Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's "Time for Tim!"

Hello Bloggers! As promised, I saw Friday the 13th as a sign to make something for Halloween! And the box of goodies from Tim just played right along with the plan...
If you follow me, you know I'm always on the lookout for something to alter. This box is just an unfinished piece I picked up at Michael's, I think. Painted it black (of course) and then sponged the front with a Lettuce Paint Dabber. The new and improved Dabbers are WONDERFUL! Really love them.
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I cut a square of orange paper, used the Halloween Night Texture Fade and trimmed to fit the top inside of the box. Black Soot Distress ink was swiped across all the embossed areas. Using Lettuce, White, and Copper Paint dabbers, I BRUSHED on color. The bats, crow, cat, iron fence, and spider web all had Distress Stickles added...hard to see...sorry. I also ran some Rusty Hinge DS around the edges. The cool thing about this technique is, you pick up the black DI in the paint, because it remains wet, so you create a shaded or slightly GRUNGEY color...especially with the white. So very easy. COOL, huh?

The Witch and Bats are cut with the new Die from Alterations-Bewitching Hour and chipboard. They're painted black and outlined in white paint-pen (I used a soft-tip one here as a roller ball pen didn't glide well enough on the wood.) Use the pen for pen marks on the edges, too. I used Lemonade PD on the broom and Lettuce on the witch. Copper PD was painted (with a brush) on the body of the witch and Tim's Skull component stamped on with Black Archival ink.

The side sections were traced and cut, embossed with the new Texture Fade-Halloween Words, and had Black Soot Distress Ink swiped over the top. The orange paper used here and on the skeleton piece are from the Retro Grunge paper pad. (back sides)

The Foundations were colored with Terra Cotta and Rust Alcohol inks. Then On the Fence was die-cut from the grey and white paper in the Vintage Shabby paper pad. I used the Checkerboard Texture Fade and a bit of Black Soot DI on the edges.


I cut out all the wonderful sections of the new Halloween paper with vintage cards and chose 4 I liked together. The Halloween words paper was cut apart to spell CANDY, layered on chipboard, and accented with Black Soot and Rusty Hinge Distress Stickles....hard to see, but it's there...really.

Select your favorite cards and glue away. Tulle was added behind the witch for some dimension. Foundations were glued on with Matte Multi-Medium from Claudine....that stuff is amazing!!!!!!!!!

Most everything used in this project can be found here from Tim Holtz's Collections, whether it be Alterations, Ranger, Idea-ology or Stampers Anonymous. Just click on his link and you'll find what you need. All other products will have a link to Ranger. And don't forget to support your LSS....try to imagine what life would be like without them. It's not pretty!

Now......go CREATE ART!!!
P.S..ordered my Vagabond...can not wait!

18 comments:

Helen said...

This is truly stunning! I love all the elements you've put together.

Sue said...

I LOVE Hallowe'en and this is a cool piece of Hallowe'en art. Can't wait to get hold of some of this fun new stuff.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

This is great! You are putting me in the 'spirit'!

Anonymous said...

You need to make a christmas one to hold Christmas cards, that would be a fun class.......Terry

Jen Crossley said...

OMG so awesome I wish I was a Tim DT member good one you girl

Lori said...

Really, really awesome! Just love the colors, the paper, the texture, everything!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just awesome Linda! I'm not even into Halloween much and I love it!

Kathyk said...

Really fabbylicious project

Kathyk

Elaine A said...

Linda -

What an absolutely fantastic project! It really evokes the feeling of Halloween - EXCELLENT!

Elaine Allen

SusanK said...

Amazing! I don't do much Halloween but this could make me change my mind. :)

Jill W. said...

What an awesome project...I might just have to create "spooky" altered art for the grandkiddos!!
Thanks for the inspiration.
~Jill

KAT said...

What can I say - this is just AWESOME - love all Tim's new Halloween goodies - can't wait until they are available to buy!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

How Spooktacular!! I adore Halloween and your altered box!

2amscrapper said...

I read every last word of the description. Wonderful art!

Yours Artfully said...

What a fab project Linda....so much detail......amazing!

Lin x

Two Dog Pond said...

Scary Bootiful! I love this - Does Tim realize how lucky he is to have you on his team?!

Wanda H said...

Hey, Linda!! I'm not a Halloween person but I can appreciate all the work that went into this and how fabulously you put it all together!!! Great job!!!!

MD said...

QUE DES BRAVOS SUPERBES REALISATIONS MD

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