Monday, September 29, 2008

More brayered Halloween scenes

Still using inspiration from Michelle Zindorf's blog my friend Amy and I got together today and stamped out a couple of great scenes.

The first is directly from one of Michelle's tutorials, although I changed the inks a little. I started by stamping the pumpkins with VersaColor black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. After coloring them with Tombow markers, I used a Versamark pen and clear embossed the entire image so it will resist the brayered ink.

I used Adirondack Earthtones and Lights. I found I could apply the Lights directly to the paper, then brayer over to smooth it out. We were using matte coated paper so the ink slides around very nicely. Great for brayering, not so great for coloring your image. I stamped my trees too high but was able to take a LePlume marker and extend the trunks. The pumpkins and the witch are from Inkadinkado, the tree is Stampin' Up and the branches are from Stampscapes. Finished size is 5.5 x 5.5 inches.

The next scene is basically the same, I just changed to the bats from the same Inkadinkado set and a witch from Cherry Pie stamps. This one is larger, finished size is 5 x 7 inches.

I changed the greens I was using to Adirondack Lights Sea Grass and Earthtones Meadow followed by Bottle going down the scene. It is not quite so olive looking. The dark shading is Earthtones Currant.

For the top I started with Lights Tropical Raspberry direct to paper, followed by Earthtones Red Pepper and Cranberry going up the scene. Again, I used Earthtones Currant to shade the edges.

These are great scenes to work on. I had a wonderful time, thank you Amy.


Simon said...

Oh my! This is breathtaking!

Sheila said...

Wow Sandy, You & Amy look like you had a blast.
These are fabulous scene's I love them all.

Karen W said...

I'm not a Halloween fan but these are really cool!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, thanks for playing with me the other day. I think we finally managed to get this technique down! The inks were fun to play with and so were you! I hope they don't scare you too much! Amy P.

Jenny Gropp said...

Totally coooool! Can't wait to get this in the mail! lol!

Jenny Gropp said...

just looked at the second card again--- and noticed the weee kitty! Fantastic cards! Your scenes blow me away! The brayer and I are still working on our friendship!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

OMG Sandy, this is gorgeous! I LOVE this!!! You know, if you need a good home for this card, you just let me know... :)

Jennifer :)

Simon said...

The coolest cards I've ever seen, I just had to comment again!

Anonymous said...

I love all your holiday cards. Great layouts and nice colors.

Viv said...

Came over from Simon Says Stamp to see hese.
Well worth the trip! Fabulous LO and colouring. Viv xx

gila said...

hallo sandy,

wunderschöne karten machst du, sehen so klasse aus.
die halloweenstempel sind toll, ich hab leider keine.

lg gila