Thursday, October 28, 2021

Halloween tag - Zombie brains

Hi everyone,

you may have guessed it, but here is another Halloween inspired project from me. ;-)
This time I have a Frankenstein tag to share with you.

I worked on a tag that is about 3 inch wide and has a torn edge at the bottom. To start the tag I used three colors of Distress Oxide sprays and dried the paper between each layer of color. Background done - it's really a simple one.

For my focal cluster I stamped and heat embossed the blood drops in read. Then I stamped the jar, roughly masked the outside and added Frankensteins head inside. I added some little touches of color with ZIG watercolor pens, but to be honest you have to look very close to see that.

I also stamped "Zombie brains" onto a piece of watercolor paper, tore the edges so that I ended up with a little tag and added more of the Oxide spray to that. With a few stitches I adhered it to the tag itself. Then I just added the large tag to a base with my sewing machine and decorated it with a piece of ribbon.

Stamps used:
Blood Dripping (18961)
Mason Jar (18957)
Frankenstein's Bolts (5842)
Zombie Brains (18955)
All stamps from plate 827

Other material:
- Canson watercolor paper
- black cardstock
- Versafine Claire Ink (nocturne)
- Versamark Ink
- Distress Oxide Ink Sprays (crackling campfire, frayed burlap, cracked pistachio)
- WOW! embossing powder (primary pink robin)
- ZIG real brush watercolor markers
- thread

- ribbon or cheesecloth strip

See you soon + happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2021


Hi everyone! Today I made a couple of cards for Halloween.  I'm not really a great fan of Halloween but seeing the great spooky work that others were doing, I was inspired!

 For the first card, I put a small moon mask on the top right of my piece of card and smooshed distress inks in Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire with water.

I went round the moon mask with the darkest colour, then added more colour with blending brushes.

I stamped the cemetary stamp a little way up from the bottom in black.

For a bit of added interest I stamped branches across the moon and round the top and sides of the card using the top of a tree stamp.

After stamping the skeleton, I darkened the ground in front of the gravestones with black distress ink then used a white gel pen to highlight the skelly's bones, and the tops of the graves where I thought the moonlight would hit them.

And where there is light, there are shadows, so I coloured in some shadows with a black charcoal pencil.

To finish off this card, I mounted it on a white mat before putting onto a black card.

For the second card, I started by stamping the main image on white card, and also cut out a mask so that I could use Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire distress inks over it.

After removing the mask, I inked around the edge of the card with Carved Pumpkin distress ink, making the corners darker.

With a small brush, I infilled the bits that the mask covered that needed to be purple.

I then coloured the main image with Polychromos pencils

To finish the card off, I mounted it on a black card and drew round the edges with a black fine liner pen. I don't have any Halloween sentiments, so I had drew a spider hanging down (and actually wished I hadn't afterwards, haha!)

Hope you like these cards!  See you next time :)

Stamps Used:

Card 1:

Card 2:

Other items used:
Distress inks Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Carved Pumpkin, Black Soot
Versafine Clair ink in Nocturn
White Gel Pen
Black fine liner pen
Moon mask
Polychromos pencils
Black Charcoal pencil

Friday, October 22, 2021

Notebook by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Today, I wanna show you my newest project.

I built a notebook with black and lots of purple 💜💜💜

And of course, I' ll have an instruction for you.

But first - the finished book:



   And this is, how I made it:

1.) I used cardboard and paper and cut it into the right size.

2 pieces of cardboard for the book cover and 80 sheets of paper.

2.) After cutting all the pages and the cardboard pieces, I used black paper to wrap the book covers.

3.) For the back of my book cover, I used a ribbon as a bookmark.

I placed it, in the middle of the top and glued a few cm.

4.) Time to finish the book covers, glueing in the right sized paper on the inside.

5.) Ok, let's put the single pieces together :)

I punched all the pages and the book cover with the Bind-it-all.

I also used book corners to protect the corners from wear and tear.

6.) The book blank is ready. Now it can be designed.

7.) I use a suitable piece of watercolor paper for the front of my book cover.

 Now the best part of any project - choosing the stamps.

