I started off with one of my favorite stencils...Houndstooth. I have always had a thing for this pattern, so I use it often. I wanted to give my background a weird sky at snset look...hence the pattern I chose. I started by dabbing Mustard Seed Distress Ink, followed by Ripe Persimmon, and last, Seedless Preserves. I applied them all with cosmetic sponges, being sure to blend the colors as the met up with each other.
I then went in with the Picasso Tool (which is super rad!) to make the clouds. I used a pale gray acrylic paint to do this. After that dried, I applied the Raven by using silver and black embossing paste. I applied the black so that it would be pretty textured, to suggest feathers.
My sentiment is from Smeared Ink's Creepy Lil Grumpies set. I roughed up the edges, and inked the card base a bit. I think it's kind of creepy. But almost serene. Kind of how I view a cemetery. Couldn't you just picture this big, beautiful crow perched atop this weather vane that's attached to an old chapel overlooking a big, old cemetery? Crows and ravens are so magical to me. Here's some fabulous info on the spiritual meanings of these fine creatures. Please visit the rest of the Dreamweaver "A" Team to see more within the Magical & Mysterious theme. And of course, there's all of the fabulous Wicked Bloggers, listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a fang-tastic day!