28 September 2017

Little Monsters - Distress ink watercolouring

Eeeek! Rah rah ah-ah-ah! Ro mah ro-mah-mah! Little monsters!! Oh... they're just here for Halloween, a Monster-fully sweet Halloween!

This card features a stamp set from the new September release as Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Distress ink and waterbrush, and embellished with Gelly Roll, vellum, and embossing.

Putting It Together

My favourite holiday is Halloween because you can be anything you want or can imagine.

I stamped three of the little monsters on a strip of watercolour cardstock with light brown.

Using waterbrushes, I painted the little monsters. I smush the mini pad on my work surface then pick up the pigment with the brush.

I added Gelly Roll for metallic horns and white teeth. While colouring, I keep track of the colours on a bit of scrap.

I stamped and embossed the spider web balloon on vellum then fussy cut the images and balloon.

I decided to use the challenge sketch from Less Is More. I was originally planning a different layout, but the monsters just fit this so well.

I dry fit the trio with the "eeek" sentiment.

To make it easier to position the images, I used a touch of tape runner on one corner to join them together. I added foam mounting tape to the bottom of the group.

I embossed the front sentiment in silver and added a Glue Dot and a bit of baker's twine to the balloon.

I attached the twine to the top monster's hand after positioning the balloon and the trio of monsters.

Inside, I stamped another sentiment and embellished it with a spider on a string of silk. I added a treat bag and stars for even more inside detail.



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  1. aww how cute are these monsters? I love them, can't help but thinking they might be great for a baby card too...

  2. adorable, thanks for sharing instructions...fabulous coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  3. Your little monsters are absolutely adorable and I love your soft watercoloring. Great job with the color scheme too! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  4. What a cute card ! These monsters are adorable and I love their soft colours ! Love your colouring with the distress and the little details give a fluffy dimension. Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  5. These have to be the sweetest monsters I've ever seen. Great colouring and a fabulous step by step tutorial.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  6. Those monsters are far too cute to be scary halloween characters but I love how you've coloured them with the added texture is so realistic. A great take on our sketch too and a perfect step by step guideline. Thanks for playing along at Less is More the is week

  7. Eek, cute monsters! Great colouring too.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week. :)


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