8.) Let's bring some color onto this page. Result -  at the top of this posting 😺

All stamps I used:

- The moon

- Realistic skull

- Cemetery

- Raven in witch hat

- Bat

- Spider

- Scrabble Alphabet small

- Stay creepy

- The end is near

Other stuff:

- Cardboard

- Paper

- Black paper

- Staz on

- Distress Reinker

- Zutter Bind-it-all

- Binding wire

- Book corners

- Ribbons

- Canson watercolor paper

- Varnish

Ok, that's all. Hope you like it ❤

See ya soon


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tis near Halloween by Corrie

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to the blog where today I am sharing a Halloween themed postcard with a little humour! 

Here is how I made it:

First I stamped and coloured the images I planned to use.

I then heat embossed this start chart with clear embossing powder. I added Distress Oxide Inks over the top and because of the embossing powder the stamped image stays white. I used a blending tool to add the inks. 

 Next I added some blood ! (lol) 

I also added some random background stamping. I used the same inks and a Versafine Clair black ink.

After adding some washi tape I placed the images on the top to ground them. The sentiments are Tim Holtz Halloween Clippings stickers and part of a stamp.

I used the following stamps:

Other materials:
Distress Oxide inks:
Crushed Olive
Fossilized Amber
Wild Honey
Fired Brick
Vintage photo

other inks:
VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
Archival ink - Saffron and Potting Soil

WOW Clear embossing powder
Tim Holtz Halloween Clipping stickers
AALL & Create washi tape

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Sunday, October 17, 2021

What time? ► Majo


Hello, my friends,

 it's time for another little art journal page, this time with one of the recently released stamps.

I masked the circle for the rotary phone dial and stamped the background stamp with different distress inks. I added the dial and also some words, a mixed media stamp and numbers. After adhering my sentiment, I distressed all edges, ready to go.


I have used the following stamps:

 20692 from plate 1532






Have fun crafting and stay safe. Luv ya




Thursday, October 14, 2021

Halloween wall hanger - Is pumpkin spice a carb?

Hey everyone,

it's time for a new project. This time I went for something different and created a Halloween themed and hexagon shaped wall hanger.

1. Preparation
To start my HDF panel, I had to prepare the surface and add a little texture, too. So I added the following with a quick dry between each layer:
- 4 thin layers of gesso, two with a baby wipe and two with a brush
- 1 layer of crackle paste
- 2 thin layers of aqua ground

2. Background
I sprayed and splattered a few Lindy's Gang sprays to the panel. To create some depth, I dried between each layer and sometimes dabbed away a little of the color before it was completely dry. I just love the look of that. This took me a while as I added lots of layers until I was happy with the result.
I added some background stamping with the plus signs and row of numbers. To finish the background, I inked the edges in black.

3. Focal points
To create some clusters, I chose the following elements:
- Poe stamped onto some gelli printed paper, cut out and edges inked with a marker
- Pumpkin row stamped onto white cardstock, cut out and edges inked with a marker
- Pumpkin spice quote stamped onto watercolor paper and torn to size
- a few Halloween die cuts, cut from white cardstock. The twisted edge one does not cut the top completely, so I tore that for a grungy look.

Here's how everything looked when I tried to figure out how I want to arrange all the elements:

4. Finishing touches
I heat embossed the twig with three different colors. I even added embossing powder to the bag as I planned to glue only the top to the panel.
To make the ghosts and the spider web less bright white, I dragged them through some oxide ink.
Then I assembled everything with foam tape and gel medium, added some wire to the two holes at the top and that's it - my wall hanger is ready to decorate my house a little for Halloween.

Here are a few more detail photos:


Stamps used:
Row Of Numbers (20170)
Plus Sign Background (20571)
Poe (19900)
Row Of Pumpkins (20560)
Is Pumpkin Spice A Carb? (20555)

Other material:
- HDF hexagon panel
- gesso
- aqua gound
- crackle paste
- gel medium
- foam tape
- Archival Ink (jet black)
- Lindys Gang sprays (blazing black, screamin' banshee black, hag's wart orange)
- Tim Holtz dies (twisted edge, spider web, frightful things)
- Lindy's Gang embossing powder (tannenbaum gold green, midnight ruby, midnight emerald)
- Oxide Ink (pumice stone)

See you soon!