Wednesday 1 October 2014

Project 181: Sexing up black and orange

As it's the first of October, there's a trend to get all jazzed about Halloween amongst us crafters and I decided to dive head first in with a sexy take on the spooky holiday. No pumpkins here, just a bit of fun from Kenny K!

Their black and orange challenge 181 (I'm hoping I'm lucky as that's the number of this post as well!) was perfect for Veronica Vamp, a stamp I bought just this week.

The colors are a perfect match for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge:

I colored the image using ProMarkers and die cut her out in the petal shape with an inked edge to add a bit of darkness to the bright white paper. I layered that over a black paper doiley, which went over a textured black and white houndstooth card stock.

The orange chevron ribbon is actually fabric ribbon but it worked so well here. I added some black and white thread and a black and white stitched bow - once I start using ribbon I can't stop! The brown flag has a hand-written sentiment - I struggled to know what to put there so I just came up with something!

I thought I would also enter it into The Pink Elephant's Anything Goes Challenge this week.

Happy first day of a Halloween-themed month to everyone!


  1. Ooh love this, great use of the stamp. The colours and all the elements are great together - did you distress the edge of petal shape? Nice touch. Flamingo is for MAWTT Dec...Cx

  2. Oh this is gorgeous Jessie! such a fab sassy lady and I love the gingham paper and the chevron ribbon… they work so well together! :-)
    hope you have a nice evening!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  3. Well, she is quite aptly named...Veronica Vamp! Great way to use the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  4. Ooo, la, la! Sexy Halloween, indeed!! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown this week!

  5. She is super cute and ready for fun!!!! Thanks for joining us for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  6. Great card. I love Veronica Vamp - what a great lady. Love your use of twine over the chevron ribbon.

    Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's Krafty Krew

    Lucy (Core 4 DT)


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