Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone,

As soon as I saw the newest Lawnscaping Challenge come out, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I took the plunge and I have my first attempt at a galaxy background.  I have to say that more than once this piece almost headed into the garbage can.  But I stuck it out and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I took the distress watercolour paper and did like most others who create these backgrounds and added the squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry and seedless preserves and added them in a random pattern on the paper.  Once that was blended in and you don't need to be perfect with this because you'll be covering it with the black soot.  So when it's all done you can only see the purple and the yellow becomes green.  I then added some white gesso I had in my stash and watered it down a bit and took a small pain brush and splattered it all over the panel.  With the distress inks I find the white doesn't stay white so I went over some of the splatters with a white gelly roll pen to brighten them up.

After I was done blending, there was still some left over black soot, so I took a bit of water and sprayed my craft mat and and with another piece of watercolour paper I did some ink smooching to create the moon.  I added some of the same ink colour around the edges once I cut it out with a circle die and adhered it to the card.

I cut out the tree border with LF black card stock and adhered one panel to the galaxy background and then took one of the slide on over dies and cut it out so she's flying to the moon.  I saved the little piece that comes out so I could add it to the card base so it had a cleaner look. I added fun foam to the back of the panel to give it stability and the added my penny to the back and then added foam tape to it and the added the little witch.  

I coloured in the witch with her broom and treat bag in with my copics (picture listed below of the colours) and used a white and silver gelly roll pen on her buckle and dots to her cheeks as well as some white highlights.  

And lastly I added the second tree panel with foam tape to the front of the card and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  

Copics used

I'm playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge. 

October 29, 2016

I am honoured to have been chosen for the Queen of the Green and I couldn't be more excited! 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

*Copics purchased at my local Michaels.