Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Edwin...clean and simple?

Whoohooo!! It's the fourth Tuesday of September!! And, in case you've forgotten,  that means it's time for another fabulous Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Once again, the very sweet and crazy-talented Tracy is our hostess...and she's chosen this perfectly "spooktacular" photo for inspiration...

  
OK...here's the deal...I've seen so many stunning "clean and simple" cards lately. Well, I had it in my mind that I was going to make a "clean and simple" Magnolia card!! So I pulled out my Magnolia "Halloween" Stamp collection and selected three of the "spookiest" stamps for my card. What'cha think??

 

I used Dracula EdwinBat, and Boo Background. Let me tell ya, you can find  sooooo many adorable Magnolia stamps and accessories - including the ever popular "Magnolia Minis" - at Diana Crick's Magnolia-licious online store, MY fave store for all things Magnolia!! Here's sort of a side view...


Seriously...my plan was "clean and simple"...but then the card took on a life of its own and I was simply POWERLESS over all those delicious embellies!! Well...some people think "less is more"...I, on the other hand, must believe that "more is more"!! I have to admit...I really like the way this card turned out!


I actually made this card for our 7 year-old grandson, Brody. I think he'll like it! Come to think of it...the Halloween card I made last year for Brody featured Dracula Edwin too!! I wonder if his dad (my eldest son, Andy) saved that one? I'll have to ask him next time we talk. And...the answer better be "Of course, mom...I save each and every one of your cards...they're works of art!!!" hehehehe! 


That little thingie in the top is actually a pocket for $$$! Very handy, huh?

My card "Recipe" is pretty uncomplicated...
  • Copics & Prismacolor pencils
  • Stampin' Up Cardstock (Black, Tangerine Tango, & Concord Crush)
  • DPs, ribbon, brads, charm, and miscellaneous embellies (all from my "Halloween" stash)
  • Sentiment stamp (from Just-Rite Stamps)

And, last but not least, here's an "artsy fartsy" view...




Now, my Maggie-lovin' friends, it's time for you to pop on over to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see what Tracy and the rest of my talented DT sistahs have created for inspiration. Then...we'd LOVE for you to join in the fun by making and entering your own paper creation into this month's Magnolia-licious Photo Inspiration Challenge. Remember, one lucky participant (selected at random, of course) will win a $25.00 gift voucher for a Magnolia-licious Shopping Spree!! Maybe that lucky person will be YOU!!!

Oh...I almost forgot...I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:
And...that's it for me!! Thanks so much for stopping by...and for leaving such kind comments! Now...let the craftin' begin!! Great big "Maggie" hugsssssssssss!

15 comments:

Boxofcolours said...

Oh my this is spook-tastic! (not really a word but it sounds good he he)
Great job as always Pat.
Hugs
Jane

cabio's craft corner said...

That is totally cute. Love the fun Edwin image and the charm is super cool on this cheerful card Pat!
Hugs,
Cabio

Dorcas said...

Clean and Simple!!! ROFL!!!! BUt I agree, you know there are CAS crafters and theres the rest of us. We just gotta stick with our passion.
I'm not sure how this card wouldve worked with CAS.....

Danielle said...

So totally adorable. I don't have this Edwin, and now.... just wish I had! Your coloring is divine, and the layout just awesome. Gorgeous Halloween colors.
I loooooooooove.
Hugs.

Sandy said...

Well you know how I love Halloween so I would say this is the perfect Halloween card for sure. Of course you could stick 5 bucks in it but stay out of Grampa Art's wallet!
Sandy

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Love, love, love it Pat! There went your clean and simple plan...right out the window. Lol
Love those hinges!! I have that ribbon except mine is not sheer like yours, I think I like yours better. ~jeni :)

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Wow, this is just a fabulous card! your coloring is wondering and your design is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!

Norma said...

Pat, I just love the way you colour. Makes any image you worked on come to life. Beautiful colour combo here. Love the cute bat.
Hugs,
Norma

Angela said...

What a fun card! Your grandson will love it! I love how you colored this cutie and all the bright colors you used here! I must get that cute bat! Awesome work Pat! hugs, Angela

Diane said...

I think it's wonderful and surely a card to be kept forever. Can you imagine the joy of bringing this little guy out every year?

Patti Jo said...

I like the way this card turned out too!!! So fun with all the perfect embellies and details and Edwin is handsome in his costume!!! Fantastic job Pat!!!

Mahmood Ali said...

Supper designing!!! your posted clean and clear cards are looking so beautiful i like it...
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Kathleen said...

I can NEVER decide what to make.... too many ideas. But OH am I inspired!

I usually think Edwin looks ready for a makeover. He looks perfect!

Someone )else) is a devoted Halloween fan. You are NOT alone!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Way too cute to be spooky. Fab colourwork and gorgeous embellishment. The candy corn charm is brilliant. We don't have candy corn in England! Who needs clean and simple when there is so much lovely stash to add to our makes! Hugs, Lesley

salma said...

A fabulous card and the foil effect for the wings just takes it to another level.....
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