Sunday, October 30, 2016

Shake Well

Hello crafty friends and visitors! I have one last Halloween card to share and then we'll move onto Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I made this one for my daughter who loves Halloween as much as I do.

For the background I used Tim Holtz' Batground stencil and transparent texture paste over a black gesso manila file folder cut to size. I spritzed with Perfect Pearls spray in Pewter and allowed to dry. Then I swiped with metallic wax rub in lavender. Finally, I rubbed randomly with Picket Fence Distress crayon and wiped off to leave it around the bat wings and to give a foggy look to the background.

The frame is Tim's Ornate Frame covered with Grit paste and colored with Wilted Violet Distress ink and DecoArt Carbon Black Antiquing cream. "Boo" is Tim's Newsprint Alpha Parts colored with Distress crayon and left to dry. "Shake well" is from his Halloween Ephemera and the skeleton is his Day of the Dead stamps. I heat embossed with Black Glint powder and colored with Distress inks Wilted Violet and Frayed Burlap and shadowed with Distress Marker in Hickory Smoke.

The Halloween Type token is colored with more Picket Fence Distress Crayon. That's it for now--short and sweet--just like my daughter! Happy Halloween you all!

I am sharing this with the following inspiring challenges:

Thank you for dropping in today and for all your wonderful comments! I read and appreciate each one!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. LOL! another fantastic creation, Sara! Love all the metals, and texture is really gruesome! Loving all your mixed media techniques. A dancing, sombrero-wearing skeleton is the perfect addition to fright night! LOL hugs, de

  2. amazing card with lots of beautiful detail and texture...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  3. Woooow, Sara, another stunning Halloween card from you! I am sure Lauren is going to be over the moon happy! As usual, you used so many super cool techniques and they are all turned out perfectly! What fantastic textures and a wonderful dimension! I adore your dancing skelleton, it's super fun! Simply spectacular, my friend!
    Happy Halloween! Big hugs! Branka xx

  4. Brilliant Halloween spookiness love this card and I bet your daughter does too xxx

  5. This is a wonderful Halloween offering Sara! The bat background is superb and I just love the dancing skellie!!!

    Thanks so much for joining in again with our 'Make it Spooky' challenge at A Vintage Journey too! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. This is just stunning - great card.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  7. LOVE the card - adore the post title!!! I wondered what was going to shake and now I see. Fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and A Vintage Journey xx

  8. Lauren will love this! I am curious about the decorations for her this year? Anything go up in her dorm? Shake Well is perfect for this design. That bat background is a real eye catcher with the smokey effect to it and that ornate frame is aged to perfection dearie. Fantabulous design! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

  9. How fun is this shaking skeleton dancer!?! love the black, purple and all the shimmer! Great texture with that bat background Sara Emily! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx


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