Welcome friends and visitors! Thank you for all your comments on my Halloween houses and graveyard. Now it's time for the Funkie girls to unveil their inspiration for the latest challenge at Frilly and Funkie! The amazingly talented Suzz chose the theme 'Trick or Treat' for our current challenge--so fitting for this time of year!
Here's Suzz's challenge:I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a trick or treat. If you are feeling funkie you might want to incorporate a trick in your design or if you are feeling frilly you can incorporate a treat. The trick or treat can be anything from a hidden pocket, unexpected design element, a treat hidden in the card or an unusual technique used on your project. Make sure to include in your blog post a description of your trick or treat!
By the time this goes live, Halloween will have been just a memory, but I made this stand up canvas and sent it on it's way well before Halloween. Unfortunately it never reached it's destination in the UK. Since I made it so long ago, some of the details are fuzzy, but I'll give you the high lights.
I've included a few tricks on my card, the first being my Smokey Mercury Glass technique I recently shared with you HERE. I used that on the focal panel and also the panel just on top of the embossed background.
For my focal baroque die cut, I added one more step to the smokey mercury glass technique. I painted on a second coat of Distress Black Soot, and while the paint was still wet, splattered and dribbled it with rubbing alcohol. I think it gives it a more sinister look. I backed it with a second chip board die cut to make it more rigid.
I masked and stamped my focal image using some Tim Holtz stamps and Antique Linen Distress Oxide. I love the effect it gave me, because if you look at this from one angle the stamped images all but disappear. Look from another angle, and the creepy script and skull are clear as can be. Ghostly!
Here's another little trick to get the most from your papers and card stock scraps and save time in the process. I simply gave the negative cut from my baroque die cut the smokey mercury glass finish, and adhered it to my background panel. I hand cut a few additional baroque layers from thin paper, tracing around the die cut and loosely cutting just a little bit further out from the trace lines and layered them behind the original die cut. I grunged them up a bit with various mediums. They overlap the inner edge of the negative panel, so your 'cheat' never shows.
The embossed black panel was high lighted by dragging the Antique Linen DOX pad over the panel. This card was adhered to black foam core.
My creepy hands were die cut and crackled. I colored them with Distress crayons.
And the one at the top slides out from the ghostly layers with a scary greeting for yet another fun trick.
Here's the ugly truth...scraps of foam core and strips of black foam tape provide support to the little pocket to hold the tag. There's room for a personal message on the back of the tag.
I added the Small Easel die cut to the back, so this could stand up on a table.
That's it for me today! I hope you will dig into your bag of tricks or come up with a treat and play along in our 'Trick or Treat' challenge! Before you do, please stop by the blog to see what the rest of my Frilly and Funkie teammates made to inspire you.
Then it's over to YOU! Create a vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge guidelines and link up at Frilly and Funkie before midnight on Tuesday, November 7.
The Frilly and Funkie team will choose our top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie. The next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I'm playing along with these challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenges Challenge #128 – Time Waits For No Man I went for masculine.
Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
I used the following supplies which can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: