Sunday, October 4, 2009

TSSC89, The Crystal Ball

It has been a crazy week at school. I started this card at the beginning of the week and just finished it Friday. Today was the first chance I had to upload it! I made this card for MaryJo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge, TSSC89, so I am getting it posted just under the wire.

This image is a digi stamp that Ratmomma generously had for free over on SCS. I liked her because I don't have any stamps of just the witch's head. The sketch was a circle with a scalloped around it. I decided to make it a "crystal ball" to go with the Halloween theme of the card. To make it look realistic I put Crystal Effects all over the circle to give the impression of glass. I like using Crystal Effects but it is not easy to get it evenly all over the circle! The Crystal Effects also dulled the colors of the Copics a bit and the black actually ran on the dots just a little on a few of them, guess I'll have to be careful of that next time. The bottom of the crystal ball is from a snow globe digi stamp from Byrd's Blog. She has wonderful images and sayings that she gives away free from her blog, how wonderful is she!

After the card was done I decided to add the Halloween colored Primas and then have the spiders nesting in the center of them. The spiders are covered with black glitter to make them "pop". I used a really cool product on the scalloped circle. Krylon makes a webbing spray that is really easy to use and it makes a great stringy back round. The white looks like cobwebs.

Stamps: Digi stamps by Ratmomma(SCS), Byrd's Blog
Paper: SU Old Olive, Black, Papertrey White, DP Basic Grey
Inks: Copics
Accessories: Nesties, MS Punch, Paper Shaper Spider Punch, Crystal Effects, Krylon Webbing, Prima Flowers, Art Institute Glitter

I hope this card might make you think about doing sketches a bit different than what you normally do. Mary Jo have a great sketch every Monday you should stop by and try it. Thanks for stopping by.

Have a wonderful week,


MJ said...

WOW, tons of super details on this! Stunning Halloween card, love it! Thanks so much for playing along.

mamichelle said...

She's adorable! Love what you did with the spiders on the flowers and the crystal effects!

Pia said...

WOW--Mary! She is spooky but so cute. I love all the extras you added!

Kerry D-C said...

SO FUN! FUN! FUN! Heeheeeheee! I can't believe you used a picture of me on a card!!