chance to win a credit to the Sparkle Blends Shop! Be sure to visit the Sparkle Blends Fan Club for all of the rules, and then hit the Shop to see what Blends you're missing from your collection. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

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