Saturday, 31 August 2019

Halloween tag

 Hello friends 
Today I’m sharing the last of my Halloween samples 
This one uses all the new Tim Holtz Halloween idea-ology   
I used an Ecetera tag as a base and glued some of the new abandoned papers to it then added crackle paste to give it another layer of texture 

I then added a frame with one of the new butterfly stickers inside a mini fram
I then added lots of bottles, eyes, pumpkins and word coins 

To finish I coloured some stars and added some words

Friday, 30 August 2019

Halloween Stampers Anonymous

Hello friends 
Today is a quick post to share more Halloween samples 
This time using the stampers anonymous stamp sets...

Here are the stamps I have used:
Tiny toadstools CMS 377
Cadaverous CMS 378
Weird Science CMS 379
Life of the party CMS 380
Monster Reunion CMS 381
Dots and circles CMS382
Perfect Plaids CMS383

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Halloween Halloween Vignette Box

Hello friends
Hope you are good!
Today I'm sharing another sample from the Tim Holtz Halloween Release...
This time I used some of the Idea-ology Vignette boxes
and created a front and back story.
I used some of the bones to make a fence by threading rusty wire through them, I also popped out an eye and added it to the skull.
I added lots of layers, bottles, trinkets all form Idea-ology
I even made some bone brads to add to the word chips...
This is the reverse side of the box

Again lots of layers from the Halloween ephemera packs/wings and I coloured some of the bandage using distress oxides
The main box was then finished by screwing it to another smaller box 
This was so much fun to make and I loved to add all the layers to it
The Halloween Idea-ology os now shipping from Art from the Heart
check them out here 
Please do leave a comment I really do appreciate them 

Have a great week 


Sunday, 11 August 2019

August - Keep calm...

Hello friends

Hope you are good...
I'm back to share another make with you.
Last Friday saw the release of the new Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 
stamp sets for the Halloween season....
(Check out Tim's blog for all the details)
When the stamps arrived I was blown away by the super fine details, Stampers Anonymous make such great quality stamps!
For this make I used two sets 
CMS 378 - Cadaverous (for the eye) and CMS 377 - Tiny toadstools (using the blots and text) and CMS 380 - Life of the party (words)

I started by creating a grungy background using gesso, distress paint and text pages from an old book....lots of layers 
I framed the eye using Tim's Sizzix Steampunk parts die 
Then I stamped out some words and added them to the hanging

To finish I added some stitching to the edges
I really do love this release of stamps, they are so versatile and not just for halloween but can be used all year round.
They are in stock and shipping now...
As always feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each and every one 
I'll be sharing more of my samples in the next few weeks so hope to see you again very soon 


Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Halloween Release-Idea-ology The Eye box

 Hello friends...

Hope you are all good!
Today I'm going to share with you one of my Halloween inspired (Tim Holtz) Idea-ology makes 
This one honestly took me days to make and I'm not going to lie it also gave me some creepy sleepless nights.... but I loved how it worked out, I hope you like it to?!

As soon as I saw the new eyes from idea-ology I knew I wanted to incorporate them into a book cover or a box.... and as one of my favourite bases to use from Idea-ology are the boxes I decided to use one of the vignette boxes and a panel frame for the door .....

To start I covered the box and door panels in the new papers (abandoned) these papers are so cool! They have designs both sides and you get 2 of each...
I then added the eye by glueing it in place with collage medium, you need to let this totally dry.
Then I built up around the eye using air dry clay, again you need to be patient as you have to work in layers.
(If I get a chance at some point I will try an instagram live or story to demo this technique)

When the eye is dry I painted around it using black crackle paste, left it to dry then again repeated
I  added the black crackle to the rest of the box.
 Next up was the insides and what to add to them....
So I thought I would continue with the eye theme.
I stuck in a metal box base but then (when dry) drilled the watch into place.  (This is the tricky bit and I broke two drill bits while trying to do this so I do not recommend you try unless you have the correct tools and safety equipment!!)

I then added the finial to sit the watch on and two skulls to guard over it.
The eyes were popped out of the plastic using a pokey tool ( again be careful if you try this!)
The curtain was added along with the words to the inside of the door
Inside the watch I added a layer of the paper then some cogs followed by another eye which I then built up with the air dry clay, the butterfly is from the new halloween sticker book and I inked up some of the mummy cloth to lined the box with.

On top of the box I added a wooden finial and distressed it in black and green distress paint, then added a word coin to it.  The clip at the side was made using one of the spider charms but I replaced the pearl with a word band. 
This was a great project to create.... as you can see I just love the dark side!

A huge thank you to Tim, Mario and Paula for inviting me to take part in creating for Halloween..... Please do hop over to Tim's blog to watch the replay of the Facebook live along with more details on how the talented designers took inspiration and the different ways they used the products.

All the Halloween products are shipping now, so grab them while you can....I know I need more of those eyes!!

As always please do leave a comment, I would love to know what you think and I appreciate you passing by!

Hope to be back very soon with more fun  Halloween projects to share!

Bye for now