Monday, October 25, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show Something Spooky!

Good Monday morning and welcome back to all my blogging buddies!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Our Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge to you this week is to show us something SPOOKY.  We have some wonderfully spooky projects to show you and we can't wait to see what you show us.  We're looking forward to some spine chilling art work this week!!

As usual, I hemmed and hawed on what to make for the challenge.  I struggled to come up with something suitably spooky and really didn't have much in my stash that was appropriate.  Finally I decided to use some vintage images from The Graphic Fairy and make a luminaria. 

I printed the graphics for the four windows on vellum.  The Graphics Fairy actually has these four images set up as a PDF file on her blog so you can print them very large without losing resolution.  I created the frame out of plain white cardstock, however, after all was said and done, I wished I had glued the cardstock over Grungepaper because the cardstock is rather flimsy.  If I ever make Version 2.0, that's how I will do it.  I printed some spooky vintage images block style on the cardstock and then finished the surface using Tim Holtz's Rusted Enamel technique.  I used that technique for the first time last week and LOVED it.  This week, I used Old Paper distress ink, which I applied direct to paper and then embossed with clear EP.  Vintage Photo DI was then applied with a sponge over all the embossing.  It's sort of splotchy - light and dark - because I went over it pretty quickly with the Old Paper ink, but I like the effect it gives. 

The top edge was cut with the Tim Holtz Scrollwork On The Edge die. The project was embellished with Tim Holtz Grungeboard Mixed Minis painted with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pitch Black and coated with Ranger Crackle Accents.   Prima Say it With Crystals were also used for a bit of bling.  The black paper flowers were hand made using several dies including Tim Holtz Tattered Florals

Don't forget to stop on by the blogs of my teammies to see what they have been up to.  You'll find tons of fun and an immense load of talent on each and every blog listed here!  I am so proud to be in the company of these incredible artists!
♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Katie Davis - Chantilly Rose
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe

I know it's a long post this week and a lot of photos, but I wanted you to be able to see all four sides and the corners of the luminaria.  I loosely followed the tutorial on SplitCoastStampers to make it, but changed the dimensions considerably.  The tutorial was a great starting point for me. 

Thanks for coming by and for hanging in to the end of the post.  I appreciate any comments or questions you care to leave.  Have a great week.

Blessings & hugs,


sallysbitz2 said...

This is fantastic & those images wow x

I love all the embellishments you have added too xx

Lori said...

Fab piece, I do so love that rusted enamel technique. Long post, hell, that would be a short one for me.. rofl...

ellepaulette said...

Your luminaria is wonderful! Great job!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Linda this is absolutely fabulous ! Not to mention very spooky ! Sue C x

Justine said...

Holy Wow, I totally LOVe this very cool project Linda. The skeletons are my favorites. Very edge, thanks for the links and all the photos

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, thanks so much for visiting with me and sharing a sweet comment about my Tussie Mussie, it means a lot.

Have a wonderful week!


Cor* said...

And well worth every picture! Job well done, Job outstanding!

Beverly G said...

I think you put my Gothic Arches in the shade,this is a spooky beauty.

Annika said...

Oh my, Linda, this would have taken me bleedin' MONTHS and even then it would not have look half as amazing as yours. I don't think I've ever seen a luminaria before - what a cool idea!

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OH Linda, what a gorgeous work of art!! I really love the punching at the top,,, looks so intricate and beautiful!! Love the flourishes too!

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Jen said...

This is AWESOME!! You've inspired me to make my own!! I had those images from Graphics Fairy for a bit now and I didn't know what to do with them!!! Thanks for the inspiration!! This is what I did with the images:

Jen :)

peggy gatto said...

Just a fabulous and carefully made piece!

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