October has arrived (how is that possible??), and with the first day of October also comes the start of a new challenge at Four Seasons challenge. We're still celebrating the beautiful fall season so anything Fall goes but we do have a fabulous optional mood board for your inspiration.
Here is my card:
I started out by making the background scene using a circle mask to mask the moon and my new Lavinia Hills masks for some hills. I kept the background colors in a monochromatic dark blue shades using Chipped Sapphire ink and then I added a small amount of Black Soot to the edges. '
After removing the moon mask I stamped Lavinia's Moon stamp right onto the circle using Antique Linen ink. Then stamped Lavinia's Seasonal Tree on the right side, turned the tree around and stamped just a few branches on the left side.
The cute image I'm sure some of you will recognize as Stampin' Up's Halloween Hedgehogs. I have to mention Stampin Up's Halloween and their Holiday Hedgehogs were the stamps that got me hooked to stamping and cardmaking in the first place, well before I discovered Penny Black hedgehogs so these hold a special place in my heart even though I don't use them much.
I colored with distress inks (didn't have the specific shade of purple I was looking for so I mixed a blue with a purple (so easy to do with distress inks to make a custom color!) I fussy cut the image before adhering to the card and then used a clear Sakura Stardust glitter gel pen to add some sparkle and shine. It's not showing up well in the photo below but you can see the sparkle and shine in the first picture above.
The sentiment is part of the same stamp set (Halloween Hedgehogs) but I only used part of it cut apart to make it fit on the card. I will stamp the rest of it inside the card which will say ... "to wish you happy trick or treating".
Thanks so much for visiting! You can check out what the rest of the Four Seasons team made here and then hopefully you'll join us too. The challenge runs until October 25th.
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I'm planning to link up with these blogs:
Crafty Calendar - Halloween // Crafting Happiness Challenges - Trees // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // International Art & Soul - Trees // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - AG Opt. Blue (I used navy) // Krafty Chicks - AG // Moving along with the Times - Trees //