Sunday, January 31, 2016

Fright Night

I had originally created this card for the 31 Days of Halloween event held at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. It was so fun to make, and I enjoyed using non-traditional Halloween colors. I loved the background, a sort of aurora borealis, or evening light as dark begins to descend .... 

My make :

For this card I have used all images from Lost Coast Designs. The awesome dude is from The Isle of Aud Creatures and the tree background is a stamp called  Grunge Tree Background.  

I had fun on the background, its made with a water color effect using my Neocolor II's. I used water color paper and spritzed it with water. While it was still wet I held each neocolor close to the paper and used a wet paintbrush to pull the color off the crayon and onto the paper. Because the paper is already wet, the colors move and merge. What I especially love about the neocolors is that when they dry they are permanent so I could add multiple layers onto the paper to add depth and interest.

When it was dry I stamped the tree in brown archival ink, then the creature in black versafine. I colored in any of the detail on his body and darkened him with an artist pitt pen. I then added some shading and depth to my tree with a dark brown marker, and a few white sprinkles of acrylic paint. Finally I edged the card with versamark and embossed it with a dark chocolate embossing powder.

Here is a close up :

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1 comment:

  1. That background is amazing!! Love the tree, too, but, the old dude is kinda freaky! LOL! I'm going to try that background!


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