Thursday, August 23, 2012

WMS August Preview Day 3 - Lanterns & Light!

What exciting sets we have to show you today for Day 3 of the WMS August Release Previews!  Claire has designed 2 beautiful  mini sets with lanterns, posts, candles and holly adornments - Little Lanterns and Bright Seasons.  There's also a lovely sentiment set called Light of the World  - perfect to use with these lantern sets or alone!

Although your first thought might be to grab the lantern sets for Christmas/Winter cards -  I decided to use this lovely large lantern from Bright Seasons to create a spooky Halloween card!
This beautiful lantern, the candle, flame and glow are from Bright Seasons.  The owl is from Halloween Party,  the ravens, fence and Happy Haunting are from Hocus Pocus.   I stamped the images and sentiment on white card stock and then punched a circle to mask for the moon. I sponged around the edges with Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade distress inks and removed the mask to reveal my spooky full moon!
I hope you will stop by again tomorrow for the August Release Blog Waltz - you'll have a chance to win your choice of a stamp set from the new release!  Make a list of your fav sets  - they will all be available for purchase tomorrow!

Off we go to see all the wonderful Lantern projects the Design Team has created today!

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston You are here!
 Jennifer Holmes
Kelly Schirmer
 Laurie Schmidlin
 Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan (Owner)
 
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Bright Season ( available on 8/24), Halloween Party, Hocus Pocus.
Paper:  White, Royal Velvet - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Cantaloupe, Grape Jelly, London Fog, Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Spiced Marmelade and Dusty Concord.
Accessories:  1 3/4" circle punch, rhinestones - Kaiser, Eclipse Tape, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

19 comments:

Pauline said...

What a fantastic halloween card Julia! I love the glow you achieved with the inking and the images, just magical!

Sandie said...

Oh my.. now THIS I wasn't expecting. What a WONDERFUL Halloween card, you definitely went outside the box with this one. Fantastic, just fantastic.

Kelly S. said...

I LOVE this card, Julia! Sooo creative, and I never would have thought to use the lanterns for Halloween! So fun and spooky...that owl perched on it is brilliant! Love the foggy look with the distressed inks and the fence in the background. And your moon is PERFECT!! PS...Saw those barn cards today, too. Swooon! Another reason I need to get a Cameo! The list of reasons keeps getting longer and longer...must remember to show it to DH ;)!!

Deborah Frings said...

How wonderful! Love the moonlit sky with the fabulous light - it really glows! A perfect Halloween card!

Bonnie said...

How wonderful to have a Hallowe'en card Julia - (although you are killing me with a card this early.....haha) It is gorgeous - LOVE that gorgeous moon!

Julie S. said...

Fabulously spooky. The way you shaded it is spot on.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic, Julia. What a fabulous idea to use these images for your Halloween creations. I haven't given Halloween a second thought yet...I guess I should change that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherry Butcher said...

Thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

wow i love your shading on this card...looks so awesome...great Halloween card.

Jill Norwood said...

Great card! Love the making and inking and that you made a Halloween card! Great ideas!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning card Julia! Love the Eerie background you created! So creative!

Marybeth said...

Love this one too. Such a creative idea to use the lamp for Halloween. Wonderful card Julia, love that ist for Halloween.

Helen L said...

Absolutely fun, and great to see a different way to use the lanterns. LOVE your card!!!

Helen said...

So stunning Julia - absolutely fantastic Halloween card!

Sharron said...

Love the lantern used for Halloween! All the fabulous Halloween cards during this release have convinced me I must have Halloween Party too! Love the distressed ink sky and your moon!

Renee said...

Fabulously spooky...
I love it!!
What a creative way to use this...
I just saw Christmas...
I didn't even think Halloween...
and it's perfect!! :)

Asha said...

Halloween? Never crossed my mind but it works! How brilliant is that? The owl.. he's too cute, in a spooky sort of way. LOVE it!

Sonia said...

Whoo-hoo! What a great Halloween card! Such versatile stamps!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous idea to use in a Halloween card! Perfect!!!