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!


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Nosferatu by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello everyone!!!

How are we half way through October???!! 

Here is a card I made that goes well with this month! Enjoy!

For this card I Used spray inks... I just kept adding color until I was happy with the result, drying in-between..It was actually a pretty quick cad to make. After I had the color on, I stamped the bats all over.
Then stamped the blood drips and then the graves.
Then I stamped the vampire and fussy cut. I then die cut the cathedral window out of cardstock I had previously spray stained red and black. On days where projects are not coming together, I use my time to just make backgrounds to have ready or do some die cuts to have on hand.
I then used tape to stick Nosferatu to the back of the window so he can be peering out, waiting for the last ray of light to set. I used foam tape behind him and the window to raise it up onto the card. I love dimension.

I put it all on a black card and that's it! done! Hope that is a bit of October inspiration for you!! 
Until next time.....

Stamps used:
Graves         18907
Bats        18909
Blood drips      18961
Nosferatu        19902

Other supplies:
Distress spray stains: Black Soot, Crackling Campfire, squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Stormy sky.
Tattered Angels glimmer mist: Fire engine
Bigz Die Sizzix: Cathedral window
Versaclaire Nocturne ink pad

Monday, October 11, 2021

Carpe Diem by Fran

Hi everyone!

Today I have made a postcard.

 First of all I made a background with Distress inks, and used a Tim Holtz stencil to make sun rays.

I edged the postcard in Barn Door distress ink to add interest, and then went round the edge with a part of the heart stamp.

I stamped my sentiment and main image on the postcard (so I didn't have to cut out the tiny pedals of the bike!)

I stamped the main image on thick paper and coloured with Copic pens, then cut out (without the pedals!)

I used some washy tape to ground him and glued him on.  Then I added some background stamps to add a bit of interest and texture.

And that's it folks! I love this happy guy and I hope you do too.

See you next time :)

Stamps Used:

Bicycle Man 4665 Plates 172 and 288

Carpe the Hell 19020 Plate 890

Squiggle Heart 19644 Plate 1459

Doodle Dots 19827 Plate 1471

Library Return Dates 20342 Plate 1508

Other Items Used:

Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade,  Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Barn Door

Tim Holtz Stencil "Rays"

Washy Tape

Copic Pens

Memento and Versafine Clair Inks in black

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Artist by Corrie

 Hello everyone, 

For today's project I have made a journal page and I have used another Banksy inspired stamp for the focal image. I love them! 

The background for this page was a mop up page from the gelli plate to which I added some stamping,  doodling and splattering. 
I coloured the Banksy Wall Singer using watercolours this time and cut her out. As a sentiment I used some Clippings Stickers by Tim Holtz. 

I have used the following stamps:

For stamping I used Archival Inks: Jet Black, Leaf Green, Aquamarine and Magenta Hue.

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Sunday, October 03, 2021

Cigarette box by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies 

Today, I wanna share my newest project for VLVS.

I created this cigarette box.



Some close-ups:


All stamps, I used:

- Whimsical eyeball

- Small wasp

- Stay creepy

- Hehehe

- Devils Trap

- Whimsical horned boy

- Stich mouth face silhouette

other materials:

- Staz on

- Cardboard

- Distress Ink

- SU stamping pad

- Stencil

- Ranger Multi medium gloss

- Fabric

- Acrylic paint

See ya soon ❤

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Art journal page - Halloween witch

Hi everyone,

here's a new art journal page inspiration for you. Halloween isn't that far away anymore and I have a few projects in mind. 

I'm working in an old book filled with Halloween pages and started my page with a light layer of gesso. On top I added a little spray ink in blue and black and created some greyish layers. For some color accents, I added orange and purple splatters of ink over the page.

As my main image I did some fussy-cutting and gave the little witch some wings. Even if she has now her broom and wings to fly, I didn't want her to float on the page. So I stamped some kind of background with parts of the tree background stamp and added a washi tape collage on top before I glued down the witch.

To finish the page, I stamped the quote, cut it into strips, inked the edges in black and glued it onto the page, too. And that's it. :)

Stamps used:
Witch Holding Broom (19705)
Bat Wings Set (14339)
Tree Background (18902) 
When Witches Go Riding (19907)

Other material:
- art journal / old book
- Canson watercolor paper
- Versafine Claire Ink (nocturne)
- white gesso
- Dylusions Ink (black marble, crushed grape, tangerine dream)
- Distress Spray Stain (speckled egg)
- washi tape

See you soon!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Happy Halloween ► Majo

Hi, my friends,

it’s never too early to start.


This year, I decided to make little Halloween Snack Bags for my neighbors and friends.

 I have used the following stamps:

 Tree With Tire Swing

Pumpkin - Cat & Jack O' Lantern

Sentiment - Happy Halloween

I colored the background with distress ink and stamped the tree, I stamped, fuzzy cut and colored the pumpkin with the cute little cat and adhered it to the panel.

 I added the sentiment and glued everything to the little bag. It’s made pretty quick, I have to say, but considering I have to make >40 ……



Ya'll have a great time crafting for Halloween, stay healthy and safe.

 Luv ya ♥