Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Haunted Halloween Hop

Hi folks!  Thanks so much for coming back by today to check out the Artistic Outpost monthly blog hop.  This month our theme is Halloween.  I chose to use the Haunted Halloween plate (on sale at Artistic Outpost) and as you can see, I had a bit of fun with it.

But before I go into a long schpiel about how I made my card, let me first give you our blog hop line up and links.  Here are the designers for Artistic Outpost and their blog links.  Hope you will stop by to see the wonderful artwork they have to share.


All righty then, here's the scoop on my card.  I cut a square panel of Ranger manila card stock and did a technique similar to the  Dylysions Perfect Splatter technique that Anita Houston shows in this video. Instead of using the Dylusions sprays, I used Black Soot and Picket Fence distress stains and Pewter Perfect Pearls Powder.  That technique and those colors are so perfect for Halloween cards.  The bats were stamped with Jet Black Archival ink and clear embossed.   Mr. Bones was then stamped in white craft ink and white embossed.

I created a frame for this house photo stamp using the Ornate BIGZ die and the matching Ornate Mover and Shaper die to cut the inside.  The house was stamped in black archival ink and sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  The frame and the picket fence were painted with Black Soot Distress crackle paint.  The Happy Halloween seal and the Tattered Banner sentiment were each sponged with Dusty Concord and Dried Marigold DI, then given one coat of UTEE which was flicked off pretty aggressively and once heated on, then sponged with Vintage Photo DI.

Before I adhered the main panel, I took the Brushed Pewter DS and ran it around the edge.  It looks almost like it was silver embossed.  The next panel was sponged with Dusty Concord and the spoder web was stamped in Jet Black archival and clear embossed.  The back panel was sponged with Dried Marigold DI.

That's it - hope you like it.  It's very 3-D with the fence and Tattered Banners sentiment bowed out.  I also shared this on Sizzix I Spy Saturday.









Here are all the products I used to create this card.  They are all available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.



16 comments:

die amelie said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the crackled frame and the bats flying around the haunted mansion!!! Very spooky and beautiful!

Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie x

Виктория said...

Linda! I'm really stunning of your creation! Thanks for detail description! It's very useful and intresting for me!

Karenliz said...

Linda, love love your card.

Kezzy said...

Stunning Halloween creation, I love all the texture you have added as well. :-) Kerry x

Shelly Hickox said...

I absolutely love this!! You need to post it the next time Sizzix has an I Spy post. Totally amazing piece!

Anita Houston said...

I love that your hop is Halloween! This is a grand project...love every element and your color is fabulous!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Linda, love how you place things together. Mr Bones looks fabulous embossed in white and set against the birds. Wonderful Halloween creation. Tracy x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very clever use of the stamps and dies Linda, luvin' your art!

butterfly said...

Yummy Halloween look - fabulous texture on the frame and your bats are brilliant! The mansion stamp is sooo cool!
Alison x

Runs with Scissors said...

Absolutely haunting. I love all you texture and your colors are spooky great. The images are fantastic. I've got to check them out. And thanks for the link to Anita's tutorial. Very helpful!

Bast said...

That is just Sppok-tacular! Too cute. I love the banner and the way you colored it. Gorgeous! Thanx for the inspiration

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Suzanne C said...

Love it! The fence and sentiment add the perfect dimensional effect! Beautiful card.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Halloween card! Love the addition of the frame around the house and added fence!

silvergran said...

Hauntingly gorgeous!! Some new techniques to try too! Thanks.
I found you by following the "Haunted Halloween Hop".

Conniecrafter said...

very cool haunted scene that house is perfect and like the embossing on the bats!

HappyCrafter said...

Very cool halloween card! I really like the effect of the bats in the sky and the fence down below, there is lots of dimension.

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