Hope everyone's week is going well. Another Hump Day is upon us, and so once again it is time for another Wednesday Evening Post.
I have a couple of Halloween cards to share and one Thank You card as well. So here they are:
I'll start with a Halloween card:
I created this Halloween night scene by first masking off for the moon and then sponging the moon to give it color. I then stamped the tree and cat (Artful Inkables) and the bats and spider (PTI) directly onto the moon with Archival jet black ink. I then re-masked the moon and sponged the night sky using Black Soot distress ink. I then added the dot stars with a silver gel pen. I then tore strips of dark green card stock, sponged them with the Black Soot distress ink, then cut them to fit the card. Once attached, I went over the edges with the silver gel pen. Has a Tim Burton kind of feel to it doesn't it?
My next Halloween card is made using some new rubber I just got from Impression Obsession. Here it is:
When I saw this stamp, I knew it would magically appear in my stock. I colored the image with colored pencils, but did not use my oms except on the grassy area. Once colored, I sponged the early evening sky background. That is the beauty of using colored pencils. They resist the ink that is sponged on because of the wax in them. The sponging is actually darker than it shows in the photo. This stamp is called "Free Parking".
Final card for this post is a thank you card that I'm not too sure about. It is one of those cards that I had in my head, but ended up looking nothing like I had envisioned. Here it is:
I really debated whether to even post this. You have to click on the pic to actually see the detail. As most of you know me well, I'm not good at "mixing" papers and patterns. No, I've never worn stripes and plaids together, but I just have an issue with cards that look too busy. I think that is my problem here. I also think that the flowers are too bright. . .Plus, I drew the stems in by hand, and it looks like the flowers are all wobbly or drunk. Can't you just see them swaying from side to side saying "Hey! I'll have another shot of that Miracle Grow." LOL Oh well, I hope the person I sent this to likes it. It's the thought that counts, right? I did this card using the technique I just learned over at Gina K Designs Stamp TV episode this week. You can check it out HERE. You'll see why my flower panel looks like it does!
OK, that's it for another Wednesday Evening Post. Hope you enjoyed your visit. I made a big mistake on my last Wednesday's post when I told you not to forget to look at the pic of the week. Well. . . . .I forgot to change it! LOL I'm sure some of you thought "Isn't that the same pic he has had up for awhile?" LOL I'm such a dork. So, let's try this again. . . .Don't forget the "Pic of the Week" below! I promise, it is different.
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."