Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Halloween Inspiration

Hello friends and visitors! It's time for some more Halloween Inspiration! I made a card for my daughter who still needs a little more inspiration as she begins her new life as a college student. She loves Halloween as much as me, so I thought a little Halloween craft was in order to bring some extra sunshine into her life.


Frilly and Funkie's theme these next two weeks is 'Going Round in Circles', so I was sure to include lots of circles in my layout. We can start with the background, where blood spatter and splatter makes circles. The Undertaker's eye socket look circular to me, as do the concentric circles of the embossed spider web. A stamped clock also serves as a circle as well as the spots on the ghostly hand die cut. You might even see some circles in the stamped hand writing that appears as if by magic on the spider web panel.


Of course, I had to use a printed paper with a circle pattern to stamp my Undertaker on.


A twig wreath circles over the death notices. Inspired by the mood board and the quote  "Stay patient and trust your journey" at Mixed Media Place, I wanted to use just shades of black and white and the teensiest bit of brown from Vintage Collage Medium for that vintage look. I loved the quote provided, but simply put "Inspire Yourself", because my daughter seems so uninspired by her classes.  Life is what you make it; enjoy the journey.


More circles on the tag, the ribbon, stenciled card, and the fishtail banner.


A coat of Distress Rock Candy Crackle paint, Distress stain and a sealant of Vintage Collage medium for the clock.

Supplies used:
Dies:  Memory Box (skeleton hand), Impression Obsession (twig wreath) Stamps: Tim Holtz Undertaker, Inkadinkadoo (blood splatter), Altered Pages (clock), A Stamp in the Hand Background Text  Stencil:  Tim Holtz Dot Fade  Embossing folder: Tim Holtz  Ranger products: Transparent Matte texture paste, Multi Matte medium, ink: Archival Jet Black Distress:  Vintage Collage medium, Hickory Smoke spray stain, Inks: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap, Ground Expresso, and Picket Fence Paper: My Minds Eye and black and white card stock from my stash. Ribbon/twine: stash


Since I did not do a step by step tutorial, please feel free to leave any specific questions you may have, and I will try to answer them. This was a quick card, so I may not have the exact steps committed to memory.

I will be sharing this card with the following challenges:
Southern Ridge Trading Company-Your Favorites Need I say it again--Halloween! Tee Hee! Mixed Media! Crackle and of course, my daughter!
Mod Squad Challenge-Celebrate Your Inner Splat I used a stamp to create my blood splat(ers).

Thank you for your visit and for your comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!
Hugs and blessings!
Sara Emily

25 comments:

  1. Wow! I really am liking Halloween this year! This is fantastic - love the layering and the crackle on that clock is just amazing! Now don't go scarin' me next time please!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  2. Oh my goodness, Sara Emily, this is absolutely amazing!! Wow!! I love Halloween, too and projects like these make me so happy!! I love the crackle on the clock and the layers and the texture!! Your daughter will adore this!! It's spectacular!! Wow!! Love, love it my friend!! I will be back to visit you in a couple of weeks when I return from vacation!! I'll miss you!! Happy fall!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Wow! At first I only saw the clock. Thanks for pointing out all of the circles in your project!

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  4. Wow! Fabulous Halloweenie textures, Sara, and the unexpected golden metallics are amazing! Loving all the shapes and elements!

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  5. Fabulous spooky layers and details Sara, the undertaker peeking through and the skeleton hand really provide that Halloween atmosphere. I am sure your daughter will love and appreciate such a thoughtful card xxx

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  6. Oh yes, I love this! I love how the undertaker is looking around the corner and that Memory Box hand is brilliant (one for the wish list) - and then the clock - it really is spookily gorgeous! Love this so much!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Bwahaha! Squealing with delight over this card! You just totally made my morning Sara doll. The spooky hand and that lock=yummy! I still need to try that technique and so enjoy it every time you use it. Wowzers upon wowzers of details here. Stunning display of the tags as well. Awesome sauce and fantabulous! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  8. I enjoy this Halloween creation Sara because it's "gentle" - spooky but not scary!! Love that you can only see half the scary face and even your hand seems gentle to me!! Love the textures and layers. It's really fun!! Xj

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  9. This is such a cool Halloween card and I know your daughter will love it too.

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  10. Great details on your card.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

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  11. Terrific! Perfect for Halloween, I love the textures!

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  12. Love all the layers on this great creation.
    Thank you for joining in our Black and White and one other colour challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath

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  13. Brilliant Halloween piece! I bet your daughter is going to love it! Love how you put all these different elements together, it looks super!

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  14. wow wow wow love it thanks for playing at mmp challenge

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  15. Ooooooooh, Sara, you really made my day with this brilliant Halloween card! Your crackled clock is simply fantastic and I love, love, love that hand! What fabulous layers and textures, as usual! Your daughter is going to adore this! You are a wonderful Mom and a super talented artist, my sweet friend! Big hugs to you and to Lauren! Branka xx

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  16. Love this. So many cool elements.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky for the ribbon or lace challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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  17. Your Halloween projects are always so fun to look at with so many elements! Love it all, but the hand are clock are my favorites :-) I'm sure your daughter will just love this and when she's missing home and Mom, this will make her smile. Awesome, Sara Emily!

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  18. Fabulous card Sara Emily! Love the colour scheme and theme! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog.
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge Trading Company

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  19. Awesome Halloween card! Love your layering - Thanks for joining in at Mod Squad~

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  20. I so appreciate you taking the time to share this in my Halloween giveaway its fsuch a fabulous project xxx

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  21. fantastic ! Sara Emily Love the monotone, the Undertaker peaking out from behind those layers ( clever) and the skellie hand almost mirroring the hands of the clock .
    If only my quick cards were as great as this !!
    hugs x

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  22. That clock is amazing! It grabbed my attention right away! Then I had fun looking for all the other ways you employed circles in this fabby tag! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Frilly and Funkie "going round in circles" challenge!

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  23. You won last week at Modsquad challenge for Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 GC. I didn't get your email...did you send?

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  24. Bhooooo! Happy Halloween!!!!! Thanks for your participation for MMP!!!!

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