If you're like me, you have massive amounts of Halloween-themed images and stamps (and embellishments and papers), but sometimes I like to use every day images and turn them to the dark side (Luke, I am your father...).
I wanted to show you a cool technique I used in making my card for our new Halloween challenge. I love Edgar Allan Poe and his writing, so here's a card I made using a digi image of which I have no idea who the designer is!! If you recognize this image, PLEASE let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!
I decided to use Edgar's deliciously twisted poem, The Raven, as my starting point. Using Microsoft Word, I printed out lines from it for the background. Then I highlighted some words and phrases to spotlight the mood of my card.
Then, to show off that background, I fussy-cut my raven image so that all you get is his outline, and you can see the poetry through his body (yes, i know I could have printed him onto the words, but I didn't think of doing that until both were already printed out and I'm not one to waste paper and printer ink). I filled in the white around the image edges with Spectrum Noir marker in grey.
For that dark feeling (as if the poetry isn't spooky enough) I used a black felt flourish border and a black flower. I distressed my card by tearing my paper and inking edges, even the edges of my author's name. As a last nudge into the deep end, I "attached" a jeweled heart to a hook and stuck it in my raven's mouth.
So, not your average color-in-the-lines-of-a-digi-image card, but I like the look of it, and I hope you do too! Now it's your turn to try something out of your
ordinary by joining us in our Halloween challenge. We're being sponsored by the fabulous Ike's Art, who's offered five digis of choice for one lucky winner (see her links below)!!
Below are some inspiration cards made with images from Ike's Art:
My Blog is Ikes Blog is at http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com
Ike's Challenge Blog is http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com
Ike is an Exclusive designer for Smeared Ink www.smearedink.com