Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grungy BOO–CTD #215


Hey, there, everyone! It’s
Color Throwdown time and Lori has an awesome Halloween color challenge for us today, based on a yummy-looking inspiration piece.

swatch 215

I decided to channel Tim Holtz today ;-) I started with a piece of black Kraft Core paper, embossed a spooky tree, sanded the black off, and proceeded to almost completely cover it up! I’ve had this package of mini Halloween Bingo cards for a while and had only used one. I thought if I was going to get any use out of it this year I’d better stick one of them on this card.

Then I made a tag. I cut the base with
MFT’s Die-namics Traditional Tags STAX from Kraft card stock, then painted on some Mod Podge, and adhered some wrinkled up music tissue paper. I trimmed it around, then sponged with some purple and orange Distress inks. I think I blended too much—orange muddied the purple too much. Then I popped up a Die-namics Spider Web Die Only die cut from silver glitter paper and spelled out BOO with the new Die-namics High-Rise Alphabet Uppercase and black glitter paper, also popped up on foam. I then added some orange seam binding and some Tim Holtz tinsel twine to the punched hole at the top, with a Die-namics Halloween Charms pumpkin , cut from Orange Fizz card stock, tied on. I used Black Licorice card stock for the inside mat.

I’m using a bunch of supplies from
eclectic Paperie for this card, as well: Kraft-Core card stock, Idea-ology Sanding Grip Block, Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips, Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, Pumice Stone Distress Ink, and Scotch Foam Mounting Tape.

Here’s the inside with a sentiment from
WTG Trick or Treat.


Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:





And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD215 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our awesome October Guest Designer, Dawn Easton!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Dawn Easton (October Guest Designer) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you a little later for this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.



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WTG Trick or Treat (MFT)
Whip Cream card stock, Kraft card stock, Black Licorice
card stock
, Orange Fizz card stock (MFT)
Memento Tuxedo Black, Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, Pumice Stone Distress Ink 
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; trees embossing folder, Fall tinsel twine,
Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips, Idea-ology Sanding Grip Block (Tim Holtz); Die-namics Halloween Charms, Die-namics Traditional Tags STAX, Die-namics Spider Web Die Only, Die-namics High-Rise Alphabet Lowercase (MFT); foam tape, seam binding, Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool 




  1. GREAT Halloween card!! All that glitter paper is fantastic! Your web looks amazing!

  2. LMAO because I looked at this thinking "there's a tree?" Glad you admitted to covering it up... I thought I was losing it!

    But FABULOUS card, girlfriend! LOVE the grungy-look and that awesome sparkly purple fiber, too!

  3. Love your grungy tag card with sooo many great details and texture! Fun, fun!

  4. What a bunch of cute diecuts you used in your card!! I love the vintage Bingo card!! Nice card Barbara!!

  5. Look at you getting all grungy on us! I love this! That sparkly spider web is too cool!

  6. LOOOOVE that sparkly spider web and the letters! Very cool!

  7. Oooo, what an awesome Halloween card Bar! Love all the fun details on your tag, the glittery web and letters, the little pumpkin and great ribbons/trim!

  8. What a fun Halloween card, have used the cutest dies and I love the bingo card peeking out behind the tag!!!!

  9. Oooh, love all the sparkle here!


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