Saturday, 13 October 2012

Simply Saturdays with Gay and Jane

Last day for the oil pastel week. Wasn't it an amazing week for inspiration and techniques? 
Today, for Simply Saturdays, Gay has made a couple of Halloween cards I absolutely love (especially the skull one). As I mentioned earlier this week, you will find her "dripping technique" on this card too, in red and with a candle this time, very effective I think... 

Please let us know what you think of these cards and of the Oil Pastels/Halloween week in a comment below.

The stamps were an absolute delight, I used second and third generation stamping on many of the images. Colouring with oil pastels, although I find it very messy worked well for the texture and great for Hallow'een! I used baby oil on a cotton bud to blend them. 
This large card is a whole A4 piece of card folded lengthwise and would need a special envelope or box if you needed to send it, luckily I will be giving this to my gruesome grand daughters for their celebrations ooooaaaahhhh!!!! 

This small card has a red candle melted over the top, looks a little like blood!! (I hope )

Gay used: 
PaperArtsy Stamps: Halloween 1
Oil Pastels in Black, Violet, Grey and Olive Green
Crafty Individuals tree stamps CI-209
Metallic F/X Silver mica powder for the small card
Cosmic Shimmer: Silver embossing powder for the skull and crossbones

Our special off this week
10% off the Faber-Castell set of 36 oil pastels
enter the code PASTEL10 at checkout

See you tomorrow for the challenge


  1. Great Halloween projects love the "blood" effect your granddughters will love them. Have really enjoyed this weeks inspiration can't wait to see what next week brings! lol


  2. Just got your e-mail about the new Barn - how wonderful, hope all goes well and can't wait to find out were it is. BJ

  3. 2 brilliant cards. I love the effect of the 2nd generation stamping. You've used the stamps really well combined with the pastels to give a suitably sombre atmosphere.

  4. This is really striking. Love the lone crow. The verse is great. The melted candle is a lovely (maybe that's not exactly the right descriptive word!!) touch. Good luck with the new premises.

  5. Really love that skull card! So effective with the melted pastel.

  6. Really great techniques and cool creations.


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