Hello and welcome,
BOO!!! Halloween is just around the corner....actually if you just scroll down its closer than you think......
I wanted to create a piece to sit on our dining table. I am hoping my cheeky 2 year old doesn't pull it apart, so it will be interesting to see how long it lasts in one piece. My Graveyard has been entered into a couple of challenges...........
1st Challenge A Vintage Journey!!
The challenge this fortnight is Heavy Metal. If you have a minute to pop on over to see all the amazing entries, you wont be disappointed.
My Tim Influence: To make something look very very old, I have used one of his techniques called Painted Industrial from page 46 of Compendium of Curiosities 3. I have also used some of Tim's Found Relatives and many other Tim products....some listed below.
Distress Paints: Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Mowed Lawn, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Forest Moss, Walnut Stain, Brushed Pewter.
Alcohol Inks: Pitch Black, Mushroom, Espresso & Rust ,
Grunge Paper, Foil Tape, Frosted Film, Industrial stickers-Borders,Metal Legs, Metal Key, chain & hook, Black Gesso, Black Embossing Paste
Crackle Accent, Glossy Accents, E6000 & Scotch Quick Dry
Embossing Folders: Small Umbrella Man, Halloween & Clock
Dies used are: Bewitching Hour, Headstone, Alphanumeric, Iron Gate, Luminary 3D & Styled Labels
Other Dies used: Branch & Leaves
Stencils: Christmas, Cargo, School House, Brick & Small Script
Inks: Vintage Photo & Black Soot
Stamps: Artistic Outpost Haunted Halloween
The sponsor is Country View Crafts offering a 10 pound voucher to one lucky winner.
2nd Challenge Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!
The generous people here are offering one very lucky winner a $50 gift voucher. The challenge this week is O. I have chosen October with my Halloween Graveyard. Here is the link for they're shop too
Simon Says Stamp shop
Welcome to the Graveyard!!
Enter if you dare....hahahaha
What really goes on after dark.....in a cemetery??? Here there seems to be secret gatherings. A good witch hiding from a bad witch, a couple of skeletal remains remain after drinking some poison. There's also is a hidden key in one of the pillars....does this key fit the key hole under the skeleton and what does it open???? A young boy visiting his mother perhaps? Is that the grounds keeper with his umbrella lurking behind the headstone?? What is the young girl hiding behind her back?? The girl in the white dress seems to be floating as she has no legs.
Anyway....I hope you enjoy my newest creation.
For some of the headstones I covered the Grunge Paper with Foil Tape then added my image and then Frosted Film which I haven't used before and just love the shimmery effect it gives.
Then I die cut
Add a little paint at a time and wipe with a paper towel as this dries extremely quick on the frosted film.
Both of these headstones have Frosted Film. What has she behind her back, I wouldn't be hanging around to find out that's for sure.
The one on the left has Frosted Film. The one on the right has had Tim's Painted Industrial technique. There's the grounds keeper too.
The one on the left has Tim's Painted Industrial technique and has had another piece added around the top of the headstone. The one on the right has Frosted Film.
I have also added some clock pieces. The 13 was made made using Tim's new Alphanumeric Die. The headstone on right here has had the middle cut out and an embossed piece inserted.
Here I am gluing two headstones together.
This is the base of the Graveyard.I have covered the whole piece in black Gesso. When dry I added the paints. After using the Black Soot and Walnut Stain I added the below colours also.
Here I have added some texture paste using a brick stencil, then some metal feet.
Erecting the fence with Glossy Accents
Using empty garbage bag rolls for my posts. I have covered them with black Gesso then some Black Soot Paint and the Industrial Sticker. For the clock which sits on top I have applied Tim's Painted Industrial technique then added underneath a hook and chain with the hidden key attached.
Here I have stamped some crows onto white card stock then added Frosted Film and fussy cut them out.
I brought a 20 pack of battery operated Tea Lights from the Reject shop and just added Black embossing paste.
Here comes that cackly old witch from the west.
Thanks so much for stopping by, there were a lot of photos. Enjoy the rest of your day!!!