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Monday, October 8, 2012


Today's challenge at The Outlawz is TRICK OR TREAT ... and entrants are asked to bring  a trick that you use in card making. Like a product, or tool you use to create something on your cards. Your shared trick is a treat for everyone!

Here is my entry:

The image featured on my card is STEAMPUNK SPIDER, an image I drew for Digistamps 4 Joy and our second entry into the CDAC DIGITAL DRAWING COMPEITION.
The image is not available in the store yet, but it will be release on Sunday, 14 October.

The image is colour using alcohol markers, and as part of the Outlawz Challenge requirement, my 'trick' is to use a white gel pen for highlighting and accents.  Here is a better view of the image:

To construct the rest of my card I used the following
black base card
round die cut for the window in the front
fussy cut image was attached to the front of the card using a black brad so that it could swing
the sentiment is my own, computer generated and cut out using a die
tiny shiny gems (to represent glistening dew drops) were added to the sentiment

For the inside of the card, I used the diecut that came out when I cut the window out of the front of the card, and used that as the base for my spider web that I sewed by hand.  There is CS inside the card and the web was attached onto it.

Some gems (dewdrops) were added to the web as well.

I hope you enjoy this card - I had such fun colouring the image, and making the card - something so totally 'out of the box' for me.  We all need to get out of our comfort zones once every so often!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang


  1. Very creative! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Halloween* challenge and good luck !


    Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

  2. Woow, this card is so cool! Love that Steampunk spider and the stitched web is awesome! Great take on our challenge "Stitching Faux or Real".

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Gingerloft Design Team Member

  3. What an unusual set of images. Great Halloween card. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

  4. I love your steampunk spider. Perfect for our Boo challenge at OSAAT. Thanks for joining us this week. Hazel x

  5. Super fun! Thanks so much for joining us for our Halloween Challenge at Broken Box Stock.

    Peace & Luv,

  6. That's gorgeous Loving the spider web. thanks for joining us at OSAAT . Good luck trisha x DT

  7. Awesome project!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy! http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com
    Hope to see you joining us again soon!!

  8. Awesome spider! A definite BOO for me; I got shivers when I saw it. I am stunned that you hand sewed the web too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT! Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  9. What a clever card, love the steampunk spider! Thanks for joining us at NMW this month and good luck
    Claire xx

  10. Wow amazing card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma


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