Just a quick post today with another Halloween card to share. Stamping Bella has some great images for Halloween, each with a different look. For my card today, I used Tiny Towne Willow the Witch. She is the image that came with the sentiment on my previous card. She is such a cutie!
I brought my Polychromo colored pencils out to color this image. This time, I didn’t use any blending solution, just the pencils. I have listed the colors I used at the bottom of my post (partially so I could remember the colors I used for the skin! LOL). I have tried several different color combos for skin colors, but really liked how this combination turned out.
I usually make 5” X 7” cards, but have found that so many of the dies are really made for 5 1/2” X 4 1/4” cards. I sometimes struggled to make the card feel “full” and not so much empty space, so recently I have been making the slightly smaller cards. Well, when I used one of my dies to cut the image out, it was too large for the card. Instead of making a bigger card, I fussy cut the image out.
I have a paper pack of some Halloween paper that I have had for about three years now, but have never used any of it. I was determined to use at least one piece this year. I took an older die cut and cut out an oval to mount my image on. I wanted to use a black background (one of the “colors” for the holiday…LOL!), so that the orange patterned paper would stand out. Well, I wasn’t real happy with it, but oh well, someone will like it. I added some foam dots to the back of my image to pop it up and not make the card so flat.
I used my Nuvo Crystal dots again, this time trying one of the other techniques. I put dots down on some acetate alternating the orange and the “chocolate fondue” glitter Nuvo Crystal Dots. Then you take a pin and drag it from the top to the bottom of your dots to achieve the striped effect. Next time, I will make the dots a little taller as when they dried, they seemed to flatten out. They don’t seem to show up as well on the dark background, but did the trick to “frame” the card.
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Polychromos: Skin: Cream, Light Flesh, Medium Flesh, Bistre, Ivory, Fusia, Naples Yellow, Dark Naples Ochre, Brown Ochre
Chicks: Dark Chrome Yellow, Orange Glaze, Light Cadmium Red
Pumpkins: Dark Chrome Yellow, Orange Glaze, Dark Cadmium Orange, Light Cadmium Red, Bistre
Dress: Violet, Purple Violet, Mauve, Delft Blue, Light Green, Grass Green, Leaf Green, Chrome Oxide Green, Sky Blue
Hair: Brown Ochre; Van Dyck Brown, Bistre, Caput Mortuum, Walnut Brown
Hat: Cold Grey V, Cold Grey VI, Payne’s Grey, Black, Dark Indigo
Other colors used: Cold Grey II, Cold Grey I, Alizarin Crimson, Dark Red, Burnt Umber, Nougat, Bristre