Monday, October 22, 2018

Happy Devilish Halloween card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Halloween/Spooky".

Because of all my Halloween cards of the last time I had no more spooky inspiration, but fortunately with the help of teammie Marzena (thanks!) I got back my mojo and I managed to make a Halloween card yet again. And it is my favorite so far! I started to make texture with the Mixed Media set and over it I used the Halloween Collage paper. This paper is very fragile and so I've applied a coat of Clear Gesso over it. To give it even more texture, I applied Grit-Paste around the edges. With Distress Oxide Black Soot, Infusions Black Knight and Nuvo Shimmer Storm Cloud I applied a first layer with "color". Then another layer with Infusions Black Knight and Perfect Pearls Forever Red.

I've added the numbers of the Purveryor stamp set with Distress Oxide Fired Brick and Red Embossing Powder. To make some extra red "blood spletters" I created water drops and used Red Embossing Powder. I colored the Drip Edge with Dylusions Spray Postbox Red. This color really looks like blood, if you see it in a tissue, you'd think someone has had a nosebleed. LOL! On the photo and video the color doesn't appear as in real life... I went along the Drips with a Prisma Watercolor Black Pencil and with Distress Crayon Black Soot to create shadow and depth.


It's so much fun to transform everything in Halloween style. Just like this gentleman of the Purveyor stamp set, with some minor adjustments, such as adding horns, goatee, changing the eyebrows and give him pointy ears, it changes him completely into a different person, the devil to be precise, LOL! And of course, the red eyes makes it complete. The horns are made red with Red Embossing Powder. Yep, I had a lot of fun with this one!




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Lorraine A said...

LOVE this Sandra! he is super scary with his blood red eyes and horns!! How you turned this handsome gentleman into the devil is brilliant!! he is definitely a Jeckyl and Hyde character now!! Super Spookylicious! :-)

Hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Barbara said...

Wow Sandra! How fabulous is your card? Love the way you transformed this gentleman! Brilliant! barbara

Macarena said...

This is really cool! I love the black and deep red mix especially the water dots that you covered with embossing powder, they looks so great! I love the way you modified the gentleman into a devil! I haven't seen the horns on the picture! Love how the die pattern is popping up from beneath of the tissue paper and I am honored to can be your inspiration to making your fave card <3 Hugs, Marzena

Stephanie said...

How COOL, Sandra! I love how you took a non-spooky set and made it into the perfect focal point for a Halloween project!! The details are spectacular!

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Maura said...

Very cool how you turned him into a devil, and the red really takes it into the Halloween realm, Sandra! hugs, Maura

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a delightfully devilish transformation! I really love the boldness of the red and how you really made this gentleman turn spooky! Great idea and excellent execution.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work thanks for sharing!!!

Let's Art Journal said...

Amazing Halloween card! I loved seeing how you created all the spooky detail, you used such fun techniques and products 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

Deb said...

Love how you've turned the Purveyor gentleman into the devil, what an amazing transformation! And your background is fabulous, thanks so much for sharing your how to, Deb xo

Meihsia Liu said...

Love this stunning Halloween card, Sandra. It's such a fantastic transformation of the devil. Love your brilliant idea. :)

Emma Williams said...

Such a clever card and so many fun elements to bring this piece to life ~ it's a fantastic transformation and a wonderful use of the stamp, Sandra! Hugs :)

Kath Stewart said...

spookily cool Sandra, love how you transformed Mr Purveyor into a scary devil, hugs kath xxx

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Such a cool way to alter this stamp!!! Love your take on it it reminded me that sometimes we have to look and think outside the box!!

Anna-Karin said...

Those red eyes are so scary! What a great idea to use that stamp for Halloween.