Monday, 15 October 2012

Your Favourite

Simon Says Stamp and Show would like to see your FAVOURITE this week, be it your favourite technique, product, photo, idea, project type, you name it we would love to see it.

Halloween is a huge favourite for me, showcased in my spooky rust like coffin.
I have to say a huge THANK YOU to my fellow teamie Candy,  for sending me some fabulous Halloween goodies to play with, she knows me so well!  These wonderful gifts including the coffin inspired me to create this spooky piece. Halloween being a favourite for me, I like to make the most of every opportunity to indulge my passion for anything spooky. Using the On The Edge Ornate die gave a perfect trim for my coffin, but this time around using the negative cut out. I love the little spider cut using the Memory Box Dangling Spider die along with the fabulous dimension created from Melissa Frances Pearls. But does my coffin hide a TRICK or TREAT?
The skull on the top is actually plastic but using the fabulous rust paint technique from Andy Skinner you would never know. The Dangling Spider from Memory Box has been cut from white card and adhered with Multi Medium Matte, in fact all my pieces have been adhered with the Multi Medium. I always have such fun creating Halloween projects and my children love them.
I could not forget the sides of my coffin and added more of the Memory Box spiders around the entire edge along with plenty of Melissa Frances pearls, which look just like rivets once the paint effect is applied.
On the inside I have added a little more of the On The Edge Ornate die, standing the raven from the mini cat and raven die on the top, adding a little gem for his eye. I stamped TRICK OR TREAT from Tim's Halloween Cutouts stamp set onto white card with black archival ink, sponging with vintage photo ink, adding walnut stain around the edges.  For further interest I also included the spider from the Halloween Adornments, adding a little black paint dabber to the raised areas on its body.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x  

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Halloween Cutouts Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Ornate Die
Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Cat and Raven Movers and Shapers Die
Memory Box Dangling Spider Die
Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain





27 comments:

May said...

I love this!! Great use of that coffin!

Sandy said...

Wow Tracy your last pieces are a fest.
This coffin and the rusty Tag are brilliant.
Your work is absolutely unique.
xoxo

inkypinkycraft said...

This is rust rocking!!! Love the rusty coffin andall the wonderful deals you have used...a fab Halloween make! Love it! And what great rust and embellishing! Trace x

Helen said...

FAB!!

Anita Houston said...

You and Candy both rocked this rusted coffin tech!!! Love your spider too...fun!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous elements and techniques Tracy, love the memory box spiders, I had forgotten this as an embellishment.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a good week.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Michelle Webb said...

Seriously Tracy I LOVE THIS. It's too gorgeous. That technique is just brilliant. Michelle x

Candy C said...

Tracy...I love this! Your coffin is so stinkin' cool with it's rustiness! You did a fantastic job on this technique. Andy would be proud. :) I love the design of your coffin. Great use of Tim's die cuts. I love the spiders and the rivets on the side, too. As always, a fantastic job! <3 Candy

Suzanne C said...

Love the worn rusty feeling you created over the surfaces and love how the die cuts are blended based on the rust effect and it adds beautiful depth and texture. wonderful to open it up and find more inspiration! Spooky & fun!

Jingle said...

This is really cool!

die amelie said...

This coffin is sooo absolutely stunning, Tracy!!!!!

Love all of it - the rusty look, the beautiful border... really all of it!!!!

die amelie xxx

Barb Cady said...

Brilliant! I am trying totransform a plastic coffin at the moment and it isn't no where near as good as yours. I love the way the skeletonis embeded, fab work. x

Carol Q said...

ooh that coffin's to die for Tracy! LMAO!

charli said...

so love this!

Emma said...

FAB~U~LOUS!!! So unique and utterly spookalicious...love it!!

Hope you're ok and had a good weekend. I've still got deadlines coming out of my ears but I'm working through them, slowly and can't wait for the day when my "to~do" list is clear! In my dreams...lol!
Love Emma xxx

Sandra said...

You mastered the dry brush technique for sure! This is so beautiful! Love that funny skeleton! Hugs, Sandra

Meme said...

Tracey you have mastered this technique! I love it! I loved your last piece all rusty looking! thanks for sharing such a great piece.

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Tracy, This is so Spooky kewl. I really thought that skelly was embedded into the coffin, never would have dreamed it was plastic. LOVE your work GF!!!
hugs Lynn

Gillian .... said...

SpookIlicious Tracy, you are rocking the rusting technique, love all the Hallowe'en details. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow Tracey thinking outside the square there - coffins! great effects here too, Shaz in oz.x

soapHOUSEmama said...

so very cool!

butterfly said...

Fantastic work again, Tracy. Your work with the rust technique is just sensational - the perfect match for your Halloween creativity! The skeleton and spiders look amazing, and I love that the inside is just as good as the outside! Fabulous inspiration, as always, thank you.
Alison x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids & adults alike so I can see why it's a favorite! :) I really like how you put this piece together and the techniques involved!


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Marjie Kemper said...

Tracy, this practically leapt off the page at me from the SSS&S blog... it's fantastic! I just adore the texture and how you've seamlessly added all those pieces to it. I can't wait for my Andy S class to start next week!

Izzwizz said...

This is just wonderful. I love the colouring effects you have achieved, it really looks like carving on old wood. Love it! Maddy x

Maura said...

Cool! Love the metallic look you gave it.

Primitive Seasons said...

Tracy, I think you covered everything but the skeleton (unless I missed it.) How did you do the body of the skeleton? Thanks so much. This piece was really something. I have to take Any Skinner's class!!!

Mary