Saturday, October 22, 2022

Hocus Pocus...

Hello Bellas !

Amy here with the last Scenic Saturday card of October, so of course I had to go out with something spooky. Even though I have a lot of Halloween specific images from Stamping Bella, it's always fun to take a random image and transform it into something spooky for the holiday. In this instance, it was Uptown Girl Librarian who was just itchin' for a magical Halloween make-over. I don't know why, but there was just something about this Librarian that had me envisioning her as a studious witch reading a spell book from the moment I got her. To begin her transformation I simply colored her outfit in the traditional orange and black Halloween color combo and gave her dark purple hair. The next step was to add some actual Halloween images in the scene around our spooky Librarian, such as the Squidgy Bat and a couple of funky jack o'lanterns that I selectively inked up from both the Foxy in the Pumpkin and Squishy Owl stamps.     

With the jack o'lanterns now in place behind her, it felt right to go with an outdoor background. So I proceeded to color in some dirt and dry grass and brought that ground pretty far up this mini slimline card. The higher up you bring the ground the further back in the distance it is going to make it look like that ground extends. At the horizon line I used a mix of grey markers to sketch in a simple stone wall. I like how it adds some interest and gives us a nice break between the ground and the sky. After masking the bat, Librarian and the wall, I stamped in the sentiment from the Frightful and Delightful set then used my Copic airbrush system to add color to the night sky as well as an eerie green glow emitting from her open spell book. And I really do think it was that last minute addition of the magical glow that totally clinched her witchy make-over. :)  

Ok, here's wishing all those who will be celebrating, a very fun Halloween this year filled with more treats than tricks!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Girl Librarian, Foxy in the Pumpkin, Squishy Owl, Squidgy Bat and Cat and Frightful and Delightful Sentiment set
ink- Memento tuxedo black

Pinkfresh Studio stitched mini slimline die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Pear Blossom Press gold gel pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BV23, BV25, BV29
clothes- E40, E81, E84, W5, W6, W7, W9, W10, YR21, YR12, YR04, E08m C0, C2
jack o'lanterns- Y35, YR15, YR07, YR09, E07, E19, E84, E87, Y02, Y18, Y17, BV20, YR30, YR31, E30, E81, YG01, G24, G94, BG99

ground- E31, E34, E42, E43, E44, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97

bat- E55, E57, E47, W5, W7, W10, R30

book- V04, BV17, BV29, FV2, FYG1, FYG2
wall/trees- W4, T3, T5, N10, FYG1/E49, 100
sky- BV02, BV17, BV29