Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween Tag!

Another Halloween project, this time for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!  I decided to try a few new techniques working with distress oxide inks and water.  It worked out really well but hard to tell in the pictures.

I started by blending peeled paint and walnut stain oxide inks on the tag and then lifting the color using a tree stamp and water (that is what doesn't show up to well in the pictures).  I also stamped the tree on the edge of the tag with vintage photo distress ink and edged the tag with walnut stain and black soot distress inks.    The tree stamp is from and old Basic Grey Halloween "Spooky" stamp set that is one of my favorites and I dig it out every Halloween.  The other stamps are from a couple of sets by My Mind's Eye "Happy Haunting" & "Lost & Found Halloween".  I stamped the images & greeting with black archival ink and added a few enamel dots (also from My Mind's Eye).  The little cat was made using the Poppy Stamps curious cat die and then used an assortment of ribbons & string on the top.

Guess that's all the info I have for this project,  now I have to go update the info on Sunday's post. Wishing everyone a very Happy & Safe Halloween. Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Scene!

This is a quick post that I will fix up tomorrow or the next day, I will add more details about the products I used for this.  It is late Sunday night and I have been at work for over 14 hours today and I really want to get this posted for the  Simon Says Monday Challenge before time runs out.

Here are a couple of pictures for the 3D Halloween card I made for the challenge!  For the card front
Edited - here is the extra info I promised :)
I used the following dies 
Window - 2nd largest die from the Sizzix "stacked deckle" dies
Spider Web - Memory Box "Haunted Web"
Fence - Tim Holtz Alterations "On the Fence"
Cat - Poppy Stamps "Curious Cat"

For the interior panel I started with white card stock and masked off the moon, then used Distress Inks to create the background (tumbled glass, broken china, blueprint sketch & black soot).  Colored the moon with PrismaColor pencils Canary Yellow, White and Derwent watercolor pencil Deep Cadmium).  Tree is from the stamp set "Spooky" by Basic Grey (one of my go to stamp sets at Halloween, I've had this set for almost ten years), added a bunch of highlights to the trees, sky and ground using prismacolor white & cool grey 20% pencils.  I popped the house (Memory Box -Country House) up using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting 
Dee Fillmore Turcotte

Friday, October 19, 2018

Starry Night

Well it certainly has been a long time since my last post.  However, I have been doing some crafting and posting it on Instagram, just haven't had time to sit down and update my blog.  I really want to try and keep on top of this for the next few months, even though they will be hectic as I work in retail. 

I have been doing lots of shopping, stamping & coloring and now it is time to put it all together and create some projects.  First up I made another galaxy background using watercolor paints and some distress inks and decided to use my Kindred Stamps Space Explorers stamp set to make a card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge "Starry Night"

After I finished the Galaxy piece I used some white gesso to create the splatters and then I edged the piece with Ranger silver super fine detail embossing powder.  I didn't want a perfect border so I just edged it with the embossing ink and dipped the edges in the powder.  The greeting that goes with the stamp set says "Go Boldly" so I just snipped it apart and changed it & used the same embossing powder for it.

I colored the ship with copic markers (C0, C2, C4, C6, C9, Y19, Y0000, YR24,YR18, YR27 & Y26) and then covered it with clear detail embossing powder to give it a bit of a shine.  The planet and I think it kind of looks like an asteroid :) are from the Brutus Monroe Lucky Star stamp set, they are are colored with some watercolor markers and some distress inks.  I adhered them to the card with some foam dots and the ship is popped up on thicker dots so that it stands out more.

I think that covers most of the details for the card. I'm really quite happy with how it turned out.

Guess that's it for now, off to check out the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to see what I can come up with!

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Crafting