Monday, November 4, 2013

Final HDH Challenge of the Year Samhain Sunset Week 2

I know, I know, it's tough to think we Minions won't be WOWing you with creepiness throughout the last months of the year, but let's face it, Halloween takes the piss out of us.  We need a few months of torture, gloominess and bad weather to recharge our warped little minds.  Not that we'll be going completely dark.  It's just our last Challenge.  I'm sure there will be a few little surprises here and there so check in periodically. 

Our final challenge is Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) Sunset.  Read about the history of Samhain HERE.

We're looking for the colors of a beautiful fall sunset.
Think purples, reds, oranges, and yellows.
Use them as you wish, just keep it within our guidelines.

We are sponsored by the incredibly talented Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, of
She has offered up a very generous prize of $15 worth of digis (digis ONLY)
to each of our GTs this challenge.
Mitzi has beautiful artwork available in her store. She has digis,
ACEOs, original artwork, and more in her shop. Stop by and check it out.

I've chosen the gorgeous Sugar Skull Day of the Dead Catrina.  I certainly wish I could have included her in the Dia del los Muertos Blog Hop but she will definitely find a place on my ofrenda (altar) as I've put her on a cigar box which honors my Grandfather ('s nasty habit).  Because I use crap card stock to print on and not the fab and expensive super blendable stuff,  I printed her twice on white and twice on yellow and then colored. I thought it would suck up too much of my Copics and wanted a saturated background and roses so I did some fussy cutting, paper piecing and popping to get the final result.  The rest of the minions (except Glo of course, who HAS to be different ;D) also chose this image so be sure to pop by HDH to see the beautiful and fabulously different takes.  Scroll down and see more of Mitzi's gorgeous designs in team A's offerings as well.

I'm also entering this in the Anything But a Card Fall into Fall Challenge (it's an altered cigar Box in case you didn't want to plough through my lengthy post), 613 Avenue Create ATG, Hiding in my Craftroom Fall Colors, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, Left of Center using the LOC theme, Ladybug Crafts Autumn Colors, and Scribbles Designs Shades of Orange.


  1. Donna my dear friend :) I hope you are keeping well?
    I'm back blogging and crafting again after a busy and eventful year so it's so good to be back! I love this fabulous eye catching card. Te detail and colouring is super!
    Lana xxx

  2. Gorgeous colouring and your fussy cutting is immense. x

  3. Wow, Donna! This is incredibly cool!! LOVE!!

  4. Wow, this is amazing Donna!! I love that you put it on a cigar box, love the boxes, just don't like the habit. lol I love how bright and fun this is and how you have pieced and colored this fabulous image!! Hugs!

  5. Ha! This card looks fun and creepy at the same time! :) I love the gorgeous roses and the pretty coloring on your image! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  6. Your image is stunning, the colours beautiful! I couldn't help but think that this was a very appropriate image to put in a cigar box lol
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena’s Creations

  7. This is a wonderful project. I love the beautiful flowers an hoe the image pops up.

    Thank you for playing with us at Scrbble Designs. Good luck!

  8. Wow! Fabulous! Love the layers and colors...

    Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs...

    Sandy S
    ~Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs~

  9. Gorgeous card, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at LOC.

  10. All I can say is simply go girl...


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