Saturday, September 19, 2015

Spooky Forest

It's a lovely Saturday here in Sherwood, with the last vestiges of Summer hanging on until Fall (and the rain) begins in a few days.  But here I have a definite fall card to share with you today, using one of my favorite Halloween stamps.  I am entering this in the current challenge at Just Add Ink to add glimmer to your card (JAI 280). The layout is from a sketch for a prior Fab Friday challenge (Fab Friday 72).

The stamp was inked up with Archival Basic Black.  I then masked where the moon would be and sponged Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry, deeply applying the ink around the sides.  Markers were then used to color the tree and leaves, the pumpkin and the eyes of the owl and cat.

I knew I wanted to use one of the new Spider Web doilies behind the image, so the stamped image was cut with a Circle framelit small enough to show a good edge of the doily.  A bit of sparkle was added with a circle of Champagne Glimmer paper behind the doily and a strip of the new Black Glimmer paper.  Everything was adhered to a piece of distressed and sponged Wicked Fun designer series paper.  It's been retired for a few years but I was able to pick up a package of it on the SU Clearance Rack either last year or the year before.  Due to the size of the doily, I ended up making this a 5" x 7" card.

Thanks for the visit and I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!  Be sure to use the link above to see all the wonderful DT card designs at Just Add Ink plus there is still time to play along.



Product details:
Stamps:  Haunted Forest
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Champagne and Black Glimmer Paper, Wicked Fun dsp
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron; Markers:  Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Other:  Circles Collection framelits, Spider Web doily, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain ribbon


Nikki Spencer said...

Gorgeous sponging Steph. I love the Halloween glow....and l have to say it, very spooky..:0) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Jodene said...

This is just stunning! Love the design and the rich colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Halloween card - I really love how you have incorporated the glimmer paper. Your colours and shading are great. Chantell JAI

Christine Blain said...

Oh, wow, Stef - this is stunning! I love the heavy sponging, and use of two types of glimmer paper. Even though we're not big on Halloween "down here", I can appreciate your gorgeous card, my friend. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.:)

Di Barnes said...

Wow, what a dramatic card you've created, Stef. Love the sponged effect you've created in the background & focal image & your glimmer web layers are the perfect addition. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.