Tuesday, October 4, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 4



The 3rd day posts were amazing - lots of exciting 3D stuff!! I hope to tackle a 3D project at some point but staying flat today.

I had made the background paper in Photoshop before the "Days" started and then wondered why I had spent so much time on it since anything I mounted on it would cover the pumpkins, and skulls and bats. But the mind-blowing experience of joining the Smeared and Smudged forum and finding all of the smaller stamp companies and digital stamps (all of which I had never imagined) lead to the purchase of quite a lot of witches, some haunted houses and this lovely digi "Ghost Willow" from Tickled Pink.

I painted her just a bit and then reduced her opacity until the paper showed through and she was just a shadow of herself. If I print it and use it for a card, I will reduce the size but I worked it on regular paper size.


20 comments:

ike said...

WoWza - that is one cool project. Love that image and your BP is amazing. :-D
Hugz
Ike xxx

Steph said...

Well I can see why you wouldn't want to cover that paper, it's awesome! Way cool image and I love how you made her transparent. Fabulous!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous digi work! Love how Willow is transparent and your background ROCKS! xxD

monique said...

spooky, love the background and how you made her transparent

Jane said...

This is fantastic love how you have done it
Luv Jane xxx

Jane said...

Hi thanks for your kind comments on my blog to answer your question yes it is like a crackle glaze with the pva you leave it to go tacky then paint on your top coat and then wait for the magic to happen
Luv Jane xx

jennifer said...

gorgeous work, love how you put it all together

~Lady B~ said...

I adore the ghost effect! It looks fabulous! Great papers too! I love the vibrant colors!

Kristina said...

So that's all digital, that pretty neat! Very pretty project!
Peace,
Kristy

bonniebluedenim said...

This is beautiful ! I'm going to have to try digi stamps! Your ps background us excellent!

ldfdesign said...

wow! you made her a ghost! cool! lovely project!

DK Spins said...

Beautiful project Sharon! I love the images transparency to show that wonderful paper underneath. This is really pretty.

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Sharon... This is absolutely gorgeous! I love what you have done with Willow!! How cool! I am no good with Photoshop!! But it is on my "To Learn List"!

Scrap Vamp said...

Lovely card! I love how you can "see through" your ghost!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Willow looks fabulous in that see-through effect :D

Alex said...

This is beautiful! I don't have a CLUE what you did or how you did it because all the digital stuff is not something I have tried, BUT it is STUNNING. I also know it had to have been a LOT of work!!!

Susan said...

SUPERB workings of your digital programs!!...Someday I'll have one, LOL
Susan

Sugar said...

wow! fabulous! sooooo cool!

MaRyKaY said...

wow that is really good. love how you did that. ghostly great

Dieverdog said...

She's very cool! I haven't tried the digi stamps - you'll have to show that to me when I come up to see you next. I keep thinking I want to work on making papers but never do - another thing to add to the list! I love how ghostly you made her look.