Monday, 3 October 2016

Bright and Scary? Guest design for Simon Says Stamp

Halloween Andy Skinner Day of the Dead
Hello! I am very honoured to be guest designer at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for the month of October! Today is my first creation with the theme of Halloween.



I decided to use Andy Skinner's 'Day of the Dead' stencil on my canvas with Dylusion's paints in Postbox Red and Lemon Zest. I began with a mix of the two to create an orange base coat. I then took my stencil and used Black soot distress paint. I also stencilled the skull onto white card and cut it out to create a mask.
Using the mask to cover the skulls I applied Postbox Red through Tim Holtz layering stencil (Shattered) to create cobwebs around the skulls.
Once dry I added a little Lemon Zest around the edges to create a halo effect. 
Finally I dripped red paint onto the edges of the canvas and drew and painted a couple of bats in the corners.
A big thanks to Lols for the invitation to join the Simon Says Stamp team this month - I will be back with my second creation next week.
Nikki
xxx


25 comments:

  1. Fabulous canvas Nikki! I love how you used the stencil and created a very spooky halo, the colours and whole design is awesome! LOVE it :-)

    Welcome aboard! It is lovely to have you with us :-D

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Love your beautiful canvas, Nikki! The background you created is awesome! It's so great to have you as our guest designer! :)

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  3. Love this bright and sppooky canvas, Nikki. It's wonderful to have you with us on the SSS Monday Challenge this month. I look forward to your amazing talent!

    Cathie ♥

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  4. Love this bright and sppooky canvas, Nikki. It's wonderful to have you with us on the SSS Monday Challenge this month. I look forward to your amazing talent!

    Cathie ♥

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  5. Wow, such brilliant colors Nikki!! Love the oranges and reds and yellows - a perfect background for those spooky skulls! Maura xx

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  6. This canvas is soooooo cool! xxx

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  7. Oh, this is so deliciously spooky Nikki, I love everything about it, the light colour around the skulls makes them stand out beautifully! Congratulations on your GDT spot too!! Anne xx

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  8. awesome work Nikki - those skulls look fabulous! Big hugs rachel x

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  9. Fantastic to see you in the spotlight over at SSS - yay! A brilliant spooky make - the glow around the skulls is so cool!
    Alison x

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  10. Fabulous canvas Nikki! The skulls are fantastic, bright color in the background and the glow effect are outstanding! barbara

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  11. Woo Hoo congratulations on your guest spot and your fabulous project. Love the line up of the four skulls and the drippy paint creates the perfect atmosphere for them. xxx

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  12. Yay! Congrats on your GDT spot and you've created a spooky stunner right at the start :)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  13. Great and scary! I love the yellow shadow from beneath of the skulls it looks like a kind of illumination which is even more spooky! Hugs, Marzena

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  14. How fabulous is that ! Congrats ! The canvas is fab too !
    Corrie x

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  15. Totally spooky! Love the design!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  16. Great to see you in the spotlight with this great spooky card! Hope you enjoy yourself as much as I did! Hugs, Chrisx

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  17. How wonderful to have you join us as a Guest Designer! And I love the clever techniques you've used in your card! I was especially impressed by how you added the lemon zest around the edge of your skulls to give it the look of being back-lit and so dimensional! You did an amazing job and I can't wait to see what else you design on the team!

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  18. so happy that you are joining us as Guest Designer for October Nikki...loving your halloween plaque...love the lemon zest highlight and all that dripping blood is definitely spooky...can't wait to see what you come up with for next week...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  19. Spooktacular, especially love the yellow halo and the bloody drips, bwa-ha-ha-ha! Deb xo

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  20. Firstly, welcome to the SSS Monday Challenge Team as our GD, it's so lovely to have you join us and it will be a pleasure to work alongside you this month and what a spooktacular project to kick it all off...this is wonderful, Nikki! I love the combination and blends of colour and love those drips are the perfect finishing touch! Love it... xxx

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  21. This is so cool!! I especially love the yellow halo, that brings such a great effect. Fabulous layers. Thank you so much for being our guest designer this month!!

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  22. Brilliant Nikki, the yellow edging makes the skulls leap from the canvas xx

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  23. This is fantastic, Nikki, what a great effect you have created! And what a great honour!

    Lucy x

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  24. Fabulous to have you as our GD for this month! Welcome! Fabulous piece, love the skulls with the offset and the dramatic red backgroud. Hugs, Sandra

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  25. So exciting to see you in the Designer Spotlight! Love this spooky canvas! The yellow highlight and the bloody drips are the details that make this so special! Hugs!

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