Friday, October 30, 2015

SugarPea Designs Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Happy Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  We have a lot of fun in store for you today as our spooktacular team of designers at SugarPea Designs have all concocted up some frightfully sweet tricks and treats. As you "Trick or Treat" by stopping by each of our designers blogs, you'll not only be treated to some amazing paper crafting eye candy, but you will also receive some faBOOlous TRICKS and TREATS along the way. Wendy has started things off by giving you your first treat by offering everyone 15% off your entire order this weekend by using code: BOO2U Expires: Midnight EST - November 1, 2015

Spooktacular Halloween card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
I'm giving out a TRICK today with my mini tutorial on coloring on vellum.  I shared this sweet little vellum ghost stamped with an image from the Eek-a-Boo set on Instagram a while ago and got a few questions about how I colored him, so I thought I'd show you how today.

The ghost that inspired the tutorial is front and center on my card today.  The layout is from the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I used the SugarCuts Scattered Stars Journal Card die to make the star filled panels behind the ghost.  Each panel is backed with silver paper to give the stars a sparkly look.  I arranged them on a pale gray cardstock panel before adding the ghost on top with a little adhesive. I stamped the sentiment next to the ghost image, then added a trio of silver glitter enamel dots. The finished panel was adhered to a green card base to match the green of the pennant stretched between the ghost's hands.

As promised, here's a closer look at how I colored the vellum ghost.

Coloring on Vellum Tutorial-by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea Designs

First, I stamped the ghost on vellum using white pigment ink, then heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.  You don't have to use white ink and embossing powder for this--any color will work--but I like the look of the white for the ghost image.

Coloring on Vellum Tutorial-by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea Designs

Next, flip the image over to the back side (not embossed) and start coloring.  I used Copic markers since they'll dry on vellum.  I started with my darker colors, then blended with my lighter ones.  They don't blend the same on vellum as they do on cardstock, so it takes a bit of practice.  If you try to do a lot of blending, you'll notice streaking on your image.  Also, the vellum will mute your colors somewhat, so you will probably want to use markers a shade or two darker than you'd like to have on your colored image.

And, here's my finished ghost image, all colored up and ready to be cut out and added to a card.

Are you ready to do more Trick or Treating?  Don’t forget to leave a comment at each designers blog for your chance to win one or our 4 TREATS. Winners will be announced in a special blog post, Monday, Nov 2nd.



http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/eek-a-boohttp://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/sugarcuts-scattered-stars-journal-card

Materials Used:
Eek-a-Boo stamp set, SugarCuts Scattered Stars Journal Card die (SugarPea Designs); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress and Memento Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive cardstock, white vellum (Stampin' Up!); Grout Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); silver paper (Target); Recollections Snow embossing powder (Michaels); silver glitter enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet)

29 comments:

  1. Such a sweet ghost, and I love your colored vellum!

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  2. Lori, that vellum ghost is amazing!!! Love it!

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  3. I love it! It's so completely adorable!

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  4. what a fun idea to put the ghost on vellum.
    Have to remember that one.
    thanks for sharing a cute card.
    Happy Halloween

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  5. Super cute and I love the embossed technique, that ghost is just adorable!

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  6. I love, love this ghost stamped on vellum! That is so awesome! Your card is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Ooooh I love the vellum ghost!! :)

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  8. LOVE your very Adorable Halloween card!!!! This ghost is one of my FAVES to use for Halloween or October Birthdays!!!

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  9. I would have never thought of coloring vellum. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  10. Great card. Love the vellum ghost.

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  11. What a great idea! Love the card.

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  12. Beyond adorable! Love love love the ghost!

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  13. Spooktacular for sure! I love that ghost! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  14. Very cute! The vellum is perfect for a ghost and the coloring adds just enough color.

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  15. Oh WOW! The stamping on vellum technique is AMAZING! Perfect for your little spooky spirit! This is adorable!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  16. Thank you so much for explaining how to create this adorable ghost on vellum. I haven't used vellum much and wouldn't have had a clue how to do this, so,it is greatly appreciated. He is adorable and it is easier than I would have thought (now that you explained it. . . Lol!) so I will have to give this a go.

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  17. So cute! Love the vellum ghost!Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!

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  18. I love it! Such a wonderful look with the vellum colored on the back and the white embossing! I love the colors you chose, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. So adorable! Love the vellum ghost!!

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  20. the gosth in vellum looks so real, I love this idea!!!!

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  21. Cool card! Thanks for the tips on colouring your little ghostie :)

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  22. Adorable! I love the vellum ghost and the green and purple are so pretty together!

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  23. Love your fun ghost on vellum! Cute card design!

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  24. Lori, this is just adorable! Great way to use the sketch, too! The vellum is perfect for a ghost! XX

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  25. Great colouring on your vellum ghost.

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  26. This is a wonderful Halloween card - love the soft colours you've used. thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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