Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release - Halloween, cat, dog, spider, cute, card, trick or treat, colic

Another quick share today :D This is the cutie patootie Trick or Treat set from Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember release! Now let me just say that I got a bit carried away with the Copics for this one LOL. More on that in a moment, but if you really want to see this set at it’s best you’ve got to pop over and see Kristina’s version. Kristina not only designed these stamps but she showcased them to perfection yesterday for the STAMPtember blog hop (if you’ve not hopped yet then start here)!

OK, back to my version. I stamped the pooch first in Memento tuxedo black and created a mask with a post-it-note before stamping the kittie. Then out came those Copics! I really needed some quiet colouring time when I was creating this card and throughly enjoyed myself colouring these cuties in, especially that rich purple cape :D Then I stamped the sentiment bubble above with Versafine onyx black ink. Hmmm, it was all a little white and plain, not very Halloweeny really. So I started adding a rich yellow glow around the characters, which sort of spread until it looked more like a yellow wall, but hey ho it certainly added more depth of colour! I quite like the wall really, I’d love to find a wall like this as a backdrop to take the kids Halloween pictures. I just had to be careful when colouring around the sentiment so as not to smear the ink. To ground the scene I added some deep greens and a little grey to mute the colours as I’m imagining twilight here. Finally I stamped the cute little spider (can spiders be cute?) dangling down, mounted the panel onto a white mat and then onto a black card base.

I have so much respect for the Copic colouring queen Sandy Allnock who creates the most amazing coloured images and is a total hoot too. Sandy will be teaching with Kristina and Jennifer in the next Online Card Class; Copic Markers for Card Makers. Check it out if you haven’t already :D



Stamps – Simon Says Stamp trick or treat; Card Neenah solar white 80lb, Simon Says Stamp black; Inks – Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black; Copics 0, cloak (V01, V04, V06, V09, C5, C7, C9) cat (R11, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7) dog (E31, E33, E37, E59) bandages (T0, T1, T3) grass (G94, G99, G85, C3) background (Y11, YR000, Y21, Y26)


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