Saturday, August 14, 2021

Halloween Card | Picket Fence Studios - "Whooo Are You?"


Whooo's ready for some Halloween fun from Picket Fence Studios?

It's Release Day and the August line-up is filled lots of Halloween goodness! I'm starting out with this awesome NEW "Whooo Are You" Stamp and coordinating Die Set! I couldn't wait to color up this scary image with a little backlighting focus from that full moon!

I die cut a circle and used the negative opening to ink blend my moon with "Squeezed Lemonade" & "Fossilized Amber" Distress Oxide Inks. I placed the circle back on top of the moon and blended the night sky with "Salty Ocean", "Chipped Sapphire" & "Black Soot" DOI's. I removed the circle and lightly blended the yellows onto the blues to soften the outer rim and create some moon-glow! The entire panel was spritzed with water, spattered with metallic watercolors and with the circle placed back over the moon, diluted blue inks were flicked onto the sky as well. This panel was trimmed down to fit onto a 5.5" square black card base and I stamped the sentiment (from the "Fancy Autumn Sentiments" Stamp Set) onto the moon.

Using my MISTI, I stamped the large owl image onto 110# white card stock with Picket Fence Studios' Black Hybrid Ink. The image was watercolored with a backlight technique that would show the golden halo effect of the moonlight shining on him from behind, and I added the same coloration to the leafless branch, shading some of the areas to match the sky so they would disappear into the background. I love how his eyes perfectly match the moon! The image was die cut and backed with an additional blank for dimension. I inked/painted the edges of this die cut stack so that there would be no white showing, attached it to the card front with foam tape and added a bit of shine with sequins from the NEW "Pumpkin Cookies" Sequins Mix Plus. 

This may be one of my favorite all-time Halloween cards and it's taken up residence on my drawing table for now...his glowing yellow eyes seem to be warding off any bad mojo from entering my craft room! : )

This is the NEW "Whooo Are You? Stamp Set

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!


Happy crafting and have a wonderful day!


  1. WOW! Your owl looks like it is going to just fly right off the page!! His expression is great - especially for Halloween!! I love your bright moon. Very stunning!!!

  2. He is so handsome Rachelle,I love owls,we had a tawny in the garden most nights along with bats.Your background is absolutely stunning,the perfect setting for him.We have lots of work starting in the house in a couple of weeks it'll feel more like home when it's finished.Have you managed a holiday yet?,take card Meg x

  3. This is amazing...your shading is spookily perfect! LOVE that big moon as well as the fiercesome owl!

  4. Holy BOO-tiful, Red!! Isn't he a moody, yet handsome dude?

  5. What a beautifully colored card and the owl is a hoot. Love him. Great Halloween card. [Bunny]

  6. Beautiful full moon and night sky for this awesome owl. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  7. Great atmosphere with that big moon and Owl, thanks so much for joining in with our new 'Sparkle' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  8. I love how you've made the glow of the moon fan out across your card and fabulous owl image - such a great, bold design. Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

  9. That's a great owl. I haven't seen that image but I like his power and his bit of spookiness. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. Your card is great. Hugs-Erika

  10. OMG this is awesome Rachelle! Your background is amazing and just perfect for Mr. Owl!! Beautiful yet spooky ... how cool is that! LOL Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back each month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE. Who knows, there might be a prize without reaching that goal! LOL

    Please stop in for a visit!

  11. Love your spooky owl! Beautifully designed. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhoo of Crafters.

  12. Awesome. I love the scene and the glow on the image. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy.

  13. Its a super owl image, thank you for sharing your card with us at TRy it on Tuesdays.

  14. WOW Rachelle, that owl is gorgeous!! Awesome coloring and I love the stunning glow around the owl, beautiful Halloween scene! So happy you joined us over at Try it on Tuesday :)
    Take care, Tammy

  15. Wow, he is a fabulous owl, spooky and majestic at the same time! Thank you for joining our challenge at Two Old Bats!
    Diane TOB DT {Nellies Nest}

  16. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Brilliant card, gorgeous colours.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  18. Amazing card with fabulous background and colouring. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this month, good luck with your entry Claire DT

  19. Love how you did your sky, very nice! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy challenges good luck! Dawn DT

  20. Another GREAT card! Thanks for submitting a card to the August Two Old Bats Halloween challenge.

  21. This is such a fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Crafter’s Castle! 🏰 Hugs! Mynn xx 💜

  22. Such a gorgeous card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle