Monday, October 2, 2017

Walk on the Dark Side Halloween card
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Walk on the Dark Side". And we're also showcasing Tim Holtz products for this challenge. If you have any we love the see them in action!

What a fantasic combo, Halloween and Tim Holtz! I think I've never made a Halloween card without at least using a few of Tim Holtz's products. What a party this week! I've turned on of the Time Travelers into a vampire. This idea came to me later, I actually wanted to make him a creepy count, but then I realized that the most creepy count I know is Count Dracula. In contrast to the dark background and the creepy guy, I gave him a red suit with black accents instead of a black suit with red accents. I've all done this with different Distress Oxides and Distress Inks.


I've used two different masking methods, the MicroGlaze first. With this method there is no way that ink can get underneath, like with some other methods might happen. But this has the disadvantage that if it gets heated it soakes into the paper and it doesn't resist the ink very well. For stamping I've  used Post-It tape as masking. I think that is the easiest method in combination with stamping. The Droplets I've colored With Red Pepper Alcohol Ink. It was a bit of a fight to get them out of the griplock bag, it got a bit messy... But fortunately Alchohol Ink is very fast drying ink.




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Lorraine A said...

Super spooky card Sandra! I love the count, he looks very dapper in red and very scary with his red eyes and the background and droplets are fabulous!

Lols x x x

Tee said...

I about fell over when you put him face down in the black. Love the paper protector product! The red is unexpected, but wow does it work! Another amazing piece! Love your Vampire!

Macarena said...

ONG! This is so cool! I love Mr. Red Vampire and the bright shadow around hem which looks as if he comes out from a smoke or d=something and is even much more creepy this way! Love the black background with white stamping too. Hugs, Marzena

Catherine said...

Your card is awesome, Sandra! I love your Distress Oxide background and the way you colored the gentleman in red really pops off the background. He's so spooky with those red eyes too. I love it!

Cathie ♥

Billie A said...

Wow LOVE this. I really enjoy your videos and fun way you create. Great making him a vampire.. Thank you.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous dark background with interest really makes your focal point POP!

Simon Says Stamp!

Maura said...

Whoa!! Love how you changed the gent into a vampire with those creepy red eyes and fangs! Wonderful imagination, Sandra! Happy Halloween! Maura

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Oohhhhhh! You have definitely given this guy a creep-tastic makeover! I love that you went with red as the main outfit color instead of traditional black. So original!

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous card! The colours you chose and the creepy guy stamp are amazing 😀. Wishing you a Happy October and Weekend! J 😊

Emma Williams said...

Amazing card and I love the colours you've used and how you've altered his's fabulous Sandra! Hugs :)

Kath Stewart said...

woohoo one spooky Time Traveller the red against the black...hugs kath xxx

Art By Wanda said...

You really did a good job changing up the guy to a vampire!!!!!

Anna-Karin said...

He sure is very creepy!! You did a wonderful job changing the look of that stamp. Love the background too and the red bubbles/dots.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love love love the fabulous background you created on this Halloween card, Sandra. The whole design is stunning! :)

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Fabolous card Sandra! The stamp is so so so creepy!! I love it!

Barbara said...

Love your idea to paint with red this fabulous gentleman!it's fantastic! Great card! barbara

UplayOnline said...

it's fabulous Sandra! Hugs :)