Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rickety House Tag

This was for a swap where we were required to use the Rickety House die from Tim Holtz. The stamps that were used are from the following Tim Holtz sets: Apothecary, Mini Ornates, and Paris to London. I also used the Halloween Shadows die and Notebook embossing folder (for the house) from Tim Holtz.

Postcard swap

I made this for a Halloween 4x6 postcard swap. The background was made using Tim Holtz distress inks and the wrinkle free distress technique. I then took a Tim Holtz Halloween embossing folder and diffuser and ran the cards through my Sizzix machine. To bring out the embossed words, I brushed on Black Soot distress ink with an ink blending tool. The Skull stamp is from the Tim Holtz Apothecary stamp set. I also used the vintage lace die and the spider from the Candlelight fright die.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Early Halloween tag

For this tag I used a combination Ripe Persimmon and Scattered Straw distress inks for the background using the wrinkle free distress technique. I then used a Prima stencil and black homemade molding paste for the damask design.

Using black archival ink, I stamped the skull from the Tim Holtz apothecary stamp set onto watercolor paper and colored the image in with pumice stone distress ink with the Tim Holtz watercolor brush and antique linen distress marker. For the Happy Halloween label I colored it in with crushed olive and dusty concord distress stain. I then coated the images with Claudine Hellmuth multi medium.

I finished off the tag with some Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon colored with crushed olive distress stain, then added a Tim Holtz cork vile and stamped the tiny skull and crossbones image from the Apothecary stamp set onto the bottle.