Friday, 21 October 2016

Pumpkin, Scarecrow & Halloween

Pumpkin Scarecrow & Halloween


We continue the Halloween theme today with

Crafty Field

who is going to show us her super spooky card

I made a spooky scene with items that aren't necessarily Halloween themed.

First, for my moonlit background, I selected Glossy paper
 and cut out a circle from masking sheet to protect the moon.

Using Distress inks I then brayered the night sky, darker at the top.

 I used this menacing Branches stamp by Impression Obsession. 

The picture shows Versafine ink and standard cardstock as I made the fatal mistake of forgetting to take off the moon mask before stamping! 

For my second try I switched to Glossy paper to get a deeper tone 
as the texture of the standard card gets in the way. 

When using Glossy card stock Dye ink is a better choice so 
I switched from Versafine to Memento dye ink.

I stamped the Boo sentiment with an old alphabet stamp .
(To make sure the letters are spaced correctly I used the "U"
 as a place holder as it is the same width as the "O".)

Last, but not least, I stamped a "crow", a bird from the CI-329 stamp set.
To make it pop off the page I used Archival ink. 

For finishing touches I darkened the corners of the image 
with black ink and cut the excess cardstock.

Against that dark and eerie background 
I needed a colourful and fun addition
 and settled on Pumpkins. 

I made those with hand cut ovals but you could use dies, if you have them. 
I coloured the cardstock with Distress inks, 
adding Walnut around all the ovals of the big pumpkin. 

I also added a die-cut leaf from my bits & bobs jar

4. The finished project

Materials used:

Many thanks Crafty Field for a fun card

That's all for today folks.. Enjoy!

Mickie xx

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Pumpkin, Scarecrow and Halloween

Pumpkin, Scarecrow and Halloween

Hi there 

We're getting well into the season of mists now and
with all the fun of All Hallows Eve to look forward to

So with no more ado, here is another new DT Member

Louise Thomson

To get us in the mood for the new season, 
I have designed and made a scarecrow lantern 
using an old jam jar and a selection of crafty supplies.

First cut a piece of tissue to the correct size for your jar. 

Carefully blend the distress inks on the tissue using your blending tool. 
It is easiest to do this starting in the middle with the scattered straw
 and working outwards to the edges.

Once you are happy with the background colours, 
stamp your scene on to the tissue paper using the 
ground espresso distress ink.

Coat your jam jar in a light coating of 50/50 pva glue and water 
and roll it across the tissue paper scene to stick it down.

Give it a second very light coating of adhesive 
on the outside of the jar using a brush. 
This will also enable you to stick down any bits that need extra work. 

Apologies, at this point I got carried away and forgot to keep taking photographs…

Allow to dry completely before trimming any excess tissue 
from the top or bottom of the jar with a craft knife.

Use a dry paintbrush to add dabs of alchemy wax 
to the rim of the jar and in to the scene.

Make a loop of wire around the top of the jar and twist 
the ends together. Loop another piece through to make a 
handle and twist again!

Add a tea-light to your lantern to complete the look.

Materials used:

Distress inks; tumbled glass, scattered straw, carved pumpkin, lucky clover, ground espresso

Thank you Louise for a delightful
start to the season.  
I liked the re-cycling aspect too

See you all tomorrow

Mickie xx

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Pumpkin Scarecrow & Halloween

Pumpkin Scarecrow & Halloween

This week we have lots to inspire you with
for your Halloween makes and we start
with a project from

Dawn Heald:

I grunged up the Tando Creative Cobweb, 
by painting on a layer each of 
Crackle Paste, 
white Snowflake paint and Starlights Pearl paint. 
Allow each layer dry before adding the next. 
Finally I dabbed on Gunmetal Stickles.

I made a background board for the Web to go on. 
I did this by cutting a square of thick cardboard recycling a delivery box. 
Next I glued on layers of torn book pages. 
When dried I sanded the edges, 
then added stencil patterns with Grunge Paste. 
I put Grunge Paste around the edges too.
When dry I painted a thin layer of 
Starlights Orange Oxidised and Antique Pink paints
all over the board, allowing the book page printing to
show through in places.
Then I rubbed Alchemy Wax Lavender over the Grunge Paste.

To go with the Web, I made a spider with hat from Air Dry Clay.    

I painted the spider with Black Gesso and his boots and hat with Liquid Pearls.  
Also dabbed some Liquid Pearls and Gunmetal Stickles to the Spider   

To finish I glued the Web, Spider and Embellishments 
to the background board and added some 
Stickles Glitter Glue lines for pieces of Web 
and some black gems.

Products used 

Thank you Dawn, I love that cheeky spider.  
This would be a fun project to make with the 

See you all tomorrow
Mickie xx