Delightfully Frightful Guest Designer for Digi Doodle Studios👻

Happy Friday friends!  Another weekend in October is upon us and so is Halloween!  Yay!  Well, I’m excited about it anyway! LOL  If not for being a kid to trick or treat…for treats and spooky fun anyway!

Today I’m so thrilled to be guest designing for Digi Doodle Studios!  If you’ve been around my blog, then you’ve probably seen some of my past creations with the company as a design team member. Dina is such a sweet lady so of course I’m happy to color up one of her amazing images!  So be sure to check out all of the digital stamps in her store.  (I just spied that there is also a design team call as well as guest design call…check it out HERE!)  And…if you are more of a hands-on crafter that prefers to “ink it up”, Dina has also started a store called Ink ‘n’ Splatter for clear stamps, dies, stencils and paper pads to purchase!  I think it’s amazing to have both options for purchasing these CUTE things!  Let her know that I sent you over that way!

Isn’t this such a cute and fun scene?!  I’ve used this adorable Kikimora Halloween Witch digital stamp from Digi Doodle Studios and created this fun scene with her using a past digital set called Ghostly Haunts Pairables which was discontinued on the digital side, but the adorable ghosts from that decided to pop up on the Ink ‘n’ Splatter store in a clear stamp set – CLICK HERE!  I’ve sized and placed the images on my computer before printing them out.  I also printed out an additional one as well as another on some masking paper.

The reason for printing over masking paper was so that I could fussy cut out the image…yes even the tree, to ink blend the background.  (Any “imperfections” can be covered up with the coloring, so I ink blended FIRST.)  You could always ink blend a background and then cut out your image(s) to place over top, but I wanted this to be a one layer with the blended background to be incorporated with it for the glowing moon and night sky with a ground area.  The only thing about the image that is NOT flat are the two ghosts that I fussy cut out from an additional printing of it along with the cloud over the moon.  The ghosts were partially popped up with a foam square and I glued flat the cloud. This helped with the scene to give that dimensional look.  The scene was cut with a MFT rectangle die and was finished with ink blending around the edges ending with Black Soot at the very edges.

So BEFORE I removed the masks from the images to color, I also decided to take some silver paint to create some splatters in the night sky.  I then took some shimmer spray to go over top of it for some sparkle. I then die cut a banner for the sentiment from the DDS Halloween Happiness digital set and ink blended some Carved Pumpkin over it to glue at the top and cut off the edge from the panel. I then layered this scene over an orange scallop edge rectangle die cut piece that was layered over an A2 top folding black card base. 

I’ve also die cut a bat from my stash in black cardstock and glued it around the sentiment banner.  I’ve covered the bat with a glitter brush pen for a bit of sparkle as well.

For the grounding of the images and some shadow effects from the moon, I took a Copic marker to color in some shadow under the witch, tombstone and tree.  You can also see on the witch that I’ve added some highlights with a white gel pen as well as silver and gold gel pens for her outfit.  I also covered the little diamond on her necklace with some Stickles Star Dust glitter.  It looks awesome in person and matches her dress.

I tried, but it’s so hard to capture all of the sparkly glitter goodness over this card.  The entire sky is covered with sparkle.  I do hope you’ve enjoyed my card.

Be sure to check out this month’s challenge over at the DDS Challenge Blog with an October “Halloween” theme and of course you can join the DDS Fan FB Group and enter challenges there as well or just share a creation made with any DDS/Ink ‘n’ Splatter image(s)!

Thanks for dropping in and have an awesome weekend!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog – October: Fall and/or Halloween
  2. Two Old Bats – Anything Goes Halloween
  3. Creative Friday – Pick 3 – I picked: Moon, Bat, Black
  4. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes + coloring
  5. My Time to Craft – Halloween or Fall Colors
  6. {Cupcake Inspirations} – Halloween Fun
  7. Double Trouble – Halloween Cuteness
  8. Try it On Tuesday – Halloween
  9. Fab ‘n’ Funky – Halloween

36 thoughts on “Delightfully Frightful Guest Designer for Digi Doodle Studios👻

  1. I am loving this awesome Halloween masterpiece, Vicki!! I love these gorgeously colored images backed by that amazing blended background!! Your careful attention to detail always makes your creations stand out above the rest!!

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  2. OMG what a FABULOUS card Vic! Love everything about it including the dimension on your little ghosts! Great job! (no surprise there!) Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back each month. Remember, if we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE.

    Darlene
    TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. Look at this spectacular make! Your background is fabulous! I admire your coloring skills so much- beautiful! Your attention to detail takes this card up a few levels- just perfection!

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  4. Stupendous coloring, Vicki, and a fab card design! You do some of the best Halloween cards I’ve seen anywhere and I’m always inspired by what you do. Love the scalloped border and the stitched die you chose for the image.

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  5. Your fussy cutting skills outshine most by a mile! Wow, what a fabulous little Halloween card, and congrats on your GD spot too! Way to rock the challenge with a fun design and great coloring! I’m still marveling over that fussy-cut tree! Amazing card!

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  6. Sensational colouring Vicki and the masking is amazing, love your image and scene which is spooky but adorable, fabulous Halloween colours, awesome sentiment and I can see all the shimmer and sparkle, I love that spray shimmer..fantastic card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. Hi Vicki saw this on FB but I just had to leave you a comment after seeing your description in detail it really is a cracker of a card your colouring is fangtastic, the scene and colours are top notch I love it
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  8. Love, love, love! As usual, your design is fabulous! I know Digi Doodle Studio is proud to have you back as a guestie! Thanks for the DT Call info, too! 😉

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  9. WOW Vicki this card is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful scene you created and that image is so sweet, awesome coloring as always! Congrats on your GDT spot and enjoy your weekend my friend!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  10. A beautiful, almost magic card, Vicki. The colors intertwine amazingly, creating a world of shadows and light. Great card and beautiful scenery.
    hugs,
    BożenA

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  11. This is awesome, and the coloring – well perfect. How you get your colors to all blend together – well just takes that knack which you have many times over. TFS this great masterpiecr.

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  12. Such a beautiful card! I love the way you blended the background colours on the black cardstock, so amazing 😁. Your lady looks so glamorous and the sentiment fits her perfectly! Wishing you a lovely weekend! Hugs Jo x

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  13. This is absolutely MAGICAL!! Your coloring is just amazing. I love the little pop up ghosts!!! Thank you for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    Nora
    DT Member
    CIC

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  14. Great idea to print onto the masking paper. What a super adorable image, amazing card and beautifully coloured Vicki x. Congratulations on guesting x.

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  15. So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft.
    We love to see everyone’s work.
    Good luck, do come back again!
    Hugs, Jackie DT member x

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  16. Wow.. this is amazing! Great coloring and what an amazing scene. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, hugs ~ Ishani.

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