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Hello again! 3 posts in 24 hours, very unusual, I know!!! Depending on where you are, I am almost too late to post my card:-)! There was a great special challenge at Make It Colourful for the month of October which was to create a spooky night sky. And I have to say it did take me some time to come up with something... I spent quite a number of hours on a first project, which ended in the bin. After colouring my whole scene, I realised I did not like the way I had put the different elements together to make my scene and my sky, which I tried to do with distress inks (big mistake... I am so bad!) was a real failure!
The inspirational photos, the girls who took part in the challenge and left messages on the message board in the gallery really helped me and with the fantastic tutorial Barbara made about one of her amazing spooky night skies (she did make several, you can see them all in the gallery here), I had no other choice than try again:-)!
I decided to use the following character, Larkspur, which seemed perfect to me for a spooky scene and built my scene around her, adding all the Make It Crafty elements/images I had planned to use.
and the whole scene, with some explanations...
CC Designs Sweet November Twisted Sisters Larkspur (rubber)
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour blending card
For the background, I only used parts of images: the moon and bats are a part of the Eerie Scene, the house is a part of the Spooky House which I first rotated (horizontally), then put at a slight angle to make it look a bit more threatening (Barbara's idea in the first place) and placed as if on a hill, the fence is a part of the Spooky Graveyard, and the branches on the side (idea coming from the inspirational photos for the challenge) are an element taken from the Spooky Graveyard too and repeated several times. I filled the empty space on the right by adding a coloured path. I also made the branches longer using my Copic multiliner, because my stamped character was not exactly where I wanted it (I did the usual stamping, masking, then printing my background on top of my stamped image).
For the moon, I used Y28, Y11, Y000, E41 and E50. For the sky and clouds, I followed Barbara's tutorial, I just did not use the Toner Greys (which I don't have... yet:-)), I used C0 to C5 and B91, 93, 95, 97. Greys first, then blues, then little touches of grey in some places.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - #21 Clouds
My Mum's Craft Shop - #29 Spooktacular
Crafty Catz - #106 Halloween
Stampin' For The Weekend - #19 Spooky
One Stop Craft - #155 No sentiments
Divas By Design - #13 Something spooky
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween
Pollycraft - #117 Anything Goes
The new Special Monthly challenge at Make It Colourful will be announced a few hours from now, don't forget to check what it is! Thank you very much for stopping by, I am behind with my commenting but will catch up tomorrow, 1.15am is not a reasonable time...!
Happy Halloween everyone:-)!