Colorful Options October 2022

Jeepers Creepers: “How’d you get those eyes” or “What’s eating you?”

Hi Everyone…welcome to another month on the Colorful Options Blog. Thank you for joining us for last month’s challenge, and we hope you can join us this month, too, because it’s time for a new challenge.

And the theme for this month is……


I created a one-layer card featuring a scarecrow that is up to no good. I used Tim Holtz/Stampersanonymous The Scarecrow, Tangled Webs, Unraveled, Halloween Cutouts, and the Ton’s Couture Cling Stamp.

My card started out with simple stamping and masking using the Ton’s “city” stamp, the scarecrow, and the spider in Archival Ground Expesso. I stamped the webs in Archival Spiced Marmalade. Then it was on to the glorious world of colors, layers and shading. Honestly, I had a hard time achieving the look I wanted and layered mediums and colors until I achieved a result close to what I was going for. I would have like the scarecrow to glow more; however, I would have to add more contrast to make that happen and I didn’t want the card to go that dark. The best instruction on coloring/achieving a glow affect is from Lisa Mitrochin on Youtube.

Here’s what I used to “color”:

  • Distress Oxide Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Dried Marigold.
  • Distress Crayons: Decayed, Ripe Persimmon, Ground Expresso
  • Distress Watercolor Pencils: Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmilade
  • Prismacolor pencils: PC938, PC915, PC917,PC918,PC118,PC941,PC946,PC1082,PC1058
  • White Gel Pen
  • Black Liquid Ink

Why don’t you pop over to the Colorful Options Challenge and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you have until Friday October the 28th 11:59pm US CST time…5:59am(Saturday, October 29th) UK time…6:59am(Saturday, October 29th) CET to join in with the chance to win a  Sizzix-Tim Holtz Thinlit-Frightful Things set.

You can also follow the Colorful Options Challenge on Instagram

and if you use Instagram…

please add #colorfuloptionschallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too

I look forward to seeing what you create this month…

Have Fun and Happy Crafting

Shared With: SSS Monday Challenge, Tic Tac Toe Challenge (Embossing, Spooky, Ink Blending), Pearly Sparkles Challenge

5 thoughts on “Colorful Options October 2022

  1. Makira… your card had already jumped out at me over at Colorful Options. It is so wonderfully creepy. The monochrome effect works amazing well with the images. Good to see you at Tic Tac Toe. Thank you for joining and sharing with us this week.

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  2. What a great mix of images; I’d be very worried if I was walking down that street and saw the super spooky scarecrow lol! Thanks so much for sharing your fab Halloween card with us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week!

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