Well, no worries. I'm happy to say that the Creative Circle Design Team (CCDT) led by the wonderful Liz Holloway, hasn't lost it's direction or focus and our very creative and uber talented crew of international stampers is here to dazzle you with a "Haunted Halloween" October hop.
But, before we begin, I'd like to welcome our newest CCDT team members, Jay Soriano of Mitosus Crafts and Stesha Bloodhart of Stampin Hoot. I've been so looking forward to seeing their creations on this hop and it's so awesome to have their collective talents join us this month.
Here's My "Haunted Halloween" Art Decor
DSP: Spooky Night
|Spooky Cat Bundle -18 Photopolymer Stamps are included in the Spooky Cat stamp set. It includes tattooed cats, witches' hats, growling owls, bubbly potions, and a rat—who needs "the Scottish play" when you can have this! The cat punch is a no-brainer for punching out beautiful cat silhouettes that can be used at any time of the year and for any occasion.|
|The Graveyard Gate Bundle is a spooky collection of graveyard head stones gates and sentiments for creating a spooky setting. I absolutely love the Detailed Gate Thinlet Dies which are part of the bundle. These dies can be used for other occasions besides Halloween, such as Sympathy and Wedding cards.|
Picture Frame: I started out with a 13 1/2" x 11" glass picture frame from the Dollar Store. I used a full sheet of DSP from the Spooky Night DSP pack to line the inside of the frame. I added two 1" by 11" strips of Cajun Craze card stock on either side of the DSP to cover the expanse of the frame.
Sampler Base: For the base of the sampler I used an 8 1/2" x 10 5/8"" piece of Basic Black card stock. The next layer was a 9 3/4" x 7 7/8" piece of DSP.
|Potions, pumpkins, witches' hats, cats, and eerie trees; this Halloween-themed Designer Series Paper has it all and it coordinates with Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla. Product #144610 Spooky Night DSP.|
Panels: I decided on a layout for my sampler and then measured out the panels I would need to cut. I needed the following:
|This is the bottom center panel. I stamped the black rats from the Spooky Cat stamp set on this panel.|
|Lots of detail went into creating this graveyard scene. I began by cutting out the stars and moon on the top of the panel with the Card Front Builder Die Cuts. |
Next I stamped a variety of head stones in the lower part of the panel with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I used masks and stamped some of the tomb stone images off at least 2 times to give a misty impression and some additional depth. This panel has a real spooky feel going on!
|The Large Numbers Thinlet dies are a great investment and can be used for many occasions. They cut out the numbers from Glimmer and Foil papers with ease.|
4. Left Panels:
The top panel began with a 3 1/4 " x 2 3/4" piece of Basic Black card stock topped with the DSP that has all the pictures of the tree limbs and the moons. I stamped the owl in Tuxedo Black ink onto the limb and then re-stamped it on Very Vanilla card stock using Versa Mark ink. I embossed with Black Embossing powder and then fussy cut out this image and adhered it with dimensionals. Loved this panel!