Monday, September 3, 2012

Celebrating My Favorite Holiday with a Mojo Monday Challenge

My most favorite holiday of the year, HALLOWEEN. Maybe its because I'm an October baby or possibly because it's so darn FUN! Either way, I love to make Halloween cards. Unfortunately, Halloween isn't a huge card giving holiday.  
So, I'm always looking for a good reason to do a Halloween project and when I opened my e-mail this morning and got a look at this week's Mojo Monday sketch, I knew that was the perfect reason.
Since I was a Stampin' Up demonstrator this past year (no longer part of that crew), all of my Halloween supplies are from Stampin' Up. I started by stamping this sweet image from Greeting Card Kids with Momento Tuxedo Black on Copic X-Press It cardstock. I colored it with Copic markers. Using Classic Circles Spellbinders Dies and Classic Scallops Dies, I cut the image, mat and scalloped circle.

I followed the sketch pretty closely.

I couldn't find flowers in my stash that were the right color. So, I used a couple of EK Success punches and made my own. The leaves were created using a flower punch from Stampin' Up.

A Sakura Star Dust pen was the perfect tool to add sparkly stars to the night sky. I imaged the light coming from the upper left and figured the highlights wouldn't be too strong because it's night. I'm not the greatest when it comes to light direction, but I'm trying to do a light study on all of my images before I start coloring (biggest thing I learned in my Intermediate Copic Class). 

I add another flower and a sentiment (Studio G from Wal-mart).

I love how this turned out and will probably take this to work as part of my Halloween decorations.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
Dana Desmond
Stampin' Up - Cardstock (Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie) Patterned Paper, Greeting Card Kids stamp, Rich Razzelberry  Satin Ribbon, Brads
Spellbinders - Classic Circles die, Classic Scallop die
Punches - EK Success Retro Flower Large, Retro Flower Small, Embossed Scallop
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Sakura Star Dust Gel Pen