Welcome back to Smeared and Smudge's 31 days of Halloween! Can you believe it is Day 10 already? Here is my offering for today:
Okay. This project is a little different for me. I find that when trying to create something everyday for 31 days, one gets bored with the same old techniques. My project is a combo of traditional stamping and digital stamping. Ghost "London" is from Simply Betty Stamps "My Kids Emo World" collection. The tree and clouds are from Stampscapes. The bats and moon are digital images I found on my picnik editing program.
I started out with my clay coated cardstock and used a technique that I've used before...applying ink directly from the pad to the paper. Clay paper has a sheen to it that resembles photo paper. It looks really cool in person. Too bad my photography skills are not up to snuff!
I then stamped my clouds and tree and masked the area. I stamped "London" with versa mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I decided to color a few select areas black as the outlined image just needed a little bit more to stand out.
I mounted layers of DCWV papers. The arrow is a chipboard piece the has dry embossed metallic paper. I sanded the embossed areas to bring out the numbers. The piece still needed a little something as I had "London" floating in mid-air. She is a ghost so floating is acceptable, but still, she needed to be somewhat grounded. Using picnik again, I added lightening to my project.
Like I said, this is not a typical project for me. I usually like to use bright, bold colors or stick with a black and white color scheme. Since this is a little out of my comfort zone, I'm not quite sure if I like the end result or not. I think I do. Heck, at least I tried something new. It's always good to expand one's horizons!
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