Me again - getting to be a habit, but I have a lot going on in my world so crafting is an unwind! Wanted to have a go at Linda Leadbetters Compendium of Curiosities weekly challenge which can be found here and this week is about Tim's Rivetted Patchwork technique which he also used for this months tag.This week the challenge is being sponsored by The Funky Junkie who can be found here, so fingers crossed as there is a fandabolosy prize! I enjoyed doing Tim's tag so much I wanted to try for something different on this one. I have gone for a Halloween theme.
I made the background according to Tim's instructions in his book. Then out cut out the skull and bones from his Blueprint Stamps and coloured with various distress Markers. Then I used an old Top hat stamp and black embossed several and layered them up. I filled the eyes sockets in with red gems. Then I punched a tiny hole in his teeth to push a rose through which I coloured with Festive Berries distress re-inker as it is a glorious blood colour. Then from the same stamp set I cut out the large Tombstone and coloured with Pumice Stone distress marker and my watercolour brush. I had a lovely red cloisonne bead in the shape of a cross which I placed on top and punched out the railings from black card with my Martha Stewart punch. Finally the bat from the same blueprint set in the corner coloured with Black Soot distress pad and marker. I then dribbled some 'blood' from this mouth and added some red textured yarn at the top. Oooh didn't think I could be so blood-thirsty! Think I may have to try and do a Halloween card now! x