Friday, October 26, 2012

On Hallowe'en Night...

All sorts of costumed lovelies are parading.... such a fun time of year!  I made a little card using a cute winged lady from Oxford Impressions' Masquerade stamp set.  I stamped her three times - once on cardstock to color, and twice on vellum to cut out two sets of wings for her - the top wings and the bottom, to give a little depth.  Her she is close up:

The background is my first experiment with some National Geographic pages soaked in CitraSolv - Oh. What. Fun!!!  The CitraSolv is a little pricey, but if you look at it in the context of "art supplies" (think how much you might pay for gel medium/distress inks in every color/a paper stash to last a century) it's not so bad, LOL!  Especially since you can clean up with it too, heeeheeeeee!  There are lots of tutorials on the web, and it just comes down to experimenting.  I highly recommend it, especially for some spooky Hallowe'en backgrounds.

6 comments:

butterfly said...

Wow - that's an amazing background... just right for the Masquerade butterly lady, just a touch of psychedelia, and definitely spooky! Gorgeous... another thing for the wishlist!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

I love the winged lady in a Halloween context Jean and the background is a perfect backdrop.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So fantastic, love how you've colored the winged lady.

Sophie said...

Ich bin zurück, und kann endlich wieder deine wunderschönen Werke bewundern.
Du machst immer so traumhafte Sachen.
Und ich habe das so sehr vermisst.

Ganz liebe Grüße

Shar said...

Stunning! It just bursts with color and style.

Alexa said...

Your bumble-bee girl really pops from that awesome background! Love that shading on her outfit! x