Friday, October 19, 2012

Another Blast from the Past Halloween

Lots and lots of water has gone under the bridge here since I last posted.
I was THRILLED to be one on Tim Holtz's Blogworthy Halloween Links....I mean, who could ask for more, right?
And then when the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Centerpiece class went up for Creative Cuts and Crafts I was really happy to see it almost sold out in a couple of days!!!

(Last I heard there were only 2 seats left) know what that means, busy, busy, busy in prep work for that class, and the 2 closer to home at The Scrapbooking Studio's 2 locations.
Needless to say, not a whole lot of "Creating Art" time here.
So, for those of you still playing around with Halloween, here's a Blast from the Past piece I did a while back with Tim Holtz papers, Dies, and Inks.
I used an unfinished wooden bill box...or whatever...painted it black (a shock, I know) and then added Lettuce paint dabber to the front section.
I embossed an orange back side of the Paper Stack with the Halloween Night Texture Fade and added more paint to raised areas. Then a layer of Black Soot Distress Stickles to the black areas.
More Stickles we spread around to add some glitz to the background.
The side papers were embossed with Halloween Words and had Black Soot Distress Ink added to make them come alive.
In this shot you can see the On the Fence die was used and painted white, but grunged up a bit with Distress Inks.
The cards on the front are from Tim's Seasonal Paper Stack.
The Bats and the Witch are die cut using the Bewitching Hour die, from Black Chipboard and painted with dabbers and accented with white pen.
Add the Foundations legs that have been colored with Rust and Terra Cotta Alcohol Inks.
The stamp over the flying witch is stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink using a Tim Holtz ATC stamp.
And a fluff of black Tulle just adds a little touch to the top.
Fill it with candy and hang it by the door or set it on the table.
I'm off to Bloomington tomorrow to teach...
but, as Arnold says....
"I'll be back!"


Netty said...

congratulations Linda.
Loving your beautiful creative piece. xx

Candy C said...

Linda...this Halloween piece is so cool! I love all of the colors you have used and the die cuts! What a great design! Hugs, Candy

Pearl Maple said...

congrats Linda, getting a nod from Tim is really cool

Gráinne said...

Gorgeous piece of Halloween work - I like it very much. It's all thought through so very well, love the color combo and especially the skellie and the bats of course :-) Way cool ... Thanks for showing.
Best, Suzanne

K Andrews said...

WOW... I just love Halloween, and these pieces of art are magnificent. Congratulations and thank you for the Blast from the Past. Time to go crafting...

Kathy Eddy said...

These are just fabulous!

ann said...

Congrats Linda and I love your Halloween your projects are always so inspirational xx

Jan Hennings said...

LOVE this beautiful piece!