Daily Archives: October 2, 2015

My Camera is embarrassed!

I had no intention of making a Halloween card today………………nope…………but some things just happen.

Two days ago I was playing with the Color Burst Watercolors.  All of the colors explode on the page when you add water which is fun, but the violet even more so.  So I ended up with this wild background that was a bit too wild for what I had in mind at the time.  But the purple colour got me to thinking about Halloween, and when I think about Halloween I always think of Tim Holtz………….thinking about Tim Holtz got me to thinking about a Headstone die that I got super cheap on a close out sale but had never used.  Not using something always makes me feel guilty for a nano second or so about all the stuff I have.   So it was a perfect solution.  Use that die with your purple background.  No waste ……..no guilt.  But wait……..there is more………….why not use that WOW Glow in the Dark embossing powder you bought and feel even less guilty.  Perfect.

So here is the card followed by THE PROBLEM:




I wanted to show you how the skeleton really does GLOW IN THE DARK but my camera did not.  I tried every setting both in the camera and in my house  and the answer by the camera was always……..”NO this is a stupid picture and I am not going to take it….no no no. I need to save you from the embarrassment of publishing a lousy picture…so no”

So finally on a manual setting and a shutter speed of about 5 minutes I got this beauty:



My camera is still hanging his head in shame…………but at least you can see that the skeleton does indeed GLOW IN THE DARK.


Supplies:  Ken Oliver Color Burst, Tim Holtz Graveyard and Mini Bat and Skull Die, Wow Glow in the Dark Embossing powder,  Kuretake Gansai Tambi black watercolor, Ranger Crackle Glossy accents, MME card base, Scotch foam tape, Creatology Fun Foam and Scor tape.