Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A New Color Twist on Halloween

How's this for a new color combination for Halloween?

Forget about orange & black.......try these colors!

The color on the card was accomplished using various Distress inks: Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw, Dusty Concord. The color on the focal image is Adirondack alcohol inks on the back of acetate: Denim, Butterscotch, Eggplant, Wild Plum & Lettuce. The Tim Holtz ATC Halloween image was stamped on the acetate with StazOn. Then alcohol ink was applied to the back of the acetate. Kathy learned this technique at CHA: put drops of alcohol inks on a palette & let dry, fill a waterbrush with Blending Solution, use the brush to paint with the dried inks. That's how she applied the color to the acetate. It's a bit more controlled than using an applicator. The color palettes of the two inks are very compatible so the colors seem to be the same. Stamps used on the card are from the Trick or Treat set by Tim Holtz from Stampers Anonymous. Card design by Kathy.

Here you can see the wonderful range of color on the acetate. By layering the acetate over white paper, the colors intensify.

I really like the colors on this card! It's a fun change from traditional Halloween colors. Use this card for inspiration if you're not into Halloween (like me). Try this combination for a Christmas card. I think it would be great with snowflakes.

Challenge yourself......step out of that box! You never know what wonders you'll create.

1 comment:

Judy said...

I love the colors you used on this card. I'm not partial to Halloween cards but I like this one! Great design!
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