The end of October heralds that part of the year when all things creepy are celebrated with Halloween ! It's becoming more and more popular each year here in the UK.
I made a card to convey (in a light-hearted, not-too-scary way) the spirit of the occasion which takes place on 31st October and is a great time for kids to get dressed up, go to parties and go 'trick or treating'.
It uses printed 12 x 12 inch printed papers which I have collaged onto a 6 x 6 inch white square card blank.
Some elements have been raised on foam pads. Some glazed with Glossy Accents.
I have added a few spots of graphite Stickles to the central plate and finished with some edging with a Micron Pen. This card also fits the bill for the City Crafter Challenge for week 235 whose subject is 'Stripes'.
The witching hour is nearly upon us so I wanted to share this card with you. It started it's existence on a 6 x 6 inch white card blank.
I have made a collage using printed papers which have been embellished with self adhesive faux gems which I have coloured with Marvey alcohol ink pens. If you have AI pens then it is really easy to buy clear gems and colour your own to suit your needs.
I am sure you will all recognise the wording by Mr Shakespeare which has been matted on black card and mounted on foam pads.
The eye sockets of the skeletons have been glazed with Glossy Accents too, but these do not show so well in the pic !
I really wanted to keep it simple so I used a very old yellowing page from a textbook as the base and stamped with a Stampers Anonymous hand stamp (Tim Holtz) in Memento tuxedo black ink.
I then tore around the image and applied it to a white 6 x 6 inch card
base with tacky glue applied on the back and spread with a foam spreader
to ensure coverage.
I found a printed journal label from my stash and I cut this to size and used a set of Alphas to stamp out the words 'The Hand of Fate' which were stamped in black Versafine ink. I added a little swirl by hand. The label was applied on foam pads.
The art of palm reading is called Palmistry or Chiromancy, meaning hand prediction, hence the title.
I love to make collage cards and here is one of them using a variety of decorative elements pulled together on a Kraft card base. It's very fulfilling when during the design process the colours come together as a whole.
I have used printed papers & images, rub-ons, Washi tape, inks, a leaf, a paper flower with a pearl, transparent printed tape and a stamped sentiment on this card.
I have used Memento inks and a PaperArtsy sentiment for the stamped elements.
I think the little green birdie brings it all together and acts as a focal point.
I'm a crafty fella living in Manchester U.K.
I like nothing better than to escape into my very untidy craftroom and mess around with stamps, inks , paint, fabric & anything else that's crafty for that matter!
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