Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Glimpse of Halloween

Happy Saturday to all my favorite people. I have a Halloween treat for you today! There’s really several Halloween treats for you at the Sparkle & Glitter Design Team blog (SNG). I hope you check it out.

I would like to introduce you to Bear Dracula, designed by Rick St. Dennis MFA. Isn’t he the cutest Dracula you have ever seen? He is available at I Brake for Stamps in a full sheet of the cutest bear rubber stamps that you will ever own. I am a little biased on the cuteness. All of Rick’s images make you want to grab them and color. I am sure that you have other teddy bear stamps, but I loved coloring this little dude with my Copics.

Copics used:
Bear: E21, 23, 25, 29
Cape: C1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Vest: YR00, 12, 15, 18
Shirt: V000, 09, 12, 15, 17, and
YG21, 23, 25, 67
Background: W0, 1, 2, 4

I printed Bear Dracula twice, colored one, and used the other one for a backdrop. The backdrop was die cut with Spellbinder's large circle die, and used Copics for the shadowing. After the Copics, I distress the edges with Gathered Twigs DI. This backdrop was then mounted on Spellbinder’s Scallop die-cuts in Stampin' Up!’s Really Rust and True Thyme cardstock. After finishing with the coloring on the main image, I fussy cut Bear Dracula and mounted him onto the backdrop. 

Now it’s time to assemble the card. The designer paper is from my stash. I trimmed everything to size, added some copper skeleton leaves and bat cutouts from Alpha Stamps. I need to order some more bats, I love them. Those bats were embellished with Smooch Glitz.

Dracula the Bear will be intering the following challenges:
Just Add Ink - Just add coloring
QKR Stampede - Kick up your heals

That’s it for today. Now, hop on over to the SNG blog and check out the other team members awesome little pieces of art.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Aletha Jane


monique said...

Aletha your cards are always so very pretty, love this one too

Lisa M said...

Your raised bear looks incredible Aletha and the addition of the copper leaves...awesome!! Wonderful make for the holiday offering :)

Dianne said...

Beautiful card, love the layout and that cute bear is colored beautifully, I was on your Facebook page forever :O),you are a FANTASTIC artist, thanks so much for sharing all your creativity, your so inspiring.Hope you have a wonderful weekend its been a pleasure to visit..

Danni said...

Super fun card!!

Kristina said...

This is so adorable! Love your coloring, and your LO! Cool use of those skeleton leaves too! I so love this! This could even go to a kid and not scare it. :)

Christine Blain said...

Aletha, the shadowing behind the main image looks great; nice use of colour and ink! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Emily Thubbron said...

I love this card. It's so cute. I am so going to have to get that image. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

Emily, DT

KimB said...

More cute than Halloween creepy and beautifully coloured. Love the glow you created with your shading. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

~Lady B~ said...

Your work is such perfection from your coloring to your finished piece! I would love to be able to color as well as you! Too bad you do not live close by because I'd be over at your house taking lessons :) Wonderful work!

inkeverywhere said...

There are lots of things I like about your card - the background paper is perfect, I love the glittery bats and the leaves too. Your colours is also great - great colours and shading. Chantell JAI

Deonna Bemish said...

Fantastic Halloween card! I love everything about it. just Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with QKR STampede this week.

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