Hello everyone, it's time for our IO Thursday challenge, and our theme is ORANGE. This one kind of scared me, because me and Orange do not get along real well. But then I got to thinking that Halloween is all about Orange, and I love Halloween! Clear as mud right? I don't get it either. I hate orange unless it's for Halloween, lol.
Well once I had my plan for a Halloween card, it was simple to pick a stamp. I've been itching to color this little baby up. It's called 'Trick or Treat' and it's by the new artist Claudia Pearl. Have you seen all the new stamps by this wonderful artist?! They are adorable!
I water colored the image with Distress inks and a water brush. I went back after it was all dry and deepened some of the shading with a chisel blender using a dry brushing technique.
The patterned paper was stamped with a couple of Cover-a-card stamps; Gingham and Distressed Corduroy. I wanted some speckles all over it too, so I got my old toothbrush that I use specifically for this technique, watered down some black and white acrylic paints and spattered some on the paper. Love that effect.
We'd love to have you join in on the challenge with us, head on over to the IO blog for all the details on how you can win some IO bucks!
Here's the rest of the DT ladies that are joining in on the challenge too:
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Impression Obsession Sweetest Pumpkin, CAC Gingham & Distressed Corduroy, Trick or Treat
Ink: Versafine, Distress
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, PTI, SU, Heavenly White
Tools & Accessories: PDC spider web cut w/ Gazelle, Glimmer Mist, Spica pens, polka dot ribbon, Americana acrylic paint, old toothbrush