Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ghoulish Greetings...

After a horrendous week, several days away from home with a sick daughter, I'm home exhausted, but finally able to update my blog! I'll start with.... For Fun Challenges, and our HALLOWEEN (Not Fall/Autumn) Challenge!

Our sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis - an awesome artist, and his generous prize for our random winner is the Halloween Image Set/Sheet containing all the images the Design Team have showcased for you!

I really enjoyed creating for the challenge this week, because it was an image I would not normally use (and I'm not one to create out of my comfort zone very often).

Ingredients: Black, Orange Cardstock; Charcoal Pencils; Black Chalk Ink; Skin tone, Green Marvy Markers; Purple Metallic Pen;  Black Rhinestones....

I printed the image on white cardstock, and coloured it with charcoal pencils, adding marker to his hands, skull and tie (which also is touched with metallic pen).  With a waterpen, I brushed green marker into the background, and when it was all dry, I edged the card with black chalk ink.  I matted it on black, and added it to an orange layer, then to the black card base. The sentiment is cut from the image sheet, and is coloured and mounted in the same way as the main image. He turned out pretty good, for a gruesome fella!

I hope you'll pop by the blog and see the awesome showcase of halloween images... take on our Halloween challenge, and join us at For Fun Challenges... we will love to see your creations! Thanks for peepin'!

4 cared to share!:

Anne-Marie said...

Ooooo....know what you mean about the would be scary for me to use, but he certainly looks worth it, did a great job!

Kathy D. said...

So glad you are back home and hope things are calming down for you. I love how you did this with the smeared green and the black circles on the edge. He looks like a zombie so I think you did great.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oooh - awesome stuff! It's fun to step outside of our comfort zone and really challenge ourselves every now and then, isn't it? :) Glad you are home safe and sound, my friend!

marilynprestonn said...

Hey Pauline,

I really love the ghoulish images and love how you made the guy look handsome enough. LOL