Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Halloween card for Imagination Crafts

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all ready for Halloween?  Iv'e made a spooky card for the mid month Inspiration Post on the Imagination-craftschallenges blog.

To make this card I cut out a circle to use as a stencil for the moon then I stippled white acrylic paint through the stencil onto a black card which I had coloured with  blue chalk to colour the background sky.  I then added white chalk all around the edge of the moon and faded it with a blender. I added random lines drawn across the moon made with a water pen and brushed Irridescent Mica Powder over the marks to give a cloudy misty moonlight effect. I used blue and white powders. I then put some silver sparkle Medium onto my finger and gently and thinly spread it over the whole sky to create the look of stars.

I added green mica powder to sparkle gel and spread this onto the bottom of the card to create the grass. I then mixed orange mica powder to sparkle gel and stenciled the plain pumpkin from the Pumpkin stencil. I made a few marks to give the pumpkin a round look and when dry added the pumpkin face using Black Stars Sparkle Medium.

The grass was made using a palette knife which I scratched into the wet Sparkle Gel for effect. To finish I added a black cat using Black Stars Sparkle Medium and gave him two blue adhesive gem eyes .

You can mix mica powders with Sparkle Medium to give colour or even change the colour. Experiment and have fun.

Products used -                  (visit the Imagination Crafts shop here to browse for more products )
Black Stars Sparkle Medium
Silver Sparkle Medium
Irridescent Mica Powders
Water brush
Pumpkin Stencil

Here's a little bonus for you .........

- a Tag also made with the same powders, stencil and methods as above.

Happy crafting...


  1. Morning Christine, this is absolutely AWESOME! I love the gorgeous scene you have created.

    Linda xxx

  2. really wonderful work Christine - love both the card and the tag - fabulous xx

  3. Hi Christine, I love these, they are very artistic. Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. Hi Christin, I love these ! they are so....artistic. Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. Wow, this is stunning Christine. Love the techniques you have used. I think if I tried this it would come out a blobby mess lol.

  6. Love... love... love these projects x
    Brilliant - I must get this paste!!!