There is a slightly unsettling, sinister feel to the trio of cards I am sharing in this post. I appreciate that the cards might cause offence to anyone who does not agree with Halloween due to religious belief, I certainly don’t want to be upsetting anyone.
They were submitted to The Stampers’ Sampler for their annual Frightful & Delightful challenge call and published as a feature in the Jul/Aug/Sept issue.
I am not someone who embraces the macabre, dark side of Halloween but I was inspired by the Oxford Impressions stamps. Oxford Impressions excel at Halloween (and Christmas) with stamp sets for all Halloween tastes from Masquerade to Too Cute to Spook style stamps, Danse Macabre and Poe inspired. If you want to have a look, in the U.K. That’s Crafty stock several Oxford Impressions sets.A hint of gold runs through my background with splatters of iron oxide paint.More stained items. In this photo you can see that the girl was stamped onto a tag. I wanted the tag to blend into the overall background but at the same time, it brings another layer to the card.
A wooden clock counting down the time to Midnight.A sinister, watchful raven.There’s something so fun about gathering all my O.I. Halloween stamps, dipping into various sets.
The rusty red paint gives a sinister edge to the cards.
I always appreciate visits at any time but understand that the cards here are darker to my usual style. I will be sharing another Halloween related post very soon but not nearly as dark as this!
10 Oct 2016 11 Comments