Monday, October 17, 2016

Riveting Parts

It's time for my favourite tag of the year...OCTOBER!  To get the low down on Tim's October Remix pop over tho his blog for the how too.  I followed all the same fun techniques.  

I decided to go with the Pumpkin Parts die instead of the Monster Thinlit.  I was tempted to use the Monster... But I was stuck with the thought of making a Riveting Pumpkin!  BTW... the monster, vampire and zombie thinlits are vanishing after this year.  So get them if you don't have them.

I love the rivets and black soot technique!

I used this metal spider charm heated it up and dropped Oil Rubbed Embossing Powder to get this bronze look.  Mine was silver.

To rub the paint off I used a dry baby wipe.  It was soft enough to rub off and totally dry... in my garbage.

Love the layering

Inky, crackly layered leaf and no I did not emboss it!

I love the crazing medium and the black soot crayon!   So crackled!  My tiny attacher was acting up and didn't want to play.  Luckily I got it all working after a jammed staple.

The Twist n' Style tool is perfect for making those tendrils out of copper.

The spider gets to twist too!

The frightful ephemera is of course awesome as a background!  I added a twisted edge along the bottom too.  I didn't think I would overly like that die cut.  I was wrong!

I really, really, really love the layering of ephemera and crackle.  I need to do this more!  Thanks for creeping by.  Check out the awesome techniques to create this months tag!

Sizzix Dies used...

Pumpkin Parts
Twisted Edge
Layered Leaf
Twist n' Style Tool 
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Friday, October 14, 2016


Well, well, well... who have we here?  

Have you ever made a Diorama?  I have always wanted to make one.  I always love that 3D look and this style doesn't disappoint.  It starts with this idea of making the Branch Tree into a 3D tree. 
Blah, Blah, Blah... lets get to the good stuff!

Oh how I love these Halloweenies holding their pumpkins!

After they are coloured I poked out their eyes!  After all we want to see the light shine through!  Cut a graveyard and ink with distress spray stains.  Spooky!  I cut a round base for everything to sit on so I had some elevation.  Cut a hole for the lights to pop through.

Add some distress ink so you can make it look weathered with water spritzing.  Then I stamped some DEATH!  For the pumpkin I wanted something other that that glaring orange!  So I grad some tissue and stamped my own background then cut into strips.

Glue like a boss!  Add more ink once dry... why not!  Now glitter those bats!  The pumpkin I picked up at Michaels already cut.

Ohhh leaves... how I love fall leaves.  I keep my backgrounds I make just so I can cut leaves when I need them!

TWIST N' STYLE TOOL!!!  Perfect to attach bats. I cut and scored a stand for my Halloweenies.  That way I could give them a slight bend.  After the tree was installed I added LOTS of moss!  Then assemble all the pieces, bits and bobs inside.  I use hot glue.

TA DA!!!

Dark and scary!

I topped it off with a few Fall die cuts and the AWESOME broom!

Check it out... my own stamped background!

How I love all things Halloween!

I added some bones, more cut fall foliage and a pumpkin.  

Seriously loving this Gothic Gate!  I snipped this bad boy in half so it looks like your at the entrance of something sinister.

Another pumpkin tucked behind the gate.  Don't trip...

EEK... BATS!  Here's where the Twist n' Style FREAKIN' ROCKS!

The stamped tombstones look  freakish!

Lights on!  Ohhhh the leaves are falling.

Hey, lets add a candy corn tree.

OK, that's freaky!

Loving the diorama!

You can never have too much creepiness!  Thanks for creepin by!  More to come...
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