Saturday, October 07, 2017

Whimsy 31 Nights of Halloween and a giveaway!

I'll be sharing some guest posts with Whimsy Stamps this month, and I'm honored to also be hosting a giveaway for their 31 Nights of Halloween celebration! Keep reading to find out how you can win a $15 gift certificate!


I wouldn't normally be attracted to a set called Attempted Murder, but look at it - there are so many possibilities! (A group of crows is actually called a murder, so with just 2 of them... it's a good attempt! Love the humor behind this set, too.)


The individual elements can create a beautiful autumn scene, or a variety of spooky Halloween vignettes. I decided to go for a stormy fall scene, and filled in the images to create silhouettes. You can follow my process below! 


I started off with a panel of watercolor paper, swiped with Distress Oxide inks. I misted with water, and sprinkled some salt for texture, then laid in a die cut circle of Yupo paper to create an imprint. 


When the panel was dry, I brushed a few clouds lightly into the background, using this scalloped circle as a template.


I stamped the images over the panel using my MISTI, then colored in the outlines with a Copic marker.


Over the marker, I deepened some shadows and added highlights with colored pencils.


When I was done stamping, I added a few darker clouds and sponged the edges to bring more focus to the center of the panel. I really love the results! For a final step I added a few small birds from the Falling Leaves clear set - they were the perfect size to add some perspective and depth.


I hope that inspired you.... now for the fun stuff! 


******For a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from Whimsy Stamps, click on over to the Halloween/Autumn section, then come back and tell me which stamp or set there is your favorite! I will draw a random winner from the comments on Wednesday, Oct. 11th, at 9:00 Central, and announce the winner Thursday morning. ******

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37 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card creation.
    My favorite stamp; I have to go with Hazel.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity
    ColleenB.`Texas

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  2. Penguin pumpkin patch, so cute! Thanks for chance to win.

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  3. I don't usually care for halloween stamps, but Penguin Pumpkin Patch is so cute, and therefore my favorite!

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  4. Whimsy stamps has awesome Halloween stamps- for my favorite at the momoment I select the Grim Reaper SET because the reaper has heart!

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  5. Attempted murder is my favorite! I love the fence especially.

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  6. murder is a "flock" of crows............

    Kathy

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  7. Attempted Murder and Dracula I Compel You. I love the fence in the first and the sentiments in the second.

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  8. I'm with you-Attempted Murder. I am sure it is because of your card, but I find it hauntingly peaceful. I really like your background and how you made the clouds=great tips.

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  9. Dina, you did SUCH A GREAT JOB on this!!! ;) I'm with you Dina! I like the set Attempted Murder. LOL That picket fence is great! ;)

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  10. I'm not normally a Halloween fan, but Penguin Pumpkin Patch is adorable!

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  11. I think all the sets are wonderful, however, my favourite is the Paper Polly Dolly because I can see it has so many applications for all kinds of cards throughout the year. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize and thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. I love the ravens! But Hazel the witch and her batty friend are sooo cute! I would choose her.

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  13. I love Witch Hazel! Very cute; festive, but not scary! Just my type.

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  14. Attempted Murder has to be my favorite and love what you did with the stamp set!

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  15. I love Attempted Murder for the Fence and Friends til the End. I can't pick just one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. LOL - My fav is Dracula Bite Me..."perky people make me hungry" Bwahhhh thank for the detailed description of how you created your awesome background. :-)

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  17. What fun stamps for the season. Your card is fantastic. I love the "murder" one because it makes me laugh. Some of the others are also irreverently funny as well. But, my favorite is Penguin Pumpkin Patch because I would love to color this one the most.

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  18. Love the colors and details on your card! Fabulous autumn scene!
    My favorite from the Halloween/Autumn section.... I love the Cat Witch stamp!

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  19. Sweet stuff

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  20. Lots of great fall and Halloween sets. Hazel has to be my favorite. Polly paper doll would be great for my granddaughters year round.

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  21. Boo to You is my favorite. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  22. I absolutely love the Penguin Trick or Treaters.

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  23. Crystal Brumley10/07/2017 11:51 PM

    Attempted Murder for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Gorgeous stamp set and you have done a awesome job with the layout and coloring!
    I love the Batty Boo and the Headless Horseman is awesome too!

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  25. Your coloring is always stunning, Dina. Love this.
    I simply adore the Penguin Trick or Treaters; they are
    beyond adorable.

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  26. Super card - love the sponging and background. I love the new scary release, but fav would have to be the Dracula I compel you set and Penguin pumpkin Patch:)

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  27. Great card my favorite is hazel the witch

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  28. I LOVE Dracula I compel you & Hazel!

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  29. Love your beautiful
    card! Great designing.
    I really like the
    Hazel stamp, so cute.
    Carla from Utah

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  30. Fabulous card. I like the set called Kitties on Halloween.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  31. Beautiful card, I love the scene you created. My favorite stamp is Boo to You.

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  32. Karen Wedding10/09/2017 10:21 AM

    Awesome card. So much detail you put into it. I think my favorite stamp is Boo to You. The kids are so cute! I could see using them on scrapbooks and cards. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

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  33. That is amazing spooky night scene, Dina!

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  34. Kitties on haloween stamp is cute

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  35. AWESOME, AWESOME card Dina, thank you for joining Whimsy Stamps for our 31 Nights of Halloween celebration!
    GOOD LUCK to everyone who shared their Whimsy favorites for a chance to win!

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