We have three great sponsors this month:
Jackson's Digital Expressions - $12 worth of digital stamps
Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps - 3 digis of winner's choice
Paper Temptress - 20 sheets of Cryogen paper
My trick is using a brayer to create a background for my image. Michelle Zindorf taught a class on brayering a couple of years ago in Tucson. Two friends, (hey, Ellie and Ruth!), and I went down there to take the class. It was really fun, and I loved learning the technique. I must admit I don't use it very often, but when I do, I generally like the results. Too bad I covered up most of the brayering on this particular card. My bad.
This post is going to be rather short, as I have two cards going live today. This doesn't happen often, but when it does, I have to short-change the actual blogging on at least one of them.
I chose a fun MayzyArt image, Halloween Frankenstein, for this card. I printed him on Make It Colour Blending Card. As soon as I did, I realized I could use the card for my great-nephew, Tristan, for Halloween. I love when that happens. The rest of my card stock is from Stampin' Up.
I masked the moon with a circle I cut from a Spellbinders Classic Circle die. I then brayered the sky with Stampin' Up (retired) Going Gray, Basic Gray, and Basic Black. The ground was brayered with Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake. I then stamped the trees, using black ink, with a rubber stamp by Innovative Stamp Creations, called Presence of Trees.
I selected my designer paper from the Bazzill Basics Paper All Hallows Eve collection. That gave me the colors to use for coloring my image with my Copics: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, BV00, BV13, BV17, YR24, YR27, YG61, YG63, E000, E00, E11, R20. I accented the image with a white gel pen and added Glossy Accents to his eyes and neck hardware. His teeth got a coating of clear Copic Spica.
I got the head stones and sentiment from Create with TLC, and printed them on card stock. I fussy-cut the head stones and popped them on the brayered background. (I love the names on them.) I used a Spellbinders Labels 10 die to cut out the sentiment, and then distressed it with black ink. I added a bit of cheesecloth underneath the matted image, as well as some ribbon and a bow that I dyed with Copics ink refill. I cut out several bats with my Memory Box bat die and popped them on my image as well. Last, I cut out six sprockets, from the Spellbinders Sprockets die set, and popped them to the side of the image.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my Trick or Treat card. Be sure to check out the tricks for the rest of our DT. And now, what have you got in store for us?