Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's a Halloween challenge with Your Next Stamp and a FREE Digi!

Hello!  It's time for another challenge from Your Next Stamp.  This week's them (YNSC53) is Halloween. 

For my project I made a tag to label my daughter's Halloween bucket for her party at daycare.  The pumpkin image is one of the limited edition digi stamps available in the YNS store until December 31.  I printed the image on some thick white cardstock and then used some Tim Holtz Distress Stain to cover the image (see Today's Tip below).  Then I added some shading with a coordinating shade of Copic and some black Stickles to bling up the eyes and mouth (Disclaimer:  the shading is not quite as abrupt as it appears in the photo---it's probably just due to my sharpening of the image in Photoshop).  Then I covered an Avery mailing tag with some scraps of paper that were on my desk and added a double bow and some pom pom trim. 

Today's Tip: If you have a large image that is primarily one colour (such as the pumpkin image), distress inks or distress stains are a great way to add colour without using markers.  Use the dauber of the stain or a sponge (for the distress inks) to wipe the colour over the entire image as your base colour (in this case orange).  You don't even have to worry about going outside the lines because you will be cutting it out!  Then add other colours (such as the green in the stem) on top with your markers.  You can even shade directly on top of the inks or stains to add depth. 

And now it's YOUR turn to play along.  How would you like a FREE Halloween digi image from Your Next Stamp?  All you need to do check out the digi stamps section in the YNS Store and select which image you would like to use for the challenge.  Send Karen an email (see email address here) and she'll send along the image so that you can play along with us this week.  The winner of this week's challenge will win an Eek the Bat stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to check out all the great Halloween projects you create :)

Stamps: Pumpkin digi stamp from Your Next Stamp
Papers:  WRMK, Recollections, Echo Park
Embellishments: Pom pom trim, Martha Stewart twine, Tim Holtz distress stains, Copic Markers, Stickles, Dienamics scalloped die, Offray ribbon


Anonymous said...

Great tip and such a sweet tag!

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

What a fun little tag! Love those pom poms :o))