Thursday, October 25, 2012


By Guest Designer Susan Shuler

Third Coast Stamps used:
Bat-Wing Halloween Fairy  VB-288-R  Pg. 3 Halloween 2008
Autumn Owl  VB-178-L  Pg. 3 Halloween 2007
Froggy Mage - SM  CH-909-A  Pg. 17 Early Spring 2007
Halloween Corner Vine - Left  VB-325-I  Pg. 26 Halloween 2009
Halloween Corner Vine - Right  VB-324-I  Pg. 26 Halloween 2009
Sinister Bat - Light - SM  CM-280-CC  Pg. 10 April 2011
Pumpkin Patch Set - PR-034-V  Pg. 2 Halloween 2008

  • Using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, stamp Bat-Wing Fairy and color with Copics. 
  • Create a mask for her arm and leg using Judikins Eclipse Tape and stamp ground vines and Autumn Owl with tree using a stamp positioner. 
  • Remove masks and color with Copics. 
  • Stamp frog and bat, then color with Copics. 
  • Using Stampin' Up! and Tombow water base markers stamp left and right Halloween corner vines. 
  • Outline edges of top corner vines with black Copic Multiliner pen. 
  • Use Post-It Notes to mask horizon and sponge sky very lightly with Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass Ranger Distress Inks
  • Turn Post-It Notes mask around and color ground lightly with Copic E40, then sponge lightly with Bundled Sage Distrss Ink.
  • Remove mask and color in shadows under images with Copic marker G24 and G20
  • Sponge edges of card with Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
  • Mat images on black, then Stampin' Up! Poppy Parade cardstock and attach to card base.


Anesha said...

Super creation.

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Aww! Cute cute cute! All your details are delightful!

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

Absolutely fabulous Susan, amazing scene and amazing colouring!

monique said...

Gorgeous card very pretty

Dieverdog said...

What a cute little scene! The colors are so wonderfully vibrant! I love all the stamps you used to put this together. I especially love the little bat at the top, I've not seen him before. Nicely done!!!

Sharon Sahl said...

Pam said it so well - the colors are eye-popping and the elements of the scene are perfect!

Pam Schmidt said...

Gorgeous colors and composition. THank you for the step-by-step. Thank you for sharing your artwork.

Jane said...

This is lovely stunning image and colour
Hugs xxx

silvia said...

Awesome card!! LOVE the fairy and the pumpkin!!

Celeste said...

Awesome! Thanks for the directions to how you made it. I need to do more projects using masking...I'm too lazy I guess!

Rebecca Stiles said...

I love the design of this piece! The framing with the vines is a great touch. Nice job!

Carla said...

Goreous- love the fairy image!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! Gorgeous coloring and such fabulously delicate stamps. Magical! xxD

~Lady B~ said...

Stunning creation with lovely vibrant colors! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial on the creation of your wonderful card :)

Steph said...

Gorgeous card, love those bright colors!

Julia said...

Another fab creation, love it!

Kathi said...

That's an absolutely wonderful scene! I love all the great details!