Sunday, 24 October 2010

The Witching hour - Gingersnap Gothic elements challenge







Made this card for the Gingersnap *Gothic Elements* challenge. The Ghostly face and the gold background elements have been stamped with Opalite *crystal blush* onto black card, and then brushed with perfect pearls in electric blue and gold respectively. The gothic arch has been cut free-handed from some gold card from a choccie package, embossed with a TH folder and then swiped with black archival ink. The card and arch have been mounted onto a scrap of *Graphics 45* paper with 3D pads. The bat is a sizzix die cut, edged with gold, and is carrying an hour-glass to herald the witching hour. The large bird is from TH, has been stamped with archival ink, black embossed and cut out by hand.... That was where the story got messy - I tipped the pot of black embossing powder over the working surface in the kitchen. Managed to scratch and brush it back into the pot with the addition of some coffee granules & some UCBs - unidentified crumbs and bits, so I am wondering what special effects my next embossing will have....Was great fun to make in spite of it all. Thanks for looking!

20 comments:

  1. Love the embossed texture on your arch and your cool musical bird ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

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  2. Thanks a lot, was fun making it!

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  3. LOL I am sure the extra bits will only add to your next progject Fabulous arch Love the little gem round the bird neck hugs alma xx

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  4. Thanks Alma. It may be a new creation for embossing powder, perhaps I can sell the patent to Ranger!

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  5. Lovely work again, really spooky and schöööööööööön! Hugs, Sarah

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  6. another cool card val, well done...

    maria x

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  7. You really do Halloween perfectly and this is truly great Val. Have a great week, Annette x

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  8. Thanks Netty, you are not the only one who loves Halloween!

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  9. Love it Val! Great techniques and fab little details.
    Hugs,
    Sue xx
    p.s. can't wait to see your next embossing!

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  10. Thanks Suse! It will def. be different, perhaps more dimensional and with coffee aroma?

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  11. This is fantastic with the design and all the different textures. Looking forward to seeing your next embossed creation (lol) Thanks for joinging in the Goth-ober fun at Gingersnap Creations.

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  12. Thanks Petra! Perhaps my embossing powder with coffee aroma will be a big hit?

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  13. Finally catching up with my blogs Val, and yours I see is just amazing!!! I love these, and have just spotted your amazing halloween globe, which I simply adore! Well done Val, inspirational,as always!
    Suzie xxxxx :)

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  14. Thanks a lot Sue, your comments are much appreciated, as always.

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  15. Amazing. Is the bat holding a a small hourglass?

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  16. Yes, it is! Thanks for visiting and greetings from Germany!

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