Friday, October 30, 2015

Gone Batty

Some say I did that years ago....

It's Svenja's turn to set the challenge for The Daring Cardmakers this week:
I’d like to see some strictly
non-cute Hallowe’en themed cards.
Make it creepy-crawly-spooky-scary!
Click HERE to take a look a the design team’s creations..... Beware!


I don't really "do" the whole Hallowe'en thing, especially the "imported" version. I'll say no more on that theme though!
I had fun playing with inks to make the background for this card - I inked up some card in yellows, oranges and reds to start with so it could dry before die-cutting the spooky-coloured moon.
For the main background I began by inking the whole piece with DI Tumbled Glass, then smooshed some Broken China around the edges and inwards, but leaving a pale area near the centre.  Next I built up the depth of the outer area with "Dusty Concord" and finally added some Colorbox Black ink just around the edges.
The grass at the lower edge is stencilled - I moved the stencil around to fill in areas of the card, and used a couple of colours - Elderberry (Memento Luxe) and Black (Colorbox) to get a variety of depth.
Finally I brushed some Silver Decoart Glitter Paint over some of the grass.
The curly tree is one of two chipboard ones that I've had for years - its good to actually make use of some of this stuff!  I inked it black, then added a coat of the decoart silver glitter paint which really gives a lovely effect over black.  
The bats were cut with the Cameo using my own template

All that inking took a while, but it's good to experiment occasionally and I learned quite a bit about building up colour making this one.
Thanks for looking, please leave a comment if you've a minute :)


Angelnorth said...

Good to see the ink addiction finally taking hold in your house, Kathy ;o) Great atmospheric card, the glittery paint touches are fab!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and love the beautiful design.
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning Halloween themed card. Hugs Jackie

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card Kathy. Great design x

Laine said...

Great image and detail Kathy.

Andree said...

A lot of work has gone into this fabulous card Kathy - with great results. I love the tree and little bats, also how you've framed the whole scene xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous chipboard tree and I love the whole Halloween scene. Great work today

Dawn Lancaster said...

Looks great Kathy! Looks like you had fun playing too!
Dawn xx

Svenja said...

Sorry to have pushed you... but your card turned out great! The blue background is so beautiful, love it.