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Ghoulish Background with Ranger

Now that's my kind of Pumpkin Patch!  Create this ghoulish background with Ranger's alcohol inks and Yupo.



I am super excited to be guesting over at Ranger Ink Blog featuring Yupo! Swing by Ranger for a tutorial on how I made a creepy, ooey, gooey background.

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Wicked

EEK... Halloween is coming and all things spooky!

There's a fun team up this week with Xyron andClearSnapI got a little yummy box of Premium Dye Mini Ink Padsand to my delight there was Carrot and Coal in there.  



I used the Carrot Premium Dye Mini Ink Pads ink and blended, blended and more blending.  BAM... Now that's a rich orange.  I hauled out my Stamp Platform for precision!  I wasn't about to the ruin this inky masterpiece!  

In July I was in LasVegas so of course I had to go to Viva Las Vegas Stamps where I found lots and lots... and lots of yummy stamps including the Tree Writing Collage.  I cut my "Wicked Halloween", perfect for the Sticker Maker.


PHEW... the carrot ink is so dynamic all I did was one layer.  Check out the detail of how the of the stamped image in Coal pops off the Carrot background!  The sentiments are die cut with some scrap paper and against the coal black... I love it! 




Make sure you check out what's going on all week with Xy…

Create a Fun House with Sizzix

So I got this idea for a fun house in the middle of the night.  Because that always makes sense!
I am celebrating the holidays with the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team.  And yes, Halloween to me is a holiday!  Here's how it went down... My cat Flurry wanted to hang out for a some cuddles and purring.  Of course it was 3:30AM.  That's when I got this idea... a Fun House with the Canister(shhhh... it's been retired) die.  

I cut mat board for the canister and spritzed with Black Soot.  Covered with Halloween Paper and then snapped my Skeleton.

Wrap up the lights and stuff to the bottom!
"Tickets Please"


A few snaps and I can pose my guy.  Check out the wall paper and photo's behind him.

A spider or 2...


Using the Alphanumeric Marquee for the glitter paper works!






Ephemera... why not



A nicely hidden battery pack for the lights.



Boo



Corrugated roof

Ghostly Cloche

Haunting is my top priority!

I have been super busy lately and my crafty space has been emptied out this weekend to make room for a new floor in my basement.  It was nice to just create something for no reason other than I love Halloween. before everything was boxed up.  My daughter and I were in IKEA a few weeks ago and she grabbed the Cloche saying I had to make something cool with it.  On it...

Check it out...

I cut a removable base so I can reuse the Cloche for other seasons.  This made it easy to build a spooky little scene.

It came with a brassy base so a little added slate alcohol ink gives it more of a rustic look instead of shiny brass.
I have a little bin full of body parts.

I have this littler glass knob...pull?  Anyway I attached it to the top of the glass dome.
A little candy corn tree, pumpkins and a spider.

I used the stringy bits left by my trust hot glue gun for a spider web covering all the creepy layers.  
I bent my word band to fit the base and tied off with some …

Freaky Friday Blog Hop

VELCOME... Enter is you dare for there are wild things, crawlies and lives to spare.

Scrap n' Stamp is hosting a creepy blog hope to inspire your frightful side using the new Tim Holtz Ancestors Paper Dolls. You should be arriving from Karen Warner's blog if you're still alive!  

Thanks for creeping your way over.  I am thrilled to share my 80 year old Art Journal.  I cut out half the pages and front cover to create this little shadow box effect. Leave the remainder of the pages for future art journaling.

These boys are by far my most beloved characters with their inky pumpkins.

The new addition of the new witchy duo is divine!  

EEK... How can you not love the Letterpress Blocks all inky and distressed.

The background is simply inked up right on the pages layering the Tim Holtz Twisted die cut, moss and mini pumpkins.

Adventures in Yuppo and alcohol inks make this slime amazing!

I wrapped the entire book in tinsel twine and heat it a bit for a more worn and distressed look…