Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Grungy Halloween

Ok, so I don't do halloween, which is strange because I generally like the spooky side of things. Halloween for me usually means me and hubby buying sweets in case we get trick or treaters, then staying in with the curtains drawn tight and the lights off so no one thinks we're in (and eating the sweets ourselves). However, I remembered I had this lovely skeleton stamp from Kaycee Crafts and with the Grungy Monday theme being Halloween I couldn't really resist.

I started off making an ATC from a few bits of card left over from a botched attempt at a card, then thought the poor old skeleton deserved more of a background.

I used a lot of Tim Holtz products - distress inks and stains, ornate frame and crown stamps, background paper, on the edge and bird dies. I loved how the fired brick distress stain worked with walnut stain to give that lush dark blood red on the main image. The red background paper was from one of Tims paper stashes and, with a bit of extra black distress ink and stamped script, I though it made the perfect spooky background.

Enough from me for now, but check out Tim's website here for lots of fab inkiness.



  1. :D Thanks for the smile on my face, love the winged skeleton.

  2. Love that torn newspaper frame! Hey its 'things with wings' over at Simon Says Stamp & Show... your guy would fit right in.

  3. I love the wings on old bones! He has a fabulous background! Awesome!

  4. This is gorgeous!! I love that stamp and the background you made for him is fantastic. Love everything about this!

  5. I really love this - such a fabulous pose by Mr. Bones and a great background!

  6. I like the thought of hiding inside my house and eating all the candy!

    I love this card, Sarah! I just want to give that sweet skeleton a hug or a Tootsie Roll or something-- he looks like he needs a friend. The way you've layered the imagery here is brilliant, and the gold really pops against the more muted tones. I'm so glad you shared this at Grungy Monday-- it's a really special and unique work of art!


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