A Little Halloween in September

Yesterday I spent a humongous chunk of the day working on a card for an art deck I’m working doing with this group. (This is the same group I trade cards with maybe 2 - 3 times a year, including this swap.) You wouldn’t think these little buggers would be so time-consuming, but they are, at least for me, which is one reason I only do 2 or 3  of these projects a year, even though they’re fun.

The theme for this one is “Halloween Story” and each of us was given a partial sentence. We were supposed to incorporate that sentence into a small text card, then do a 3″ x 5″ art card based on the text. The sentence is, “It was the afternoon of Halloween, but suddenly the day was gone and night came out from under each tree and spread…” This is what I ended up doing, based on those guidelines.

halloween story text

(text card)

Halloween story art card

(art card: digital collage)

Now I just need to get them all printed, trimmed, and packed, and I’ll be ready to ship to the swap coordinator. Yay!

Here’s today’s Daily Art Thang, another sunset-ish photo, taken around the same time as the one I posted yesterday. What caught my eye when I was taking these photos wasn’t the color of the sky (because it was almost colorless!). It was the rays of the sun and the way they were lighting up dust motes, so that it looked like there were little bubbles of magic floating by.


“Sunspots” (This photo is clickable if you want to see it larger in a new window. The card and text photos above aren’t clickable. Sorry! Well, ok, I’m not really all that sorry, but I’m a little bit sorry. :-) )

9 Responses to “A Little Halloween in September”

  1. on 17 Sep 2007 at 10:35 am gkgirl

    these are awesome!

  2. on 17 Sep 2007 at 1:33 pm Star

    I really like what you did with the phrase you had to work with. Do you use your own images or royalty-free downloaded?

  3. on 17 Sep 2007 at 4:31 pm bella

    Wowza. Really cute!

  4. on 17 Sep 2007 at 6:42 pm Amber

    Deb, you should send some of your stuff to a card publishing company. I mean it! These would be great halloween cards. And so many of your others would be wonderful cards, too!


  5. on 17 Sep 2007 at 9:30 pm Janet

    holy shite, Deb, those cards are AWESOME!!! You’ve missed your calling :-)

    I think you should sent those out for Halloween (hint, hint, hint)!!!

  6. on 17 Sep 2007 at 9:36 pm holli

    I love the cards - love them!! What a fun project!!

    I love the flares. I love those in pictures. awesome (AIHTW!)

  7. on 18 Sep 2007 at 10:36 am sadira

    The card is wonderful! Your text is perfect for Halloween, and that picture looks fall-perfect.

  8. on 18 Sep 2007 at 5:04 pm JC

    The text you came up with for the card is amazing, I love it!

  9. on 19 Sep 2007 at 12:29 pm DebR

    Thanks, y’all, I’m glad you liked it! :::beam:::

    Star, the collage is made from downloaded images. Sometimes I use my own, sometimes downloaded, sometimes a combination, but this particular one is from downloaded pics.

    Amber, that’s so sweet of you (blush) but I wouldn’t know where to even begin going about doing something like that! I’m clueless about that sort of thing.