Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy Halloween...Inkspirational Challenge #119~5 Stamps (or More)

Hello!

This weekend marks Thanksgiving here in Canada, and I want to express my deepest gratitude for all of you who visit my blog and leave such warm, supportive comments!  You make my heart smile!
Speaking of smiling...I'm delighted to be joining my fabulous design team - Sandie, Shauna, Nonni, Marina, Pia, Kim, Yvonne and ultra sweet guest designer, Bev, who we all know and love from her Happy Dance blog (by the way, I had the awesome opportunity to meet Bev in real life in the summer of 2015 on our return trip from across Canada. She is a charm in every. way. imaginable!) - for the newest Inkspirational Challenges #119~Designer's Choice. This go-round, Nonni challenges us to use 5 or more stamps on our projects. Seriously...how COOL is that!


I've been waiting a full year to use a stamp set that I absolutely adore: Winnie & Walter's Moonlight. In conjunction with that, I've had a complete crush on this fantastic card by Gayatri. Given the 5 stamps (or more) challenge requirements, my decision was an easy one. I pretty much shamelessly cased Gayatri's Halloween delight, (minus the bats and certainly missing the 'finesse' of special touches she has). I decided that imitation is the greatest form  of flattery...and besides, why mess too much with WOW?  I'm rather liking the outcome; aren't the webs fabulous? And how about the creepy spiders and 'eerie' font of the words....

My stamping equation of two spiders + two webs + EEK + Spooktacular + Happy + Halloween = a total of 8 stamps. Mission accomplished!


Turning the stage over to you!  
What 5 or more stamps will you bring to your project?
Excited to find and so looking forward to seeing your creativity in the Ink gallery!

Also joining:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Happy Halloween

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!



26 comments:

  1. Oh wow--great stamping, Carol!

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  2. Great card Carol! happy Thanksgiving to you all! Hugs xx

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  3. Fantastic card, Carol! That stamp set is amazing. How patient you've been, waiting all year to break it out. Well, it definitely was worth the wait. Your card is fantastic. I checked out the original and love your variations. The ink colors are perfect for Halloween. I really like how your banners have the fish tails, too. You took a great card and definitely added your magical touch! Makes me smile!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I'm so grateful to be able to get to know you through the internet. My life is blessed to have you in it. Big hugs!

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  4. So fun, love the inky goodness.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving Carol. And we all know how much you love making Halloween cards! And this is superb. I love the design and the soft sponging, adore that purple x

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving Carol! Fabulous card. Love the layout and soft colorations.

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  7. I love how you've added soft, subtle colour to this fabulously spooky collage.

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  8. I just used this set on a card today, well part of it anyway. I love how you put all the elements together, Carol. I'm planning on CASEing you CASEing Gayatri. ;)

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  9. Hi Carol!!! This card is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I love all the images you placed so wonderfully, and what a great idea to ink the corners with purple and orange. I couldn't love it more!!

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  10. Way to use all those images! Fun card

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  11. Brilliantly done!! Love the sponging in the corners to add colour to the black images.

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  12. A fun mix of colors and patterns! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  13. Wow! This is a fantastic card. The subtle orange and purple look fantastic against the spooky background pattern you stamped!
    - Shauna

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  14. Love, love this wonderfully detailed Halloween card! Your subtle ink blending is just perfect and those stamps are fab!

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  15. Ack! Super fun, Carol! Though those spiders look a little to real for me! lol ;)

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  16. Such a cool design! It feels detailed and CAS at the same time, the little color added is all that's needed to keep the spooky spidery feel...

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  17. Wow and wow Carol, this design with these very fun Halloween stamps is just amazing! I love love love all your stamping here and the splashes of color are just a perfect touch too. Great card! Love it!

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  18. This is fantastic. Love how you have used the corners of your card, and the sponged in colors are perfect.

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  19. Really fun Halloween card, Carol! I love how you blended your inks to showcase all of the fabulous icons...the webs look amazing along the border, and the creepy, crawly spiders give me a chill ~ You sure know how to inspire us :) Hugs, Barb

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  20. I do love this... though the spiders are a taddy-bit too realistic! Now *those* are scary! Haha!

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  21. Oh my what a truly wonderful design here Carol!! I just love the soft coloring along the corners!! Such a fun make!! :)

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  22. Eeek! I just love this card! Halloween is my favorite and this card is so awesome with the purple and orange inked edges and the spiders jumping across! I don't have time to comment every day but do know I enjoy following your blog in my blog reader :)

    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

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  23. Fabby inking - love the purple and orange with the webs. very cool!

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  24. I absolutely love how you have laid this out!

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