Wednesday 22 October 2014

Ghouls & Goblins at Stamptotique - 4th GDT Piece

Hi everyone, and an especially big hello and welcome to my latest followers, thank you for joining me on my arty journey.
Today see's the 4th challenge of the month and subsequently my penultimate GDT piece for
This weeks challenge theme has been chosen by Kristen and is
"Ghouls & Goblins"
which fits in perfectly with Halloween only around the corner.
This is the only time that we sit in our own homes, with all the lights off and the TV off pretending to be out, lol.
To celebrate this weeks theme I have made a 3D piece.
I have taken 2 mdf fob watch frames and using mountboard cut another to give it a back to it.
Then I painted it with black gesso, and applied texture paste through Tim Holtz shattered stencil.
Once dry, it was then painted using Lumin arts Silks in Persimmon & Wine and Roses.
for the graveyard I have used Tim Holtz on the edge die - Graveyard cut from grunge paper. It has then had a light coating of texture paste to make them look more like stone. Whilst the paste was still wet I carved RIP into it with a cocktail stick and left to dry. Once dry I gave it a rough coat of Pumice stone distress paint. I have added some spiders web fibres to make it look misty.
The background is dylusion inks and clingfilm technique on gloss card.
all the colouring has been done using Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils with a brushing of Black Soot distress ink to tone it all down.
Stampotique stamps used are:-
Halloween Cubes 1 & 2
Puss Puss
Calendar Square
Text is all computer generated.
So if you feel like getting "Goulish" with us come and play along HERE.
2 entries, at the end of the month, will get drawn out to win $30 to spend at the stampotique store.
I would also like to enter this into the current challenge over at
"That's Crafty" - whose theme is "Spooky"
Try it on a Tuesday - whose theme is "Spooky"
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon
Amanda X


  1. This is so adorable, Amanda!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fog in the graveyard! What a brilliant idea! And the colours and textures are amazing! What an imaginative Halloween creation! So cool!

    Claudia x

  2. This is gorgeous,love the texture and fab

  3. STUNNING ♥♥ LOVE all the different elements & testures & the mist add just the right finishing touches. BRILLIANT!


  4. Oh wow,Amanda you are one very talented lady...but of course you already know all that :) this is just wonderfully spooky,must have taken you ages to make!

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. This is fabulous! There is so much detail to look at!! xx

  6. Fantastic crackle on the key fob Amanda, it is wow and a wonderful colour! So many things to look at with some amazing finishes, loving your piece very much :-) xxx

  7. Love your graveyard scene, Amanda! Lots of details and interesting element, my friend, all adding to the charm!

  8. Awesome project Amanda, love how you used the watch, fantastic details.

  9. I'm not a real halloween fan, but I can enjoy this great make Amanda!
    greetings, Alie :-)

  10. Really y so creative and so much fun. Absolutely wonderful!!!

  11. This is a wonderful piece and great use of the watch shapes

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie x

  12. Hi Amanda!
    Fabulous creation! It's beautifully spooookylicious :) I sent you an email earlier on so I hope it finds you well.
    Ingrid xx

  13. What a wonderful work. Thank you for playing along with us at TioT.

  14. Looks like this was great fun to make!

  15. Me again, Amanda,

    not only to look at this awesome project once more but to say a huge THANK YOU for your wonderful and understanding comment on my "courageous" post. It really means a lot to me.

    Claudia xx

  16. Absolutely fabulous and creative pice. I really love love love it. Mar x

  17. Congrats on your top 5 Amanda,more then well deserved my wonderful arty friend 😉

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx


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