Thursday, 1 November 2018

Day Of The Dead ATCS

Hello all

I have a colourful set of sugar skull ATCs to share today.

I used mist sprays on the background  and then stamped over the top with a flower stamp.

I stamped out the skulls and coloured them in before cuttimg them out and gluing them down.

I finished of the ATCs by adding flowers  and resin embellishments. 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Creepy Curiosities and clips

Hi all
I am back with my first make for Ephemoire with these altered match boxes and a video.

Here are a few clear shots of the projects as it is winter over here in the UK and sometimes the lighting can be poor.

Thank you for visiting and your comments are appreciated. 

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Gecko Galz Sugar Skull Card Set

                                                              Hi all

I am back with a few cards i made using the Gecko Galz Day Of The Dead stamp set. This festival is celebrated between the 31st October and 2nd November and is a tradition that dates back to the Aztecs. During the festival people will leave the favourite foods and possessions of dead loved ones  at their graves and offer prayers in their memory. The festival is mostly recognised by the colourful sugar skulls that are used to decorate homes and shrines. You can find this stamp set here They also run a monthly challenge on their facebook page

                    I had so much fun colouring these stamps in with the First Edition Markers. The one thing that stood out with the sugar skulls was that they are alway surrounded by colourful flowers something i wanted to use on the cards.

I used Oak House Studio Inks In A Bottle to dye white paper flowers different colours. I Just grabbed the brightest colours i had and spritzed away.

The sugar skulls are usually made from well sugar or as a cookie which is decorated with colourful icing with the name of the departed written on them. The idea is that these are then made as an offering to attract the soul of the departed back to the living. 

                            I don't find them that creepy compared to other skulls

There are 25 digital stamps in a set and for around £4.50 this is really good value and the stamps are all individual so you can print them to any size you need.

I used a few of the free papers that you can download off the Gecko Galz Pinterest board

I used the First Edition Bella Rose pad on this card and used loads of red and white flowers from last year's Christmas collections.

You can colour these with as many colours as you like or stick with a colour theme.

                                                    Thank you for visiting

Merry Creepmas Skull Card

Here is one of my favourite goth Christmas cards. Its an old one now all the way back from 2015.

This image is avalible at Delicious Doodles

I used red spritzing ink to create a bloody mess running down the card and embossed the sentiment in Red Tinsel embossing powder.

I added to the dark theme by using black card and red pearl for the snowflakes. I rather like black snowflakes.

 Thank you for visiting

Meet Agartha The Haunted Doll

Do you believe in haunted dolls?
I am not so sure but apparently you can buy one off Ebay and find out for yourself.  I on the other hand prefer to make props using porcelain dolls. At least i know she isn't haunted. Maybe.

The clothes are made from strips of muslin which i wrapped around the body until i got the effect i wanted and then glued them into place.

For the skin i mixed Grey DecoArt patio paint with Artiste Sea Spray Acrylic paint and did three coats over the body

For the face i painted the eyes black and used the First Edition Markers to draw on the face

Dont have nightmares and thank you for visiting

Zombie Girl Card With Shadow Clocksy

Hi all
Today i am sharing my project for the A Step In The Dark design team. Our sponsor for this month is Shadow Clocksy. The winners of this challenge get to choose some free stamps from her Etsy shop.

You can join our group here

As Halloween aproches i though i would amp up the gore a bit. Only i knocked over the rep spritzing ink and now my desk and carpet are red too.

Here is a close up of the digi stamp i used which is the Pop-culture zombie girl one.

I dipped my fingers in red Deco Art mister to create a few bloody finger prints

I stamped the sentiment out using red Dovecraft ink as it doesn't run when wet. I then dribbled more red misting ink along the bottom and let it run a bit. I will be back with more dark projects with my Forever Dark projects.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Skull Tattoo Card

Hello all
I have used one of the images by Delicious Doodles to create this grungy skull card.

I used the Gothic Grunge 8x8 paper pack from Lelli-bot crafts for the layers. It comes with the toppers and sentiments that can be cut out and used as well.

I used the Creepy Crawlies Tattoo page and shunk it down so that it can be used as a topper.

I added a little spider charm onto some beading elastic and thread him through the back of the card so he dangles.

Thank you for visiting