Most cardmakers are familiar with the term ‘Christmas in July’ but this week at Passion for ProMarkers the colours Pumpkin and Prussian were to be used in conjunction with a Halloween theme.
This is where panic set in.I don’t own any Halloween stamps and I didn’t want the expense of buying something I would never use again.I was going to adapt some other stamps I had but it didn’t quite work 😦
A couple of people kindly suggested finding images on the internet.But I had already decided that I would try and draw something.
So I drew a Jack-o-Lantern wearing a hat.Having already worked out a computer generated greeting I went for a jolly looking one rather than scary.I drew in pencil onto Papermania textured card followed by a Letraset Fineliner,rubbed out any pencil lines and set to work with my trusty Promarkers.Apart from the two challenge colours I added some texture with a Blender pen.To give extra dimension I cut the image out and mounted on some more of the same card using foam tape and went round the edges with Cool Grey 1.
The papers are free downloads from Canon Creative Park.A Woodware Seagull punch made the decorative corners before eyelets were added with a Crop-o Dile.The font is called Deathnote from a Manga series of the same name.
I don’t know what anyone else thinks but I was quite pleased with how the drawing turned out.This is the first time I’ve drawn anything for years.
I can see why this theme was set as it works fantastically with this colour combo.
I do have to add that the Prussian does actually look blue here whereas IRL it takes on a much deeper purple shade which the papers compliment more.