July 25, 2014

A Halloween Card? What?

I know it seems weird to see a Halloween card in July but it's really not that far off and I've been seeing them pop up in blog land lately.  So I was inspired to make this card for the current Little Tangles challenge.

Take a look....

So, the challenge was to use stencils which I did with my background,  I use a The Crafters Workshop/Balzer Designs stencil called mini echoes.  I stenciled a pale blue pigment based ink on black paper. I like the effect.  My main image panel was made using the large dotted circle stamp from the Party Dots set by N & T.  I stamped it on watercolour paper with broken china distress ink and then sprayed it with water letting it run and spread.  Looks like a moon now doesn't it?  I used a brush to move some more ink around for the sky and added some black watercolour pencil as well.  I hand drew the bats with a black glitter gel pen.  I love how this turned out.  It's funny how you can look at a stamp for a while and suddenly see something you never would have guessed before.  :-)

Well, I hope this finds you all well and having the most lovely of days!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Okay, my friend, one clever scene followed by another! Imagination - and talent and creativity - galore with you! What a fabulous sky/moon you've created and hand-drawn bats? Seriously awesome! In awe...completely in awe...

  2. Halloween not far off? You're kidding!! But I think this is an absolutely beautiful card at any time of the year ( although I do admit it may be difficult to give a batty card to someone at other times). The mottled effect on the moon is breathtaking.

  3. Very cool card! Love the stenciling! Thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!

  4. Yeah cool. What a great way to use the bubble circle stamp. Thanks for playing along at the Little Tangles card challenge and hope to see you again.


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