|Deep and dark Victoriana.|
Well, I am wondering how to get around this. I love the imagery around Halloween and I love the ideas and the whole thing - except for the over indulgence in sugar as I said in a previous post. Sugar is wicked in a way that a wicked witch can never be!
|Where did all that blood come from - the stuff that Victorian penny dreadfuls are made of!|
|All very well to point the finger of blame at the raven.|
|Halloween Britisher style - telling the story.|
Halloween is real and it is really happening. And here, without further ado folks, is my take on a British Halloween card!
|Ink with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and then blend, blend, blend.|
Next came the blood splatters which was a liberally watered down DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in a suitable red. Make this really watery and flick at random (being prepared for it to go everywhere).
|A Christmas stencil was even pressed into active service for the stars in the background! Nothing is off limits!|
Stamps next with three shady looking gentlemen, some words, text and an accusing finger. Ranger archival ink in this in jet black and boy do those foam stamps (for the word Never) work beautifully! They give such a dense saturation of colour!
I had some remnant rubs too for the 13 and oct.
|Always be prepared to mix fonts. Here I could not fit the whole word 'nevermore' with the foam stamps so I swapped to a smaller courier font. You still get the idea and nothing is lost.|
|The raven sings 'nevermore' eternally.|
Wicked was cut from a Halloween words die straight onto brown card stock and cruel was actually the Gothic foam stamps again and this time embellished with Ranger Glossy Accents.
|The paper on the word background was a little boring so it was a good opportunity to add some more stamps in the steampunk and Halloween style and a bit of silver glitter paper behind the '&' to draw the eye.|
|Brown (Tim Holtz would be pleased to know) is an essential feature of Victorian imagery. It is a great default and works well with black.|
|When I dyed the ribbon, I deliberately left some purple bits. The result is quite sinister.|
|All of the elements together add up to a sinister story about back alley proprietors and shady goings on behind closed doors. if ever there is a suspicious body to dispose of....Messrs Wicked & Cruel can be relied upon to not ask questions.|
I love things that tell a story and are full of imagery so this sort of Halloween card is perfect for me!
|Don't want to give it away now!|
This project has used mainly Tim Holtz and Ranger products although I paid for them myself and no requests or payment have been made to me by either company. I use this stuff because I love it!
See you soon!