Monday, October 26, 2020

Once in a blue moon Tag

      Did you know that this Halloween also happens to be a blue moon? Not surprising for 2020, which inspired this tag.

     The background started as a collage of torn pieces of a crossword puzzle, a Bingo card, and a stamped calendar for October, using an older clear Prima stamp. Then I covered it all with white gesso, and colored it with Distress Spray Stains (Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, and Wilted Violet) and Lindy's Gang Spray (Freaky FrankenLime) on the bottom. After splattering with water, I also did some splatters with Lindy's Gang (Sidewalk Chalk) Spray. The moon was done with the technique seen here on Youtube, and the title using old alpha stickers covered with (Black Diamond) Stickles. 

     The chipboard date was covered with black gesso and embossed with Emerald Creek (Mirror Platinum) Embossing Powder. Behind the 3, I stamped a ghost with Lindy's Gang (Sidewalk Chalk) Spray. The tombstones got a marbled look by combining white and grey gesso together with a palette knife.

     The gate, branch, and tombstones were all cut with the Cricut Expression using the October 31st cartridge. After coating the gate and branch with black gesso, I embossed them with Emerald Creek (Onyx Frost) Embossing Powder. 

     Colorful fibers were added to the top and bottom, with (Black Soot) Distress Ink finishing the edges.

     Thanks for stopping by, and take care! 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Halloween ATC's

      My love for Halloween and bright colors finally kick started my mojo with this set of ATC's!  

     They were made from playing cards that started with a coat of white gesso. Then I applied some of the newer and brighter Dylusions Paints, added some script stamping, and embossed the trees, house, and bats with Emerald Creek (Onyx Frost) Embossing Powder. 

   The bats and label are from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, pre -Coronavirus, when they would include a little goodie bag with your purchase. I have lots set aside for future ATC's or tags. Lol! 

     The chipboard pumpkin is from Creative Embellishments, and was also painted with Dylusions Paints after a coat of white gesso. 

     Thanks for looking, and take care!

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Lindy's Gang October Color Birthday Card

      Hi everybody! I hope you're staying safe and healthy! I'm here to share a mixed media card made for a Winter Birthday.

     The colors are inspired by the October Color Challenge at Lindy's Gang.

     The design is based on Sketch #247 at Feeling Sketchy.

     I started with white gesso applied to one of the Tim Holtz Mini Layered Stencil's from Set #47. Then I applied the gesso to a diecut flourish directly onto the background, and set it aside to dry. The next step was coloring the flourish with Lindy's Gang (Stormy Silver) Magical Shaker, and embossing it with LG (Queen Sheba's Silver) Embossing Powder, also used on the edges.

     The background colors started with LG Sprays (Ocean Breeze Blue and Bougainvillea Fuchsia). Once dry, I added the next layer using LG Magicals (Hi Maintenance Magenta and Guten Tag Teal) mixed with water. Snow was splattered with LG (Sidewalk Chalk) Spray, and the details of the stencil work picked up with Finnabair Metallique Wax (Brushed Iron).

     To create snow on the flowers, I added touches of white gesso, embossed with LG (Purely White) Embossing Powder, also done around the sentiment.

     Thanks for looking, and take care!


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Feeling Sketchy ~ Sketch #247