Halloween Wreath

Halloween Wreath | by karen @ carefree creations

A special Halloween card for my sister-in-law who *loves* Halloween more than anything!

I’m sending this in a package, so I could do lots of depth. The watercolor panel is up on foam; the wreath is 5 layers thick; and the sentiment uses quite a few dimensionals!

This card sat on my desk for weeks before I was able to finish it to satisfaction. I had found the inspiration on Pinterest ages ago, and even picked out the sketch I wanted to use. I think putting all those eyes on was intimidating because it required planned randomness!

My original watercoloring included a bit of stencil painting over a lighter background, but it was just too much going on. I put more ink on the panel to make it darker and bigger (and cover up the stencil pattern) and I liked it much better.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Halloween
Stamps: Keep it Simple: Halloween (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Peeled Paint Distress (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Orange Zest (PTI); Watercolor (Ranger); Wild Wasabi card stock, Nite Owl DSP, Ghostly Greetings DSP (Stampin’Up – SU);
Other: tons of googlie eyes (stash); Swirly Scribbles die (SU);
Sketch: RetroSketch 222
Inspired by from: Pinterest

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