Hello there and welcome to my second post today, for the new challenge at As You See It .
I do seem to be having a bit of a back & white theme today! I found this theme very difficult as I don’t ‘celebrate’ Halloween – I think there’s enough evil around in the world without celebrating dark spirits and malevolent things. In fact, All Hallow’s Eve (from which Halloween is derived) was traditionally a time of Christian preparation for All Saints Day which is marked on 1st November. When my children were younger, we used to hold light parties at our church, to celebrate light in the world, instead of darkness. So that’s what I’ve chosen as the theme for this card – the beautiful moonlight lighting the darkness.
I started with a black 6×6 card blank and created an embossed frame on the front with one of Clarity’s embedders. I added the outer part of the largest of Clarity’s moon masks, popped some masking tape across the lower edge and then sponged ‘snowflake’ acrylic paint from PaperArtsy through it to create my moon.
While the paint was drying I cut the wall and cat in black, using the dies from Clarity’s Craft Club back in November 2021 (#35). I then glued them into place on the card front.
I wasn’t terribly happy with the embedded frame, so added one of Clarity’s ‘doodle frame-it’ die cuts, again in black, for a better emphasis. A suitable word sticker finished it off.
I wanted the moon to be the real focus on this card, and I think I managed it! I love this little black cat too – my son & his girlfriend have just acquired a beautiful jet black kitten and it made me think of her, although she’s not yet old enough to be out and about in the moonlight!
You can check out the rest of the inspiration from my design team-mates over at As You See It challenge, while you think about what you’ll make for our new theme – you’ve got until Thursday 3rd November to join us. In the meantime, I’m sharing this card with Festive Friday challenge as it features a cat, the moon, lots of black and a silhouette from their inspo list.