Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Colours of Halloween

Take a look at this motley crew !
 I love the little ghost - looks as if he's about to jump out of his skin ^_^
PNG digi 'Trick or Treat Kids' by Aurora Wings on Etsy.
Using Serif Craft Artist 2 I chose a background from a digi kit called Fruit Orchard by Vintaj on Daisy Trail. Then I opened Trick or Treat Kids and positioned it on the background, moving it around and resizing until I was happy with it. I cut out the bats and repositioned them a bit higher up to fly above the background pattern. Then I added the text and a bit of faux stitching to frame the whole image. I printed it onto Neenah card ready for colouring with my Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils.

Once the colouring was complete I stamped a couple of swirly bits on the bottom corners and inked the edges with Distress ink. The paper I used behind the main image is Unsolved Mystery from the gorgeous An Eerie Tale 8x8 pad from Graphic 45 and its all stuck to some good thick card ^_^
Other finishin' touches - punched autumn leaves, paper bats, rusty wire, rusty bells, amber glass moon, punched lace edge and some Stickles !

I've entered this into the Stamps by AuroraWings FB contest 'Colours of Halloween'



  1. Hi! Looks great and cute too! Halloween is such a fun period in the year, I wish we celebrated it here in Belgium more!

  2. You do such gorgeous work, Carolyn, and I LOVE what you've made with this image. It's one of my favorites in the Halloween digi category, and I'm absolutely delighted to see your beautiful creation here!!

    Mitzi xxx
    Artist/Owner AuroraWings

  3. Hello Carolyn,
    I love what you have created here.
    Love the colors.

  4. Wow.. your art is amazing, thats the only way to describe the work you do.. it's art.. can I ask, the background paper, the the Beware and such written on it, do you know what brand?? or where you got it from. I have only ever seen it use once before, and the previous person could not tell me where it was from!

  5. Thank u - I love your comments !!

  6. Came back after you updated this post, and boy am I glad I stopped by! This is an awesome walk-through for people who are new to the artistic possibilities of PNG digis. ^_^ Your work is excellent, Carolyn!! I'm a big fan! ^_^

    Mitzi xxx

  7. Thank you SO MUCH!! for ammending your post and adding who you did it.. I has assumed you had cut out the pieces and stuck them on. Never did I even think to just digitally stick them on to a printed background!! You have literally just saved my fingers from hours of fussy cutting and arthritis!! LOL.. And a even bigger thank you for providing the name of the backing paper for me, now I can go source the paper on the net and buy it.. You have made me ONE VERY HAPPY LADY!!!! XO BIGGEST SQUISHY HUGS EVER!!! Amanda. Cherry Rose Cottage Crafts!!