Friday, September 7, 2018

Is Something the Matter?

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Is Something the Matter? Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations 3D Embossing Ranger Distress Oxides 1

Hello! Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year to craft. When I was shuffling through my new Ideaology Ancestors Paper Dolls, this disturbing young lady spoke to me, and I knew she had to go on a card.

The background panel was embossed with Tim Holtz' Lumber 3D Texture Fade. I folded the card before placing it in the folder and embossed to get one continuous strip. This was a rejected piece from a projecct quite a while ago, so I don't remember what colors were used but I did add smears of crackle paste, Ground Espresso ink and Black Soot Distress crayon.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Is Something the Matter? Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations 3D Embossing Ranger Distress Oxides 2

The Cobweb Thinlits die  is one of Tim's 2017 Sizzix Alterations releases, but this is the first time I've used it. This is a such an intricate die, but it cuts beautifully! I adhered it with Collage Medium Matte.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Is Something the Matter? Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations 3D Embossing Ranger Distress Oxides 3

The spider panel was colored with Antique Linen and Black Soot Distress oxides. I did a monoprint with Halloween Layering stencil and Black Soot, but it's mostly covered. I  added more stenciling using Black Soot Distress oxide.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Is Something the Matter? Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations 3D Embossing Ranger Distress Oxides 4

I chose a section of Regions Beyond paper stash to add some creep to my chosen Paper Doll. I distressed it with Black Soot crayon. The Paper Doll is popped up on Ranger black foam adhesive. As if she didn't look creepy enough, I added some black circles under her eyes with Black Soot crayon and colored her with Twisted Citron marker, Vintage Collage medium and Twisted Citron crayon.

The new Halloween Clippings stickers offer lots of phrases and words to add to your Halloween projects. I chose this one and colored it with coordinating marker, Vintage collage medium, and ink. These stickers need not be reserved for Halloween; so many of them can be used throughout the year.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Is Something the Matter? Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations 3D Embossing Ranger Distress Oxides 5

I wrapped the layers with Ideaology Paper String before adhering to a card blank and added a Halloween Typed Token and a spider ring from my stash. The token was colored with alcohol inks and Distress Crayon.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ Is Something the Matter? Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations 3D Embossing Ranger Distress Oxides 6

That's all for me today! I hope you're inspired to get out your creepiest and get crafty! Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


13 comments:

  1. My blood is running cold from seeing that spider so I must say you have aced a very creepy Halloween card (that is meant as a compliment - lol)! The elements you use to create a card always blend perfectly together even if spiders creep me out!

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  2. woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    I'm ascared now!
    What a fun card and I am so digging your green eyed lady! teeheehee
    Jackie xo








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    1. Very cool! I love the vintage look and your modifications to the lady!

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  3. Wow Sara Emily, this is fab-boo-lous! I love how you’ve colored her and the spooky details are just that, spooktacular! So much inspiration to get working on some Halloween projects!!! Love this! xx

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  4. Oh my goodness, spooktacular!! Creep-tastic!! I love this!! I love making Halloween cards, too :) All of your details are amazing!! I love the spider web and the crackle!! It's so fabulous, my friend!! You've inspired me to pull out all of my Halloween goodies!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Love your spooky halloween Tag Sara and that spooky lady is quite frightful. Wonderful details xx
    Hugs Annie xx

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  6. Oh I do love Halloween too! The lady really has a very spooky look about her and she was perfect for this project. The bugs look great in the background and that spider is HUGE and scary. Perfect for Halloween! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. This is spook-tacular Sara!! This little paper doll cetainly fits beautifully into the Halloween theme and, although we don't do Halloween here, I love it!! Love the spider and its web and the bugs in the background look fabulous (wouldn't want to meet any of them though .. eeugh!!!) Love every little detail!! hugs xx

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  8. Hello, Sara! Oh goodness, this is indeed frightful! Your creativity continues to be indescribable. Incredibly done, my friend. After being away most of the year due to my father's worsening health, I am happy to return to the crafty part of my life... life must go on, right? I have missed you and hope you are well! Sending tons of hugs your way.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  9. She really is disturbing looking and the green tinting adds to the creepy look, great project for halloween. Thank you for your comments on my sea collage you are so generous and enthusiastic and always find time to visit and comment amongst your stream of creative work, its much appreciated. xox

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  10. Oh my goodness, Sara Emily, she is quite creepy looking and you've done a great job transforming her! You've put that entomology set to good use with that background! Great job and love the addition of the plastic spider - such a great idea :-) Hugs!

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