Sunday, October 13, 2013
The current Cards in Envy challenge is "Halloween - now that's scary!" Make your scariest Halloween card.
When I began making this, I realized I have no spooky, scary tree images to use. All I had was this willow tree image that I thought might work, so I stamped it off to one side, and that's how this card began. The main image is a retired SU! single stamp, and I heat-embossed it along with the tree and silhouette images on the right. I sponged ink colors of pale blue & lavender, along with eggplant and concord crush, masking off the "moon" and later sponging that with smoky slate. I outlined the raven image with a yellow spica glitter pen which you might be able to see better by clicking the photo. I added a die-cut bird about to land in the tree, along with a punched spider on the web. The web was done with a SU! embossing folder, and then enhanced with a picket fence distress marker. The twine is from Lawn Fawn. I usually do happy little Halloween cards that aren't scary, so this was quite different for me and was actually fun to make. I have no idea who to send it to, but I'm thinking of putting a silly little image inside that says "twick or tweet" just to take the edge off the spookiness :)
Thanks for checking in with me today and have a great Sunday!