Thursday, October 8, 2009

It was a dark and stormy night.......PPA11.....


Pals Paper Arts wasn't the only one sending out a challenge this week. Mother Nature sent out a challenge of her own yesterday. Last night the wind just roared and down came branches, trees and power lines. Being powerless is not fun! Dogs however always have fun - and always need to be walked no matter what the weather. So out we went into a very eerie neighborhood - pitch black, howling wind, snapping branches and sirens everywhere. I was prepared though - I had a mini flashlight and a mini poodle! Clouds were just rolling across the sky - amazing how you could see them in the darkness. In the light of day this morning with power restored, those clouds were my inspiration. I sponged clouds with Perfect Plum, inked just the branch from Embrace Life and used Old Olive textured paper as a backdrop. With a spot of Pumpkin Pie, Halloween rub-ons and some designer paper, my challenge was done. Wishing you power always.............

26 comments:

Denise said...

Linda, this is so modern feeling... Halloween chic, perhaps? I'm envious of your clouds... sponging is not my forte. Great job!

Barb said...

Your story and card are a perfect match!!! I truly enjoyed both!!! Very creative!!!

LeAnne said...

Whew, we had winds like that yesterday too but didn't lose power. THIS is awesome; these colors scare the willies out of me....but you rocked it!

Stamping with Lulu said...

Great card! Too bad Edgar Alan Poe isn't alive. He would have loved this. LOL! You did an amazing job on those clouds. I love everything about this!

Cards by Gina said...

Linda, I love your card and your story is so well-written! That storm certainly inspired you! I think it's wonderful when inspiration hits and you run with it...and you did! I love everything about this card!

chercroppin said...

Love it Linda...great take on this week's PPA! Love the birds image...that's really neat!

Have a great weekend! : )

Carla Bazhenow said...

Love your story and your card, you are the best writer. Your clouds are amazing as is your card. Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

"Absolutely awesome!", quoth the Raven. What stamp set is this? You are really creating some fabulous cards!

....Linda.... said...

Thanks Ann - the birds are from this year's Halloween rub-ons set - easy easy!!

Melissa said...

This is so amazing! I love it! Of course I love it, I am obsessed with Halloween and all things horror. I esp love your clouds, the branches, the birds, everything! How stinkin' awesome is this?!

Patti MacLeith said...

I like the story as much as I like the card.

Nance said...

FAB.u.lous! I love the gothic vibe and the starkness of the branches & birds against your wonderfully, moody clouds. Fantastic card!

Cindy Haffner said...

So pretty.

Tara Bilbao said...

I love your cards and your stories. It's always great to see what you have in store.

Margaret Moody said...

You amaze me, Linda Callahan! I absolutely love this! Dark, stormy, and spooky is right! Add fun to that, too! LOVE the branches with the perched ravens! The dark clouds are the perfect touch, too! And, I loved your story, too! You're so smart, so creative, and so inspiring! I LOVE IT!

Julia Aston said...

Super spooky card! love those crows in the branches silhouetted against the sky! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment!

Kim said...

Linda, AWESOME!!!! Perfectly spooky - amazing card!

Anne Beale Yancey said...

Immediately I felt the chill in the windy air as I looked at your card. Great job on lay-up, design & technique! TFS

Liz Hughes said...

Wow, awesome card! Your clouds are so real looking and the crows add just the right spooky touch. Love it!

Mickey Roberts said...

Great card. Wonderful design details. Thanks for sharing!

Tanja said...

I love this! Great halloween image!

Lourdes Torres said...

you are getting me used to your stories! I wait to read them each week. Your cards match them in beauty and originality.
Hugs
Lourdes

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 15, 2009.

Ellie said...

Oh I love that!! Gonna have to give it a go and try making a card like that :) TFS!!

Margaret Moody said...

Congrats, Linda, on being chosen as one of Nancy Riley iPicks for this fabulous card! I told you that you were amazing! Well-deserved recognition! Hugs to you!

Stampin' Diva said...

How did I miss this. just amazing Linda. I have to work on my sponging.