It's time for a new theme over at Deep Ocean Challenge Blog, and this time it's
Now I have to admit that while I love Halloween, I really dread this theme coming up.
We don't send cards for Halloween in the UK and it's really much more for the smaller children here, so since my children are all grown up but don't as yet have children of their own, anything I make is rather wasted.
But then I saw this gorgeous digi from Digistamp Atelier, she called
and I thought she was perfect to fit the Halloween theme without being tied specifically to Halloween.
I kept things fairly simple, in fact it's bordering on CAS but the flowers push it over lol.
I used black and purple with a little silver miri card for a nice sorcerous feel. I added the bling and little die cut stars above the wand so that it looks like she's casting a spell.
I have to say that I found this stamp quite difficult to colour in my distress inks as a lot of the shadding is sketched in, and since the inks are translucent, you can see the grey through the colour. So I thought I would colour her with Hickory Smoke and Black Soot with just a touch of Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord for her eyes, the flowers and ribbon in her hair and the ends of her braids. I also used it for the 'glow' around her.
To add to the magical effect I outlined her with my Sakura Clear Star pen, to give her some silvery shimmer and sparkle, when you turn the card to the light. Doesn't that sentiment seem made for this stamp?
I do hope you like my twist on the Halloween theme, why not come join in the fun?! :) xx