OHHH, do you remember....

When I was making this card I had such a flashback to my childhood and perhaps where my love of all things crafty started. I was never into Blue Peter as a child but boy did I LOVE Tony Hart from Hartbeat. Whatta guy, they way he could yield a bit of chalk and make the New York skyline appear out of a sheet of black paper was truly magic! I guess I should point out for any people not of my age (30 something) or not from the UK that Tony Hart was a lovely, white hair gentleman (well he always came across quite posh) artist who had a kids TV program in the 70s and 80s. He used to do lots of arty thing like make landscapes with chalk etc. perhaps this link may help supporting my ramblings. 

Anyway, as I started off my post saying I had a massive flashback when making todays card. I used a white ink pad to create the moon by inking through a punch circle. The tree is from a Marion Emberson "build a tree" stamp set and the clouds and landscape were just free hand. I smudged them a little (on purpose) to add a eeery glow.
I also used the white ink to add the sentiment made form two different fonts. The monster is from a Papersmooches set and coloured with Promarkers and attached with some 3D foam. To finish I used a black ink pad to add some bats- can you spot them in the sky?
So, there is may card and my overly long post, sorry about that! (wonder if this card would make it into the gallery- another Tony Hart reference)



Rebecca x


What a cute little Halloween card!! It looks scary too with the darkness and the moon shining on the tree. Nice way to use the colors!!
I loved Morph! Anyway, gorgeous, you've done a fab job creating the little scene. X
Tracey McNeely
Rebecca your calking technique is just fabulous. What a clever idea for this challenge. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!
Fab card I really like the bat against the moon, and the whole background in fact (mini Frank is very cute too). I loved Tony Hart - I never got into the gallery though (now I have that music in my head O.o).

Love the chalky effect you've achieved - perfect for your inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!
Gorgeous card. I love the chalked background and fab little image.
Morph rules!! lol
Lorraine x
Very spooky effect! I love the bat silhouetted against the moon image and that monster is too cute! :) Thanks for joining us at CASology!
Super Halloween card. Love the night sky and spooky monster. x
Jen W.
Your chalk-esqu background is amazing (especially the bat in front of the moon) and that little monster is so cute! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
so cute rebecca! love that little monster and the chalking is fab! thanks so much for playing along with CASology each week!
Fun card, Rebecca, love your chalked background! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week.
Super cute card! I love what you did with the chalk. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.
Anita in France
Such a cute and spooky card ... love it! Also loved Tony Hart and Morph!!
Pia S
What a cute Halloween card! Love how you've made this spooky background!
Great night card ~ love the cute monster!
savvy teaching tips
Great card - cool use of the colours. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week.
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