Saturday, September 4, 2010

An American Gothic Halloween



Everybody is familiar with the painting "American Gothic" by Grant Wood. Supposedly one of the most parodied paintings around. It was the very first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the images of these treat or treaters from My Mind's Eye.

With a little masking and pulling some things off the shelf in my stamp inventory, I chuckled my way though the resulting card. Do you ever highly amuse yourself, even if you aren't necessarily amusing others? Totally a worthy exercise in my opinion.


Now I just have to decide who to send it to....



Supplies:

Stamps: Board and Beams, Boo to You by Papertrey Ink, Blackbird stamps (trick or treaters)  by My Mind’s Eye, Stripes Background cling stamp by Hero Arts
Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento, Fresh Snow by Papertrey Ink
Punch: Photo Labels by EK Success/Wilton
Embossing Powder: ZING! Black by AMerican Crafts
Coloring Agents: Copics
Cardstock: Perfect Match Orange Zest, Kraft, and True Black by Papertrey Ink, STamper’s Select White Cardstock by Papertrey Ink
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30 comments:

  1. so cute!! and yes, that happens to me too!

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  2. I'm not a halloween fan by any means, Erin, but that card is hilarious! And yes, I totally get what you mean about amusing yourself even if no one else is amused. Happens to me all the time!

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  3. Hi.lar.ious. I just got that stamp in the mail yesterday and have been coloring it up. So cute!!

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  4. Very cute! And if you just can't think of anyone, you can always send it to me. Let me know. LOL!

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  5. That cracks me up. My kids dressed up as "the painting last Halloween"...http://waldeewee.blogspot.com/2009/11/another-halloween.html
    Great card!

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  6. Me! Me! Me! you can send it to me!! you KNOW I will cherish and appreciate it! LOL
    It is just great!!!!

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  7. This is so creative. I have wondered how to use that house in a Halloween type card. How perfect with those bats flying around and the little spider hanging down. So, so creative Erin!

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  8. HEEE! I love how you used the house from Boards and Beams! You are sooo creative, and I am 100% highly amused!!

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  9. This is just to much fun! I love this card Erin! Hilarious.

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  10. I get it!!! Maybe we are long lost sisters because I totally cracked up when I saw this. So super cute!!!

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  11. LOL!! What a fun card! Love it.
    Sandra :-)

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  12. Absolutely brilliant - love it!

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  13. OMG hilarious adoraBLE GEnius!!! LOVE IT!

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  14. Totally love it! You are so creative.

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  15. What an AWESOME card!!! You can send it to ME!!!!
    I love the joke - and it is perfect in details. Excellent work!!

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  16. OMG! I LOVE this card! You make me smile with your wonderful blog, great ideas, and incredible artistry! PERFECT!

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  17. You and your BRILLIANT SELF!!! So cute i could just die!

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  18. I my goodness. Send it to me... it totally cracks me up! You should definitely be congratulating yourself on your own cleverness!

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  19. This is genious and hilarious all at the same time!!!! Well done!

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  20. OMG-I have missed you, Erin! This is one of those "Erin" projects that I totally love! I will be looking through my stamps to see what I can use for this idea-you crack me up! :)

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  21. Oh so clever!! What fun! You are a hoot!

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