Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge #87 - Halloween

This is my 1st time doing a halloween card. People here don't really celebrate Halloween. I'm honestly clueless about what I'm going to do so I decided to just focus on the colouring of the images this week. I combined 2 images this week. They are "Was Not Me!" & "Miss Halloween". I used Photoshop program to flip the "Miss Halloween" image so that she looks like she's sweeping up the mess the naughty little kitty cat did & erased the inappropriate areas where the 2 images meet. E.g. her shoe & the pot.
I challenged myself by colouring them in a dark hues which typically is not my style. Took me a much longer time to finish them as I kept going back & forth about my choice of colours :P 

Miss Halloween

With the Copic Multiliner 0.1 & 0.3, I drew fishnet stocking for "Miss Halloween" to give her a sexier look.

The spiderweb & spiders

I wanted to draw cute, fluffy spiders & I did it with 2 shades of grey, W7 & W9. & added white dots with a white gel pen for their eyes & used Copic Multiliner 0.1 to give them their eyes & legs. Added glossy accent to give it a "Googly eye" effect. As for the spiderweb, I just drew it with Copic Multiliner 0.1.

Close up of the little witch from "Was not Me!" image

The little kitty cat

I gave the cat a stripes of a different colour to give it some character.

The spilled mixture & Pot

Coloured all the brass items with a hint of BG72 to give it an aged look. Mimicking patina on metal.
I wanted the spilled mixture to look yucky so coloured it in a dark turquoise colour & added a little pink, yellow & a fluorescent yellow, FYG1 to give it highlight. Covered it with glossy accent. It makes u wonder, what on earth was in that concoction... heehee  

The background

The background is really interesting because I wanted it to look dreamy & slightly mysterious so I coloured the background with BG70 on the top & BV31 on the bottom of the card. Then, I used my colourless blender refill "O" & deliberately drip various droplet sizes on my coloured background. I had to be very careful not to drip too near to my images as it will react with the colours. I had a tissue next to me just in case it happened. :P On the whole, I liked the way it turned out. :D

Inside of the card
The Copic markers used

Materials Used:
The Paper Shelter Digi Stamp: Miss Halloween & Was not Me !
Papers: Xpress It Blending card, green colour & black colour CS, Magnolia So Spooky paper collection 
Punches: Martha Stewart- Arch Lattice edge punchOther Materials: Distress ink: Tumble glass, Tea Dye & Black Soot, White gel pen, Copic Multiliner 0.1 & 0.3Copic markers 


  1. Hi Shirin, wow love the spiderweb in the corner, your one talented crafter, and your colouring is just gorgeous, the result is just a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxx

  2. Beautifully coloured, love the papers, nicely done
    Hugs julie P

  3. Wow!
    Your card is stunning!
    Miss you
    Warm hugs from a cold place:)

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