Sunday, 4 September 2016

H is for Haunt

Hello.  Welcome.  We are enjoying a rare sunny Sunday.  I hope you are too.  Presenting my altered playing card for the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary challenge.  We are playing with the letter H.  My first thought went to Halloween but then I ran across Haunt.  And the VLVS moodboard.......

I started stamping VLVS spooky tree and cobweb corner onto the back of my playing card that I had covered with some white paper.  Then I got busy with the Hickory Smoke distress and London Fog archival to add some misty spookiness.  I also added some highlights with a white gel pen.  

VLVS Frank negotiating dangerous paths in, to and from his favourite haunt.  At first I thought he was pointing to the danger sign, but then realised he was just out to hang up his jack-o-lantern....  

VLVS danger skull sign and x-ray turtle stamped on shrink plastic and skrunk.  Tip of the day.... don't use archival on shrink plastic.  It bleeds.  Had to do a bit of a detail save with the white pen in a couple of areas of turtles' bones.  Added some details to the steps and the grass border using a black pen.  Don't step in the water Frank!  Looks like it might be a snapping turtle!!!!  Word definition from OED. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - H 
VLVS September Challenge 
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. I love your spooky altered playing card, great images.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. This one is quite broody and scary. I hope I won't be haunted by it tonight! Great images.

  3. Wonderful shading and a very atmospheric ATC.

  4. Soon be that spooky time again............Thank you for entering the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge. Good Luck Mickie x

  5. This looks like it was fun to make, Gail! Love all the various elements you brought together! thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. A really atmospheric piece. You've achieved a lot of depth with just a limited palette xx

  7. I love this!! Thanks for entering the VLVS challenge and good luck!

  8. Fab card ! Thanks for joining us over at VLVS! and good luck !
    Corrie x

  9. Oooh this is brilliant! Love the black and white! Thank you for joining us over at VLVS xx


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