Monday, 30 October 2017

Scarcely has night arrived to undeceive…

The last of my three cards I’m sharing tonight features images from the Haunted House set by Tim Holtz as well as backgrounds from his Skulls & Cobwebs set.

The layout of my card follows the current sketch at Sketch Saturday.  To create the four quadrants I stamped the background stamps in matching ink to my cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder.  This gives a lovely tone on tone effect that also has texture and shine in real life.  I then added in the circle with a Spellbinders die and matted the scene I created in the circle on a second one from plain black.

I finished off my card with chippie details of the Hallowe’en setiment and witchs familiar.

Over at Paradise of Stamps they’re running a Hallowe’en challenge and I’ve created a fun Hallowe’en scene in watercolours.  Although now I see that when I finished this card off late last night I was clearly tired as I needed to rotate my scene just slightly so the tree wasn’t crooked!  I’m also linking my card up in the Hallowe’en challenge at Come and Get It.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies ~ S4-114 Standard Circles Large & S4-116 Standard Circles Small
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours ~ No 20 Black, No 38 Deep Violet, No 40 Lemon Yellow, No 47 Dark Brown, No 51 May Green, No 67 Deep Blue & No 95 Silver
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pads ~ Basic Black & Berry Burst
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Black Soot & Wilted Violet
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS308 Haunted House & CMS306 Skulls & Cobwebs

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Amazing card! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it Challenge. ~DT Dana

  2. I really like your use of patterned papers, the damask looks great with the spiderwebs and that image is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week x Jessie

  3. what a great card! thanks for joining us this week on the sketch Saturday challenge. I love that witch!


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