Saturday, October 3, 2015

Day 3 of 31 Days of Halloween

It's the third day for the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween.  This an amazing blog hop where you can win great prizes by following the blog roll of the 2015 Wicked Bloggers.

3 ATCS for Day 3

This seems to be a common story for me: I'm working on what I would consider a first draft with intentions of improving the design as I go - but only to think when all is created my first run was my favorite one!  That's what happened with these owl ATCs.  I thought I was doing the same thing, but each turned out differently.


I created a quick background with the winemakers marks in purple, then stamped some speckles in orange around the edge.  Then I stamped the tree rings and put that grouchy owl on top. I went around the edges with a brown gelato and smeared and smudged again to create a dirty frame.  Then I stamped BEWARE just to make sure it was spooky enough.

Hope you follow along and enjoy the Halloween creations created by the other Wicked Bloggers (BLOG ROLL TO THE RIGHT!)

22 comments:

Karen Buchanan said...

Love your ATC's!

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Oooh that owl looks perfectly at home up there on that log!

Tina henderson said...

love the colours used and design, great work x

Susan Salyer said...

Fabulous owls..love your rich background..for Halloween the colors are gorgeous!
Happy Day 3

Sari / Granne said...

Would not want to be a mouse there. Owl looks pretty angry ... hmmm hungry? Fabulous set.

Teresa said...

Great stamps - especially the tree rings. Brilliant set of ATCs x

Susan Falkler said...

He certainly looks in a bad mood! Very cute.

Mary Holshouser said...

the middle one seems to have the best coloring.
The other two seem to have darker areas around the wings.
they're all great - I wouldn't refuse if I was offered one of them.
thanks for sharing.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Great ATC's! Love that spooky owl and the combination of that stamp with the tree rings.

DonnaMundinger said...

Well, they all look pretty amazing to me. Love your background and the fun stamps. xxD

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Wondeful ATCs, that owl is so spooky!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the grouchy owls! Super ATCs!

~Lady B~ said...

Fabulous ATCs!

Nan Bourdeu said...

Love your owls...they are fabulous xx

Rebecca pettit said...

Ooo so fun. Love the background. Super spooky

Lyneen J said...

Great ATCs.... love the owl on the tree rings!!! Great background!!! What a treat for day 3!!! TFS!

BurningRubber said...

Owl definitely beware of this frightening owl.

Squiddy said...

Beware! The owl is a woodpecker, and chopped that tree down by himself

Carol said...

Fab set of spooky ATC's

valscraftings said...

Love the owl ATC. I posted here yesterday but didn't sere it's!

silvia said...

LOVE the owl!!

Peg Klitch said...

Love the tree rings stamp. Very cool scene you created!