Friday, 7 October 2016

Wicked......








Good morning!

Well, we are on the "dark side" again! Well, it is October after all - we're allowed to be!!!!

There are lots of creepy challenges out there this month and I personally love something a little "different" and having a choice to get away from cute and cuddly for a while!

I took photo's along the way so lets take a journey this morning shall we?

This card started with a piece of good quality watercolour card stock.


Now, one of my favourite mediums at the moment is drawing ink, I know lots of people shy away from it as with watercolour painting but believe me, it's really quite forgiving, just have the confidence to give it a go and the next time and the next will be better and better!  I soaked my watercolour card and dripped some yellow drawing ink on to it to make it bleed and followed that with some black india drawing ink.  When I was happy that it had spread enough I dabbed with a paper towel and lifted off the excess which lightened it to where I wanted it to be - nice and dirty looking.


Next came my stencil, this one is from Stencilgirl - isn't it fabulous! I thought she looked rather mean and ideal for a bit of a creepy card.  I went through it with black soot distress ink and then diluted some of the distress ink and painted in the right hand side of her face to give it shadow. I then stamped the drips (Designs by Ryn) on her face, neck and from the top of the image and coloured in with distress markers and topped with Glossy Accents (you can just see the tinge of blue at the top here as it wasn't dry when I took the photo).  I then stamped around the edge with some funky foam that had been embossed from a folder (another technique I've mastered recently) and stamped in spiderweb designs around her.


Here is the Sheena Douglass embossing folder that I turned in to a stamp!



I stamped the suitable sentiment "Wicked" - Chocolate Baroque.

To finish I mounted on to black card stock, framed with a gold die cut frame (Sue Wilson Pierced Squares) and mounted that on to a white 8 x 8 card which I blended the black soot distress ink all around.

I didn't want to add anything more as I felt it was complete just the way that it was.

Happy with that and if my 16 year old daughter says it's cool - then I'm happy!!

I would like to enter this in to the following creepy challenges running this month:-

Dream in Darkness - 31 days of Halloween:-

Country View Challenges - All Things Spooky:-

Dark 'n' Daring Challenges - Anything goes :-

Cards in Envy - Frame it:-

Once again, I hope I haven't frightened you off! We have to get in to the spirit don't we!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne x








14 comments:

  1. Hi Leanne, what an amazing card, the construction the card is fabulous and the overall effect is just stunning. She sure does look wicked especially the red running down her face. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Dark'n'Daring. Good luck in the draw and please come back and join us again as we would love to see more or your fabulous creations. ~Jennifer DT xx member x

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer!
      Leanne xx

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  2. Fabulous Leanne! I love the stencil and what you've done with it. The splash of red looks really effective against the lighter background. Have a great weekend. Sandra X

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    1. Bless you Sandra, thank you so much, (I try and be a little bit "different"!!!! Have a good weekend too Sandra,
      Leanne xx

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  3. Hi Leanne, this is fantastic... WOW! I love it.
    Greetings Carola

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  4. Hi Leanne! Definitely a wicked card! Enjoyed your discussion on technique for the card. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy Frame it challenge.

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  5. That is definitely wicked but fabulous! Love how you framed it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy for our "Frame It" card challenge.

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  6. Wow I love how you have created this, I've used the face Stencil before but never in this way so thank you, and thanks for playing along with Country View crafts hugs Debs xx

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    1. Hi Deborah, thank you for your kind comments, nice to know that you are using these stencils too!
      Leanne xx

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  7. This is so fantastic! I love all the hints and tips..must try the embossing folder stamp and have the inks but have been too scared to open the bottle! Love that stencil and Ryn's stamps are just too awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this most spooky month! Nan, CT

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    1. Thank you so much Nan, really glad that you enjoyed the journey! Your comments are really appreciated.
      Leanne xx

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  8. So gorgeous and very haunting. Love the subtle colors. Fabulous! Thanks for playing along at Dream in Darkness!~kim

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  9. super spooky - great use of this stencil - love it! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x

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