Tuesday, 26 October 2010

One Last Hoorah at Tuesday Taggers

Hiya folks!

Hope I find you well today? Bit of a mixed bag of feelings for me this week. Very happy of course that my wee digi-image shop is doing well, and that I have decided to bring forward the creation of a new challenge blog involving Delicious Doodles. But it is with great sadness that I have had to give up a few of my DT commitments so that I can focus on the business and the family too.

So, as it is Tuesday, I am having one last 'HOORAH for Halloween' along with my teamies at Tuesday Taggers. This week's challenge was set by Lyn, aka Blackdragon, and is for Halloween with Deep Purple. Now, I couldn't pass up the opportunity this year of doodling Mr Death himself, so here he is in all his grey-ness, please give it up for -
The Grim Reaper!!

 Sorry, bit of showbiz pizzazz there, LOL. You can get him now in the shop, just in time for those last minute Halloween party invites! What about the sentiment 'This party needs YOU!' to go with him?? tee-hee!!

I made a simple card with him, teamed with my lovely new 'Edge Around the Page' punch set, Iron Railings. Lovely Gothic look to them, I couldn't resist buying them with my winnings the other week at Simon Says. Used these on some core-dinations card that I had embossed and distressed with sandpaper. Smudged some metallic rub-on over it too, and round the edges. This was layered onto some purple core-dinations that I scratched up a bit and smeared black ink onto. Also smudged some rub-on around the edge of the black cardstock, and used the corner punch from that set.

Mr Reaper comes as a sketched image, but here I added more grey and black with my watercolour pencils, then layered him up with foam pads. I purposely left the scythe unglued at the point to make it look curved. Not sure if that bit works.

So that's it!
One last Hoorah for Tuesday Taggers
and one last Hoorah for Halloween.
Go out with a bang I say!

Been an absolute pleasure working with you girls! I'll miss you - may even find some time to play, who knows - don't be strangers now!!

Some challenges I am entering all with a Halloween theme:

Haunted Design House - Smeared and Smudged
CRAFT - Spooky
Crafty Catz - Black, White plus one other colour


Donna said...

Lovely card and great image, very spooky!

Thanks for joining us at PTD and good luck

Donna x

Happy Days said...

OMG Terri this has blown me away! I love it hun!

Great choice of punch - that one's on my wish list and has now crept a bit furhter up it ;) x

Fliss said...

Hi Teri, this is an absolute stunner of a creepy card here and I came over after seeing it on the TT post to say sorry to here you're leaving the team but can see how busy you must be with all the new stuff on DD.
Will be doing another purchase soon as I have a daughter who likes spooky things and a nephew with a birthday on Halloween.
Fliss xx

AnItA mArIe said...

your card is wicked teri,i love it...hugz anita

Janis said...

Oh wow! The dimension on that is life-like and creepy! Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Susie said...

Wow stunning card, that image is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck x

Pascale said...

Brilliant card hun i love this image and looking forward to playing with him/her at some point xxx I love the layering and the fab layout. Hugs Pascale

Suzanne said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Trimgym said...

Great spooky card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Teri,
This has to be the ultimate Halloween card. The artwork is incredible.
Fiona x

Alysha said...

Very Spooky, fab image thanks for joining us at PTD this week, hugs Aly xxx

Clarky J said...

This is a fabulous card Teri and you def leave with an almighty bang. We are so going to miss your gorgeous creations but it means I will have to visit you more and see what you are up to. Huge thanks for all your hard work on our team Hugs Janet

Sally H said...

It is a wonderful card, Teri! Reminds me of Terry Pratchett's character Death. I bet this one speaks in capital letters! So sad you are no longer my teamie, but happy that you are having such success with the shop. I will return often, and hope we can keep in touch xxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Teri - Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Nisson Family said...

Wow, that card is very 3 dimensional and creepy. He really looks like he is out to get you. :) Love it!


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a real gothic card teri.
beautiful and I love your image.

greetings karin

Rose said...

This is wonderful Teri, very spooky and creepy and perfect for our spooky challenge!

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose x

PatR said...

This is such a fantastic creation Teri and wow what a spooky and brilliant image.
We are gonna miss you so much on the team but I really wish you every success with your digi business, you really deserve it.
Will keep in touch.
Pat xx

Zoechaos said...

WOW he is awesome fantastic work. It has been a pleasure to be on the team with you these last few months, you have a wonderful talent and are so generous in sharing it even got me to dip my toe into the world of digi art LOL so it is sad that you will not be a regular member of the team will just have to make sure to visit you often and see what you are doing! Completely understand the way its been thrilling seeing your work around more and more in blogland long may it continue. xx Zoe

Nancy Wethington said...

Woa . . . waaaayyyyy spookay! Thanks fo joining us on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog!

sharon said...

Great Card, so spooky. Thanks for joining in at CRAFT challenge this week. Good luck. Sharon x

kaos said...

Oh he's great (though I wouldn't want to meet the real one too soon!) - images like these almost make me said, that Halloween is not really big in Germany *lol*

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Beautifully haunting work as usual Teri.
Wish I had more time to create with your awesome Reaper, but I do think I could get some mileage out of him as a birthday image! On the wish list he goes!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at Haunted Design House.

clare said...

Very creepy grim reaper on your card and just the thing for halloween! Thanks for joining us @PTD this week. Good Luck and Happy Halloween! x

clare said...

Very creepy grim reaper on your card and just the thing for halloween! Thanks for joining us @PTD this week. Good Luck and Happy Halloween! x

Vicky said...

Hi hun wowzers this is absolutely awesome even my 14 year old thinks this is 'mintas' in his words. The card you have made totally rocks & compliments the image its all perfect. I've been looking at the railing punch myself but couln't decide but it looks awesome here.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

artyventure said...

Absolutely love your creation! It's deliciously creepy!

Nancy said...

Wow! What a great card!!

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is really spooky!!! I love your Grim Reaper....very awesome!!! THANKS for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge blog!!!

mulberry station said...

You totally amaze me Teri. You really have a talent for drawing. What a great Halloween image!

Dragonlady said...

Wow Teri, the 3D is fantastic on this creation - love it.
Look forward to seeing all your wonderful digi's and your new challenge site. Good Luck.

Hugs Ali x


Fabulous card Teri,awsome image,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Carol Q said...

wonderful image! really creepy!

Michelle said...

Completely boggled at how awesome the image is and how you created this card! GLAD you joined the Corrosive Challenge Blog and entered this amazing card :)

lachsekatze said...

Stunning card, i love this image!

craftybunny said...

Wow!What a great image.You have some talent there.Very creepy atmosphere you've created.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is awesome! So spooky! The iron gate punch looks amazing too!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Lou said...

oh wow, you doodled that image?? Tats fantastic, how clever of you! Card looks brilliant.

Thanks for joining us over at PTD and good luck!

Lou x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Teri, this is, of course, fabulous, and I wish you all the very best with your new challenge blog. Thanks so much for playing along with our Smeared and Smudged challenge at HDH this week and good luck!

kim-paperbabe said...

WOW Teri, your card is fantastic so spooky and the round the edge punch looks stunning, may have to add it to my own wish list LOL!Grim looks awesome too!
The Design Team & I are really pleased you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show spooky Challenge
Thank you!
HuGs Kim :)