Hi there! It may still be the summer holidays for a lot of us, but it’s time to start thinking about Halloween and autumn already!
I don’t know if you celebrate halloween, as it is not as much as big of a thing over here in the UK as it is in some other countries- though we always carve at least one pumpkin, and the children enjoy going to the party held at the local village hall, dressed in their halloween finest. I’ve even bought a fantastic new skeleton top this year, which will be just perfect for celebrating halloween!
So it makes sense that this month’s new release of images over at Karleigh Sue, the artist of these digital stamps, and several adult coloring books, is Halloween themed!
The image I have used is called Voodoo Doll and you can find her over in the STORE if you are a card creator like me, or if you just want to colour her!
At first, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do as my card this month, but after some deep thoughtful moments, I decided on this simplistic, no embellishments card, with a handmade background.
I first coloured the image using my copic markers, and fussy cut it carefully. I cut and matted the sentiment, that I created and printed at the same time as the digital stamp.
To make the background, I used watercolour cardstock, and armed myself with the brushos and a mister- be warned, this gets messy, and you should cover your work area, or work on top of a wipe clean teflon mat, as brushos do stain, and I’m still seeing the after effects on my skin several days later!
after taping my watercolour cardstock down to my mat, and giving it a light spritz of water, I used black, ultramarine, purple and scarlet brushos, which I sprinkled liberally and randomly over the area. I used a kitchen towel to blot off the excess run off, and dried it quickly with a heat gun, before taking a fine liner and doodling a frame. I then used my fishnets clear stamp from visible image, to stamp random areas of the background, to give an added grunge feel and the illusion of some texture and depth.
I glued down my image, and outlined that in fineliner too to make it pop, and added the sentiment panel to the top right.
I added tape to the back and matted the whole thing onto a square of black cardstock, slightly larger than the square of watercolour cardstock ,and slightly smaller than my card blank, which measures 14.5 cm square – just under 6 inches for my american friends out there!
I think the background looks really magical, like a night sky , or the after effects of some twisted spell!
this voodoo priestess sure looks cute, but don’t let that fool you- I’m sure she has a whole arsenal of dark magic spells to choose from!