Friday, November 4, 2011

The Grim Reaper


This card was created for a co-worker.  He liked the purple-cloaked grim reaper.  The Grim Reaper was born from post-plague visions of death.  As the plague swept through Europe and Asia, it makes sense that artists and illustrators began to depict death as a skeletal figure.

I stamped the Grim Reaper in StazOn Black onto glossy white paper and colored his cloak in Adirondack Purple Twilight and Elegant Eggplant.  I applied Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint to his face.  Sponging around the image was done in Distressed Black Soot.

I used my Cuttlebug spiderweb embossing folder and rubbed one side of it with ColorBox Frost White ink, then placed a piece of shimmer purple paper inside and ran it through the Big Shot.  A simple and easy technique I have used before.

I added some Martha Stewart Halloween ribbon and a spider brad before mounting everything to a piece of Basic Black paper then onto a Grape Jelly card.

The inside sentiment was stamped in Adirondack Purple Twilight and embossed with clear EP.  The bats and crow were stamped in StazOn Black with a corner spiderweb in silver.  Sponging around the edges was done in Distressed Black Soot.
A spooky inside ...

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Grim Reaper by Rubberstamp Ave., SU Graveyard Gala, SU Wicked Cool, Terrifying by Penny Black
Paper:  Grape Jelly, Basic Black, DCWV The Shimmer Matstack Purple, Glossy White, Whisper White
Ink:  StazOn Black, Adirondack Purple Twilight, Elegant Eggplant, Distressed Black Soot, ColorBox Frost White
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Halloween Ribbon, Spider Brad from Eyelet Outlet, Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, Cuttlebug Spiderweb Embossing Folder, Nesties Large Classic Rectangles #4, Small Classic Rectangles #5, Silver EP
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging     

9 comments:

Pam~ said...

Spooky looking! This is another perfect Halloween card from the fabulous Donna!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Way cool - love the way the coloring turned out. You have certainly rocked on the Halloween cards!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow another beautiful halloween card donna.
fabulous image.

greetings karin

Chris said...

Now that is a Halloween card! Love the purple!

Rosemary said...

Donna Great card like the interior......

Lavender Cottage said...

Oh yes, a purple grim reaper! I like him this colour better than black.
Judith

Becky said...

What great Halloween cards.

Au and Target said...

Purple is such a regal colour - must be a hangover from the Romans :-)

Carrie said...

How Spooky!! The Grim Reaper is a great stamp!! And he looks fantastic!!

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