Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lotsa Bats!

Did I mention how much I love all the new Inkadinkadoo Halloween and Fall clear sets? Oh the Christmas/Winter birds is awesome too!! I was playing with this one last night and I am sort of pleased with it. It looked better in my head...don't they always? But it works none the less. I have lots more images to keep working with though! This one I stamped with Brilliance Black Graphite and clear embossed. I wanted to use my Colorbox black pigment but it like disintegrated! I guess I hadn't used it in a while and it was really gross looking! I had to throw it away, but luckily I had the Brilliance I could use in it's place until I get a new black pigment pad. After I heat set I sponged all around the image, beginning with the lightest color first and blending well. Then I trimmed the image. I decided to do the same with the sentiment and matted with black. Then I stitched them together using a paper piercer and black embroidery floss. I added a Making Memories brad with a punched flower behind it which I glittered. Thank goodness for the Glitter Magnet-my hubby would have thought I was out dancing again, but I never bring home a tip.Stamps: Inkadinkadoo
Paper: PTI white, orange Prism, black cs
Ink: Brilliance Graphite, Versa Magic and Colorbox cats eyes in various colors
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, MM brad, floss, piercer, clear ep, glitter

I love Halloween and I look forward to making more cards and projects! Have a great day!

15 comments:

Bonnie said...

Boo! Love this Danielle! I didn't know you were a dancer......waltzing? hip-hop? pole? Okay, that' s as far as I'll go!! :) lol!

Shelly said...

Awesome card Danielle!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow love your rich colors, superb.

Rose Ann said...

This is so cool, Danielle!! I love the effect of your sponging, your stitching, and cool brad! Such awesome images too!!

Velta said...

Great job Danielle ~ Makes me want to get some Halloween stamps :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is stunning Danielle!! Your coloring and shading is FANTASTiC!! Gorgeous colors!! Love the criss-cross between panels too!! WOW!

Julia Aston said...

Your sponging on this is just terrific Danielle - how SPOOKY this looks! that is a wonderful flock of bats there! and fun cross stitching! Great Halloween card!!

shel9999 said...

WOW!!! This card looks like it's glowing!!!! I LOVE what you did with the edges!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Danielle, this is gorgeous! Your shading is spectacular! You really rocked this!!!

Joan said...

Wow - this is fantastic. I love the effect you've created with the colouring! It's beautiful in a spooky sort of way! Joan

Curt in Carmel said...

This is the most AWESOME Halloween card I have ever seen! I'm just speechless! Best, Curt

Julia Stainton said...

Soooo stunning! Love your layout and stamps...everything about this design!

Catherine said...

WOW! S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G! =)

Linsey said...

These are superbly awesome, Danielle! I love halloween and I love your bat card most of all! Everything you make is fabulous and these beauties are no exception! TFS them! wonderful work! :) hugs!

Sharon in NE said...

Okay, I gotta get back to work, but your posts are fun to read and your cards are so wonderful!