Halloween is such a fun time of year and I hope my card today reminds you what it’s all about: having some Spooky Fun! I had fun with an amazing sketch challenge and watercoloring to create a night sky for an adorable bat from the Spooky Fun stamp set by Stampin’ Up!
Today’s card is inspired by Global Design Project #GDP058. The sketch is a total keeper. It is so versatile that it could be used over and over for any occasion and any type of card. I love the large space in the middle that is flexible enough to spread your bat wings and get creative.
To start a scene like this for yourself, be mindful that you’ll want the moon to be the brightest part of painting. I stamped the moon from Spooky Fun using Daffodil Delight ink. Then—paining with an Aqua Painter—I loosely added Night of Navy ink in a circular pattern around the moon. Be careful not to touch the stamped image with the brush.
As the Night of Navy was drying, I started blending Elegant Eggplant. With the colors more dry than wet, you’ll be able to see the brush strokes rather than having the colors blend evenly. After the background dried, I used Daffodil Delight to quickly paint he moon. As you can see, if you go over the stamped imaged, you’ll lose some of the detail, but I like the painterly effect it creates.
Behind the watercolor is a layer of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. Additional texture is added by stamping spider webs from the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set with Smoky Slate ink. Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine is bundled up and held with Mini Glue Dots on the center of the card. The dots also hold the top layer to the card.
The sentiment is embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder over Basic Black card stock and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The bat is also popped up after being stamped with Smoky Slate ink on the same color cardstock. A Blender Pen was used to add a little shading to the bat as well.
I hope you enjoyed the card today. Play along with Global Design Project this week. I’d love to see what you create with this fun sketch.