Saturday, October 13, 2012

Creatures of the Night - Third Coast October Guest Designer

I have the wonderful opportunity to be an October Guest Designer for Third Coast Rubber Stamps Creative Coterie Designers' blog today.  I decided to depict a Halloween night scene using several of Third Coast's awesome scenic and Halloween stamps.

 I am also entering this scene in this month's Craft a Scene challenge.  October's theme is Majestic Mountains.

Below is a close-up of the castle, moon and night sky.

Here is a close-up of the wolf and cemetery.

All stamps used are from Third Coast Rubber Stamps:
1.   Stone Castle on Cliffs - LG CM-255-T Pg. 33 August 2011
2.   Tree of Dread - SM VB-054-C pg. 16 Halloween 2006
3.   Tree of Dread - LG VB-053-J pg. 16 Halloween 2006
4.   Tree of Dread - XL VB-362-R pg. 8 August 2011
5.   Silhouette Branch CM-263-O Pg. 36 August 2011
6.   Flying Bat - Dark - SM CM-279-CC pg. 10 April 2011
7.   Werewolf Silhouette AP-489-I pg. 8 August 2011
8.   Wolf Moon - SM CM-010-D pg. 9 Early Spring 2007
9.   Black Cat Hissing - SM VB-189-CC pg. 36 Halloween 2007
10. Wolf Stalking - SM CM-006-A pg. 9 Summer 2007
11. Cemetery - LG CM-226-L pg. 31 Halloween 2009
12. Cemetery - SM CM-227-G Pg. 31 Halloween 2009
13. Long Grass CH-097-CC pg. 32 main catalog
14. Grassy Mound MY-059-D pg. 32 Main Catalog

  • Stamp images, working from front to back, with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. Stamp Werewolf Silhouette with Ranger Distress Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo inks. Stamp XL Tree of Dread with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
  • Mask the images using Judikins Eclipse Tape after stamping each one.
  • Use a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to help with correct placement of the images in the scene.
  • After stamping is complete, remove Eclipse Tape masks and color images with Copic markers.
  • Replace the Eclipse Tape masks over the stamped and colored images. Using a torn Post-It Note as a mask, sponge in the mountains with Memento London Fog and Grey Flannel inks and Stampin' Up Going Gray ink. Then remove Post-It Note masks.
  • Sponge in the night sky with Ranger Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Gatheed Twigs and just a couple of dabs of Ripe Persimmon.  Also use Memento inks - Espresso Truffle and a few dabs of Cantalope. Finish sky by lightly sponging Memories White Dye ink over the moon and a few places in the sky to add to the eerie look.
  • Remove the Eclipse Tape masks.
  • Use a white gel pen to highlight where the moonlight reflects off the edges of the images for a finishing touch.
  • Mat scene on dark brown, yellow, then black card stock.

Thank you for stopping by to have a look today. 


Anesha said...

Stunning creation!!!!

NancyD said...

That is a scary mount that I would not want to be near at night! lol! Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

brenda said...

You really have created a fabulous scene here Susan and the white highlighting really brings it to life.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

B x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beyond amazing!

Dora said...

a scary scene...well done!!
great colouring and combining stamps.
thank you for joining craft a scene this month.

Deanna said...

Wow what a great design and very detailed love the colors~AWESOME!!

MaggieC said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Craft A Scene this month. I love this card. It has a real feel of Narnia, which is great. xx Maggie

Lieselotte said...

What an amazing card! The close-up reveals your talent even more!

Kathi said...

Holy heck! This is totally amazing.

Great scene, wonderfully designed and colored. Wow.

Pinning it now!