Going batty!

This card has been created for two challenges.  Firstly for the Practical Scrappers Masking & Misting Challenge, and secondly for the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge, which is sponsored by Doodle Pantry!

Okay so you want to know what on earth Masking & Misting is? and do you have to wear your underpants on the outside?  Well I supposed you could if you wanted to, but no Super Hero attire is needed for masking.  You can use anything!  I used my scalloped ruler, layered it over my "Boo" paper and then using a paintbrush liberally dipped in white paint I then used my finger to flick the paint onto the paper.  When you pull away the scalloped ruler you're left with the pattern of the splattered paint.  You can also use specialty paints in sprayers, and fancy store bought masks, but I try to do things in a cost effective way.

The Misting was easy - it can't really be seen here cause I had to take the photo late in the afternoon and we have smoke all around us, so there was not enough light to glint off the mist.  But it's on the very bottom layer of this card, and it's clear and sparkly.  My Sassy Sister Colleen made it herself and sent it to me as part of my awesome Easter Swap!  I guess I've been afraid to use it, cause I've never misted anything in my life - except perhaps my Hermit Crabs!  I thought the sparkle would look nice behind the little bat - since this is a card for a child and all.

Now for the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - the challenge was set to make a card for a child in the fall/halloween theme.  So no really spooky or scary images, just some fun to help a child smile.  I've even included a removable spider sticker up in the top left corner.  I just cut around the spider on it's backing sheet and adhered it with a 3D foam dot!
For a bit more fun I added some purple/pink Sparkly Fluff to the little bat's spots.
Here's a little closeup of the masking that I did.  It has a really random effect and some of the paint sort of flung itself over the paper and has dried quite textured, so you can rub the "webbing" and actually feel it.  I ran a line of white marker along the edge of the scallops to help define it since the paper is patterned, the paint sort of got lost.

So come on over to Practical Scrappers or Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenges and join in the fun!

14 comments

  1. Wow, what a delightful bat card. Fab design and attention to detail. Love it, just a super job!

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  2. Gorgeous bat card, love that webbing!

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  3. Love that webbing and the bat is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great idea with the masking and misting!! Such a great "batty" card =)

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  5. Another awesome card! Your masking and misting is perfect - thanks for sharing! Great card, Sarah :)

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  6. Adorable card, Sarah! Love your design!!

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  7. Such a cute card! I love your design and that webbing is great!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  8. Fabulous details on this card - the fluff on the quirky bat's wings is perfect and the webbing - well, it is perfect!

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  9. Oh Sarah! How fun is this card! Totally perfect for the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. I love the idea of the fluff on the bat spots. Makes him look cute and fuzzy! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and I really hope you will come back and play with us again at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge! Someone will surely be smiling to get this adorable card! =)
    Hugs, Sarah T

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  10. Wow, this is spooktacular!!! Love your coloring! Hugs, Karen

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  11. Sarah another darn cute card. Love the masking technique you did. And that webbing is so fun!

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  12. What fun techniques...thanks for sharing. I love that you have a sticker for the one that gets this card, what a great idea. Great job on this!

    Patti P.

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