Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! (HDH113 creation included)

Can you believe it's finally here.  I'm sad because tomorrow it will have come and gone...but it's always a little bit of Halloween in my craft room so I guess it's not all bad.  I will be very sad to take down my skull wreath.  I love that little guy...(see the older posts if you want to see what he looks like in all his glory)

Anywho I have been uber inky lately and have two more cards to share with you on this awesome October day!
I am also tossing my hat into the ring from the Haunted Design House challenge #HDH113 on the creation below...
So I LOVE Tim Holtz and used his Halloween paper for this.  It was one of the quad sheets that had 4 of the same image. I picked Mr. Bones here to be my spokesperson for this "hotel ad".  They have quite a few vacancy's if you know what I mean...  I used peeled paint distress ink in dauber form then splashed water to get the background.  The house with frame stamp is from Darcies.  I layered the dripping blood from rubber baby bumpers then sliced down Mr. Bone's arm and tucked it in after I used antique linen and gathered twigs distress ink pads. 
I then took a toothpick and rolled it around in fired brick to get that blood splatter look.  I found some old Martha Stewart bloody letters and used the V on white card stock, then followed with American Crafts in Edgar rub-ons.  I mounted the Vacancy sign onto A Muse Studio's wood grain paper in french toast and used a very large glue dot to hold it all in place.  Since this is an ad I spiffied it up by cutting a piece of orange garland and glued that to the bottom.  Added two red rhinestones for some glowing eyes and you have a fun travel destination! :) No bags needed where you're going...

OK everyone - I have never done anything with a digi image until now!  Drum roll please....

Check out this awesome image from Strange Skin!  LOVE THEM!  I purchased a bunch of digis to see what I could do with them since that seems to be the thing.  I still used it as a traditional item but printed it out on scrapbook paper and using my beloved Copic's to color.  I then cut out the tag, popped it up after stamping a sentiment from Darcies (same stamp set as the house) then distressed it with some antique linen and to top it off I used diamond and green stickels for the fly (he reminded me of those that fly around poop. How they are all green iridescent so I tried to recreate that).  The background paper is general kraft, black A Muse Studio and Basic Grey (erie collection).  To make the toe tag pop I used regular twine, dragged it through some distress ink and followed the drawing with the string and some clear glue.  
Enjoy!  Happy Halloween! 

It's never too late to go trick or treating :)


  1. Brilliant work, thanks for playing along with macabre monday xx

  2. These are both just fabulous creations, Maria! Lovin' the stamps you used. thanks for joining the Minions this week at HDH, and the toe tag card is a giggle. xxD

  3. Fabulous work. Would I dare to stay at this hotel? Well, after I hunted zombies last night in my dream, I would say, yes. Lovely blood stains and Mr Bones seems to be very trustworthy.