Saturday, October 1, 2016

Decorative Dishes for Halloween

I got some great inspiration for Halloween cards over at today's Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  Steph is the guest host today and she wanted us to check out the web store Decorative Dishes - I was inspired by two dishes.

My first inspiration was this dish
 And here is Halloween version!
I just learned great Alcohol Distress technique from Tim Holtz while making his September tag. I have a couple of photos showing how I used this technique.
 First I die cut circles out of Yupo paper.  Then I dropped some Soot Black and Mushroom Alcohol Inks onto the felt application and pounced it over the Yupo Circles.
I inked up stamps from Tims Mini Halloween and Undertaker using both Watering Can and Jet Black Archival inks.  I stamped them on the circles and then quickly rubbed off the ink with a soft cloth and it leaves this marvelous ghostly shadow!
Then I added a small amount of Alcohol Blending solution to a sponge applicator (really small amount!) and sponged over a stencil that removed more ink.
 (if the sponge is too wet it will just wash off the ink without showing the stencil pattern - see the top watery spot?!)
 I layered the circle to a scalloped circle of black cut with a Nestability die and adhered it over a piece of Paper Stash Regions Beyond after sponging the edges with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.  I added the sentiment, 3 enamel dots and stamped a spider hanging off the bottom edge!
I was inspired by this dish for my second card
but I went with the negative of it - using the same Alcohol Resist technique as above.  I used the Birds on Trees background stamp from Impression Obsession, and Tim's bat stencil.  The sentiment is from Amuse
And while I was at it - I also made this card using the same background stamp in black ink over white card stock.  I added some small black punched butterflies (pretending they are bats!) added the same sentiment and a spooky spider pumpkin from
I need lots of Halloween cards to sell at our church fair -  so I'll no doubt be posting many more in the next couple of weeks!  
Have a great weekend everyone - and thanks for dropping by today!

Also linking my card to:
Brenda's Halloween Giveaway

Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
 Country View Challenges -  All things Spooky
Trick or Treat:
Stamps:  Mini Halloween and Undertaker sets - Timi Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Yupo, True Black and Soft Stone - PTI, Paper Stash Regions Beyond - Tim Holtz
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi Archival Watering Can, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso, Adirondack Alcohol inks Black Soot and Mushroom.
Accessories: Blending Tool and Felt applicator,  Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution, Word Window Punch - SU, flower stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, circle and scallop circle Nestability Dies, enamel Dots - My Minds Eye, foam dots.

Black Boo:
Stamps:  Birds on Trees - Impression Obsession, Boo - Amuse
Paper:  Yupo,  White,Soft Stone and True Black - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso, Adirondack Alcohol Inks Black Soot and Mushroom
Accessories: oval punches - SU, foam dots, Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution

White Boo:
Stamps:  Birds on Trees - Impression Obsession, Boo - Amuse
Paper:   White and True Black - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso 
Accessories:  Oval Punches - SU, foam dots, bat punch - Martha Stewart, white pumpkin - Jolees.


Redanne said...

I love (and want!) that first plate and your interpretation of it is wonderful. The next two are amazing and I love the butterfly 'bats' - great improvisation! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Gosh you have been prolific in your Halloween makes Julia, these are all fabulous and I so appreciate you sharing them on my Halloween giveaway post. Happy Sunday xxx

Julie B said...

A great set of cards, those plates certainly inspired you.
Thanks for joining in over at ATS. :)

Hazel Agnew said...

Julia, I think that it is great when you start with a source of inspiration and it develops into something totally unique. I love your creations. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts.

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

Great technique and result! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Kamila DT