We don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, so my stamp sets for that holiday are just non-existent. I didn't let that stop me again this week when I saw the cool photo supplied by the DT at Paper Lovin' Gals. How great does this look? I knew straight away I wanted to get out my brayer for this one, but wasn't sure what I had in mind would work. So a number of trials later this is what I created.
I know it looks a bit plain and not overly exciting but it is a luminaire, so you don't really see the true effect until you turn out the lights ...
I found a picture of the haunted house on the internet, and traced and then very carefully cut out the little bits and pieces to let the light through. I realised after I had finished that I should have cut it out of Basic Black, not Pumpkin Pie, but by then it was all put together and I couldn't face more carving (it was also about midnight lol). So out with the Stampin' Write Marker and some careful colouring in. I put the little had cut bat behind the vellum so that it would be a bit blurred with the light behind, to give an effect of movement. The vellum behind the house has be brayered in Tangerine Tango so that it gets that lovely orange glow.
I really enjoyed making this, and I just know my teenage daughter is going to love it when she sees it all lit up in her room tonight!
I am also going to be entering this project in the Stampin' Royalty "Spooky/Creepy/Halloween" themed challenge.