Saturday, October 13, 2012

Creatures of the Night

Susan Shuler -Guest Designer

1.  Stone Castle on Cliffs - LG  CM-255-T   Pg. 33 August 2011
2.  Tree of Dread - SM  VB-054-C   pg. 16 Halloween 2006
3.  Tree of Dread - LG  VB-053-J   pg. 16 Halloween 2006
4.  Tree of Dread - XL  VB-362-R  pg. 8 August 2011
5.  Silhouette Branch  CM-263-O  Pg. 36 August 2011
6.  Flying Bat - Dark - SM  CM-279-CC   pg. 10 April 2011
7.  Werewolf Silhouette  AP-489-I  pg. 8 August 2011
8.  Wolf Moon - SM  CM-010-D  pg. 9 Early Spring 2007
9.  Black Cat Hissing - SM  VB-189-CC   pg. 36 Halloween 2007
10. Wolf Stalking - SM  CM-006-A   pg. 9 Summer 2007
11. Cemetery - LG  CM-226-L   pg. 31 Halloween 2009
12. Cemetery - SM  CM-227-G  Pg. 31 Halloween 2009
13. Long Grass  CH-097-CC  pg. 32 main catalog
14. Grassy Mound  MY-059-D  pg. 32 Main Catalog

 Stamp images working from front to back with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. Stamp Werewolf Silhouette with Ranger Distress Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo inks.  Stamp XL Tree of Dread with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
Mask the images using Judikins Eclipse tape after stamping each one.
Use a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to help with correct placement of the images in the scene.
After stamping is complete, remove Eclipse Tape masks and color images with Copic markers.
Using a torn Post-It Note as a mask, sponge in the mountins with Memento London Fog and Grey Flannel inks and Stampin' Up Going Gray ink.  Remove Post-It Note masks.
Sponge in night sky with Ranger Distress Inks - Squeezed lemonade, Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Gatheed Twigs and just a couple of dabs of Ripe Persimmon, Memento inks -
Espresso Truffle and a few dabs of Cantalope.  Finish sky by lightly sponging Memory White Dye ink over the moon and a few places in the sky to add to the eerie look.
Use a white gel pen to highlight where the moonlight reflects off the edges of the images for a finishing touch. 
Mat scene on dark brown, yellow, then black card stock.

Susan has created a stunning project and I would like to say a huge thank you.


Candace Jedrowicz said...

"What lovely music they make"
Count Dracula

Gorgeous blending of color and darkness! Simply gorgeous!

Bast said...

Stunning! Loving all of the Halloween goodies that are being posted this year as they are all truly amazing! Thanx to everyone for sharing and for the inspiration!


xfilekc said...

Oh my, that is FANTASTIC. I can't imagine how much time, skill and concentration went into this project.
I'm gobsmacked.

Rebecca Stiles said...

This is a great scene! Love the white accents and spooky colors.

~Lady B~ said...

Wow! This is beyond gorgeous! This is some of the best coloring and inking I have ever seen.

lisa aka b.creative said...

What a fab scene!

Stempelientje Stempy said...

This is a awesome scene Susan!!FABULOUS!

Sharon Sahl said...

Incredible scene and so much work with all of the masks. These are some of my favorite Third Coast stamps too!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! Gorgeous and super spooky! xxD

Jane said...

wow amazing
hugs xxx

Julia said...

I love the scene!
Great job.

Sandra said...

Hi Susan,
As usual, you have overdone yourself ! This is pure dark beauty :)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Awesome Anesha! Absolutely awesome! Your list of stamps is longer than the instructions LOL! Fab card!

ScrappinCSI said...

Incredibly awesome piece. Such painstaking work. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself.

silvia said...

Fabulous scene!!! Stunning piece!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! What an amazing scene, I love the colours of the sky and the highlights add something extra to it, beautiful
Lindsay xx

Steph said...

Amazing! So much work and detail,very inspiring.

Ally White Cat said...

This is so wonderful wow..I am so inspired to try you stamps
susan s.

Virginia said...

The mood this created is fantastic.....great detail shots which I love!

bonniebluedenim said...

This is beautiful work, I'm going to have to check out that Judikins mask tape, sounds interesting, I love masking, and your work here is awesome!

monique said...

wow amazing. fabulous!!!!

Liisa said...

Love the scene! Stand-by for my response on Oct. 16 ;)