Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween: Third Coast Scene - Benediction

A dismal, murky night, a desolate clearing deep in a foreboding forest, a pile of skulls beside a cold stone slab, a woman dressed in a ragged robe with auburn hair and a greenish tinge to her complexion, a  laughing, flaming skull floating above her in the sky, eye sockets aglow and emitting an eerie yellow, red and orange light -  recipe for a Halloween scenic project using Third Coast stamps.


Third Coast Rubber Stamps used:
Benediction FA-260-J
Flaming Skull - small  CM-286-F
Stone Riser  CH-472-C
Silhouette Branch  CM-263-O
Pile O’ Skulls  CH-693-CC

Inks used:
Versafine Onyx black pigment ink
Versamark marker
StazOn Black
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks

The images are stamped with Versafine black ink,and clear heat embossed, then colored with Copics.  Then I covered them with VersaMark ink and clear heat embossed and cut out.

The background is sponged with Distress Inks starting with yellow and radiating out with oranges, reds then browns and finally black StazOn around the edges.  The bare branches are stamped around the edges with Versafine Black and clear heat embossed, then highlighted with white gel pen.  Next I glued the stone riser and pile of skulls in place and popped up the woman.  The skull was stamped twice.  The first one was popped up in place and the second one, I  cut out just the skull and popped up on the first one for more dimension.  The scene is matted on Really Rust, then Early Espresson cardstock from Stampin' Up.
The skulls at the bottom beneath the scene are from a Martha Stewart punch and shaded with Copics before attaching.  Added red glitter pen and yellow stickles to the punched skulls' eyes.

Happy day before Halloween.
I appreciate your stopping by for a look.



Alex said...

This blows me away! I really, REALLY like the blue tiny you use on your 'dark' objects and the background work is phenomenal! JUST GORGEOUS! oh- and now I NEED that branches set :)

Anesha said...

Wow, this is just stunning. Such an amazing scence you have created. :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Your skills are eerie cool!

Kathi said...

This is phenomenal. I love the way the touches of white add dimension to the scene.

Great coloring, design, and textured details.