Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Mixed Media Frog

It is the part of the month where Mou posts a challenge on the Faber Castell blog.  The challenge is to create any project for Halloween or Day of the Dead.  I try to make a few Halloween cards each year.

This was a fun card to make.  I got out my texture paste, gelatos, Big Pens and started to play.  The background is a piece of Basic Grey paper which I applied texture paste to through a stencil.  I colored the texture paste with gelatos.  I wish I would have gotten a brighter orange.  The frog (a stamp from Whipper Snapper Stamps) was stamped and colored with gelatos, Big Pen and some distress ink.  I wanted a stormy looking sky so I put a layer of distress paint and then used purple, grey and dark blue gelatos to make it look stormy.  The weird looking circle is a moon - a very funky colored moon.  The brown earth is the Big Brush pen smeared with my fingers.  I added a little green in the brown.

I matted the image with several colors of cardstock.  Patterned paper was carded to the front.  I added stickers from SRM Stickers for my sentiment and the spider.  The stitches are also stickers.  A spider web was cut with my Silhouette.  I added a bow of fabric.

Eventually I will link this up on the SRM Challenge blog.

I am also entering it into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - where the challenge is to use fiber, ribbon or twine.

Happy Halloween.  I do so love getting messy.  (Shhh - inside is a big spider hanging down)  The person who this card is for - hates spiders.


Donna B. said...

Really fun Halloween card. I love all the details you added especially the background of the frog panel. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Lynn K said...

Fun Halloween card! Love the ribbon flower and how cute is the frog?! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Shelly said...

Totally, fun!!! Thanks for joining us at The SRM Challenge!

Melanie said...

This is such a cute and fun card. Thanks for joining this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

this is such a cute halloween card! i love that frog! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!