September 16, 2020

Halloween/Fall Fun * Stock Your Stash Challenge

Hello and welcome to the newest Stock Your Stash Challenge by Reverse Confetti. This monthly challenge is a fun way to get inspired by a topic and the Design Teams projects. We would love to see your Halloween and/or Fall Fun cards. Play along for a chance to win! 

My card features Nuts About You  one of my favorite stamp sets by RC. I love squirrels and this one is just super cute and so is the adorable hedgehog. 

 

I started by stamping the critters, the leaves, the mushroom and the acorns onto watercolor paper using a water resistant ink (Versafine Onyx Black). To make the squirrel look like he's sitting on the stump, I had to stamp him first and then mask him off. This way, I could stamp the stump and after removing the masking paper, I had the perfect little scene. Then, I painted a very light wash of yellow and light brown for the first layer of the background. I tried to stay very light in the center and get a little darker towards the edges of my panel. 


Next, I used my Faber Castell Watercolor Markers to color all the stamped images. I put down a bit color where I wanted the image to be the darkest and spread the color with a water brush. After coloring all the images, I let them dry and went in with some colored pencils for details (a.g. stripes on the log) and darker shadows (a.g. on the squirrel). 


Then, I went back to my background. I mixed some very light brown with my watercolors and painted some tree shapes by hand. I added some slightly darker trees for another layer. Next, I used a green watercolor marker and drew two little hill shapes for the squirrel and the hedgehog to stand on. I used my water brush to spread the green color and added shadows too. 

As everything was completely dry, I went back in with green colored pencils and drew some grass to complete my scene. I added some light brown Distress Ink to the edge of my panel to create a little more glow in the center. I could have left it as is but I wanted to add a little bit of bling, so I glued down some warm yellow and green sequins. To finish up my card, I cut my panel to size, glued it to my card base and stamped the greeting. 


We would love to see what you create! Visit the Reverse Confetti Blog to get all the information on how to play along and get inspired by the Team!


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy fall day,
Nicole


Products used:
Mouse Mail (sentiment)

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