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The Ghost With The Most

Hello friends! I'm sharing another card today that was inspired by the new Butterfly Reflections Ink mood board! What I was particularly drawn to was the little ghost image popping out from behind the pumpkins! It reminded me of a wonderful artist on Instagram @TheOfficialSadGhostClub. She creates adorable comics and puts meaningful messages on each one. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a fanart piece combined with the wonderful mood board inspiration. Something popular in the artist's world of Instagram is monthly prompt lists. Every day is a new word or subject matter to be inspired by however it comes to you. This month, The Sad Ghost Club put out a prompt list too. Today's word is Productive. It feels good to be productive, but sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves to be successful. Sometimes instead of looking forward, we can look back and see how far we've come. I made this for all of you that need a reminder to Take a Moment to Appreciate How Far You've Come.

To create this scene, I started by stamping the images from the following Lawn Fawn sets; Happy Harvest, Booyah, Easter Party, Bicycle Built For You, and Oh, Gnome! I also used the stamp set Claire's ABC's to create the sentiment. The images were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Some of the images I hand drew like the skulls and the crescent moon on the ghost's top hat.

Next, using Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, I cut out the hillside with the two up bumps. I inked the hillside starting with Distress Oxide Pine Needles. I wanted to have a bit of shading on the hill so I only inked around the bottom and edges leaving a white space at the top middle portion. I inked the rest of the hillside using Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn to create the small glow. To ink my sky, I had to get a little more creative. I didn't have the right color blue, so I started by inking the entire surface with Distress Oxide Dusty Concord. After it was saturated to my liking, I went back over it again using Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon. The two colors blended like a dream using my Picket Fence Studios Blending Brushes. It gave me the perfect shade of blue I was aiming for! Afterward, I flicked some water on the inked surfaces to add some character.

Before I started adhering things together, I felt like my sentiment needed a pop of color. I fussy cut around the letters leaving them with a small white stroke. Then, using the colors Spiced Marmalade and Picked Rasberry, I attempted to recreate the peachy color from the mood board. Instead of blending the ink on to the paper I dabbed it, to assure none of the black ink would smudge. I didn't worry about applying a smooth, even color because the different shades created a cool effect.

To finish, I assembled my background and matted it on black paper before attaching it to the card face. Then I added my images to the scene using a Lawn Fawn Glue Tube. To put on some finishing touches, I went back with a White Gel Pen and added accents to my images and stars in the sky!

I hope you all enjoyed this creation as much as I enjoyed making it! If you ever feel like you aren't productive enough or aren't as good at something as you'd like to be, I hope you remember this message! It's always great to strive to be better, but it's never bad to remember how far you've already come. Check out @CaveWomanCreations on Instagram if you wanna know what I get up to the rest of the week! You can also find the products I've used here at the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop! I hope you all have a great Monday! I'll be back next week with another creation!


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