Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Stop In For A Spell!

I am soooooo loving these new stamps from Northwoods! I don't typically make a lot of Halloween cards, but the images are just too cute not to color them!

The main image on this card is Northwoods Spooky Rooftops . I stamped it on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

To color the sky, I used Tombow (water based) markers. First, I used a clean damp paint brush to moisten my watercolor paper. I then scribbled color from my Tombow marker on a plastic palette, and picked up the color with my damp paintbrush applying to the dampened cardstock to make a wash. If you need more blending, remoisten your paint brush and go over the color until it's blended to suit you. It's as simple as that!

I saw a fabulous tutorial for watercolor backgrounds on Leslie Miller's blog today. Be sure to see it HERE . I am definitely going to try her technique myself!

The sentiment is Stop In For A Spell . I think it's just perfect for the main image. The bats are a from my stash of stamps. I believe it's from Printworks.

To complete the card, I added a little Stickles Glitter Glue to the moon and the bats. I thought it needed just a touch of sparkle. :-)

That's it for me tonight! I have a HUGE project that I just started working on, so my posts may be few and far between for the next few days! But I will be back as soon as I can.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Christi said...

I can totally see why you're loving this set! Awesome card!

Elaine said...

Great card! I like the colors you used.

Carol said...

this is great!!! I love how the shadows seem to be falling over the little town, but the glow of the moon is bright with that little witch image flying by! Even the lights are on in the buildings! Way to stage a scene on a card - fabulous!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I'm not normally a Halloween type person either Michelle, but this is too cute!! Love the spooky rooftop scene, and the colors are so fun!! Awesome!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH how fun! What a great stamp and fabulous card!