Saturday, October 17, 2015

Two Halloween Cards and a Whole Lotta Challenges

It's been a busy week, so last night I sat down to look at current challenges.  They started melding together in my head (as they often do) and this CAS card was the result.  The neutral colors (which are my very favorite autumn color combination at the moment) and theme were inspired by The Card Concept #41 Autumn Neutrals and the sketch was inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #145.   The idea for the sentiment was sparked by CASology Week 168: You, so I wanted to make sure that the "you" was highlighted.  I decided that the little ghost holding a sign with "you" on it would do just that, so I trimmed his arm out and reattached it, so he he could do so.
Next I wanted to play along with Papertrey's Create Along With Us: October Release Week Challenge.  Believe it or not, my card was inspired by this beauty made by the oh-so-talented Betsy Veldman.
Betsy's Card
And here is my simplified take:
I wasn't quite ready to jump completely to Christmas projects, so I used the color scheme from the Simon Says Color Inspiration Challenge.  I wanted to highlight the house like Betsy did, but I off centered my focus and instead of trees in neutrals, I stamped other houses in neutrals.  The twine was supposed to mimic the plaid strip across the bottom of Betsy's card, and I swapped little bat silhouettes for the sleigh silhouette because I liked the bats flying in the Simon inspiration photo.
Simon Says Color Inspiration Board
**Just to let you know, I'll be gone for a little while.  Had I not prepared this post ahead of time, I probably wouldn't have shared these cards.  My grandfather passed away today.  I believe firmly that families are forever, but our hearts are broken.    

26 comments:

  1. Oh Lindsey, I'm sooo sorry to hear about your grandfather....big hugs to you.

    Your cards are lovely as always.

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  2. Your cards are adorable Lindsey. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I'm so sorry of your loss.

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  3. Lindsey, I am so sorry for your loss. Your cards are all fabulous and I really love the little ghost image on top of that repeating "boo." I'm glad you were able to play along with CASologyt his week...take care of you.

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  4. Love your takes on these challenges, Lindsey! The CAS design are truly awesome! Love your composition and design! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All Things Colored” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

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  5. Lindsey, both so adorable, love the little ghostie with the sign! Praying for you and your family. I share your faith that we will all be together some day! Hugs!

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  6. Oh Lindsey! I LOve your BOO card, and your take on Betsy's is as cute as the original. I am so sorry to hear your sad news ... Big hugs being sent your way ...
    =] Michele

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  7. Lindsey, I was just popping in to tell you how much I loved your cards especially that colour-delicious Trick or Treat number. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs.

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  8. These are both so lovely Lindsey!!! Love the design, they're so sweet!!
    Soo very sorry to hear about your grandfather. Sending thought and prayers your way. Hugs. xox

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  9. Hi Lindsey--so very very sorry for your loss. Your cards are inspired and wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  10. Lindsey I am so sorry for your loss, no matter when, we are never prepared. Hugs to you sweet friend. Your cards are fabulous as always, you manage to make the most beautiful scenes and CAS cards.

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  11. Two adorable cards Lindsey. More importantly, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love your way.

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  12. Oh, Lindsey, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts go out to you and your family.
    I'm glad you were able to share your cards because I love them both! They're both CAS beauties but with so many great little details. Thanks for playing long with CASology this week!
    Also, I haven't visited in a while but that looks like a new picture and maybe a new haircut? It's a lovely shot of you!

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  13. Love your little ghost card. So cute! Your second card is also adorable! So sorry to hear about grandfather! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!!

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  14. What a fun idea...love that sweet ghost! The spooky house card is SO cute too. Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept,Lindsey!

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  15. Oh, I love both of these, Lindsey!

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  16. So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Your cards are fabulous. I love the the little ghost peeping out from the sentiment and mic if colours x

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  17. Oops forgot to say thanks for joining the Card Concept x

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  18. That little ghost is ADORABLE, thanks so much for joining us this week at The Card Concept!

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  19. Beautiful cards! So sorry for your loss.

    Deanne :)

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  20. Love the results from all the challenges! They're adorable! I'm sorry to hear such sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending big hugs to you.

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  21. congrats on being a winner at The Card Concept-you were my top pick for sure x

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  22. Hi Lindsey, this is my first visit to your blog and card creations are lovely, but i'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather! So sad! My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Big hugs
    Roni xox

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  23. Two lovely cards, Lindsay, as they always are. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandfather ... my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs, Anita

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  24. This win at CTS may just make you smile a bit today, Lindsey! Thinking of you...
    =] Michele

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  25. I never even checked to see if you posted cards,love them all! Hope spending time with your family helps with your heavy heart! You are in my prayers !

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  26. holy wow these are incredible!!! I love the masking of the sentiment in the first card and the way your house pops in the second is so awesome!

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