Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Halloween card without any black... oh my!

Hello everyone! 

I wanted to pop in today and share a Halloween card with you and it's a little non-traditional because I didn't use any black! 
To start- I created a watercolor wash background with Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. Once dry, I stamp the flourishes (Studio g) and Vintage Note (Stampendous) randomly in Spiced Marmalade ink. I coated the moon with crackle paint to give it some extra texture and shine :) And to create the Halloween scene... I used a Paper Smooches die for the bats, a MFT die for the skyline border and a Tim Holtz die for the spooky little tree.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guyz- Architecture
Country View Crafts'- Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues
Delicious Doodles- Halloween (scary or cute)
Craftaholics R Us- Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner- Add a Bat
 DL ART Thankful ThursdayHalloween or a Thank You Card
Double DFright Night
More Mixed Media- Anything Goes/optional Orange
Simon Says Stamp Monday- A walk on the Dark Side 
Sisterhood of Crafters- Use Your Dies (2nd entry)


Tina Bastel said...

Ohhhhh ja wie toll ist dein Werk denn? Super einfach sowas von genial, klasse diese Kombi, ein Traum, liebe Grüße Bettina

jimlynn said...

Good spooky fun and no black needed at all on this. Such a fun card.

Darlene said...

WOW! Fantastic Tammy! Great job on the background and that moon ... FANTASTIC ... love it! Awesome Halloween creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Fright Night’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Darlene said...

Me again and I'm still in AWE of this creation! You did such a fabulous job on it!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Use Your Dies!’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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Babs Watson said...

This is just a perfect Halloween card Tammy I love it with out any black , the sky looks like it’s on fire lovely warm colours and I love your cute little owl in the tree..
Hugs Babs x

DIANA L. said...

What a great Halloween card I love the city scape and the monochromatic color. I love it.
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #213 “Halloween” or Thank you” for this challenge. Have a blessed day


Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Fabulous card! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

Regine Karpel said...


Monika Reeck said...

I loovee your watercolor wash background...coool effect and yyayyy no black
you are clever Tammy
and me too I am not making any Halloween card
in Germany its not so common
so I dont join any Halloween challenge hehe
love your little OWL on the branch so cuutee
and lovely Bat(man) in orange hehe
sweet halloween card
PS: try to do catch up I am in the office hehe

papierelle said...

Without black, that's a special challenge. You mastered it.
Hugs Gundi

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I love the monochromatic look. This came out really cool, I'll have to try to make a Halloween card without any black too, great Challenge! I love your moon and your flying bats. Adding the skyline and the creepy tree looks great, very clever! Well done! This is just creepy enough lol Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Fright Night Challenge, Donna DT Member.

Kuni said...

Wow.. what a amazing card Tammy.

Pia S said...

Love how that moon turned out. And the background. It's an original design, it's standing out as there's no black. Cool!

Donna said...

What a stunning card Tammy, that background wash and the moon are fabulous and the orange die cuts with no black is such a wow factor!

Sandra said...

Such a fun and bright Halloween card, the bats are amazing and so is the crackled moon. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Lena's Creations said...

Boo-tiful card!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. We hope to see you again soon.
Lena - Dt

Lynn McAuley said...

Totally awesome Halloween design, Tammy!! Remarkable work!

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful creation. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our FRIGHT NIGHT challenge, sure suits our theme beautifully ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

Sue Hickey said...

Hi and welcome to our Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

rachel said...

beautiful monochrome card - I love this! Thanks for joining us at Coubtryview challenges this month and good luck. Hugs rachel xx