Glenda is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Halloween.
As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows the Halloween theme.
Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!
Now here, I have a confession. I’m not really a fan of halloween… and I don’t like Spiders and the like! So every time I have to make a card for this holiday I am a bit stumped.
For this card, I have used my favourite 6 x 6 base, and onto that I have layered dark blue and a gold mat. For my topper, I decided to use some stamps I got from hunkydory – this is the little monster set, and came complete with a mask. The other stamp (the owl) and branch is also from hunkydory.
For the background, I used distress inks and did the top half of the card first. I then remembered the moon… which I had forgotten to mask. But not to worry – one of the joys of distress inks is that you can bleach colour away afterwards using water! I did this and quite liked the misty effect I got. I covered the moon with a clear wink of stella pen afterwards to give it a bit of sparkle….
The green jagged grass at the bottom of the page was made using the edge of the monster mask – hunkydory think of everything!
I did remember to mask my monsters as I stamped them though, so there is some perspective (although note to self – when you use fresh masking paper, take the edge off! – because my yellow monster is a bit rough as some of the surface came away when I removed it).
The monsters were coloured in using promarker alcohol pens. I need to practice more with these again, as I was a bit sloppy round the eyes…
I hand wrote my trick and treat! sentiment with a black marker pen, and overall, I was quite pleased with my halloween “lite” card!