Friday, October 8, 2010

The Details are Sketchy

Flourishes’ October release is next week, and their monthly release challenge is to follow the sketch provided. The chance to win all three of Flourishes October Releases is the prize. WOO HOO.

For my card I chose to use the Flourishes new Halloween stamp set I got not too long ago. Now I had bought the Nesting Owls from Spellbinders, and was trying to figure a way to use them. So I used the large one as my focus.
My first step was to take the base paper and cut it into a 4.25 x 5.5 inch area and sponge summer sky Memento all over it. I then cut out a circle, and temporarily stuck it down. I then sponged over the circle with a dark blue VersaMagic ink and covered the entire area.  Once I had the entire area sponged, I used the Owl template to figure out the placement of the cat and bats. I stamped them with Versafine, and then clear embossed them. I cut the large owl in the black cardstock, and then popped it up over the top of the cat and bat image. The DP behind is Basic Grey. The "feathers" at the side of the owl (what I used in place of the two ribbons on the sketch), were basic leaves that I colored with the airbrush - W1, 3, 6 series of  Copics. I then flicked little streaks of W9. I think it looks kind of like Feathers. :-)

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my little area of the blogiverse.

~~ Alaine


  1. This is really neat.. I love the way you did your sponging. I am going to feature this onthe Flourishes Facebook page.

  2. Wow! Very cool! Love your details and adaptations to the sketch!

  3. This is sooooo cool .. You are really knocking out some beauties !!!