Monday, October 3, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Halloween

Happy Monday all!  I am so excited to share some of my Halloween creations for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! I love this time of year and I love creating all kinds of spooky projects for Halloween.  
For this challenge, I have created a Graveyard scene, using a ton of Tim Holtz products and of course Ranger ink!

Some of the Tim Holtz Sizzix alterations dies used were: 
Branch Tree
Bat mover and shaper
On the Edge -On the Fence
On the Edge-Graveyard
Coffin Box
The headstone was created using a technique I learned from Ranger a while back, using tissue paper and Distress Paint to obtain the worn look. All of the pieces were cut from grungeboard with the exception of the coffin-which was cut from heavy card stock. 

Distress paint was used to color the fences and trees, giving them a spooky and "old crickety" look.
This project was so much fun to create!

I am entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Halloween, be sure to check it out and join in too! And stay tuned for more of my Halloween projects this week!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Technique Junkies October Blog Hop

The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating October with a blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for this month.  You should have arrived here from the amazing Beth Norman's blog. if not be sure to start there so not to miss all the great inspiration!

 You can SAVE during these celebration days as well.  The October release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 10th!  Be sure to check them out and take advantage of the sale!

I created 3 Holiday cards using the Merry Christmas Wishes stamp.  It was stamped with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and then embossed with white embossing powder.
Over top I applied Distress Ink using a technique I learned from  Jennifer Mcguire.

Distress ink was applied to my craft sheet and then sprayed with pearlized water.  I then used my finger to actually paint this background.  This allows you more control than using a brush.

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to continue on the hop and don't miss any of the great inspiration from these talented artists.  Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Judy Jackson!

Below is the entire blog listing -be sure to check them all out and return to the TJ website where you can find and purchase all these fantastic stamps!

Design Team Blog
Lanette Erickson
Karen McAlpine
Kathy Stacy
Beth Norman
Pam DeChellis -YOU ARE HERE
Judy Jackson
Tonya Davidson
Pat Huntoon