Monday, 17 October 2011

Tilda-th do us parts...

It was my turn over at Crafty Cardmakers to set the challenge and I didn't have to think about it for very long.  I knew what I was going to set straightaway and I hope you will enjoy it too, it's Cute with a dark twist, just perfect for Halloween!  Much as I like some of the cute stamps you see out there in cardmaking land, I do tend to lean towards the darker side.  So what better stamp to use for my very own challenge than the Magnolia stamp, Tilda with Cherries?  "But that's too cute!" I hear you cry.  "You can't do something dark to a Tilda!"   WATCH ME Bwahahahahaha!  It made quite a refreshing change to abandon my usual skin tone promarkers and reach for the cool grey and light greens, it just felt so wrong!  But it also felt so right for this card.  I think she looks positively zombified with her deathly green pallor don't you?  Yet even in her newly putrified state, she still looked too darn cute... even with her featureless face with the eyes which bore into the depth of your soul...

So I gave her what she has need all along.  Fangs!  They just suit her so much hehe!

I have used some papers from Craft Chaos Design's Creature Feature set.  I have been hoarding these papers for months and been itching to use some of them, but the usual cute and cheerful happy smiley stampy style didn't really fit with them very well, but here, they really come into their own.  I folded the card into a step card as I wanted the zombie girl to have somewhere to sit besides her pumpkin (which was plain until I drew the face on it) and hoped to create a bit of shadow to add to the spooky feel.  The shadow shows great under the room light, right up until I try and take a photograph and then it vanishes.  You can see a bit of it behind her hair - see!  Even now the evil one is taunting me!

The sentiment - and boy is this a sentiment and a half - came from Tiddly Inks.  I have been storing this one up for months too.  I printed it, tore it and inked it up with pepper red adirondack ink and added the finishing touch of some inky/bloody fingerprints - MINE!  So how is that for a unique stamp eh?  Just finishes it off I thought.

Happy Halloween! xx

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps - Halloween
Totally Tilda Challenge - Halloween Tilda


  1. I couldn't get this one right Sarah maybe I'm not dark enough but I love what you have done

  2. oh lol.. what a fab way to use the image!
    Lisa x

  3. That's definitely the best Tilda I've ever seen! A fabulous twist and a lovely card too.

  4. Love the twist you put on Tilda!! Thanks for this challenge!! Cxx

  5. Wonderful twist on a Tilda, Sarah! She looks fabulous and so does your card :-)

    Beth. xxx

  6. This is the best Tilda I've seen in ages. xx

  7. What a great Halloween-card for our challenge !! Tilda looks so scary.... Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Christa.

  8. Great Halloween card,Sarah!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC,hope to see you again.

  9. Hooray!! She has a mouth.... I like what you have done with her (because frankly, I won't have the mouthless monsters in my stamp storage. Won't. They make me feel like I can't breathe myself, so I definitely wouldn't be brave enough to try to colour one in!

    Jackie x

  10. Great idea it! Thanks for joining us at totally tilda & goog luck xx

  11. Yep she looks pretty spooky to me now ! lol... Fabby card. Thank you for sharing at totally Tilda this time, and good luck. xxx