Monday, October 11, 2010

Headless Halloween.

I have a new trick! One I discovered last week at Kay's, and that I've used a couple of times since on ATCs. It's nothing mind blowing, so don't get too excited, but I think it's kinda funky. I used a section of book page and masked off some interesting words with a strip of sticky post it note, then ink blended over the top.

With a lovely Stampotique girlie over the top, they're suitably Halloween-y I think. This pink and yellow one was a bit too bright and cheerful, but a good smoosh of black round the edges made her look like she was standing under a street lamp at midnight.

It's fun looking for appropriate words (or not appropriate, ha ha ha). Unbelievably, both backgrounds came from a Jane Austen novel- my all time fave author!

I'm entering this bottom one into the following challenges-

By the cute and girly- Spooky
Fussy and Fancy Friday- Halloween
Something Completely Different- Purple and green
Papertake- Remake a previous challenge- I chose Oct '08 Frightful but delightful


  1. I love this!! Both cards are super cool. Great take on the challenge :)
    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly and celebration with us! Good luck in the drawing.

  2. what great atc's - I often use page books as a base, never thought of masking off words tho' - will have to try that one...thanks for the tip.

    Thank you for joining us at SCD this week - hope to see you again soon.

  3. They are both super ATCs, and a great masking the words tip.

  4. Thats genius n how mad that those words r all on the same page of Jane Austen - altho if she's ur fave y r u defacing her?!

  5. That's a fabulous idea :) Really it a lot! Thanks for sharing with us at SCD this week
    xoxo Sioux

  6. Super ATC's.Thanks so much for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy.

  7. Brilliant! There is a really eerie feeling about that 2nd ATC!
    Thank you for joining in the BTC&G Spooky challenge.

  8. What a wonderful technique! Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy this week! Lisa

  9. Great make and I too love the way you have highlighted some of the words on the page to fit. Great to see you at SCD.

  10. I use loads of book pages and it has never occurred to me to mask off words, I'm usually found cutting and sticking them!!! Fab, fab, fab idea :)


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