Saturday, 31 August 2013

Hi Folks, I have a sample for you today using the new Halloween stamps from Chocolate Baroque

My sample was created by masking off the top and bottom of the card with Post it notes, using a ruler, to get a nice straight edge.

To begin, I stamped a small castle from the Howling Moon stamp sheet onto the background, and used a small piece of Post it note to mask off the moon. I then coloured the background with Distress Inks by blending them in a sideways motion, to create a streaky sky. I ensured that I used some yellow around the moon, and extra shading underneath the castle. I added some pieces of branch along the bottom, then added the witch and a sentiment from the Bewitched Moonlight stamp sheet. I then peeled away the Post it notes, and added a lace stamp from the Lace Fragments stamp sheet at the top and bottom of the background.

To finish, I added white highlights to represent the moonlight. This technique is called the bandana technique, and on a more complicated pattern, would look like a bandana scarf.

There is a giveaway over on the Design Team blog  at the moment, so be sure to pop over there. You will find lots of inspiration from my Team mates over the coming days. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Paula (PEP) said...

Oh I do love this - your use of those lace fragments to frame it is super & I love the gradations in colour for the background - especially the way you created the streaky part around the moon. I'll have to research the Bandana Technique as it looks like something I could do with having up my sleeve. Thanks for highlighting it.
Paula (PEP)

Ina said...

Spooky and spectacular. Love the effect you got with your masking and streaking. Great card Judith.

Elaine said...

I love this layout Judith, great background, that technique has worked so well and the way you have framed the image with the lace fragment stamp is a fab idea. Lovely work, Elaine xxx

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