Hey there crafty pals. It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and this time, we're getting in the Halloween mood, with a fun Halloween Bingo. I created a fun Kinetic card for this challenge. Just a little something I concocted with what I had on hand. I had been making a kinetic card for another challenge when I created this, so I was all about the moving and shaking and I even made a little video to show you the action of the wee spider.
I used the top line of the bingo board for my creation. Dress Up, Bat, Magic, but the diagonal line Dress Up, Sentiment, Black works too! I'm using the 'magic' bit loosely, as I think my moving spider is a bit magic, but you might interpret the theme to be wands, wizards and cauldrons etc for the magic section. As always, half the fun of these challenges is in the interpretation. My awesome image is of course from the talented pen of Krista Smith of Saturated Canary and is called Frankenbatty. This was a first attempt at copic colouring with green!
Because this is a kinetic card, I thought it would be fun to show you the wee spider in action. I realised after creating him though, that I ought to have 'weighted' him slightly to make the slider action smoother and for him to glide up and down in a more fluid action. Perhaps a little magnet would have worked to add that weight. I'll know for next time and we learn through trial and error don't we?! Do turn the sound up to listen, as I recorded it with the sound down too far! Hehe, more trial and error.
The cute little spider was created with a Doodlebug Designs 'Mini Doodle-Pops' set called Spidies. It is a symmetrical spider, so I was able to use two back to back running the string between. Which meant it didn't matter if the spider turned during the kinetic action. I made the slider with a bit of acetate and created a channel between the cardstock layers with foam. I cut down an old slippy plastic bag for the acetate to run between, so it would have a smooth gliding action. This card was so much fun to create and I really enjoyed the process of working out how to put the slider together and what would make it work well. I think other than not weighting the spider enough, I came up with a really clever and fun design.
The cool steampunk corner (because I couldn't find my spider's web die at the time) is cut down to fit from an old SCACD Steampunk Corner Die. The '3' was in the original design, I cut the '1' from another part of the design and glued it by the 3 so it read '31' which is of course Halloween night in October. I thought this was kinda fun to tie in the Halloween theme. The 'Spooky' die is from Lil' Inkers. I have had this die for a while and really wanted to use it. So I snuck it into the design here and I love how it looks. One of my siblings who saw it suggested the O's in the design looked a bit like the top of her dress. I thought that was a fun interpretation, so I'll take that. I loved colouring the eyes. I used my Promarkers for this as my Copic palette is limited. I could get lost in those lavender eyes, aren't they pretty!
Little else remains to be said, other than to invite you to come and join in this super fun 'Halloween Bingo' challenge with us. Do come and share your crafty Halloween adventures with us. I think it's a pretty easy Bingo board and there's plenty of scope for interpretation. I look forward to seeing what you'll create. Do check out what my awesomely talented teamies have been up to on the blog too while you're there. I'll be back again before long, with my next crafty adventure. In the meantime, have a fabulous weekend and enjoy your own crafty adventures. Hugs, Wends xoxo
Crafty Cardmakers: #198 ~ Spooky
Crafty Cardmakers: #198 ~ Spooky
Creatalicious Challenge: #125 + Optional Halloween
Shopping Our Stash: Zombies! (Strictly speaking, she's a Frankenstein creation, but I notice one of your DT used a Frankenstein character, so I hope it's acceptable)
As You Like It: People or Animals? I'm definitely in the 'people' camp. My career has always centered around helping people, first nursing, then working as a clinical aromatherapist and my current job as mummy extraordinaire. I'm all about the people. Interestingly, I love to colour people too, in all different shapes and sizes and tones. Today, I'm in a green tone kind of mood, LOL.