Tuesday 16 October 2012


100 Proof Press and Gauche Alchemy are joining forces this week to show you some wonderful creations using stamps from 100 Proof Press and fabulous kits from Gauche Alchemy.
I have used the fabulous SKULL image as my focal point for my Halloween card set against some wonderful Braille paper included in the Gauche Alchemy kit, adding wonderful texture and interest to my background. I sprayed the Braille paper with Dylusions ink sprays stapling rusty wire to one side to add to that grungy feel.
The skull has been given lots of layers for more added dimension and has been set against some fabulous large sequin waste, again from the Gauche Alchemy kit, love this, it would also be perfect for spritzing ink through! I have also added a couple of coordinated flowers from the kit to the top of my Skull along with a mini skull stamped onto shrink plastic.
The bottle cap and rusty key are also from the same kit to which I have added the FLYING BATS again coloured with spray inks. I also cut a bat from black card and added to my arrangement.
To complete I have added BOO to the top of my card and 31 to the bottom, both die cut from black card.
There was also a fabulous mini board book in the Gauche Alchemy kit which was perfect for altering using the SKULL image, lots of spray inks and a few embellishments including the mini pumpkin on the front. I also stamped one of the FLYING BATS onto the SKULL's head for a little more interest.
Each page has been decorated with a different coloured skull, he fitted perfectly on each page. I love the orange and green colours for Halloween.

I have also used the FLYING BATS and the ROW OF SKULLS throughout the book.
This SKULL has the ROW OF SKULLS stamped onto the top of his head!
The back of my book has another one of those pumpkin charms and some more of that fabulous sequin waste added along with a skull and 31 added to his head.

Pop by the 100 Proof Press BLOG and the Gauche Alchemy BLOG for more inspiration throughout the week.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, Tracy, love your take on this, the subject is way off my track but I really like the colours and techniques you've used.

Sandy said...

Wow Tracy this rock.
The colors are facinating.
Stunning halloween work.

Brenda Brown said...

Love the Braille paper and the colours are perfect for your fabulous Halloween makes.
Have a good week.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Michelle Webb said...

Wow totally cool Tracy! I love everything, so much to take in. Love the Braille paper. Great effect with the dots. Michelle x

Inkypinkycraft said...

The Braille paper is a fab addition, love the vibrant green colour that makes it all pop!!! A really fab spooky make, the stamps are fab!! Trace x

Anonymous said...

The colours are amazing, just that little bit different from the usual Halloween colours and wonderful layering on the skulls.

hazel said...

I love everything about this Tracy especially the wonderful colours. It's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful work, like the use of the Braille paper xx

Redanne said...

Love the way you have used the green, the braille paper is fabulous as is the rusty wire, the skull with the flower on her head - well everything about it really! Your little book is fabulous too, great colours....... love both pieces. Anne x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Tracey thanks for popping over wow what a smashing colour that dylusions spray on braille paper - and great general effect, Shaz in Oz.x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Cool!!! Love love love the fold and each fab page!

Gaby Bee said...

Your book looks fantastic, Tracy! Love the vibrant colors, all the sculls and the rusty wire you have used...absolutely stunning!


Suzanne C said...

The colors on these pop! Love the spooky Halloween project in the eery green colors. Cool mini book and love the Halloween card. The touch of wire is a fun detail!

Words and Pictures said...

Love the work here... the intense colours are fabulous, and you rocked that skull in the dimensionality on the card, and especially in the book - fab!
Alison x