Artistic Avenger

And the Bat flew over the Moon (CCMC172)


Sketch challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary! Yeah! They have such great sketches! I decided to celebrate Halloween this week with a fun card using a Big Shot die to make a fun bat:


Fun isn’t it? We’ll get to the bat in a second, first, let’s talk about the card.


I used Basic Gray as the base and stamped the splatter image from Extreme Elements in behind where the moon was going to sit. I lined the bottom with some Cajun Craze on which I stamped the Halloween sentiment from Delightful Dozen and then added some Basic Rhinestones.


On an angle, I added a piece of Baja Breeze which is stamped with the stars from Extreme Elements and roughed up and sponged. I added a bit of Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon and a fun button with a Glimmer Brad centre. These colours, a combo I got from my Colour Coach, also felt like earth/air colours so if you stay with me here, I thought the gray and Baja were like the sky, the ribbon like the grass and the Cajun Craze like the earth.


For the moon I used some Watercolour paper and then sponged Basic Gray on one side. I liked the look of this paper with it’s crater-like properties. And then the bat – this is in Basic Black and spritzed with Shimmer Mist paint and alcohol.


So what did I use for this bat? Well my Beautiful Butterflies Die of course! I cut one out of Basic Black and cut it out as follows. You’ll see from the photo below exactly where the bat came from:



Pretty much self explanatory I think but the head, you’ll notice, is one of the bottom parts of the wing you’ve cut out.


Thanks for stopping by today and remember to think outside the box this week and to play along at Create with Connie and Mary!


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!:

Basic Black, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Watercolour paper.

Basic Black, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze.

Extreme Elements, Delightful Dozen.

Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies die, Neutral Buttons, 1″ circle punch, Neutral Glimmer Brads, Basic Rhinestones, 2 1/2″ circle punch.


8 thoughts on “And the Bat flew over the Moon (CCMC172)

  1. So clever, Carrie!! Who would have thought that a bat could come from a butterfly!! Love it! Great Halloween card!

  2. “Bat’s wicked cool!”

  3. Super Cute! Love the bat! TFS

  4. Oh you have such an ability to “see” things! Very creative! And I love the splash behind the moon!

  5. Clever use of the die and I love the way you used the Extreme Elements set on your layers!

  6. If only I had your creative wonder powers for just one day! Holy guacamole this is amazing Carrie! So stinkin’ clever and I love the earth-sky combination. Fabulous card!

  7. oh Carrie, you are one of my stamping hero’s! I love how you pair up colours, layouts, embellishments … absolutely FABULOUS card!

  8. Totally awesome Carrie!! I will be featuring this card on my Halloween feature of My Crafty Picks #40 with a link back to your blog on 10-30-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer

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