Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Apothecary drawers

I made this little chest of drawers using the Sizzix candy drawer die along with the following Tim Holtz die: mini bat and skull and rosette . I also used stamps from the Tim Holtz Apothecary and Curiosities stamps sets.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Haunted Graveyard

I love how this turned out. I started off by taking a plain round wooden plaque and painted it black. I cut the Tim Holtz Iron Gate die out of black card stock and then glued it around the base of the plaque. I took a white bottle brush tree and with Tim Holtz spiced marmalade reinker and a mini mister, I sprayed the tree. I cut some bats out of glitter cardstock from the Tim Holtz Halloween Shadows die and glued them onto the tree.

Then I cut the Tim Holtz graveyard die out with grunge board and took Tim Holtz brushed pewter distress stain and painted the grave stones. After they were dry, I gave them a light sanding and took an ink blending tool and Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink and added some over the stones. To finish off the grave stones I dabbed some black soot distress paint onto my craft sheet and used my finger to rub the paint onto to the edges of the grave stone. Finally, I glued all of my pieces into place and added some moss in and around the scene.

I am entering my graveyard into the Inspiration Emporium September challenge

Apothecary Tag

I made this tag using the tim holtz window die, apothecary bottles die, mini bat, and pediments die. I cut out three of the windows with chipboard and cut out the panes and then layered them on top of each other for depth. I cut the bottles out of shrink plastic and after I shrunk them I colored them in with alcohol inks. The spider web and spider is from the Sizzix Trick or Treat die set.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Window wall hanging

 I started off by cutting the Tim Holtz window die and pediments die out of chipboard and painted them using distress paint. I then cut out the spider web using the Tim Holtz cobwebs die with black card stock and then glued a portion of it to the back of the window. Next, I glue a piece of clear packing material to the window. Using the Tim Holtz Halloween shadows die, I cut out the trick or theater’s with black cardstock and glued them behind the window. I then took some glue dots to add even more layers and placed the window over a piece of printed paper. The window has a lot of layers to it to give it dimensions and making it look 3d.

I cut the pumpkin from the Halloween shadows die with cardstock and took an ink blending tool and colored it with distress ink and then put a layer of glossy accents over it and sprinkled on some fine orange glitter. I then put a piece of cardstock behind the pumpkin which was colored with yellow distress ink. Also cut from the Halloween shadows die was the black cat.

The bat is also a Tim Holtz die which was cut from cardstock and colored with black soot distress ink and then I added black glitter. For the garland and “dirt” I got this idea from Tammy Tutterow by taking the Tim Holtz Holly, beaded, snowflake garland die and cutting out 3 of the bows and coloring them with distress ink and then stacking them onto another section of the garland. The “dirt” is some distress embossing powder I sprinkles over top of some glossy accents.

Next, I took a piece of a piece of a manila file folder and did the wrinkle free distress technique using Wild honey distress stain, ripe persimmon  and spiced marmalade distress ink. After that was dried I embossed it with the Tim Holtz Halloween background texture fade and then took an ink blending tool and black soot distress stain and highlight the words. To finish this piece, I cut out a section from the Vintage Lace die using black glittered cardstock.

Finally, I took a canvas and painted it black and then took an ink blending tool with Pumice stone distress paint and one of the new Tim Holtz layering stencils to finish off the background. I am happy with how this turned out.


12 Tags of 2013- October

For once I had just about everything Tim used for this tag on hand. These were a lot of fun to make.


Thanks to Shelly Hickcox and her awesome idea for this lantern I had to make one as well. I used the Trick or Treat Sizzix die to make it. I love this die and wish there was a Christmas one like it.