Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Black and Orange

October means a NEW challenge up at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog and we're giving you a chance to break out the black and orange! 

I do a lot of mixed media cards, but I particularly love this challenge because it gives me a chance to dig in the back of my drawers and bust out some things that I haven't used in awhile.



For my card, I used the theme - black and orange, but I left the glitter in the drawer. 

I did, however, pull out Distress Inks and Black Soot Distress Spray Stains to create a cool background - I actually used the background from the stenciling tutorial I posted last week. 


Then I stamped and masked some beakers, colored them in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added some frantage in the larger beaker, and then I mussed up the corners with some stamping and added some Distress Stain drops. I added a smoky base by using black Gelatos. 
  



Last but not least, I used glossy accents to make the eyeballs all 3-dimensional and stuff. 

It turns out that many of the other mixed media challenges are on the Halloween bandwagon, too, so I'm going to link up to 
Mixed Media Mojo's - Halloween challenge 
Mixed Media Monthly's - Spooky word search challenge (turns out black and orange are both in there!) 




So yeah. That's my card! 

You should come on over and play with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge this month so I can oooooh and aaaah over your talents! 


29 comments:

  1. EEK! Love your card. Those eyeballs on top of the bottle rock! It looks like there is popcorn in the beaker!! This card is way to funny and I love the background tht you did the tutorial on!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ha...those eyeballs are simply awesome, girl! From the beaker of "interesting stuff" to the spooky little spiders...such a fun design! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. LOL...that is the funniest image I have seen in a long time...very cool.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my what a spooky scene, I am so in love with your card that I had to drop by to tell you that this is brilliant :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. And then we come to Becca's card with the eyeballs rolling around on the table (!)!!!!!! love the frantage in the beaker and that great background that's peeking out around the edges! Very spooky fun design! Julia xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is too cool. Love your runaway eyeballs. Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my, how much do I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!! Bunches & bunches...makes me giggle and serves my perverse nature. You captured me with those eyes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. fabulous backdrop and your coloring is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your card puts a funny twist on Halloween! This card reminds me of a woodcut print I created in college. The print was of a beaker filled with intestines with a spring inside (sounds gruesome but I was thinking about a mad scientist with a sense of humor when I created it). The eyeballs laying on the table definitely makes the card amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a cool Halloween card! And so fun! I like the Frantage - I hardly ever remember to use mine!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wowzers! That is one crazy-cool card!

    ReplyDelete
  12. love everything about this card!

    ReplyDelete
  13. That background is AWESOME! Love the images and the addition of frantage rocks!

    ReplyDelete
  14. a great card - love all the elements - thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Mojo

    Barb Housner (DT)

    ReplyDelete
  15. THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! SUPER COOL... :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! SUPER COOL... :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! Your colors! Love the distress inks intensity!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Very cool Halloween Card! Love the texture. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Awesome card :) the colors are brilliant & the bg is just fab.! Totally loved it :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. A fabulous Halloween card, I love the eyeballs, thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo.
    xxx Hazel.

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a spooky scene! I love your brilliant card! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Mojo.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oops, really sorry I am so late with commenting.... this is amazing, what a wonderful project! Fantastic spookiness! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a great card! Love how you used the Black Licorice Gelatos® to ground your beakers. Your coloring is fantastic and i love the spooky, glossy eyes! So glad that you linked your card up with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. xo

    ReplyDelete
  24. awesome card...the coloring on the bottles is perfect! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

    ReplyDelete