Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Halloween Window

This new stamp from Impression Obsession is so awesome, I love it! Lots of fun to color. I used Adirondack and Distress inks to color everything except the window frame/box/shutters. Just used my handy dandy Tombow blender pen, dipped it into a bit of ink and colored away. I used to use this technique a lot in the past, but kind of changed over to colored pencils for the most part. I love the watercolor effect with the blender pen and inks though, I may be using it more often in the future.

This close up picture is not that great, but I wanted everyone to see the 'glass' effect on the windows using Liquid Glass. I also used a glaze pen on the berries and the pumpkin eyes, they're not actually glowing, it's just a glare. Kind of neat though, isn't it?
The background I created with an older IO background stamp. I stamped it with cream ink onto dark chocolate cardstock, then added some shading inside the leaves and pumpkins with my blender pen and Distress Ink. I love creating my own decorative background papers. I can always customize it exactly how I want it.
Besides Christmas, Halloween is one of my fave holidays, so you'll be seeing quite a few Halloween cards till then!
Hope it inspires, thanks for looking!
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Memento, Adirondack, Distress, Perfect Match
Paper: Papertrey Ink, SU
Accessories: Tombow blender pen, colored pencils, OMS, Sakura glaze pen, Liquid glass, Dew Drops, Rust grosgrain ribbon, PTI striped green ribbon, Copis Spica pen


  1. Totally gorgeous! FAB image, beautifully done!!!

  2. What a lovely Halloween card. Love all of your painting and effects! I picked it up for the IO gallery while I was here too!!


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