Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Whispy Webs and Eerie Halloween Spiders

I finally had a chance to sit down and make a Halloween (my favorite card making theme) card this season.  I've had this whispy spider and web clear acrylic "Halloween" stamp set by BasicGrey for a couple of years now and just rediscovered it the other day in with my Halloween stash.  The little spiders and the web with a zillion little spiders in the lower left corner are by Inkadinkado, Martha Stewart and Cloud 9.  I wanted to get an eerie Halloween feel with the spiders, but at the same time try to capture Nature's beauty early on a fall morning when their webs sparkle with the morning dew or frost.

First the background was created on Copic X-Press It white cardstock by sponging Ranger Distress inks going from lightest to darkest - Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Seedless Preserves, and a touch of Vintage Photo on the edges. 

With the exception of the word "Halloween" which is stamped with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, everything else is stamped by frst inking the stamps with Verafine Onyx black, then with Brilliance Lightning Black, then stamping.

Red and Star Dust Stickles and white gel pen were added at the end.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the webs sparkle in the light as if there is an early morning dew or frost on them.  Red was added to the spiders to make them appear more eerie.

This one layer image is matted on Stampin' Up Concord Crush, scrap orange and SU Real Red  card stock.

Thanks for popping in.  Have a super day.


Anesha said...

Love the vibrant background and works so well with your images. :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

The white gel pen accents are wonderful!

Lieselotte said...

Your distressing is amazing. This card is a burst of colors, and you do such nice work with the gel pen. So glad you introduced me to Brilliance Lightning Black!

Kathi said...

This is so different and fun. I love it!