Thursday, October 8, 2020

Spooky Pumpkins for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello friends!  It's time for a new Tic Tac Toe challenge!  Claire is hosting this week and has brought us this fun board to play with.

For my card, I used the right hand column - pumpkins, orange, fall.  I decided to play with the fun Oddball Naughty Pumpkins stamp from Stamping Bella.  

Aren't they a hoot?  I began by stamping the image on a panel of white card and then decided I wanted to ink blend the background, so I had to cut masks for everything.  It wasn't too fiddly except for some of the teeny leaves.  But I persevered and got it done.  I used Distress Oxide inks in Crackling Campfire, Wilted Violet and Black Soot for the sky and some walnut stain for the ground.  Once done, it was splattered with lots of water to get that awesome oxidation and I think it made the background even a bit more spooky looking.

While the panel dried, I die cut the word spooky from white card three times and once from Pumpkin Pie to give it some dimension.  All those layers were then adhered to the black shadow.  I love that look!  The rest of the sentiment came from some CZ Design sentiment strips.  

Once the panel was dry, it was die cut with the wonky rectangle die, then I used Copic markers to color the pumpkins and leaves.  I used the SB packaging with Elaine Hughes' coloring of the image to get the shading detail.  She is genius!  If you like to color with Copics or colored pencils, I definitely recommend visiting her blog linked here.  Yup, I'm definitely a fan girl!  

But I digress.  With the coloring complete, the panel was adhered directly to the black card base, then the die cut sentiment and sentiment strips added to complete the card!

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always greatly appreciated!  I hope you continue to remain safe and healthy and have a great upcoming weekend!

Be sure to use the link above to join us for this fun challenge this week and also check out all the  fabulous cards by the other team members!


Stamps:  Oddball Naughty Pumpkins (Stamping Bella)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black (Simon Says Stamp), Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up), Reverse Halloween Sentiment Strips (CZ Design/Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam; Crackling Campfire, Wilted Violet, Black Soot, Walnut Stain DOX
Other:  Wonky Rectangle Die (SSS), Spooky sentiment dies (SSS)
Copics:  YR18, 07, 16, Y17, YG99, 97, 93, C3, E59, 57


Donna Ellis said...

LOL! Stef, what a fabulous Halloweenie card! Loving your spookie background that is actually oh-so-pretty, and your delightful image, which could not be funnier. Your sentiment is done beautifully! LOVE your card! hugs, de

Nora Noll said...

I would never have known that background was not black unless you had not told me!! This is amazing!!! Those pumpkins are colored in so beautifully. They just POP off this fabulous background!!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

These are just hilarious Stef - what a fab pumpkin stamp! And an awesome coloured background too. Spooktacular!