I'm cutting it close with the WMS Blog Party this month, and although I was seriously considering dropping it and going to bed (it was a loooong day), it's one of these events that's just impossible to miss... so here I am! :)
We are given this Halloween-y colour palette to work with, and once again I knew I had to approach it creatively, because I have no relevant stamps. In this case, it actually doesn't feel comfortable because I adore WMS Halloween stamps, especially Cicely & Gracie. One of these reasons, why one should celebrate it ;)
Instead, I pulled out Asian Gardens Additions (the lanterns, sentiment) and Asian Gardens (branch), and got messy with Distress Inks and spray mist :)
I started by sponging Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Victorian Velvet, inside the Spellbinders rectangle Nestie. I stumbled upon a new way of stamping the lanterns, or I should say that I fortunately learnt it from my grave mistake. I inked the first lantern in Memento Elderberry and discovered that I did so on the back of the stamp, only after it touched the paper... ouch!
So, I decided not to panic and try to lighten that thing up. I took PTI Fresh Snow, inked the correct side of the stamp this time, and the result is the two-step look that you see. Cool, huh?? :)
The branch was stamped in a bit lighter shade of purple, Memento Sweet Plum, while the sentiment is done in black.
The splatters are the work of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Silver. I started by flicking the ink across the card, directly from the dispenser tube. Then I sprayed it the regular way. I LOVE the shimmer that it gave the card... too bad that the photo doesn't show!
Look ma, I used the sketch too! I happened to rotate it 180 degrees... as you would ;)
Summing things up, yes I did notice that I do a lot of inking/gradients/artsy/whatnot these days... and frankly, I'm not sure whether I should be happy or slightly worried... lol
There still is a wee bit of time to join the Party, and you can always go and check out all of the amazing entries as well! Click HERE to be taken to the WMS blog! Thanks for stopping by :)