For this challenge they were concentrating on the 'Moonlight' stamp set, which I don't own. But you could also be inspired by the cards created by the Design Team. This time I was inspired by a card that Shay created:
I loved the use of the bats and how the outside edge of the black card front framed the design. This is what I came up with:
I must make sure I have some bat stamps for Halloween next year but luckily I purchased some stamps that came with a bat stencil!!
Boy oh boy do I need more practice with my night-time blending!! I'm not 100% happy with this but I'm glad I threw some water on it as I love the effect with the Distress Ink. I used Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean to create my night sky on a white CS panel. After the water dried I used a mini blending tool with some black ink and sponged over the stencil. I then used the same black ink to stamp the sentiment. The panel was put on some foam tape over a black card base and I glued on some stars for some night-time sparkle.
The bat stencil and 'halloween' stamp are from Hampton Arts. The 'happy' stamp is from Winnie and Walter 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy' and the sequin stars are also from W&W (from the Pretty Pink Posh mix).
I'm also going to link this to the AAA Card Challenge # 51 where their theme is:
Hoping its not raining tomorrow. I'm walking with Max's class and two other classes into town to go to the Art Gallery. Will take us about an hour each way, with nearly one hundred 8 and 9 yr olds it should be rather fun....Wish me luck!!