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ODDtober Fest Halloween Hop


Welcome to my house as you Trick of Treat with us Odd Girls this halloween 😀

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!

37 comments to “ODDtober Fest Halloween Hop”

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

  2. Crystal DeJesus says: October 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm

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

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

  4. Hi Kristy,

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

  5. Sarah Elliott says: October 30, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    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!!

  6. 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!!!

  7. Maria Pilar Diaz says: October 31, 2015 at 2:50 am

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

  8. 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!!

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

  10. 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.

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