Monday, October 26, 2015

Boo! I'm Back!


The last couple weeks have been scary busy but lots of fun! I hosted a couple technique workshops with a friend and then hosted a large family gathering celebrating 3 major anniversaries. But now life will get back to normal which means blogging more frequently and playing with stamps, dies and other toys:) Halloween is this week so I am posting a card I made with black Bister powders and a spooky stamp called Crowscape from Stampendous. Black Bisters sprinkled on watercolor paper and spritzed with water creates a spooky stormy sky perfect for a Halloween card. After the Bister watercolor background was dry, I masked off most of the sky leaving a circle for the moon and applied bleach on that circle. I love creating a moon this way - it looks much more real this way than masking first leaving a white moon. I used my MISTI and stamped the Crowscape stamp from Stampendous several times, then layered it on light yellow and black cardbase. I added a "Boo" cut with Die-Versions alphabet dies and a couple small bats cut with an IO die.

I am entering this card in the Halloween challenge at Sweet Stampin' and the Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

10 comments:

AJ Bodine said...

Wowwwwww, this is gorgeous. I'm going to have to give that bleach technique a try, that moon is amazing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent card! A very realistic Halloween scene~

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love it and I too noticed how much better the bleach technique works for making a moon. I had done it earlier myself on a scene. But all the wonderful spooky branches and those bats really make this an awesome card design.

Jacquie said...

Fabulous atmospheric card Karen, love it.

Love & hUgs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Chris said...

Wow this is spooky! Wonderful stamps, the moon looks amazing and adds to the creepy atmosphere. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
x

Tracy Steinbach said...

Very nice card it really looks spooky...

Sue said...

This is stunning! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin hugs Sue J x

Sammy said...

Oh what a fabulous card! Really atmospheric! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Theresa Burnham said...

Karen, I love it!
Thank you for joining 613 Avenue Create challenge, Theresa x

alex said...

Great spooky card, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon
{613 DT Member}
Alex x