Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tall & Skinny Halloween

      I haven't done much with the new trend of 'tall and skinny' cards but this particular Halloween image was clearly perfect for such a design.  This is another image printed in grayscale and mailed to me by a friend who is keeping me supplied following the crash of the thumb drive which held all 9000 of my digi images.  Sigh...

     I'm discovering that printing a pre-colored image in grayscale, and then coloring it yourself, makes one look like a real artist because all the shading and highlights are in the grayscale.  Whatever you do, the shading shows you exactly where to add other tones of the colors you chose to use.  Even if you add  only a single layer of color with no shading of your own, they look fabulous because of the grayscale shadows.

     Because this wicked witch also has a cat, I get to use this card for Day 3 at the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop.


Colored w ProMarkers 
Gel inks for white highlights
Sentiment cut w Avery Elle die 
Inked edges on both image & sentiment
Background dp from Making Memories
Hand tied bow used satin-edged, sheer ribbon

     Challenges:
    (orange, yellow, green, brown, black, + no bats, & Paper Girls)
Two Old Bats

     I keep telling you that I've finished all the Halloween cards but this time, I think I really mean it.  I've mailed all the ones which go to out-of-state grandkids & great-grands, the ones for local family are also finished plus the ones done on commission have been picked up so this should be the last.

     Still hoping to see you at the Cat Lovers Hop.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

37 comments:

meg said...

she's one spooky witch, love your card, thanks for the tip on printing in greyscale then adding some colour, will definitely give it a go

Lori m said...

Awesome card, thank you for the tip on coloring, hugs, Lori m

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! What a fabulously wicked witch, I think she's Hansel & Gretel's witch. A Super image and a Super card Connie.
Faith x

Darlene said...

Another fabulous image and you've colored it beautifully! And yes, it was certainly perfect for a slimline design. Awe ... I hope this doesn't mean we won't see you again at our Halloween challenge until next year!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our *NEW* Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back next month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE.

Darlene
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Michele K. Henderson said...

This is awesome! I love the spooky look and feel for this! It's perfect for Halloween!
Warm Hugs,
Michele

Becca Yahrling said...

Your coloring is just amazing! And what a wicked fabulous image this is. (Sorry about the loss of all those digis; wow, that stinks!).

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Connie, love the wonderful Halloween image and such a wicked witch too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing Halloween card...

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow! Now that is one wicked cool image! Absolutely LOVE the brilliant coloring in the grayscale with this and you're right, it's perfect for those slimline/tall & skinny cards!! Brilliant!

Suzanne H said...

Every time I hear about you losing your images my heart aches a little bit. :(
This is a super image for a slimline card.

Leslie said...

I absolutely love your cat design! So happy to participate with you in the Cat Lovers Hop this year!
Hugs,
Leslie
Love To Scrap 2

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great image and love the technique you used printing grayscale and putting touches of coloring throughout... beautifully done and great Halloween slimline card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Cindy Holmes said...

Wow what an amazing and scary card! Very creative!

mandysea said...

Oh no! You lost all your images! What an awful thing to happen, but when a door closes, a window opens, and look at your new way of working with images! I love this witchy one! Looks absolutely amazing! Haha, when I look at that black kitty - that toad doesnt look too safe! LOL! Happy hopping with Cat Lovers!

Ashley Cortez said...

Wow the way you colored this is just amazing great job on it it's truly amazing and looks real

Beverly S. said...

That is one spooky witch! I love your slimline shape...and your coloring!

Christi Conley said...

LOVE this card!! Thanks for the tip about printing in grayscale then coloring, your coloring is divine!!! xo

Jane Willis said...

I am loving your colouring on greyscale work, I'm going to have to try that!

Vivian Foo said...

Gorgeous coloring and love this spooky image.

Dina said...

That is a spooky card! Well done! I have not tried the tall and skinny card yet! Yours came out great!

Fikreta said...

its amazing!

Lisa Lynn said...

Another great Halloween image. Just love it with the black cat.

Donna Scholz said...

Cool Halloween card, Connie! Love your idea of using a B&W image with your Pro Markers! Thank you for sharing your slimline card with us at Double Trouble for our Halloween challenge!!! -Donna

Tone K. said...

So cool and scary card! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, that's creepy! Your colouring is gorgeous though. I couldn't look very much because I get nightmares from this type of thing, seriously.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Creeptastic Halloween make! There's still time to enter this one in my 31 Days of Halloween Hop!
Happy Creating & Stay Safe!
Leigh
www.LeighSBDesigns.com
www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns
https://LeighSBDesigns.blogspot.com

Karenladd said...

Wow! The perfect spooky card for Halloween, and it fits that slimline card design perfectly.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Great slimline card! That is one spooky card! :) Love the kitty on it! Awesome Halloween card!

LittleCraftsbyLia said...

Hey there!
Thanks so much for joining our Papercraft-Challenge - I really like the spooky iage you chose for your card! Make sure to come back soon and play along with our new challenge aswell =)
I’d be super excited if you come say hi on my blog aswell!
little-crafts.com
Hugs, Lia

Roberta Stevenson said...

Your card is SPOOKTACULAR! Perfect Hallowe'en card and awesome colouring too!

Carole J said...

I love your slimline card, Connie. I haven't got with the trend yet - I'm always last to the party! Thank you for the tip on greyscale colouring - that's another thing I haven't tried. There simply aren't enough crafty hours in a day, are there? Back to your card - it's a fabulous image and is beautifully coloured. Great job! xx

Sue D said...

Yikes--great coloring of this spooky scene.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome slimline card! Love the image and the way you colored it!

Kellianne said...

So spooky!! Great Halloween card. The coloring is awesome. Thank you for playing with us at Double Trouble ! :)

Janis said...

Very spooky!! Great Halloween card, Connie. Your coloring is fabulous. The cauldron bubbling over with the witch's brew and the fire really glow! So nice of your friend to send you the printed images since you lost yours....ARRRGH!! You have been having fun with these!

I have been slow visiting everyone, but I am delighted to be making my rounds and seeing what all the Hoppers have shared. Thank you so much for joining in the feline fun at our #2020CatLoversHop!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Doris P. said...

What a great motiv! But no, I don't think i'm going through that door ;) Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenge.

Anja said...

Wow that looks awesome :)
Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.
Anja