Sunday, October 28, 2012

Squeeze-A-Palooza Halloween Challenge

The Challenge
A brand new rubber stamp company, Fresh Squeezed Stamps, is hosting their first in a series of challenges called Squeeze-A-Palooza. I wanted to support them as my DT coordinator from Paper Made Bakery, Shannon, is one of the owners. The challenge this month is to make a Halloween project using at least one of their stamps. If you don't have their stamps, there is a free digi-stamp that you can download here. If you would also like to participate, you can read all about the challenge here. There will be a new challenge each month if you want to join in the fun in the future.

The Reveal
Here is my Halloween entry entitled, "Here Comes the Broom!" It is a play on the Nelly song and Kevin James movie both called, "Here Comes the Boom."

The Stamp
As this is a new company, there have only been 4 stamp releases thus far, non of which are specifically a Halloween set. There is one sentiment stamp in the Subway Art set that pertains to Halloween. I wanted an image stamp as I had my own sentiment in mind already. I ended up using the lollipop stamp from the Christmas Treats set.

Christmas Treats Stamp Set

I used the lollipop candy section for my three pumpkins. I colored in the stamped circles with Copics and drew in the lines and features with a black pen. I wrote in the sentiment onto three punched speech bubbles. I popped up the pumpkins and bubbles with varying heights of foam tape. The fence is a Doodlebug sticker and the moss is Flower Soft.

I used the lollipop stick for the broom handle. I hand drew and colored in the witch's legs and popped that up in the corner to look like she is riding overhead. I used white Flower Soft for the clouds and yellow Stickles for the crescent moon. 

The top layer of card is vellum with a Halloween themed patterned paper underneath, the same one in the background photo. This is the only Halloween card that I can recall making. 

So go ahead and use your stamps in non-intended ways. Christmas stamps can be used for Halloween too! 

Vellum: CutCardStock
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stamp: Fresh Squeezed Stamps (Christmas Treats)
Ink: Versafine by Tsukineko
Sticker: Doodlebug
Twine: Doodlebug
Glitter Glue: Stickles by Ranger
Clear Medium: Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
Flock: Flower Soft
Markers: Copic
Pen: Pentel, Sakura
Punch: Fiskars
Glue: Tombow

Thanks so much for flyin' by,


TracieClaiborne said...

How clever you are!! That turned out great!

Katherine said...

Very clever - a super card :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, fun Halloween card! Made me smile! :)

Tammy said...

Awesome card! I love the witches's socks! :)

Staci said...

Very cute! TFS.

Jennifer Grace said...

Looks fabulous, I love the flower soft clouds, and the witch's legs! x

Fleursbydesign said...

Great card, love how you used the stamps :)

Tracy said...

This is such a fun card!!!
I love how the clouds turned out.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Michelle! This is amazing!!! Thank you so much for playing along with Fresh Squeezed Stamps' Squeeze-A-Palooza!!!

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