You’re Not Alone.. on Halloween

Good Evening! We have more Halloween inspiration for you tonight. Pauline Butcher is here with her latest card featuring our Skull Shadow and Dark Hearts stencils…

Hello my friends,
 
This week there has been spooky goings on in my craft room. As Halloween is here, I’ve made a scary card using a couple of the awesome Visible Image Stencils, just to show that you can use a stencil for a foreground image.
 



skull stencil - Halloween card



The stencils I have used for this card are:

 

Skull Shadow stencil


skull stencil



Dark Hearts


skull hearts stencil



and I used some of the words from You Are Not Alone stamp set


hand stamps  - you are not alone



I placed the Dark Hearts stencil, onto a piece of white card, and went through it with some black embossing paste using a palette knife, I removed the stencil, then added some sparkly black embossing powder to the wet paste, and heated it up using a heat tool, I added some colour to this, using a brush, and some Decoart liquid acrylics, making a watery wash, over the embossing. I then made drips of thick red paint, to look like blood, ohhhhh how gory !!!!
 



skull stencil - crackle paste



Taking the Skull Shadow stencil, and a piece of white card, I traced the main image, and fussy cut it. Using the Pentart Crackle, which is a two part crackle, I coated the skull with a thin layer of the primer, and dried with my heat tool, I then added a thick layer of the Crackle paste, and again dried it with my heat tool, the crackles are amazing!

I used more Decoart liquid acrylic paints, adding water for a light wash, and coloured thee skull, using red around the teeth. When it was dry, I shaped it, and added it to some black card with 3D glue Gel, then cut around the card, leaving a small border.




I heat embossed the sentiment onto black card, with red powder, but it didn’t show up, dohhhhh, so I drew around the letters with a white pen (I don’t like to waste anything, lol )

 

 


This last photo shows all the dimension, ohhhh and I found an eerie eye in my stash, and added it for a bit of drama!!!!!


Thanks for visiting today.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx




This is a superb card Pauline! We are loving that crackle, it looks amazing on our skull stencil! Incredible depth! And that eye…!!! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Boo! Halloween Crafting

Happy Halloween! We have some spooky Halloween crafting inspiration from Jane Tyrrell this evening…


Good Evening, it’s Halloween, when ghouls and ghosts are the order of the day. Since the birth of my grandchildren I have thoroughly embraced Halloween fun.  I also enjoy making special tags and then giving them on treat bags to my big and small babies.

These are the four Visible Image tags I have made so far…


halloween crafting - tagsSo this is what I got



I have a final one to share…


Again I used the  brilliant Skull Shadow stencil


skull stencil



I cut a black card tag and stencilled the skull using silver ink. I outlined it with white pen and red embossed the small “splat” from Organics


ink splat stamps - tree - branches



into the eye socket




I stamped out and coloured several poison bottles from Alice in Wonderland


alice in wonderland - stamps




and I teamed up the small skulls from the Mr Bone Jangles stamp set

skull stamps - skeleton



with a die cut spider



I also used the Alphabetical stamps

alphabet stamps



to stamp the word BOO, and also red embossed a small cat stamp from Curious Cats

cat stamps - cat face



I red embossed a pair of hands onto black card from the You Are Not Alone set

hand stamps



and fussy cut everything out



I then put my design together…

halloween tag - skull stamps



with a few close ups..







and one last shot…


halloween crafting - tag - skull stamps



and here it is on my Son’s treat bag…



For my big children (average age 30 (!)) I make up their treat bags with Halloween chocolate but also some other non sweet goodies, as my son is not really a sweet eater.



I also made them Halloween gift wrap.. I often make my own gift wrap for family presents. It makes a gift very personal.

I used Mr Bone Jangles again to stamp onto brown paper.


and yes you will spot another tag above…. this one is Daisy’s using the Dark Hearts stencil , Into the Woods stamps and part of the sentiment from the Queen of Hearts set.


Below are a few of them all ready to be opened today… made with lots of spooky love!



Thanks so much for stopping by today and remember to look out for the witches on their brooms tonight….whoooooohooo!


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Yet another spook-tacular tag Jane! We can only imagine how much fun you have had creating all of them! Your family will adore them for sure. Absolutely brilliant and so inspiring! Thank you Jane ♡

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Leave Your Fears Behind

Hi there! We hope you have had a good week. Jane Tyrrell is here with some fantastic Halloween crafting inspiration today…

Good Afternoon

We are well into our monthly challenge over in our Facebook group, where the theme is Autumn colours. You can join in the fun here!

I am sharing my penultimate Visible Image Halloween tag today.


I used the fab Skull Shadow stencil 


skull stencil



Now those who know me well know that I am not a particularly “skull” devotee in my crafting but at Halloween even I love the fun of this imagery.


I wanted my skull to be peeping out from a spooky tree background and so I used 2 of the stamps from the
Organics set.


organic - inky - background stamps



and the tiny tree and leaves from Create it


background stamps - tree- cat - cracks



I wanted my leaves to turn to birds…. a spooky twist, so I also used the birds in flight from the Ahead of our Time set


clockwork orange - dr who - stamps



For the base of my tag I used mustard seed and carved pumpkin distress inks






I then stencilled on my skull using black soot distress ink




I stamped my elements and added the quote from Leave Your Fears set


leave your fears behind - stamps - crow


which I cut up and distressed.



Here is my finished tag…


halloween crafting - tag - skull stencil



with some close ups…









Remember to add your “Autumn colours” Visible Image creations over in our Facebook group, it will be great to see them.



Enjoy the October sunshine and the glorious colours that are surrounding us.


Thanks for stopping by today, and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Another brilliant Halloween tag Jane! Our Organics stamps make great spooky branches! We love it! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring projects over on her blog.

 

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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx