Sunday, September 01, 2013

Bewitched Moonlight

Hello everyone and welcome to September !    I hope my fellow Canadian bloggers & visitors are enjoying the Labour Day weekend and ready for 'back to school' on Tuesday.  

I promised I would be back with new CB designs that celebrate another season...... and yes it's Halloween!  I love Autumn and Halloween is a fun part of it.  I love to see how some people go all out and decorate their homes to celebrate.  I like to have pumpkins out with our tall grasses to add a touch of Autumn to our front patio.

Chocolate Baroque has just announced two new wonderful rubber stamp sets for Halloween.    I've been working with Bewitched Moonlight which is a wonderful set to create spooky scenes for Halloween cards, tags and more.       


For the above card, I started with watercolour paper and sprayed Purple & Orange Dylusions Inks.  I spritzed water over top and was careful not to blend the colours as these two will turn into muddy brown together.  I blotted the ink with a paper towel roll.

When dry, I stamped the images from Bewitched Moonlight with black Stazon Ink.   I also stamped the Flourish Tree from Fantasy Woodland to the left of the mushroom and around the top edges.    Using a black Micron Pigment pen I drew a little on the bottom of the tree and added a few little mushrooms to blend the images together.    

Using a piece of cardstock with a circle cut out and placed over the witch, I carefully spritzed a little water, then blotted the ink off to create the moon.    Dylusions inks are water soluble, so it's easy to remove the ink.   I added holograph glitter to highlight the moon.

I have another design using the same stamp set:


I started again with a piece of watercolour paper and sprayed Midnight, Teal and White Linen Dylusions Inks.  I spritzed a little water over top, let the colours blend and blotted with a paper towel roll.   When dry, I used two stencils TCW Cell Theory (at the bottom)  and TCW Star Fall (at the top) with Distress Inks to create a little more pattern on the background.  Next I embossed the images with black powder.  I created a moon again using cardstock with a circle cut out and distress inks.

Here is a look at the complete Bewitched Moonlight set which is on special offer for the month of September along with it's partner set Nevermore.   Both sets are available for a multibuy price as well.   




I hope you've enjoyed these 'spooky' designs.    If you have a chance, please visit Chocolate Baroque's Design Team Blog to see what my talented teammates are posting.    Also you have a chance to win some of the new wonderful stamp sets -  all you need to do is leave a comment here at the DT Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful Shirley, love both cards, the colours are stunning... Great stamps too!

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  2. Wow Shirley what great cards did you make of the spookey stamp set!!! I really love this set !! and your cards are so beautiful, great colours and design!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  3. Oh my!! I though I loved the first card, but then I saw the second one. That one I am just crazy for! That mouse, and those colours are just so super appealing to me!!

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  4. Fantastic backgrounds for the new stamps Shirley

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. Awesome Shirley !! Both so bold and striking but the first one really has to be my favourite.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

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  6. Beautifull sceneries! The images are so well put together; they are a fairy-spooky sceneries! Have a nice sunday, hugs, Gerrina

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  7. Beautiful stamps and you have made a wonderful card, love the colours! Valerie

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  8. Beautiful cards you maked,and wonderful stamps and color on it,wonderful.

    have a nice weekend :-)

    Greetings Jeannette

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  9. This is so pretty to look at. Love the moon. And love the orange colour too. Thanks for showing Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  10. WOW Shirley, these are both gorgeous. I can't make up my mind which one I like the most. The colours on the first are so vibrant, but the effects you've got on the second are amazing.

    Hopefully my stamps should be here Monday. Hope your weekend is going well. Weather here is still really good, makes up for last year when it didn't stop raining.

    Sue x

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  11. Shirley, you created two gorgeous cards fot the Halloween.
    Like both of them, maybe the blue one is more scarry, but the orange one is more Halloween.
    They are funny to look at.
    Groetjes Gery.

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  12. Striking to see what a different effect you've created by using two different colour ways. I particularly like the way you have added texture & variation with the stencils. In the blue sample the effect of the moon is spectacular as it really looks like a haze through which the witch is flying.
    Paula (PEP)

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  13. Shirley... I want to thank you for a comment you wrote on the Outlines blog in 2012. I have been ill and stamps have been on the back burner so when I went looking for my favorites..I could not locate them. Finally I saw your comment on a blog and realized that they have closed! I will miss them but am glad it led me here to your blog. Mary

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  14. both color variations are great! AMAZING!

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  15. Great spooky scenes! Love your sparkly moon. xxx

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  16. Oh wow Shirley adore the colours your so talented! love these stamps too I love all the colours that Autumn brings huggles hun Sue xxx

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  17. Both cards are fanatastic, Shirley. Wonderful colours and images

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  18. Fab makes Shirley. I love the backgrounds/colours. Hard to believe Halloween is not so far away.

    TFS and crafty hugs from your newest follower
    Annie x

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  19. Wicked fun Halloween cards Shirley! Wonderful colors and scenes~I love the little mouse with the wings!! Enjoy the rest of the long weekend!
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  20. Spookily cool cards! I so love these stamps (both sets) sure wish they were available in the states. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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  21. Hey Shirley - well I am one of those that absolutely adore Autumn and Halloween. So much fun and gorgeous colors. Both of your cards are really good - I guess I would go for the first make to pick out my favorite. I love the purple and orange of Halloween, I am also fond of witches and your moon is gorgeous. So there, I have had my say!!
    sandy

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  22. Where has the time gone Shirley, soon be Christmas!!! Two bold and striking makes which look as if you had so much fun making. The cool blues are stunning.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  23. You even make Halloween look elegant and stunning, Shirley!! I don't mind the fab witch, but the rat I can do without!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. great halloween cards! Love the colors! Hope you had a lovely weekend! groetjes Karin x

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  25. Very great cards you have made dear Shirley. beautiful colors again.
    lovely greet and big hug
    Marja

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  26. Oh wow, Shirley this are two amazing cards, vibrant and interesting images and love them both.xx

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  27. Gorgeous! Love the rich colors on both cards!

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  28. How well you've used these Halloween stamps, these two cards are brilliant. The black silhouettes stand out so well against your wonderful backgrounds.

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  29. Really like both of these, but have to confess that the purple & orange grabbed my attention totally. Got some good inspiration from these 2, although I don't have these particular stamps. (Got some things that may work!). Love how you did Miss Witch, and thanks for the tip to use Staz-on. Hadn't thought to do that. Been using Memento..sometimes works ok, sometimes not! Great job on BOTH cards. So different looking with each colorway. TFS & Hugs

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  30. Can Halloweenie cards be beautiful? These are! Wowser colors, fabulous images, delightful arrangement of the images. How can something produce the "spooky" feeling, and yet be absolutely gorgeous at the same time? so many pretty techniques incorporated on these, too, Shirley. BEAUTIFUL hugs, de

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  31. Wunderbare Karten und Stempel, liebe Shirley. Mich begeistern auch die Farben, die Blautöne finde ich absolut stimmig zum Halloween-Thema.
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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