Hi Lovely Peeps....
Well........ as you can see by my card, I've been getting 'down and dirty' with my Distress Inks!! LOL! I did some smooshing for the background of this little lady - Oct 31 Nora - from the CC Designs August release.. I wasn't sure how it'd turn out as I've never really played like this with the darker colours.... but wow..... it worked and I was really pleased with the result.
Smooshing (for those that haven't tried it yet) is fab - but you have to be prepared to get dirty fingers. All you do is plop your DI inkpad upside down (to leave some colour) onto a craft mat or something that's not porous - spray a mini-mister onto the colour that the pad left - then upturn your card (preferably use a Bristol Smooth watercolour card) - and SMOOSH the two together! I tended to use my heat gun to dry each layer before adding another colour. You'll be amazed by the effects you can achieve using a few colours! I used Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Seedless Preserves - then I did some white acrylic paint splattering too, for the stars. That made more mess really than the Distress Inks! I finished off using a Sharpie White Poster Paint pen for the brighter stars.
Die - Mama Elephant Confetti (for stars in glitter card)
Distress Inks for background - Black Soot, Wilted Violet,
Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves
Colouring - Copics (with the odd Promarker too)
Hair - C5/7/9
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - Promarkers Amethyst and Aubergine, V15/17/25
Moon Y11/21, YR23
Pumpkin - YR04/14/18/24, Y21/35
Spider - C3/7
Leaf - E31/34
Stem - YG63/65
Glitter Card for stars
Jewels from Lucy's Cards
Hope you like my make - I'm not the best at Halloween creations - so I really was thrilled at how this turned out!