I got this image from Saturated Canary a while back and have been dying to color it but just didn't seem to be able to get around to doing it. Well, I finally did and I even went ahead and made a card out of it right away rather than adding it to my stash of colored images. Yay for me! LOL!
As you can tell, it's an easel card. I combined Krista's precious little witches with a crescent man in the moon stamp from Stampin' Up that I've had for years and never inked it up. I stamped it on some shimmer cardstock and colored it with Copics, then added some tiny rhinestones for the stars. I think it goes perfectly with this eerie trio and it gave me an opportunity to do some shadowplay with my coloring. The lighting is a little bit wonky on the second pic for some reason. If I get a chance, I'll get a better photo and replace this one.
I love drama in art and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with shadow and light. They create a mood that is difficult to achieve any other way. If you look at some of my Halloween cards from last year, you'll see even more dramatic shadowplay than what I used here. I don't know how well you can see them in the pics but there are a couple of silver skeleton leaves behind the playing card, which I used to allude to fortune telling and other mystical, magical things. I also added a metal skeleton key to the greeting that I mounted on top of an accordion-folded rosette.
I even decorated the back side of the card. I started doing this with easel cards not long ago, when I noticed that when you place them on a desk, many times the back side of the card is what's showing to visitors.
When you open the card, the inside is also covered in paper and provides a nice big space for writing a personal message if desired. I'll probably add a Happy Halloween stamp to the inside at some point.
So, what do you think? Did I catch you off guard with this one? If you have been visiting my blog lately, you know that I've been on a Saturated Canary kick for a while. I just adore all of Krista's images and with this card, I am applying for a guest designer spot on her challenge blog during the summer months. That sounds like so much fun to me and it's not as long a commitment as most regular DT terms! Whether or not I'm selected for one of the 2 openings, I had a ball with this little project and I already have a head start on my Halloween cards for the coming season!
Thanks for visiting me today. As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated. I'll have some more Saturated Canary for you tomorrow and then I'll try to give you another break for a day or two. So until next time, have a lovely week and...
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Fat Pages and Cards With Attitude #16 - Anything Goes
ATCs and Cards With Attitude #16 - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge 6/19/12 - Anything Goes (with 2 or more ribbons) I used Trick or Treat ribbon on top of 2 strips of orange ribbon. It looks like 1 piece but it's really 3.
Creative Card Crew #13 - Easy as 1, 2, 3 (I used one image, 2 chipboard flourishes and 3 flowers)
Shopping Our Stash #56 - Stuck On Stickers (the playing card behind my image is actually a large sticker)
A & T Digital Designs #7 - Bingo (I used ribbons, die cut and glitter)
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #37 - Loads of Layers
Oozak Challenge #3 - 2 Patterned papers and embellies