Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Who Goes There?



This is the last October goth themed creation for me as a member of the Gingersnap Creations Design Team.   November brings me a whole new theme to work with.  In the meantime, it's your turn to create something for the color challenge GC76: Eggplant, Avocado and Pumpkin. There's plenty of color inspiration on the Gingersnap Creations blog today.  Be sure to link your creation back to GC76.

I started with an unfinished wood frame from Ikea and experimented with some paints.  First I painted it Purple Mist with ArtQuest Perfect Pigment liquid acrylic paint. Then I rubbed in some Spiced Marmalade Ranger Distress Ink followed by another coat of purple paint.  I added some Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in 3 areas for some aging then more paint.  It took a while to get the effect I wanted.  Then after all that, I ended up covering it with my embellishments!!!!!  I embellished with some leftovers from last year's Halloween collection and can't tell you about the manufacturers as the packaging is long gone. But you're looking at a felt glittered bat and Oct 31 as well as an orange glittered cardboard flourish.

The paper is Little Yellow Bicycle Frightful Collection 2008; Party Favors Stretch Skeletons with red eyes made with a Sharpie; Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungeboard: Seasonal Plain for the lantern distressed with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink topped with Green Patina Perfect Pearls.  Inside the lantern, I have a piece of leftover tag that had been distressed with Ranger Mustard Seed.  I added some Ranger Scattered Straw Distress Stickles for a warm glow.  I found the felt glitter spiders at Hobby Lobby this year.  The iron fence is from my newly purchased Martha Stewart punch.  I created a cobweb in the top left corner with some leftover ArtQuest DicroFibers.

This also qualifies for the following challenges:
Dezinaworld Spot Challenge:  Halloween
Tuesday Taggers: Halloween theme plus deep purple 
Tuesday Taggers prize sponsor this week is the Craft Barn

15 comments:

Terry said...

Well I am almost without words! Your framed art is way cool and so much fun to look at! Love this!!

SusanK said...

You conquered the challenges as I was sure you would! This is really neat and love the color combo - some of my fave colors!

Netty said...

I love this, its full of fun. Annette x

Lori said...

This is so cool, Helene! Love the colored skeletons, and all the leftover USAQ stuff! lol! Looks awesome!

JeanFB said...

This piece is so much FUN!!!! Love it!

Sherry said...

Thats a great card.. very unique... Thanks for sharing!
Sherry

Marie (aka Mazz) said...

your creations never ever are anything less than BREATHTAKING Helene :) plesae pop over to MY blog for your award .... http://mazzarati.blogspot.com/2010/10/wow-blog-awards.html

Shar said...

Fab piece! Those skeletons are a ton of fun!

Yvonne said...

Kool piece!

clare said...

Such a fun project. I just love those skeletons and a great use of the frame too. x

PatR said...

Brilliant spooky project. Thanks for joining the TT challenge this week. xx

Betty Anne said...

I love your frame it is just too cool and the skeletons are so cute.

Michele said...

Helene, this is WONDERFUL! xo

Zoechaos said...

LOL marvellous piece wickedly funny thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Taggers. xx Zoe

Ali Manning said...

This is so much fun - I love it!

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