Sunday, September 23, 2012

Viva Las Vegastamps! Halloween Blog Hop day 1

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first day of the Viva Las Vegastamps! Halloween Blog hop! If you been following in order you just left Lyneen's blog to mine. The link list of the order of the blog hop is at the bottom of my post. I hope you like my project for today.

Today's project are ATC's. the background is an old school technique that I learned long time ago, that I have forgotten about, until recently. Its the plastic wrap background technique.What you need to do the backround is:

Kromecote(or glossy cardstock) I cut the Kromecote to size where I could get 2 atcs for each background I did.
Sprays or paints or ink pads. In this post I am using sprays
plastic wrap

For the "Nevermore"ATC I used Screaming Banchee Black and Voodoo Violet blue Starburst sprays by Lindy's Stamp Gang.I sprayed each color in various spots on the Kromecote. I then tore a piece of plastic wrap and placed it on top of the sprayed Kromecote. you want the wrinkles the plastic wrap gives when you put it on. set it aside to dry. When its dry pull off the plastic wrap and this is what you get

Pretty cool right? 

Not wanting to take away from the cool background I stamped Tree background stamp on a clear embossing pad and embossed it using the Ultra High Gloss Clear embossing powder. I stamped the full moon, Faded Raven, and Nevermore in white cardstock with black versafine ink pad, and embossed with the Ultra High Gloss Clear embossing powder. I coloered the moon with very little drop of yellow gold spray by S.E.I. tumble dye. For a shimmer I added a little bit of gold pearlesent watercolor. I cut everything out. To take out the white I used a purple watercolor by artist loft. Glued the moon and raven with glossy accents. and because the Nevermore was still wet when i used the watercolor, it kinda curled a bit. i took advantage of that and glued the ends with glossy accents.

The "Life is a Witch" ATC I used the Tumble Dye sprays that I had just gotten. I used the Yellow Gold, Black, and green sprays. I again sprayed on the kromecote. Then placed plastic wrap. Let it dray. Once dried it look like this

Again pretty cool!

Once again not wanting to take away from the cool background I stamped the tree background stamp in clear embossing ink pad and embossed with ultra high gloss embossing powder. I stamped the Hang-on Witch and "Life is a Witch and then you fly" And the full moon stamps on white cardstock with black Versafine ink pad and embossed with the Ultra High Gloss embossing powder. I cut out the moon,and the witch(as much as I could without cutting anything off by mistake). I used very little dab of the yellow gold tumble spray and painted the moon and where there was white on the witch. I also colored the sentiment. I also added a little green with the pearlesent watercolor so it would be be so yellow. I cut the sentiment apart. glued everything with Glossy accents. The flying witch is a die cut from a day by day calender that was in my stash. I used foam tape for her.

Stamps used

Items used
Lindy's stamp Gang starburst sprays, and S.E.I. Tumble sprays
plastic wrap
black versafine ink pad
artist loft watercolor
pearlesent watercolor
foam tape
Glossy Accents
White cardstock

 Don't forget to post your Favorite VLVS! Halloween stamp is on the VLVS! Facebook page Wall! My favorite is the Hang-on witch and also Falling Witch (that is on my wish list). Thanks for stopping by on your way to Susan's blog to see what she did today. See ya guys tomorrow!


Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Sheri - I love your ATC's!!! They are fantastic and the plastic wrap technique goes perfectly with the Halloween theme.

Lyneen said...

Your Plastic wrap backgrounds that you created earlier in the week are perfect for your ATCs... Great ATCs!

Lea Cioci said...

The colors, the background! Really make the stamp images pop!!! Bravo - great art!

BurningRubber said...

Wow! I love your ATC's

Tambo said...

wow, I am going to try the plastic wrap. I think it gave your paper such a great look. Liked it all!Great job. tfs Tami

Glenda T. said...

I've never tried this technique but love how it looks!! Great idea and great cards!!

Sandra Strait said...

Fantastic technique and fantastic cards!

Judy Cantrell said...

Love the vivid colors and technique used on your ATCs!

Cheryl LIndsay said...

Love your technique and the great colors.....TFS

Miae said...

Oh I love your backgrounds! Awesome ATCs!

Chris said...


by belle said...

I have got to try that background!!!

Tarnished Rose said...

WOW! Love your ATCs and the backgrounds rock.


Cultivate Life in Joy said...

great techniques & love your ATC's