Friday, 25 October 2013


Hi everyone
Today, is the start of this weeks challenge over at Crafts4eternity
and is in keeping with this time of the year,  we want to see your spooky,scary HALLOWEEN makes, absolutely anything goes as long as it fits with our theme. One randomly
chosen winner will win their choice of 3 Digi Stamps from our sponsor for this challenge "Crafty Sentiments Designs"

I have made a wall hanging (this post is picture heavy)
I have altered this wall hanging which was originally very sweet looking and read "home is where the heart is" not much love in it now lol!!
the background has been created using black gesso, red acrylic paint, Tim Holtz layering stencils dot fade and Eye chart stenciled through with pumice stone distress paint which I then toned down with a thin coat of black gesso.
Using the script from Tim Holtz Apothecary set I embossed the text with platinum WOW embossing powder as I also did with the Happy Halloween.
The blood pouring down the background is Designs by Ryn Trickling Water stamp.
The Main Skull is from Tims Apothecary as well.
I have been playing with craft metal, I saw this technique somewhere and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it and I think it works well on this. 
 Using craft metal allows you to bend it to add more movement and dimension. The other stamp is skull with wings and I don't know who makes it.

How I did the skulls

First stamp onto the metal using versamark or any other embossing ink and sprinkle with ultra thick clear embossing powder, you will loose a little of the detail but you get a deeper emboss.

when cooled cover with thick acrylic paint pushing it into all the gaps, remove some of it leaving it in the gaps and leave it to try slightly

Before it is totally dry buff off the paint to leave it only in the gaps which makes it look distressed, the clear embossing powder shows the silver through it.

Thanks for sticking with me to this point
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:-
My 2nd entry into this months challenge at country view challenges theme 'Something Spooky'
Try It on a Tuesday  theme Halloween
Make my Monday theme Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme Something Spooky

If I don't manage to post before the "Night" have a wonderfully spooky Halloween.
Amanda X


  1. Fabulous hanging Amanda you did a great job on the skulls and I lobe the red, black and platinum background.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Wow it is a fabulous Halloween wall hanging Amanda, love all the texture and spooky design ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

  3. What a transformation, Amanda, but one I really, really like! I can see that it took a lot of time and work, but it paid off big time in the end. This is truly "art" in every sense of the word! Well done!

  4. Hi Amanda, this is a fabulous hanging, so spooky!
    Love the texture and finish on the metal, and a great background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  5. This is fabulous, Amanda, I love it!

    Lucy x

  6. Oh... this is such a fantastic wall hanging. I love the beautiful images and great textures on the metal. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. Yum, yum, yum - what a brilliant Halloween hanging, Amanda! The skulls look simply amazing with your metal treatment - what a cool technique. Thanks for sharing the how-to details... Fabulous make!
    Alison xx

  8. Fantastic Halloween hanging, super details. Thank tiy for joining us at TioT's this time.

  9. A great Halloween project - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  10. wow great project, love it!
    Groetjes Karin

  11. WOW terrific Halloween creation, really spooky, love all decoration.
    Hugs Anja

  12. Just popped back to say thanks for linking your fabulous hanging to Country View Challenges 'Something Spooky' theme.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  13. What a fabulous wall hanging.. a very " grown up" Halloween project love it! Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B x


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