Friday, October 20, 2017

Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration Series...Scared Silly

Hi Folks...today I'm sharing the "Scared Silly" card I made for the Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration Series...

I started off by colouring my card blank with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink using the direct to paper technique, cut Distress Watercolor card and paper from the Halloween Stash pad to be slightly smaller. I fixed the paper in place and used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thinlits to die cut apertures in the Distress Watercolor card. I tapped Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks on to my non-stick craft mat, pulled the card through the ink, dried, spritzed with water and repeated to pick up the remaining droplets.  I then used a blending tool with Black Soot Diistress Oxide to darken up the edges and create shadows around the apertures. I used the Crossed Mini Layering Stencil with Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks to add interest to the background. I added the panel to the card popped up on 3D Foam Tape to create dimension.
I stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Scared Silly on to Distress Watercolor card with Black Archival, coloured with Distress Markers and the Detailer Brush, cut out and arranged in the apertures.
I stamped the sentiments on to card coloured with Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade using Black Soot Distress Oxide and on to black card using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Clear and Super Fine White Embossing Powder. I finished off by adding Ranger Glossy Accents to the eyes on the skeleton and pumpkins, the band on the witches hat and the eye in the jar.
It's Friday and the weekend beckons, have a great one whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday with my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...in the meantime the cubbyhole is well and truly in Christmas mode...

Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration Series - Something Wicked This Way Comes...

Hi folks...I'm sharing the how-to and links to the products I used to make my "Something Wicked This Way Comes" card for the Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration Series using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stamp Sets - Ravens/Skulls and Cobwebs and the sentiment from Monstrous...

I started off by colouring the card blank with Wilted Volet Distress Oxide ink using the diret to paper technique, cut a panel of Distress Watercolor card to be slightly smaller and dabbed Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves and a little Black Soot Distress Oxides on to my non-stick craft mat, pulled the panel through the ink, dried and spritzed with water and then tapped the panel on to the craft mat to picked up the remaining droplets, dried and spritzed again until I was happy with the background. I inked up the Skulls background stamp with Black Soot Distress Oxide and stamped randomly on the background. I also stamped the Raven image on to the background and again on to Distress Watercolor card. I stamped the splatter image from Ravens with Versamark ink, heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing powder and because I didn't use an anti-static powder tool, it stuck to some of the Skulls stamping but hey I don't mind, it makes it looks more grungy and less perfect...
I cut out the Raven leaving a white border around the edges, layered on top of the stamped image using 3D foam pads and added a spider from Idea-ology Halloween Remnant Rubs. I coloured an Idea-ology Cross Bones Adornment with Picket Fence Distress Paint and threaded on to black Eclectic Elements thread wound around the top of the panel and tied in a bow.
I stamped the sentiment from Monstrous on to a strip of Idea-ology Plain Tissue Wrap with Versamark ink, heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder and also stamped a small portion of the skulls background with Black Archival. I tore the strip, fixed to the back of the panel and added some hand stitching with the Eclectic Elements thread.
I'll be sharing my "Hocus Pocus/Scared Silly" card tomorrow, the last of my projects for Week 3 of the Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration Series and can't wait to see what Tim will be sharing in Week 4.
Hugs Kath xxx


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration Series - Haunted House

Hi folks...today I'm sharing close-ups and links to the products I used to make my spooky Haunted House cards for Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiraton Series. I love all of this year's Halloween stamp sets but I think just maybe, Haunted House is my favourite...

I started off by colouring a white card blank with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink using a blending tool and then over-stamped the Skulls Background stamp from Skulls & Cobwebs with Black Soot.
I trimmed a panel of Distress Watercolor card to be slightly smaller and tapped Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and a little Black Soot Distress Oxide inks on to my non-stick craft mat, smooshed the card through it, dried, spritzed with water, dried again and then tapped the card into the left over droplets of ink until I was happy with the background. I inked the Cobwebs Background with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and stamped randomly on the background.
I then stamped the Haunted House image with Ranger Black Archival and highlighted some areas with a Signo Uniball White Opaque Pen, added Idea-ology Halloween Remnant Rubs and Clippings Stickers...
and now it's confession time. I didn't get a good impression on the sentiment first time around...I know instead of using an acrylic block, I should have used my best friend...the Stamp Platform so this "always wise after the event" crafter restamped the sentiment on to Idea-ology Plain Tissue Wrap, heated embossed with Ranger Clear Embossng Powder, cut around it and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium...I won't tell if you don't and finished off with an Idea-ology Type Token with the wording highlighted with Picket Fence Distress Crayon and a Black Eclectic Elements bow.



I used the same Distress Oxide smooshing technique for Card 2 with Wilted Violet, Fosslized Amber and the teeniest bit of Spiced Marmalade.  I inked the Skulls background stamp with Wilted Violet and stamped randomly over the background. I stamped the moon with Black Soot Distress Paint using the Stamp Platform and once it was dry, repositioned the stamp slightly to the left and restamped several times with Picket Fence,I stamped the Haunted House with Ranger Black Archival, used the Signo Uniball Opaque White pen to add highlights, the bats with Black Archival and heat embossed with Ranger Clear embossing powder. I added an Alpha Transparent Tile, Label Letters, Clippings Stickers and a little bit of stitching here and there.
I fixed an Idea-ology Shape Token on to black card and cut around the edge, coloured the token with Fossilized Amber Distress Paint, added a Black Eclectic Elements thread bow and Glossy Accents to the bat.
And EXCITING news, Tim will be on FACEBOOK LIVE at 5.00pm, if you're in the UK, to share somethng NEW...
Are you intriqued, what could it be I wonder? To find out we'll have to tune in so I've booked my seat right in the front row and hope to see you there.
I'll be back tomorrow to share some close up's and the links to the products I used on my Tim Holtz Inspiration Series "Something Wicked This Way Comes" Raven Card.
Hugs Kath xxx


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