It's October! Halloween is around the corner so get out your witches' hats (yes Lisa, you can also keep some for the Christmas party!) And once the ghosties and ghouls have visited, Santa is soon to follow..
With that in mind crafters, today is my last post featuring our friend Daryl the Quirky Turkey from Hobby Art. A simple card for this week, with the idea that we do not always want to go 'full throttle' at a time when we are likely to make the most cards in one go. I was also thinking of postage costs and trying to keep my card to a thin layer!
My first step was to stamp the largest Daryl head onto one side of my topper panel using Staz On Jet Black Ink. I could not stamp directly onto the card on this occasion, as I wanted to use Spectrum Aqua Pens and they would have bled through once blended.
Next, I made a mask to fit over the top of the turkey with a sticky note. Once this mask was placed down, I used two large sticky notes to mask and frame an area in which to work.
Working from the sticky notes into the middle with a Blending Tool, I applied some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to fill the panel. Here is where I ended up experimenting a bit, as I did not like my initial idea when it was stamped out in front of me. I had thought to have lots of Christmas text in the panel behind the turkey, but I thought this was a bit busy and wanted the attention to be more on Daryl...
I thought maybe the text was too dark in the black ink, so tried to stamp the same text in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink...
Deciding I didn't think that text was right for Daryl, (not 'quirky' enough) I found a simpler sentiment and used this. This time the font felt more 'in-keeping' with my funny chap, and with the addition of the word 'GULP!' and some random snowflakes from the Hobby Art Winter's Snowflakes Set, I was happier! I coloured Daryl with some Spectrum Aquas, blending from the dark into the light to add some depth. I did not use much water as I was not using Watercolour Card on this occasion and I did not want to saturate the card too much.
Eventually I was happy with the final effect: I wanted Daryl to suddenly appear as if he has just realised Christmas was upon him and what this might mean...poor chap!
That's it from me using the Daryl stamps!
Have you created any projects with him? I would love to see some! Check out Lisa's online shop for the materials I have used this month, including many items in the MEGA SALE!