10.23.2013

simon says... halloween (or halloween colors)


Back again, with a Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog post! :)


As always, your participation could win you (via random drawing) a very generous gift voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp!


This week's theme is Halloween/ Halloween Colors (purple, orange, black). Here's a color inspiration board to get the mojo goin'...


..so even if Halloween cards aren't your thing, you can still play along using the colors shown as your inspiration... yay! :)

Here's my card:


I used the Hero Arts SCARY HOUSE cling stamp and heat embossed it on to a glossy paper, gradient background (sponged Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, and Spiced Marmalade - the moon was masked). The card base is Simon's WHITE WOODGRAIN CARD STOCK, liberally inked with Hero's Charcoal Mid-Tone ink (direct to paper technique). After using the Charcoal ink, I inked up my brayer with some BLACK INK and lightly rolled it over the paper a few times. The brayer ensures the black ink just sits on "top" of the woodgrain, and not get in the recessed areas.


It really helps emphasize the texture and give it a very weathered look (that center-left photo on the inspiration board is what really inspired this technique)! The sentiment was created using KELLY PURKEY WHITE ALPHA STICKERS, stacking several of each letter so they look like they're pop-dotted.

Now it's your turn! Upload your Halloween/Color Challenge project HERE, no later than 8am EDT next Wednesday (the 30th), and you'll be entered into the drawing for that amazing gift voucher!


And please go HERE to see the incredible projects created by the rest of my fab teamies, including our newest addition, Emily Leiphart! :)

Thanks for reading.. later, 'gators! xo





14 comments:

Barb said...

Wow, perfect shading, Lisa - what a fun card!

Lin said...

Your background is perfect, Lisa - great design!

PiecesByEmily said...

Lisa, this is so pretty. LOVE LOVE the background you created!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Lisa :-) I LOVE the sunset sky and the white moon and letters really make the whole design 'pop' ,,I love the black woodgrain too ! a very wickedly spooky card :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Emily Leiphart said...

This is a stunner, Lisa! The dark woodgrain looks amazing and so does the sponged sky!

Laura Sterckx said...

Stunning card, Lisa!!! I love that you inked up the woodgrain cardstock! And I love the pretty sponged sky! XOXO

Jingle said...

This is just gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE it!!!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous sky colours Lisa and the black woodgrain is a perfect backdrop for this scene.

Lucy Abrams said...

Amazing card - love the colours. Stunning.

Laurel said...

Ohhhhh I love this. LOVE I say.

Heather said...

A fabulous card Lisa, I love the inked black woodgrain, stunning colours and sponging background!!

hugs
Heather xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the sunset background!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card Lisa!! Love the background!! Fab colors!!

hugs...

maria f. said...

This is so cool. Love the spooky feel it emanates.

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