Saturday, 1 October 2016

The Witching Hour

Boo... it's October, the month for spooky goings on... and the theme of the challenge at Country View chosen by Corrie.

I chose to create this scene that isn't scary in itself, but menacing all the same, leaving it to the viewer's imagination to summon whatever their nightmare of choice is...

I first created an evening sky with a brayer and Distress inks and stamped the main image in Versafine black (Stampendous "Beware Gate"). I added the moon and clouds with a Stampscapes stamp inked in Wilted Violet Distress and applied that same ink all around the panel die-cut with the Grand Rectangle Nestabilities.

With a wet brush I lightened the moon and areas in the moonlight, using Distress inks' water reactive properties.

I then framed the panel by cutting a Core'dination Black Magic mat with a larger size Nestabilitie and embossing with both dies in place to create a matching recess for the panel.

I embossed a Cuttlebug border, sanding back to the core shade of violet of the mat.

Finally I added the sentiment with a white gel pen.

What is your Halloween nightmare? Do come and show us on the Country View challenge, you could a win a £20 voucher to spend on crafting goodies...
Also entering the SSS Wednesday and Nefertiti's FIRST challenge, don't miss her blog, she's one talented stamper!


  1. I am not going through those gates Christine. My imaginations is definitely on overdrive about what's up that driveway. Nice touch with those drops on the edge of the card.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. Really atmospheric card Christine...I love it xx

  3. Just fabulous Christine and a very striking colour palette.

    B x

  4. This is stunning and it is spooky because we imagine things that might be there----

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Great effects Christine, so much to imagine...
    Hugs Debs xx

  6. Wow Christine, your background is amazing, mainly your sky and the moon! Your scene is very spooky, nothing should induce me to go through your gate :-D

  7. This is so cool, Christine! I love the scary atmosphere you created, it really stimulates the phantasy!
    xxx Evelyn

  8. Love what you have created Christine, and, yes, it is similar to. One! Xx

  9. Love this Christine, there is definitely an eerie atmosphere to this card which leaves a lot to our imagination - just what is up that path? Xxx

  10. Great background shading and a perfect image to use with it! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  11. C'est super bien fait Christine, notamment ton travail sur ta lune et les nuages, et la mise en valeur de ta carte... Super jolie scène d'Halloween!!!

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    1. By the way.... I've answered your question with a priviate message on FB. I am not sure you saw this...
      COrrie x

  13. Great design Christine - wonderful misty qualities xxx

  14. Merci Christine pour cette magnifique participation à mon challenge. L'atmosphère étrange est parfaitement rendue, j'aime beaucoup !!! Bisous

  15. A great background Christine - truly menacing with that wonderful mix of colours and creepy image. Sorry to be so late in catching up with you all! Jennie x

  16. Love it Christine, perfect colours and very menacing - in a good way! Have a great week xx

  17. Fab background and love the stamp have a lovely weekend x