Friday, October 30, 2009

Boo !!!

Halloween is upon us and I had not made anything to represent it, so I made this little 5 1/2 ins square piece called 'Boo!!!'. I wanted to use a bat so I used bats wings and little legs to make a sort of bat-child who has just landed on the railings. Quirky I know, but it suited me at the time !

I started with a piece of white smooth card cut to size and stamped the fence with a polymer stamp (Sizzix) and Versafine onyx black ink. The rest of the background was coloured with cut'n'dry foam and Distress inks in shabby shutters, pine needles, dusty concord, faded jeans, broken china and black soot. This was then spitzed with water and a spray bottle and dried with a heat gun. I then stamped a field of sky stamp (A Stamp in the Hand) with azure Stazon to give a bit of depth at the top of the piece.

Next I used the face and legs from a plate by Paperbag Studios and the bats wings from Cherry Pie Stamps and stamped these with Versafine onyx black onto white card. They were all cut out and edged in black. The colour was applied using Marvey le Plume II pens and Sharpies. The watercolours being applied with a waterbrush. When happy with these pieces I stuck them together to form my bat-child.

I then used my Sizzix and diecut out the letters to spell Boo ! in brown card. These letters were then stuck into place as shown with a Zig glue pen and then they were edged with opaque white Signo pen. The fence was then edged with the same pen to simulate moonlight.

To finish the bat-child was applied as shown on foam pads and the whole piece matted onto lapis blue card which was embellished around the edge with dots using the white pen. The knobs on the fence were embellished with gunmetal Stickles.

Sid xx

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  1. She's a spooky little creature!
    Fab Halloween piece!

  2. Fabulous work - Quirky is great :0)

  3. Fits the theme perfectly xxxx

  4. Bat child is cool, love the fact that it is unusual...and that is fab for Hallowe'en too :O))

  5. Ooo Sid that's really cool! I love the sky in particular!

  6. this is great as I love wacky and mad pieces and what is more mad than Halloween. Just wanted to say thanks very much Sid for all your nice comments on my blog and fancy having 200 cigarette cards..heavy smoker!!

  7. You are brilliant with your background colouring - that's what I love about your work - you seem to have 'the knack' of making such soft colouring. Love the quirky Halloween creature - refreshingly different and the white highlighting seems to add to the spookiness

    I know that I am always in for a surprise when I visit your blog. Sorry I don't leave as many comments as I would like too - but I do follow you posts.

    It just takes so much time with the word verification on blogs LOL

  8. Lovely colours in this Sid! x

  9. Fun piece Sid, love the bat-child and the sponged colours for the background!

  10. And this one made me laughing out loud!

  11. I followed a link on your blog back to this older post 'cos it caught my eye. I LOVE this - it rocks!


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