Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse Sept Sneak Peek - Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the Waltzingmouse Sept Sneak Peeks!  Today we are showcasing stamps for Claire's favorite holiday - Halloween!  The sets are called All Hallows Eve, The Count  and Splat That

For my first project I used stamps from All Hallows Eve and Splat That.  I made a shadow box card using a wonderful tutorial that I found here.  The sentiment says 'nevermore, quoth the raven' from Edgar Allen Poes' poem the Raven.  I Googled the poem and found it here.  The raven, church ruin and sentiments are from All Hallows Eve.
Here's a close up of the blood splatter from the mini set Splat That that I embossed in cranberry.  That's quite a splat isn't it!!  The set also includes some claw marks!
I also embossed a little 'blood' on the ravens beak and claws just to get into the gruesome spirit!
I brushed glitter glaze over the ruin and the raven you can see it here on this rather blurry pic!

For my second project - I made four ghoulish Halloween Treat Bags using stamps from the Mini Set - The Count.  I used orange bags I purchased at the Christmas Tree Shop - 8 for $2.29 (!) and added some Bloomers  ribbon that I've had for ages. I love the red/orange combo!  I die cut the Count with a Labels 18 Nestability and sponged it in Fired Brick Distress Ink before removing it from the die.
Can you see the shadow behind the Count below?   This is the result of a "whoops" -  after I stamped my first Count - I dropped the stamp as I was lifting it off the card stock - and it left a 'shadow'!!  Not quite placed perfectly - but a shadow none the less!  So - then I stamped one on purpose - stamping it solid - lifting the stamp and shifting it slightly down and to the left and stamped again - I love how it came out!  I added two red Tiny Twinkles to his cape.  The calling card reads:  "His excellency, Count Dracula, kindly request admission."

And for my final project today -  I wanted to participate in the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Inaugural Challenge which was a sketch this week
I used stamps from The Count, Splat That and Vintage Witch (that you'll see more of tomorrow!) on my card.  First I stamped the 'blood smear" twice in Fired Brick Distress Ink onto a white panel.  Then I sponged the panel with Chipped Sapphire.  I stamped the Count, cut him out and layered him over the blood with foam dots.  Then I stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel and added some enamel dots and Tiny Twinkles.  There's one more day to participate in the sketch challenge so I hope you'll check it out!
I'm excited to see what the other Design Team Members have to show us today - here are the links:

  Jean Martin Jeanne Jachna Teresa Kline  Jennifer Holmes Julia Aston Iwona Palamountain  Kelly Schirmer Kim Duran Laurie Schmidlin Lynn Mercurio Renee Lynch Tosha Leyendekker Claire Brennan

I hope you'll stop by tomorrow for Day 3 of the Sneaks! The new release is Thurs 9/19 when we'll have our DT blog hop and you can win some WMS stamps!  Which ones are your favorites??

Raven Shadow Box
Stamps:   All Hallows Eve, Splat That - Waltzingmouse (available 9/19)
Paper:  black - Michaels, white - PTI
Ink:  Black Soot - Ranger Distress, Versamark
Accessories:  tutorial for shadow box, deckled edge mega rectangles - Spellbinders, Cranberry Adirondack Embossing Powder, heat gun, glitter glaze shear sparkle - MFT, enamel dots - My Minds Eye

Count Party Bags
Stamps:  The Count - Waltzingmouse (available 9/19)
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Black Soot and Fired Brick
Accessories:  orange bags - The Christmas Tree Shop, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, foam dots, red rose ribbon - Bloomers/Websters Pages, Labels 18 Nestabilities - Spellbinders, Scor tape. 

Halloween Greetings
Stamps:  The Count, Splat That,  Vintage Witch - Waltzingmouse (available 9/19)
Paper:  White PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Black Soot, Fired Brick and Chipped Sapphinre
Accessories:  foam tape, enamel dots - My Minds Eye, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.


*Vicki* said...

Oh wow! What fun and spooky images! :) Love the frame with the blood splatters and your bags are so fun for a Halloween treat! HUGS

Marybeth said...

AMAZING projects! Love the blood on the beak ! Very spooky and creepy . Love the card you made for the sketch challenge...perfect!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Julia...love the "accidental shadow" and what a happy accident THAT was...it looks amazing!

Barb said...

Those count cards and bags are fabulous...this whole post is fabulous! Love your style...beautiful creations!

Renee said...

Spookingly perfect, Julia!!
Love The Raven with Splat That!...
but what you did with The Count...
LOVE the shadow effect you gave him...
and on the blue...
fabulous!! :)

Deborah Frings said...

I love the shadow box you made and the subtle sparkle on the raven - just fab! The Halloween party bags are brilliant - love the bold colours and the shadow effect - super!!

Thanks so much for joining our inaugural challenge at Waltzingmouse Fanatics - I love your take on the sketch! The blood smear and drops were perfectly. I do hope you'll join in with us again soon.

Vickie Z said...

Y'all are having too much fun being creey and ghouly!! Love them all Julia!!

Craftilicious said...

Your accidental shadow is accidentally brilliant!

Thanks so much for linking up to our first Fanatics challenge with the count too. Your gothic take on the sketch is fab ;-)


Jill Norwood said...

Julia these are all amazing! Love the red on his beak and claws with the glitter! And the treat bags and Dracula card are so fantastic! Each post on your blog ice always such a treat! :)

Pauline said...

These are all so fabulous Julia, so atmospheric! Love those big splats, and the touch of 'blood' on the ravens beak and branch. Spooky!