Monday, 21 September 2015

Here be Dragons

Hello everyone, I have another Halloween card to share with you today. As usual, I have been mixing and matching stamp sets to create a night time scene. I love to look back through my older stamp sets to see what I already have that will work alongside the newer stamp sets, and I hope that this project might inspire you to do the same.

I stamped the owl from the Hocus Pocus stamp set and the dragon from the Here be Dragons stamp set onto a piece of smooth watercolour paper, and then covered them with a mask. I coloured the background with Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, Seeded Preserves, and spritzed it with water. I added some foliage from the Spring Foliage stamp set, using first and second generation stamping. I added some stencilling with a spider's web mask, using the same colour inks as I had used on the original background.

I removed the masks and coloured the images with  Polychromos pencils. Finally, I added some bats randomly over the night sky. All of the black stamping was done with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


craftimamma said...

Gorgeous card again my friend! Beautiful background shading and stencilling and I love your stamp choices.

Lesley Xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I too love the way the older stamp sets work with new issues in the CB catalogue. The dragon is a wonderful companion to the batty owl. The foliage of first & second generation stamping adds a lovely atmospheric complement to your stencilled spiderweb background & I particularly like your subtle approach of applying ink both before & after using the stencil.
Paula (PEP)

cuilliesocks said...

So Magical Judith, the stamps you've used are fabulous and what a brilliant background with those wonderful colours, just love it, Kate x

daqadoodles said...

Oh those dragons are wonderful. I enjoy the Halloween cards, but wouldn't know what to do with them myself - it's not celebrated here. Ofcourse, in a few years I can't ignore it anymore, with a daughter whose birthday is in October. (12th).Love the spiderweb background.
The previous cards is very elegant! I like the "graduation hat" diamond, it wasn't very obvious when I first looked at it, it was only at a second look that I thought: this isn't a diamond with a tassel, it's one of those US graduation hats!
The background on the "out of the smoke" card is simply stunning, and the colouring is great too. I think I read your tutorial about that technique a while ago, and planned to try it. (like 100s of other things, so haven't tried yet I'm afraid.)
Thanks for sharing your inspirational crafts with us.

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