I did it.

I got me a Doily Lace Edge Punch. Couldn’t resist it. At all. So from now on, some doily lace edges will appear on occasion. Like on this one….

HalloweenI’ve been kind of into distress inked backgrounds lately. I don’t know if it’s the effect or the mess that I enjoy the most. Hehee… I really like how one can play with light and shadows, and the sprinkles of water gives such a neat look. All the stamps are from The Rubber Café and I have put some crackle accent on the tree and some black stickles on the bats and letters.

Halloween detalj The design is based on the great sketch of the week over at Sketch Saturday.

*Edit: I got a question by mail about the water splashed background and it's really, really simple. Ink up a blank water color paper with distress ink by sponging the ink from the edges inwards. Use multiple colors in layers (as I've done here) or keep it monocromatic. When you have a colored piece of paper, simply wet your hand and splash some water drops on to the inked paper and let it dry.

Today I held the most confusing lecture ever. It’s not a good combination having a cold, eating migraine medicine and trying to keep up an intellectual conversation and a structured lecture. Poor students. Sometimes it might be better to cancel...


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I like it A LOT!!!!

LOUISE said...

Great card Tesab, love the image, and thanks for sharing your technique. Will have to give it a try. Louise x

Nilla said...

Scary but beautiful card, love the color combo, great! Hugs Nilla

Elzie said...

Som du vet är jag inte så förtjust i Halloween, men det här kortet var festligt. Du är så duktig på att få ihop färger.
Hoppas du har en bra dag.
Kram Elzie

Gro said...

Skikkelig fint kort du har laget!!!!
Jeg synes sånne bakgrunner er så stilig, men har ikke fått prøvd det selv ennå.....
Kjøpte akkurat Doily lace edge puncheren selv.... :-)
Den er jo såååå fin!

Ha en fortsatt fin dag!


Desire Fourie said...

Tesa, this is just gorgeous. Love the scene you have created here ... so much to look at.