15 October 2018

Bride - Through the Craftroom Door

A lovely Halloween bride graces my inspiration card for this week's Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge. Our sponsor this week is Oddball Art. I used the Bridal Party digital stamp for my card.

Artist, Poet, Fruitarian............. Lizzy Love is a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! Easily lose yourself in her artistic realm of sometimes spooky but always delightfully cute, big eyed waifs and their animal friends. Lizzy’s whimsical, one of a kind dream world is easily recognizable by her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, her original creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness. Though she is completely enthralled by her Twinkling watercolors right now, Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, from drawing to painting, sewing and cutting, the end result always being the same; A gothic fantasy land painted in soft pastels and neon colors; filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes. Lizzy Love’s artwork includes original paintings both acrylic and watercolor, giclee fine art prints, art dolls, digital and rubber stamps of her characters, hand painted merchandise such as bags, t-shirts and more..... limited only by her imagination the possibilities are endless. http://www.oddballartco.com/

Putting It Together

I love old movies almost as much as I love Halloween. 

I coloured the bride only with Prismacolor pencils on steel blue Mi Tientes. I love the look of the pencils on a coloured paper. I decided not to use the rest of the bridal party, two monsters on the ground and two flying, so I didn't colour them.

I fussy cut the bride and tried her on a black doily.

I decided to change the accent colour to purple for more of a Halloween look.

I used Distress Oxide on a white doily, adding the colour with a Clarity brush.

I then liberally misted it with Perfect Pearls, pearl, mixed with water.

I tried her on the purple and black doilies.

I then added white gold Alchemy Art wax with a finger dauber to the lacy part of the black doily.

I dry fit the bride and doilies on a black card base adding a dotted vintage orange panel from Bo Bunny and a squashed flower from a card kit I got some time ago.

I adhered everything to the card base popping up the bride with foam mounting tape and added three purple gems from Kaisercraft.

Inside, I used a wedding sentiment from Impression Obsession on a panel of light beige spotted paper with a stipe of the orange for a detail at the bottom. I like adding a light coloured panel on the inside when I use a black card base to make it easier to add a personal, handwritten sentiment.

Come join us in the Through the Craftroom Door challenge! It's always Anything Goes.


Outlawz Twisted Thursday: Any Autumn Holiday
Creative With Stamps: Halloween
Creative Craft Cottage: Halloween
Try It on Tuesday: Trick or Treat.....It's Halloween
Crafter's Cafe: Feminine
Polkadoodle: Anything Goes


  1. A very pretty . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
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    card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. What a beautiful card project! I am in awe of it! So pleased you played along with us over at Try It On Tuesday! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much!
    oxo Susi
    (DT- Try It On Tuesday)

  3. A wonderful card.

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  4. Thank you for sharing your sweet Halloween, bride card with us at Try it on Tuesdays

  5. Lovely Halloween Bride card. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month!

  6. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Feminine" challenge.

  7. A gorgeous card and beautiful colouring of the image. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  8. I like the effect of the subtle coloring - she looks good with the pretty squashed flower. Thanks for joining the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe. Dorothy S, DT member


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