Sunday 12 August 2012


I'm working with the fabulous new Stampendous stamps for my DT pieces this time around for The Stamp Attic and I have to say I love them.  My first piece uses the Raven Background.
I began colouring two pieces of card with Distress Inks dusty concord, shaded lilac and black soot; applying the inks to my non stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and mopping up the ink with my card, drying between each application.
Once I had my pieces of card coloured with ink I then stamped the fabulous Raven with black archival ink adding Aged Black Embossing Enamel to the outside edge, giving fabulous texture and interest to my piece.
I stamped his hat once again, adding Clear Rock Candy for further texture, bending a little to give a more realistic appearance. For added dimension I also included a skull brass charm to the top of my card coloured with Vintaj Patina Ink amethyst from the Victorian Glade set.
For further interest I used the On The Edge Iron Gate die, cutting pieces from white card and colouring with black soot ink and adding to the outside edge of my stamped image, acting like a frame.
I added a further skull brass charm to the bottom corner of my card and stamped Raven from the Raven Background stamp, cut out and coloured with dusty concord ink, adding a little black soot to the edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Sandy said...

Wow this is really spectacular Tracy.
The raven is amazing. Love the purple color.

TonyR said...

wow this is stunning!!
another one with an 'i wish i'd thought of that!'
xx tony

Siobhan Fyffe said...

As soon as I got this stamp myself, I thought of you!! I knew it was one you would love too. I love what you have done with him.
Siobhan x

Barb Cady said...

I must get this stamp now, the raven is awesome! Love how you have made the edge. x

Lynn Stevens said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Halloween card Tracy .The purple and black is so spooky and the Raven image is Wonderful!!! I'm so into Halloween right now, been dyeing to start sharing it on my blog but holding back a bit. and its killing me. LOL
Hugs Lynn

Anonymous said...

The texture is amazing and creates the perfect effect for this card.
Wonderfully chilling!

Alexandra said...

Cool Halloween card Tracy. I love the fun hat on the raven.

Julia Dunnit said...

Fab showcase of the stamp Tracy..and. Such an atmospheric card!

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant use of the raven! Love this stamp and see it was on your list too! I am feeling you and I might be using it in a swap coming up! :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Fabulous Halloween feel card! The raven is wonderful as is all the dark color with a little sparkle.

Marjie Kemper said...

Tracy, this just pops! Spied it on FB this morning and couldn't wait to see all the close-ups. Your use of the die as border = inspired!

Sarah Anderson said...

fabulous choice of colour, and I LoVe the way you've done his hat, really made me smile!