I think I said last year that I don’t really make Halloween cards. And I’ll say it again this year: I don’t really make Halloween cards. If I only make one card per year, I suppose that’s true, right?
When the Witch Way is the Candy set came out from My Favorite Things last year, I thought it was pretty cute, but I wasn’t going to get it because, see above, I don’t really make Halloween cards. But as I was shopping a recent sale, I saw it was in stock and I still thought it was pretty cute and before I knew it, it was in my cart.
I decided to use it to make the card I’m sharing today for the current sketch challenge at the MFT Card Challenges blog:
And here’s my take:
I started by stamping the witch and two pumpkins onto some Gina K 110lb cardstock. I’ve said this previously, but this cardstock is amazing for Copic coloring. It’s thick enough that the ink does not soak through, and the surface is so lovely to color on. I used grout gray ink, stamping each image a couple of times to get a good impression.
I like to draw in eyes for these images, so I very lightly sketched them in. After I was done coloring her face and adding her cat-eye liner, I promptly smudged said liner right across her nose. Much like I do in real life anytime I put on eyeliner. So I started over.
After I finished coloring the stamped images, I started taking a poll on what to do with the background. I may have even asked “WWSAD?” (What Would Sandy Allnock Do?) And we all know that Sandy would sketch in a scene, so that’s what I did too. I did some research (coughgoogleimagesearchcough) and sketched in a gothic gate. And then I set in to color the whole background. I added highlights on the gate from the moonlight using white gel pen. And I added some foggy clouds with white pencil.
Here are the colors I used. I’ve included them in the supply list at the end for your convenience.
Witch: E00, E21, YG13, black illustrator pen 0.1mm (skin, eyes); N4, N6, N8, N10, RV63, V12, V15, V17 (cape, hat, boots); YG01, YG13, V12 (dress, sleeves, tights)
Pumpkins: Y15, Y17, YR16, YR07, E31, E47, E49
Broom: Y11, E31, E44, YR24, brown pencil for details
Gate: N4, N8, N10, black illustrator pen (0.1mm), white gel pen (fine tip)
Sky: BV08, BV23, BV25, white pencil (Caran D’Ache), Polychromos in Cream and Light Yellow Glaze)
That’s it for this card. Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!
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