Boo! To You (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Squeezing in another Halloween post!
This trio of cards were made last year, submitted for The Stampers’ Sampler annual Frightful & Delightful Challenge Call. So pleased that the trio made it to print.
All stamps are Oxford Impressions and you will find, if not all, then nearly all of the stamps at That’s Crafty.photooneA grungy layered appearance was what I was aiming for with it being all about the stamps, embellishments were kept to a minimum.phototwoAll the papers were either kraft or re-cycled kraft/brown paper packaging,  with paint and coffee and tea altering the colour.photothreeThe actual background has layers of stamping, where I even stamped with Distress Ink (which is rare for me), misting with water and allowing the ink to bleed.photofourThis card is lighter with orange tones instead of the mahogany above.photosixThe owl is suspended on invisible thread, you can just about make out the thread.  When the card is displayed it creates a sense of movement on the owl, purely for a bit of fun!photosevenLarge stamped pumpkins make up one of the stamped layers in the background along with a huddle of fussy cut pumpkins.photoeightThe final card.photonineLots of splatters bring a nice distressed quality to the card and also to the cardstock which had been stained in preparation of a stamping surface.   I rarely colour in stamped images, all the colour laid down prior to stamping.phototenThe invisible thread makes another appearance, to allow the moon to dangle.
photoelevenThank you for your visit!


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne R
    Oct 19, 2016 @ 22:12:13

    Beautifully vintage and wonderfully grungy, I love your wonderful Halloween cards Lynne! Hugs, Anne xx


  2. Avril
    Oct 19, 2016 @ 23:06:34

    A wonderful trio of cards Lynne, love the grungy backgrounds and vintage images.
    Avril xx


  3. sharon
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 01:15:31

    OMG WOW – LOVE these!!!!!!


  4. janellmithani
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 06:09:01

    These are such wonderful Halloween cards, Lynne. I love the color palette you used, a very vintage and aged look. And the one with the owl is SO CUTE! 🙂


  5. craftytrog
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 07:27:33

    Love your spooky, vintage style cards Lynne!


  6. pearshapedchris
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 10:34:54

    Wow Lynne! The most wonderful kind of Halloween! Chrisx


  7. Diana Taylor
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 12:15:41

    Stunning work – I love the soft colour palette, the browns and sepia colours work so well as an alternative to the usual Halloween black. You have some wonderful Halloween images too. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog earlier, I really appreciate your kind and generous comments.
    Diana x


  8. Gerrina
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 14:43:36

    Wouldnt know wich one I like more…the mahagony one is so warm ,but I really like the girl and moon on the second one! Hugs, Gerrina


  9. Sharon Bruner (inkybru)
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 11:34:17

    Great cards, Lynne! I love those Oxford Impression sets, and you have demonstrated to us how to use them in such a coordinated way. Every element is just perfect. I, too, love the oranges, sepia and brown. They really bring out the fall feeling to the holiday. I think I like them equally, but especially love that big moon!
    Thanks again for sharing, Lynne! inkybru xx


  10. froebelsternchen
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 14:52:47

    Those are so beautiful! I love that vintage look! Unique!


  11. butterfly
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 04:10:35

    What wonderful vintage spookiness, Lynne – these are just brilliant. Love the layered images and softened look to some of the stamping. I’ve missed so much loveliness here… looking forward to some quieter time over Christmas so that I can be a better blogger!
    Alison x


  12. Julie Lee
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 10:17:13

    I love these stamps. It was your work with them that resulted in me buying my first sheet of Oxford Impressions. I never liked Halloween images until I discovered these lovely vintage ones! You always bring something very special to your projects, something unmistakably you yet always a little bit different! These cards are very special. Have a lovely Autumn. xx


  13. Dorthe Hansen
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 14:45:21

    Dear friend, I so love these cards, and am happy to have them in the magazine, too. They are filled with sweetness and cozy Halloween happenings, . Your painted and stamped backgrounds are all amazing, and oh I love all the dangling and flying of the owl, moon, and stamped tags. . And I second Julie, about your special way of giving all you create that touch of you, and your gorgeous way of making them all, so very special. The cat and craw are great together 🙂 , and really I love all the stamps you used.
    Dorthe, xxx


  14. Samantha Read
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 16:45:27

    So beautiful yet so spooky! Love it Lynne, big hugs from Poppy and me xx


  15. Jackie P Neal
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 12:49:04

    Fabulous Lynne, and not in the least bit spooky! teeheehee xx


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