Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Frankie Goes Trick-or-Treating

Mornin' y'all!  It is a gorgeous day here and it's cooler than yesterday so I think it's time for another cuppa tea : )  Another reason to be happy:  it's time to bust out that perennial favorite stamp set, Best Fiends!

For reals, it's not October until Frankie, Vlad, and/or Agnes make an appearance.  Frankie won the honors for today's card thanks to the color challenge from As You See It:

Isn't that an awesome collection of colors?!  Perfect for Halloween, so of course I had to use Frankie.  My Starry Sky elements look super dark in the photo, but I promise I used Starry Sky Blends and Starry Sky DSP on there.  I used the color lifter to lighten up the color around the words on Frankie's shirt so they'd still be legible.

I also used this week's sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday:

I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to accommodate my long, tall image.  I'm also entering this at Retro Rubber:

Any excuse to ink up some older stamps!  Best Fiends is super retro, I've had it since 2007.  The sentiment is from All Holidays, also in my collection since 2007, and the background is Wonderfully Worn, which is an old stamp background but it's been in my collection for a year or less (thanks, eBay).

Frankie also counts for the Frightfully Delightful challenge at Shopping our Stash.  So fun!

Okay, I'm off to make something else, and switch out laundry.  I'm already on my fourth load of the day, it's never-ending.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Best Fiends, Wonderfully Worn, All Holidays
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Parakeet Party, Stampin' Blends in Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Mango Melody, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, neutrals
Paper:  Parakeet Party, Thick Basic White, Starry Sky DSP
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangles dies, stars accents


Deborah Wheeler said...

Gret use of the colours Christy - the parakeet party give your card such a vibrant base! Thanks for joining us at As You See It. Deborah DT

Heather Cooper said...

Christy, Frankie looks totally ready for Halloween in these colours! Your Parakeet Party background looks amazing! Is that the Wonderfully Worn stamp that created that effect? Starry Sky is very chameleon-like depending what it's paired with, but it looks terrific here! Thanks for getting colourful with us at As You See It Challenges.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Christy your Frankie stamp is hilarious and so perfect for this week's colours - awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Christy! That Frankenstein is awesome! Parakeet party gives him the right amount of sickly green that every Frankie should be! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber and As You See It!

Jan Clothier said...

Nothing like a good monster for Halloween! I really like the way you've treated the card base - a bit like green vomit- but in a good way. :-O! Thanks for sharing with us at As You See It.

AlisonC said...

Really loving the colours here. A fun stamp and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

Dena J said...

Frankie is quite the guy colored so beautifully! Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

SmilynStef said...

Oh my word, I love that little guy ... and he is so perfect for that color challenge ... so very glad you joined our Frightfully Delightful Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, Christy - what a great hat trick this is! Brilliant play of the colors - I really need a good monster set myself, lol. Great job turning the sketch, too - looks awesome! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It, Retro Rubber and Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Donna Scholz said...

Christy, love your Halloween card! Frankie definitely deserves his very own card, and you've done a fantastic job choosing colors and patterns to feature him! Thank you so much for sharing Frankie and your talents with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Neva Cole said...

Fun to see you in our gallery, and yes Frankie does mean Halloween is coming! Wonderful coloring job, and the background stamps add to the fun funky look of your card! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

foleysfriend said...

Fabulous card! Love how you matched Frankie's color with the background panel. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

sue n.