In case you missed it, please swing over to A Vintage Journey to see some wonderful inspiration by The Creative Guides using metal on each and every project. They have inspired me to make this wall hanging to enter into their challenge "Heavy Metal-Challenge #16". The winner will receive a very generous shopping voucher from Country View Crafts! Be sure to stop by and see all the creativity, and while you're there be sure to link up your Heavy Metal project!
After reading an article in Somerset Studio (Sept./Oct. 2010-yes I save everything!) titled "Talking Witch Ware" by Candyce Martens, I made it a point to shop for old pots and pans at yard sales, and now I have quite a stash going on. So when I read about this challenge, I thought this was the time to break them out! So, inspired by Candyce, I have put my twist on her Witch Ware.
I started out with this old crusty baking sheet (they must have thought I was nuts to buy such an atrocity!) and added a gel medium transfer. My Halloween jingle was stamped in Archival ink on tissue paper to ease the placement on my pan. I dribbled alcohol inks randomly.
The colors I've used on this remind me of autumn--pewter table settings, and golds and burnt oranges of the leaves and crackling fires in the fireplace. I am entering this into Frilly and Funkie's current challenge Autumn Colours. Be sure to check out all the great inspiration over there! And link up your entry for a chance to win a great shopping spree to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!
The bat is from my Halloween stash, edged in Distress ink.
I hope you like my version of Witch Ware! Thank you for all your lovely comments!
I would also like to enter this into the following fabulous challenges:
Our Creative Corner "Go Rustic" Their sponsor is the wonderful Funkie Junkie Boutique, too!
Country View Challenges "Sparkle and Shine" Country View Crafts is their generous sponsor.
Eileen Hull's Art With Heart October Challenge "Tricks and Treats"
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: "O is for..." October! and Halloween!
Inspiration Journal "In Disguise" This old baking pan is now a wall hanging. The plastic spider is disguised as a real terror invoking arachnid.