Friday, 7 October 2016
Well, we are on the "dark side" again! Well, it is October after all - we're allowed to be!!!!
There are lots of creepy challenges out there this month and I personally love something a little "different" and having a choice to get away from cute and cuddly for a while!
I took photo's along the way so lets take a journey this morning shall we?
This card started with a piece of good quality watercolour card stock.
Now, one of my favourite mediums at the moment is drawing ink, I know lots of people shy away from it as with watercolour painting but believe me, it's really quite forgiving, just have the confidence to give it a go and the next time and the next will be better and better! I soaked my watercolour card and dripped some yellow drawing ink on to it to make it bleed and followed that with some black india drawing ink. When I was happy that it had spread enough I dabbed with a paper towel and lifted off the excess which lightened it to where I wanted it to be - nice and dirty looking.
Next came my stencil, this one is from Stencilgirl - isn't it fabulous! I thought she looked rather mean and ideal for a bit of a creepy card. I went through it with black soot distress ink and then diluted some of the distress ink and painted in the right hand side of her face to give it shadow. I then stamped the drips (Designs by Ryn) on her face, neck and from the top of the image and coloured in with distress markers and topped with Glossy Accents (you can just see the tinge of blue at the top here as it wasn't dry when I took the photo). I then stamped around the edge with some funky foam that had been embossed from a folder (another technique I've mastered recently) and stamped in spiderweb designs around her.
Here is the Sheena Douglass embossing folder that I turned in to a stamp!
I stamped the suitable sentiment "Wicked" - Chocolate Baroque.
To finish I mounted on to black card stock, framed with a gold die cut frame (Sue Wilson Pierced Squares) and mounted that on to a white 8 x 8 card which I blended the black soot distress ink all around.
I didn't want to add anything more as I felt it was complete just the way that it was.
Happy with that and if my 16 year old daughter says it's cool - then I'm happy!!
I would like to enter this in to the following creepy challenges running this month:-
Dream in Darkness - 31 days of Halloween:-
Country View Challenges - All Things Spooky:-
Dark 'n' Daring Challenges - Anything goes :-
Cards in Envy - Frame it:-
Once again, I hope I haven't frightened you off! We have to get in to the spirit don't we!!!!
Thanks for stopping by,