Friday, 12 October 2018

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Hello there my crafty friends,

I hope that you're all keeping well and happy and that life is being kind to you.  If not, then I wish you brighter days to come.

Now very recently, I received some new Gothic stamps from Jean Hardy at Crafty Individuals and she asked if the Design Team would make a few samples to share with everyone.  Well, as soon as I opened them, I knew that I just had to get them inked up straight away.  Needless to say, I had an amazing time creating this card as I'm sure you'll see.  I've never made anything for Halloween or in a Gothic style previously but everything seemed to flow perfectly with this one and I have to be honest and say that I absolutely love the finished result, so much so that I'm going to frame it and keep it in my craft room.  Being my own worst critic, that's praise indeed from me lol :)  Anyway, I'll stop going on and show you the card:

The background was made using two shades of Brushos spritz with water.  I then stamped the CI image of the Crow and Cross, along with Whitby Abbey and the birds.  Next, I bleached out the colour from both images and the moon, and then water coloured the colours back in.  On this occasion, I left the Crow in black and white to give a a more dramatic look.  I used another new CI stamp to create the lightening and then heat embossed it in white.  The ghost in the right hand corner is from a CI Filmstrip and the date on the gravestone was cut out from an old calendar,  I used a CI Crackle stamp around the edge and then used a blender tool with Adirondack Eggplant ink to create a darker outer edge which with then naturally draw the viewers eye in.  The cobweb was stencilled in using a Bee Crafty Dinkable.

I'll be back soon with more samples of the new CI stamps but until then, I wish you lots of crafty happiness x

I'd like to add this card into the following challenges:

That's Crafty - Spookalicious Challenge
Artistic Stamper - Inktober



20 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Sandra your card is absolutely fabulous and so atmospheric it’s going to look amazing your your wall

Anne

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I don't do Halloween Sandra, but I love creating Halloween cards and scenes and belong to a group who exchange Halloween cards too. I love this one that you've made, such a gorgeous background for these great stamps.

Sue xx

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so amazing!! I love the spooky scene you've created!! I can't believe you've never made any Halloween or Gothic style projects before - this is spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Flo said...

This is simply stunning Sandra. Absolutely fantastic effect. Wonderful detail. I have creative envy!!! Loved it as soon as I saw it in the CI news letter.
Hugs Flo x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssssss Sandra
Gr Karin

Sarah said...

Eeeeeek.....spooky!! Isnt it fab when a card just comes together and this one is fantastic. I am sure it will look amazing hanging in your craft room xx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW!! Fantastic card Sandra and so dramatic, the colours are amazing and fit your scene perfectly, so much detail too. Love the crow, shame they get bad press, I've a young crow who visits our garden every day, he used to come with his parents but he's on his own now, he spends quite a time rummaging around, must give him a name, have a great weekend, Kate x

Dora said...

Awesome Sandra. What fantastic that you have made something with the new stamps. I have not received it yet. Maybe tomorrow....

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! It's really well thought. with a lot of element perfectly realized and assembled!!! This creation is soooo spooky but also very beautiful, it seems to hear the silence... Love the cobweb in the corner and the crackling is just perfect to frame all together.

pam said...

Fantastic card Sandra, I dont do Halloween, but wow wish I did! your colours and details are amazing, So you should frame this with pride.
Pam

Jane France said...

Oh gosh Sandra... I can totally see why you don't want to part with this and chose to frame it for your own wall!!!.. it is stunning!!. You made me nod my head in agreement when you say high praise as you are your own worse critic!!!.. heck I can relate to that 100%. Your work is amazing and it is great to see you again at the artistic stamper challenge x

Kathleen said...

Wow that really is a stunning card, stunning background and images, the best spooky card I have ever seen.

Kath x

Helen Pigott said...

A gorgeous card Sandra, your techniques and colours are superb.
Thank you for joining us this month at That's Crafty!
Helen x

brenda said...

Super atmophere and depth to your card Sandra, it immdiately reminded me of Pere Lachaise in Paris, I've only ever visited it in the Spring and Summer but there is always that 'feel' to it.

Looking forward to tomorrow.

B x

A Pink said...

Its easy to see why you love the end result Sandma , your card is absolutely Stunning! Sandma . You have created a fabulous eerie atmosphere that is captivating .
Thanks so much for joining us at That's Crafty x

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely stunning - love it.
It was lovely to meet you today too.
Lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous scene making and I can see why you are keeping this yourself for your art room. Fun idea with the date on the tombstone and the stencilling of the web looks fabulous. Great brusho background and what fabulous stamps. Stunning card x.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
as always your work is so brilliantly created.
Love the wonderful background you have created, and those stamped images are so fab.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linby said...

wow this is so dramatic - wonderful work as always. You've given me an idea as I don't do halloween either and wanted to make a dracula card - I have the Whitby abbey stamp...........

Doris knippenenplakken said...

Gorgeous card ...love the spooky scene .
Hugs Doris

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