ODDtober Fest Halloween Hop


Welcome to my house as you Trick of Treat with us Odd Girls this halloween πŸ˜€

Each stop along the way will have a (craft) Trick and some a Treat. You have to comment at each house (blog) to be eligible to get a treat. Not very hard but we all like treats, especially treats that get you $10 of free loot from my shop. You should have gotten here from the Some Odd Girl blog and next up you’ll be knocking on Leah’s door. But first let me share my project with you…


I’m not going to lie, I enjoy drawing halloween-y type things but I’m not great at halloween cards and this gave me fits and started nothing like how it ended up. Ironically I really like the final product, the crafty life is weird.

Remember each stop has a trick for you and mine is no exception. My trick has to do with the background of my card and how I got the gradient/ombre look in my gesso…

To get a similar look, spray a glittery mist (mine is Heidi Swapp Citron) to the upper area of your plastic mask and allow to dry (if its wet you’ll use up the color super fast). Next use your knife to spread your gesso, starting in the area you misted and evenly working to the bottom. The starting area will get more of the color while it gets gradually lighter toward the bottom.

Tadah! I hope you enjoyed your stop at my house and will try out my trick. Now make sure you don’t walk on my grass as you head over to Leah’s house. I’d have to shake an old man fist in your general direction if you do. Here’s the hop list if you get lost…

Have fun hopping!
  • Ellen H. says:

    I love her background! Great idea!!! πŸ™‚

  • Shelley says:

    Great background and tip and love that little witchy and the glow from her cauldron!

  • Silvia sencaka says:

    Wow a great idea! I love using stencil too! For making cas card πŸ™‚

  • Kim says:

    Love your “trick”!!! Wonderful advice!!! Wonderful images!! Of course I ADORE all of your creations!! Happy Halloween to your family!!!

  • Naomi says:

    Thanks Kristy for the great tip! Now I should use all my stencils and gesso that are just sitting there!

  • MelissaO says:

    Love the background!

  • Marie-Lune P. says:

    I love this card. The background is not too busy and the little witch is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  • Suzi McKenzie says:

    Love your card, especially that background, such wonderful texture and sparkle. Cool technique, thanks for sharing it with us.
    Happy Halloween

  • Crystal DeJesus says:

    Yes, I love that background! Question for you: when making cards, do you plan it out first, or do you pretty much wing it?

  • Therese says:

    The stamp looks great and the background I will definitive try!

  • Katie says:

    This is so awesome- I love the background and that glow πŸ™‚ Don’t you just love it when an idea morphs into something totally different but completely amazing? Hugs!

  • Carla Hundley says:

    Great looking card and
    thanks for the tip!
    Happy Halloween.
    Carla from Utah

  • Julie C. says:

    I like how you did the background! It makes it look like the card is glowing!

  • Trina Flynn says:

    Hi Kristy,

    Thanks for the awesome tip! Your Halloween card looks fabulous!
    The cute witch image is so sweet. Happy Halloween πŸ™‚

  • doudou2106 says:

    Great background! Beautiful colouring. Love it!!!

  • Sarah Elliott says:

    Hi Kristy, Your card was awesome, and your colouring is so great, love the glow on her face and the potions. And what a great trick, thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween!!

  • Cathie Borowski says:

    I love this little witch and I love how you have coloured her, all soft so it increases the idea of the light from the cauldron, fantastic card.

  • Anna Sigga says:

    This card rock and I love that background!!!

  • Patry Ro says:

    Hello Kristy!! How much fun could be a card like this? It is AMAZING creation!!! Thanks for sharing, congratulations for this celebration and Happy hopping!!!

  • Farika says:

    Love the background! And of course, your coloring always amazing πŸ™‚

  • Gretchen says:

    Love the glow! Thanks for tip on how to do it. Very pretty, I kean spooky card!

  • Kristin L. says:

    Wonderful background! Great tip!

  • Holly Jackson says:

    This is absolutely adorable Kristy. I love the light burst on the background too!

  • Maria Pilar Diaz says:

    Great background. It’s the first thing I watched in the card. Spectacular!!!! Thanks for the tip.
    The image is perfect colored. Really amazing.

  • Anna says:

    Love the glow on her face!

  • Laura Turcotte says:

    wow—what a great effect–loving that background! it is a perfect card!

  • Jen (JLJ Designs) says:

    Great card! Thanks for the trick.

  • Charity Chamberlain says:

    Beautiful card! The coloring of the neon potion pot gleaming on her face is amazing! Love it! Love the background too! Perfecto!

  • Mary Holshouser says:

    the cauldron glows. It is a beautiful card.
    Love the cute little witch.
    thanks for the tip.

  • Ameera Crafts says:

    Love the card!! Thank you for the code and for the fun hopping! x

  • Andrea C says:

    I LOVE the coloring on her face with the light source coming from the cauldron! The BG is awesome too, I even have that spray, so I can try for the same effect. Thanks!!

  • Kim G says:

    You did an amazing job. I love how the card glows and love the background texture. So cute.

  • Alexis says:

    This is a fabulous card! Maybe you should be worried more often. It always works out well for you in the end!

  • Jeannean M says:

    That sounds like a great trick!! I have never heard that before, especially to have the spray dry first! Cool card, I love the glow on everything too!

  • Tammy says:

    What a delightful card! I love the colors and I am totally in love with how you did the background, it’s totally eye catching. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  • Dotty Jo says:

    Gorgeous card… And I love this image soooo much, Jo x

  • Olivia Marmara says:

    What a great project and love that shine on her face. Still working to master that technique.

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