Sunday, 9 September 2012

Halloween Skeleton

A further Halloween make from me this week using the fabulous Skeleton Poem from The Stamp Attic.
I've really enjoyed creating with the new Stampendous images this time around and I love the fact that these stamps will never date and can be used year after year.  I created a card using rusty hinge and black soot Distress Inks, perfect for a Halloween make, in my opinion.
I coloured my background piece by applying the inks to a non stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and mopping up the beads of ink. For further interest I added Aged Copper Embossing Enamel to the outside edges which gives wonderful texture.
I added a Placquette for further dimension colouring with butterscotch Alcohol Ink to blend with my background. I also included 31 using the Alpha Cards, colouring with Distress Inks, adding two skull charms for dimension.
I added a fence to the bottom of my card cut from white card using the On The Edge Picket Fence die, colouring with rusty hinge distress ink, adding a little black soot to the edges. I stamped the crow from Tim's Haunted Mansion set onto white card, cut out and added to the fence. To complete, I stamped THE SKELETON text onto white card, coloured with Distress Ink and added to the bottom of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x




13 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Spooktacular Tracy. The colours are perfect, a great image and your wonderful designing make a fantastic card.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab halloween card, love the colors for your Watercolor Distress background!

Sandy said...

Oh wow Tracy what a funny halloween card.
Perfect work and great stamps.
xoxo

Netty said...

Loving your fun card, Annette x

TonyR said...

this is really lovely tracy!! the colours are gorgeous and i love the silly skellington stamp -- i have it but yet to use it [ive kinda lost my inky grungy mojo just now -- im addicted to new spellbinders!!]
the layering is so good too - you really show a piece beautifully.

xx tony

inkypinkycraft said...

a beautiful make, looks wonderful, love the way you have coloured the plaque! trace x

butterfly said...

Just been admiring this over at the Stamp Attic - such a fab card, wonderful stamp and your inky background is totally delicious!
Alison x

Annie said...

Fabulous autumnal card Tracy. Love that skeleton. TFS Annie x

Barb Cady said...

Be afraid be very afraid! This is so good, I'm glad you're starting Halloween now, I must get out my stamps! seriously good colour choice. x

Suzanne C said...

Very cool! Love the background so rich and perfect. Love the shiny 31 and the fence!

Anita Houston said...

How fun is he? Love him! Your background is absolutely stunning as well! Fun card!

Lynn Stevens said...

So fun! Wish I had seen that fence die sooner, drat just bought one from Martha S.
hugs Lynn

The Archiving Angel said...

Terrific card, really captures the fun & spooky spirit of Halloween.