Friday, 19 October 2012

Halloween Horror!

Hi everyone. I have now posted my card to dearest friend Sally, so I can blog it. A play with all things Halloween and Horrible!

Papers by the Apothecary Emporium collection by Echo Park. Skull and Bat stamp by Tim Holtz. Spiders from well known supermarket. Embossed web inked with Black Soot distress, bottle by idea-ology with Tim Holtz stamped label and sentiment from same stamp set double stamped with Black Soot and Ripe Persimmon Distress ink. Skull triple layered for dimension.
Spooky! Be back later this weekend, enjoy yourselves. x

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sunday Stamper: Metal Gods

I have been wanting to try a drink can metal snowflake for a while so when I saw Hel's challenge this week I thought I would have a go and start on my Christmas tags early.  

First of all I die cut a black tag and swished it in Brushed Pewter distress stain. Then I loaded it into a snowflake embossing folder after I had inked the inside with a silver Brilliance pad. I quite like the texture that this made the background. Then I took his quote and embossed in Pewter on black card, cut to shape and stuck it on top. The Snowflake was die cut using nestabilities snowflake out of a drinks can that cuts easily with my tonic scissors. I did the small one the same and then used alcohol ink in Slate and Cranberry just to take the glare of the aluminium away. The reverse side with the print on looked good too, I shall have to save that for another day!
Then I used different size red gems for accent and added one to the sentiment. A red ribbon at the top and there we go!  Great fun and the metal was free! Hope you are all having a great Sunday. I'm off to play again. x

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Tim's Tag for October.

Here we go with another fab tag from the King of Craft, laden with Halloween spookiness! As usual I had to improvise a tadge but I loved doing the tissue paper background.

Can't seem to get his tissue paper anywhere so I stamped his script from his mini new stamp set over some packing tissue and crumpled as per his instructions. Then I inked and 'acryliced' over the top and stamped his cobweb on in archival black. I haven't got his lovely gothic Boo so used an old set of letters that were very red glittered so I toned down the red with black alcohol ink and black soot distress and cut around a flourish to make it look more gothic. I didn't have two 'o's' so I masacred an 8 instead! No die cut spider and so a freeky plastic one got the red and black glitter treatment. No calender stamp but used the arsenic label from his stamp set. Suitably eery I  hope! Off now to play again, see you all soon. x

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sunday Stamper: Snowflakes.

After my day playing with dark spooky Halloweenness it was lovely to see Hel's challenge on the Sunday Stamper this week which is Snowflakes! I have just blown my pocket money this month on Tim's new snowflake rosette dies, so I made a pile just using some cartridge paper. Then I cut a circle ring out of an old cereal box and glued them on.
I love the texture these snowflakes make and I'm sure that I shall be using them a lot this Christmas!
They didn't look cold enough just plain white and so I mixed up two mini misters with Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean reinkers. water and some cosmic shimmer powder in pewter and lightly sprayed over the wreath. Then I put dabs of glue on the snowflakes and sprinkled silver and blue bedazzles over them. I think I may do another one and add holly leaves and berries for contrast. It is a lot easier making these with a hot glue gun although I burnt my fingers in the excitement of putting them together! I hope you all have a lovely Sunday, I have two of my girls and my grandson and lovely son-in-law coming to dinner, can't wait to see them all! x

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Spooky House Mayhem!

Hello peeps, hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I did some of the dreaded H word this morning and so rewarded myself with some inky play this afternoon. I had this little wooden house that had been hanging around for a while so decided to turn it into a  Halloween Mansion.
It is not quite full up yet but I had used up all my appropriate stash so will have to wait until I see the last bits. I painted the house a mixture of green orange and black acrylic and then cut up some papers for the background and also made some with my Dylusion sprays. I used Tim Holtz mini stamps that I have recently brought  and some of his seasonal stickers. I filled some glass bottles with red ink and pearls, used his blueprint tomb stone stamp behind some railings cut using my Martha Stewart punch, a little wax owl I made at one of Hel Sheridans workshops at the Stamp Attic ages ago, cut out and glossy accented one of Tims blueprint bats and hung up a spooky hand and a skull. Isn't the spider on the roof yukky! Good job it's plastic! Then I dyed some muslin black and ripped it up for the sides. I am pleased with the light. I stamped Ti'ms Halloween spectators onto some acetate packing with black Stayzon, then used orange alcohol ink for the background and taped it around one of those battery night-lights. Tim taught us that trick when I went to a workshop a couple of years ago and made my first configuration box!
Have crafty fun everyone,  be back soon. x