Two sides of Halloween

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The new theme over at Sunday Stamper is “roses.” I couldn’t break out of my Halloween mind set so I’ve given the challenge a macabre twist.

P1060182The base of this is some chipboard that I covered with card. I’ve used my current favourite combination of stamps – a crackly one and a script. I’ve stamped the crackle using Iced Spruce distress ink and the script in Black Archival.



Next, I used my Inkduster to apply Fired Brick, more Iced Spruce, and Seedless Preserves. With each new colour I stopped applying ink near the centre so that it gradually got darker towards the edges. This highlights the skull quite nicely. Finally I went around the edges with black distress stain.



I stamped the sentiment onto white card and then added Iced Spruce and a teeny bit of Fired Brick over the top. I added silver paper fasteners and then glued the strip to the main piece, allowing it to stand away from the board.


The finishing touch was to make a little arrangement of red roses, distressed with a little black ink, a punched branch and some black muslin.



As a contrast, I made another little twinchie using my favourite ghost stamp. I couldn’t help myself! I stamped the image onto some pink gingham and again onto some rose backing paper. I cut the latter out and applied it over the top of the image on the gingham. I’ve given her a little rosebud in her hair and a paper one in her hand.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Two sides of Halloween — 7 Comments

  1. I never thought I would say this about something featuring a skull but I love this. Fabulous, fabulous background, it accentuates the skull perfectly.

    Amazing project.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you Dionne. Glad you like the background as that was the second attempt! First time was great until I decided to use a little splodge stamp. One on its own would have probably worked but I added several and made it look like something with measles! I’d intended to add some crackle medium but couldn’t face mucking it up for a second time xx

  2. Something about skulls and rose used together just appeals to me. Has a very tattoo art feel to it. Love the roses tucked in the corner…just the right touch. Now those little ghosts are too adorable and with their roses are brilliant.

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