Happy Sunday, peeps! Claire is our Paper Players hostess today with one of my favorite themes:
Halloween stamps follow a close second to Christmas stamps in my stamp library! I keep telling myself that I don't need any more, but this little fellow just jumped in my cart when I was stamp-shopping in Scotland! It's actually American-made by a company called Deep Red, but in my mind, he's a Scottish scarecrow, LOL!
The image was perfect for the Freshly Made Sketches sketch for this week:
I must have had the black background from our challenge picture in my mind, because I kept turning to the black woodgrain paper from an older MME pad called Frightful for my background; I thought it worked with the pen-and-ink style artwork on my image. I stamped my not-so-scary little guy in Stazon ink and then colored him with an aquapainter and various colors of ink:
Since my background was stark white, I inked up my Linen background stamp with Smoky Slate ink, stamped off on some scrap paper and stamped right over top the whole image. I also added a little shading around his body with a blender pen and a light touch of Smoky Slate ink. My sentiment is from My Creative Time's Mixed Holiday Sentiments, stamped in Cajun Craze. I cut the main panel into a banner shape, added mats of Cajun Craze and Old Olive, and finished it off simply with some Candy Dots! He's spooky but cute!
I hope you'll play along with our Halloween challenge this week! Will you do scary or silly? So many choices! Check out what the designers did here:
- Joanne - taking a break this week
- Hannelie - taking a break this week, too
Cassidy went to a wedding as her daddy's date yesterday, but it seems as if there might have been someone closer to her age to pal around with!
And another pretty view of Tobermory:
Thanks for popping in today!