mardi 1 novembre 2011

Spooky Night Sky...


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...

 Stamps: Make It Crafty digis Eerie Scene, Spooky House, Spooky Graveyard
CC Designs Sweet November Twisted Sisters Larkspur (rubber)
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour blending card
MS punch

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
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:-)! 
Delphine xx

35 commentaires:

  1. This is a fabulous Halloween card. I love your background. Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft challenge this week.

  2. Your coloring is perfect! You created wonderful depth and dimension with the markers and the sky turned out amazing. Thanks for joining us at MMCS for our spooktacular challenge.


  3. Wow Delphine your coloring is awesome!
    Love it!
    Hugs Heidy

  4. And again: a great card, Delphine! :) This really has a spooky atmosphere, you've really succeeded there! Loving the sky and your placement of different elements (the house really looks threathening!), this is one stunning card!
    Have a lovely day!
    Big hugs, Milla
    P.S: I could quite get used to you posting three times in 24 hours... ;D

  5. Hi Delphine
    A gorgeous and fabulous card,perfect for this week's challenge over at CraftyCatz,thankyou for joining us
    Hugs Dianne xx

  6. Wowser how clever are you!! it must have taken forever to make but the results are brilliant, love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. Bonjour Delphine,

    Superbe carte ! On sent bien la détresse de cette jeune femme perdue un soir d'Halloween... Il y a bien cette maison mais peut-être est-elle hantée... Tu as beaucoup de talent. La façon dont tu colores donnne vie aux divers éléments. Félicittations !
    Happy Halloween !


  8. Oooo quel magnifique création!!!!!!!
    Vraiment superbe colorisation... incroyable! Le ciel est trés reussi!!!!!
    Bravo =)

  9. Awesome colouring on this one hun, I love the scene you have created and your dark sky.

    Liza x

  10. wow, only one word needed delphine.AMAZING!!!!! i love this, so much atmosphere in your colouring ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. Hi Delphine! Wow! This is awesome! I love your spooky scene and the clouds are amazing! I love the way they cover the moon! Awesome job!

    Thanks so much for joining us for the Clouds challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!


  12. Quelle carte fantastique Delphine ! J'adore l'ambiance que tu as creee et ta mise en couleurs est simplement STUNNING ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  13. This is absolutely fabulous! Love all the different elements to the scene. Definitely looks spooky! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

    DT Member

  14. What fantastic colouring, wow, a stunning card....Thanks for sharing this with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  15. Oh Wow Delphine, this is awesome!! you sure got the Spooky Night Sky spot on in this card! Love the images and the spiders web border! it is all very spooky!! Love it!!
    Hugs Sue xx

  16. Wow love this image and coloured beautifully. The detail and colour are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  17. ta carte est magnifique
    bisous sabrina

  18. c'est fabuleux, on s'y croirait et quel travail! tu es une vraie pro du coloriage, je t'admire!!!!!
    euh je suis nulle j'ai pas trouvé le tuto de barbara..... iii

  19. wow this is one stunning card hun thank you for playing along with us at crafty catz lindyloo

  20. OMGness! Your card is wow...great...coloring is outstanding!
    Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Hope to see you again.
    With best wishes,

  21. Wow, your card is stunning! I love your coloring. The sky looks so cool!

  22. One word for you, WOW!
    Hugs, Carissa

  23. Coucou Delphine
    Ta carte est incroyable, on s'y croirait vraiment. Bravo pour cette superbe colorisation.Le ciel et la lune avec cette brume c'est remarquable. Un vrai travail d'artiste
    J'espère que tu as bien profité des vacances.
    Gros bisous

  24. Wow this is amazing Delphine, your colouring is awesome, the scene, design and that image are brilliant.
    Lorraine x

  25. My gosh hun this is truly SSPPOOOKKKYYY!!!!
    Gotta love a challenge and I have to tell you that you INSPIRE and CHALLENGE me so very very much~~Thanks cuz I love it!!!!
    YGG so I can keep scoping you out :D
    Lovely day to you!!!!

  26. Coucou! You are on AMAZING lady. Wow. xxx

  27. Wow I think this is amazing! Stunning colouring and a fabulous scene :o) Lisa x

  28. Wow, another stunning card Delphine. I just love how you colour your images!

  29. C'est une carte d'Halloween très originale!! Je connais le motif et quelle bonne idée de l'utiliser pour une carte d'Halloween. Super scène et coloriage (comme toujours) réussi. Bravo pour cette réa !

  30. Wow such a spooktacular card and amazing colouring and background!
    Thanks for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

  31. Coucou Delphine,

    Bon comme tu t'en doute j'ai pas vraiment compris ce que tu as écrit mais c'est pas grave ,j'ai admirer ton travail de colorisation tu es vraiment une artiste c'est tellement magnifique ,une vrai ambiance d'Hallowenn.

  32. Hello,
    trop belle cette carte.
    La colorisation est magnifique et se suffit à elle même. Pas besoin de papiers. C'est vraiment magnifique!!!