Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Treats

Hi everybody!  It's been a while since I made a post--we have had Internet issues. Hopefully they have been cleared up, at least until I can get a few more Halloween projects posted.  I guess it's no secret I love Halloween!  So here's one more "treat"!

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!

 Mr. Spider is another plastic one (originally bright blue!) from my stash, doctored up with Distress paint and that metallic rub I got from a yard sale years ago.  Best 25 cents I've ever spent!  I used Tim's ornamental frame die and his Eroded Metallic technique from his book A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3, and an Idea-ology number plate to top it off.  Smart thinking, Tim, putting those holes on the frame to match up with the holes on the plate!


 I used his Painted Industrial technique from the same volume, and added a little Glimmer Mist, too, using Tim's spiderweb embossing folder. The cheesecloth was also sprayed with Glimmer Mist.



 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.

40 comments:

  1. Fantastic Halloween piece Sara! What an amazing transformation for an old baking tray. Really love the spiderweb and images. Beautifully done. Oh and that spider is way to big for my liking, wonderfully creepy. Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving a lovely comment. I truly appreciate it. Have a wonderful day. Karen.x

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    1. Thank you, Karen for returning the visit, and for your lovely comment!

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  2. Love your altered baking sheet! Talk about "Heavy Metal" and all the wonderful details. Love the cheesecloth under that freaky spider. Great project and thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

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    1. Thank you for all these nice words!

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    2. P.S. And thank you for choosing my project for a Pinworthy mention!

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  3. Fabulous piece of art, love the witches, spider, spiders web and text. Fabulous details. Thanks so much for joining in the Art with Heart Challenge. Tracy x

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    1. And thank you, Tracy! Such a wonderful comment from a talented lady!

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  4. What a great way to alter the baking sheet. Very clever. Thanks for sharing it with us. =)

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  5. What a fun spooky piece of decor! Great idea...thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Journal!

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  6. Great piece! spooky, thanks for joining us at Art with Heart Challenge!

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  7. What a brilliant combination of challenge themes to create a fabulous Halloween make! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey, and playing along at Our Creative Corner and Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

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    1. Alison, thank you so much for sweet comment. All were such fun challenges to participate in!

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    2. PS Thank you so much for choosing my tray for a Pinworthy mention! I'm so honored!

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  8. An amazing project, wow, this is Halloween the way I like it! Love how you have combined the different elements, the idea is so clever, and wow, I wished my gel medium transfers would work out like that! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A vintage Journey, Our Creative Corner and Countryview Crafts!

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    1. Wow! Thank YOU, for such an amazing compliment! I have found that patience is the key to better gel medium transfers. I've found out the hard way to let them sit over night. And use laser copiers--although the folks at Office Depot were very skeptical!

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    2. PS Thank you for choosing my Halloween tray for a Pinworthy mention; I'm truly honored!

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  9. awesome work! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  10. Gosh! This is Halloween at its best! Love the spooky and weathered feel of your awesome make!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment, Claudia!

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  11. A fabulous piece of Halloween art, love it. Thanks for sharing at A Vintage Journey. xx

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    1. Thank you, Brenda, and now I can say thank you for the Pinworthy recognition at A Vintage Journey, too! I am honored!

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  12. What a super transformation of the pan. Love all your spooky elements while still managing to pop a bit of warm fall colour into your creation. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you, Cec! I hear birthday greetings are in order! A belated Happy Birthday to you!

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  13. Good grief, that spider looks real!!! I can't believe this was a baking sheet, first this then the tea pot...you must be running awfully low on kitchen supplies!! HAHA!! Your metallic spider webs are fantastic and your image of the witches is sufficiently creepy!! Another fabulous makeover Sara!! big hugs :)

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    1. Pamellia,
      Thank you for visiting and leaving your hysterical comment! I will NEVER run low on kitchen supplies! Ask my daughter, who is in charge of putting the clean dishes away everyday. Thank you for such a nice compliment! Hugs!

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  14. This season really is bringing out the best in you Sara! I LOVE the way you've turned an old baking tray into a thing of beauty. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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    1. Hi Jenny,
      Thank you for visiting and for your sweet words about my Halloween decor! Love these old grungy pieces I've unearthed! They speak to me!

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    2. PS Thank you so much for the Pinworthy mention! I'm so honored!

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  15. loving all the projects you made for this month's challenge...thanks for joining in the fun at Inspiration Journal...hugs kath xxx

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    1. Wow! How did I miss all these lovely comments! Thank you, Kath! I'm so happy you liked them all!

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  16. What a clever idea to start with an old metal pan! great techniques and textures on this! congrats on your Pinworthy win over at A Vintage Journey!

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    1. Thank you, Julia! Wow, I need to get caught up on my blog reading! I had no idea I was one of the Pinworthy's! I was too busy reading and drooling over Pamellia's blog this morning! I'm so happy you like my baking pan! Now, if I can get all that crud off it, I've got cookies to make!

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  17. Congratulations Sara on your Pinworthy! This really is a fabulous spooky piece. I'm glad you won too. Karen.x

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  18. Congrats Sara on your Pinworthy, great project, Angela x

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    1. Thank you so much, Angela! It's truly an honor to me!

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