Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Skeleton Cowboy {Scrapy Land #52}

It's the third Wednesday of October and that means it's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme for this challenge is Halloween (plus use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells). Halloween is only a couple weeks away.  We usually get lots of trick or treaters and it's always fun to see the little ones dressed up.

This Halloween card was a lot of fun to create as I decided to use a Western theme for my card.  The following Die-Versions dies were used to create this card:

Die-Versions Western Horse (temporarily out of stock)
Die-Versions Black Cat Wishes (retired - image from my blog)

I started out by die cutting the skeleton out of white cardstock and then colored him with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker (clear).  After die cutting the cactus, the horse, and the stagecoach,  all were colored with Pan Pastels.  I also die cut the cactus multiple times from fun foam so that I could add dimension to the one on the left.

To create the background, I used various Pan Pastels to replicate what I image a setting sun in the desert would look like.  In real life, the lower portion of the background is browns (like dirt) and the rest is reds and oranges.  Unfortunately, the photo didn't capture a lot of the details and the die cuts covered up much of the horizon line.  But I think you get the idea :-).  My photo did manage to capture a skeleton "ghost" in the sky.  (It's really the shadow of the skeleton on the horse as he is on the saddle side-ways.)

The sentiment is from the Black Cat Wishes die (no longer available).  I fussy cut out the part of the sentiment that I wanted and then added Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers to it for sparkle.  The card base is heavy glitter paper cardstock that I had I had in my stash.

This is a very dimensional card and I'm going to enclose it with my son's Halloween goodie box.  (You're never too old to receive Halloween treats :-). )

You'll have until October 30th to upload your Halloween project to the Scrapy Land Challenge.  It's always really helpful if you let us know which dies you used in your projects.  The winner, which is chosen by the Design Team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.


Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun scene! The skeleton riding the horse is a riot and you've got a great background set up as he rides off into the setting sun! Wonderful dimension on the cactus too!

Samra Leshinski said...

what a great way to use all those southwestern dies! WOW! Thank you for the inspiration!
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Lori Kobular said...

Wow Anne! I can't believe you used so many dies for this awesome card! I love the idea of the Western Ghost Town! Very cool Halloween card!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love the scene you created and the setting sun background turned out fantastic! So many wonderful dies on this!! Love it!
Sherrie k

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is so fun!! I love the western Halloween scene you've created, Anne!! It's so amazing and creative!! The background looks stunning!! I love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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April said...

What a fun card! Great job!

NanaConnie said...

Fun, funny, and perfect for Halloween, Anne! BTW, I think you need to enter this into the "Wild West" challenge at QKR Stampede. :-D

Annie said...

This is totally fabulous Anne x I just love the dies, especially the skeleton riding on the horse xxx Such fun !!!!

SEnding best wishes

Annie xx

Diane said...

I have been meaning to 'pop' on over here and tell you how much I love your Halloween card, it made me laugh out loud, such a fun and creative seen..I just absolutely love it!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun scene is this! LOVE this fun project!!!

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Fabulous Hallowen card !
I love this Western scene,awesome !!!!

Lena's Creations said...

SPOOKtacular card, Anne. What a fun and spooky scene you created! Love it!