I am playing with this weeks Curtain Call Spooky Scene challenge, and the Ribbon Carousel Blog's challenge! I pulled out my favorite owl stamp, from GinaK Designs, and some other stuff and got to work.
This is the inspiration photo--
Aaaaaaaaand, mine really has nothing to do with that photo. LOL! (Ok, mine has a bird in it...)
I made this--
So, I started by coloring my white cardstock direct to paper with a grey inkpad, after masking out a circle for my moon. I colored my moon with a dauber, and then stamped some clouds with more of the same grey ink.
I stamped the owl, colored him with colored pencils and a white gel pen, then masked him off and stamped my sentiment. I added the swirling leaves at the bottom, and to keep it sort of spooky and dark, went with mostly brown and yellow pencils.
I used a yellow copic marker to trace around my moon and owl, to add a glowing effect. There is actually some Sakura glitter pen accents in the letters and on the owl, but they didn't photograph at ALL. It looks cool, though, especially in the owl's eyes. Kinda gives that "animal in the headlights" look.
The black frame is mounted over the image with foam tape, and the whole thing is on a yellow green card base (Summer Starfruit for you Stampin' Up folks), which is a fun surprise when you open the card. The twine has a yellowish color, which speaks to the yellow in the image, and that awesome crystal-y button is also from Stampin' Up.
I LOVE making Halloween cards, but very few people (other than crafty folks) really care about them, so I don't do many anymore. This was so much fun to do, though, so maybe I need to start back up with them. I better get going, if I'm going!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and get over to Curtain Call and play along if you get a second.