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Saturday, 31 August 2013

CAS for Halloween (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, I have a sample for you today using the Bewitched Moonlight stamp sheet. My sample was created by masking off the top and bottom of the card with a Post it note, using a ruler, to get a nice straight edge.

To begin, I stamped a small castle from the Howling Moon stamp sheet onto the background, and used a small piece of Post it note to mask off the moon. I then coloured the background with Distress Inks by blending them in a sideways motion, to create a streaky sky. I ensured that I used some yellow around the moon. I added some pieces of branch along the bottom, the witch and a sentiment. I then peeled away the Post it notes, and added a lace stamp from the Lace Fragments stamp sheet at the top and bottom of the background.

To finish, I added white highlights to represent the moonlight. This technique is called the bandana technique, and on a more complicated pattern, would look like a bandana scarf.

Please keep checking back for lots of inspiration from my Team mates over the coming days. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

3 comments:

  1. Oh I do love this - your use of those lace fragments to frame it is super & I love the gradations in colour for the background - especially the way you created the streaky part around the moon. I'll have to research the Bandana Technique as it looks like something I could do with having up my sleeve. Thanks for highlighting it.
    Paula (PEP)

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  2. Gorgeous card, love the night time colours.

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  3. Can you all show more of your techniques in a step by step? It's hard to understand "blending them in a sideways motion, to create a streaky sky." Blended them how? They don't look like sponge applicators - so pressed to the page directly? or? Thanks!

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