Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Creepy Haunted House Shadow Box With The Blank Page Muse Stamps

Its my favourite  time of the year when things get spooky. Check out my configuration  box i created using stamps by The Blank Page Muse.

Start off by painting the box with gesso and once dry paint the frame purple and the inside green and orange. 

Stamp out the halloween images and colour them with inks. Use different ink pads to create variety.

Stamp the Grunge Background stamp over the frame in black ink.

Begin to add the stamped images to the sections. Fill out the sections with faux cobwebs, faux moss and beads.

Use alphabet beads to spellout spooky words.

Keep adding layers of stamped images and charms to the box. Fill little glass bottles with micro beads and glitter to create potions.

Add gems to eyes to create  a spooky glow.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Fun Halloween Mixed Media Artist Trading Coins

Hi all

I have a spooky fun set of artist trading coins to share using some of the Halloween stamps available from The Blank Page Muse Stamps.

Use a 2.5 inch circle die to make the base from card and then spray with mist sprays to create the background. 

use the large Halloween Bingo stamp on the base and then start stamping out the pieces onto card. Use different coloured inks to get different looks for the stamped images.

If you spray the card with the mist spray first, you will get stronger lines and it will stop the ink lines being washed off.

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Stamps used

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Monday, 29 October 2018

Craft Consortium Mixed Media Card Psychedelic Sugar Skull

Hi all 

I have a funky sugar skull card to share today using the new paper pads by Craft Consortium.

Cover a 5 x 7 card blank with Moroccan patterned paper. 
Use the plain blue sheet from the watercolour pad and cut into a rectangle  approximately 4 x 6, i used a paper cuter to help keep it straight.

Use a large scalloped circle die and cut out one of the patterned papers, glue it to the edge of the card and trim to fit.
Stamp out the sugar skull and colour in using marker pens, i tried to match the colours to the papers.

Add a sentiment using a cutting die and cut the word out using the Duck egg non shedding glitter card
decorate with mini buttons to finish.

The Essential Craft Papers Range

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Artful Days Tombstone Wall Hanging

Hello all

This project began as a wooden Halloween wall plaque from Poundland, i stocked up on a few from last year and have been creating my own shop of horrors with them. I look forward to my annual rummage to see what i can find to alter.

I find that black gesso will cover over all the writing and print so that something like a pre-printed wall hanging can be redecorated. If you can't get hold of any black gesso then a few layers of black paint will do the trick.

This video will show you how to get the cracks. You do not need crackle products but can get the same effect by applying a thick layer of PVA glue to the base first, Allow it to go slightly tacky before applying the paint and then leave it to set.

Product list

DecoArt Weathered Wood Medium
DecoArt Crackle Paste
DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Black Gesso
DecoArt Acrylic Spray Yellow Green
DecoArt Modeling Paste

I used ink to spray white paper flowers, these are the flat mulberry type so to get them to look like flowers i layered three flowers together and then crumpled them up while wet. I added glass eye cabochons and skull beads to the middle. The skull in the center is made using a mould and paper clay. It was then painted purple with a layer of metallic paint over the top.

The chipboard spiders have been painted and then decorated with gems,the  Pear Drop Marbled Gems just happen to be the right shape for the spider's body.

I added the pearl balls and charms around the project with a few paper die cuts.

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Artful Days Thanks Card

Hello all

I have a thanksgiving card to share today. i am using up my old stash and while this is mostly from last years Autumn themed goodie box, you can still get the bits from the website.

Products still available

Cover a 6 x 6 card with paper and then add the stencil mask using modeling paste.
Use Orange mist spray to ink background and leave to dry.

Cut up a few 6 x 6 pages into various sized strips and layer them up.
Cut up an orange straw and add that to the card using double sided tape.
Uses a circle die to cut out the topper.
Use Alphabet beads to spell out the sentiment and glue to circle.

Add  an ornate swirl to one corner and a cluster of flowers.
Add Flowers and resin leaves to the opposite corner.
Paint the resin leaves with acrylic paint.

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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Hellgnome's Death Digis Dead man in the moon Halloween Card

Hello all
I have a mixed media Halloween card to share using one of the new releases by Hellgnome's Death Digis.
This one is called Dead man in the moon and you can get it here

Cover a 6 x 6 card with paper and than use a stencil over the background using modelling paste. Before the paste sets, sprinkle over glass glitter on gently tap it down onto the paste. Once it has set you can dry brush over the embossed areas using metallic paint.
Colour in the image with marker pens and use a circle cutting die to turn it into a topper.
I happened to have a Halloween die that fits so i cut that out of purple glitter card.
Next cut out a few cobwebs and add those to the corners of the card and decorate with charms and bits.
Finish the card off by dying a few white flowers in Halloween colours and drying them off with a heat tool. Glue clusters of flowers and buttons to the card .

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Friday, 26 October 2018

Gecko Galz 8th Annual Tricks And Treats Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Second stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 18 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, the one here is
"Storybook Wonderland ".

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 2 new paper packs each quarter, a ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $150 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 18 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at
This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 26th of October and the 30th of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

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I made these plaques using wood slices and the Haunted Ephemera Halloween collage sheets which you can find here

I used ink to dye paper flowers orange and stuck glass eye cabochons in the center . Then i used a few cutting dies with purple glitter card to add the sentiment and bats.

The numbers are cut out of craft foam to make them more 3D

This one is my favourite of the three. I used cheese cloth and ink to dye it the right colour, glued it to the base with heavy gel medium and then added the emphemera bits.

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