Monday, October 12, 2020

Simon Says Stamp - Spooky

 Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I created a spooky page in my Dylusions Small Creative Journal using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Halloween Snarky Cats, Sketched Manor and Anatomy Chart along with the Deco Arch and Script Layering Stencils

I began by spritzing the pages with Crushed Olive Distress Spray Stain and dried. I then spritzed Black Soot Distress Spray Stain through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Deco Arch Layering Stencil and dried. I spritzed the back of the stencil with the Black Soot, spritzed lightly with water and used to add monoprinting randomly on the page. I applied Picket Fence Distress Paint through the Script Layering Stencil using a mini round blending tool. I inked the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Sketched Manor with Black Soot Distress Archival, stamped on to Idea-ology Plain Collage Paper and fixed to the page using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I repeated this process with the pumpkins from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Halloween Snarky Cats, using a mask to stamp 3 pumpkins. I coloured the pumpkins and sections of the manor with a Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayon, added white highlights to the manor using a Sakura White Gel Pen and added Idea-ology Halloween Trim Tape.
I inked the snarky cat, broomstick, pumpkin from Halloween Snarky Cats and skeleton hands from Anatomy Chart and stamped on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card. I applied Distress Collage Medium Matte over the images, coloured with Distress Crayons using a Distress Detailer Brush, fussy cut and darkened the cat's eyes, nose and paws using a Sakura Black Glaze Pen. Once dry, I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose.
I stamped the witch's hat and bats on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card inked with Black Soot Distress Archival and fussy cut. I ended up not using the bats.
I added Mummy Cloth from Ideaology Halloween Trimmings and fixed the images in place with Distress Collage Medium, curling up the fingers of the skeleton hands to create dimension. I sanded Halloween Quote Chips to reveal the white core, peeled off the top layer to make them less chunky and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I added splatters of Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint
I inked the text from Anatomy Chart with Distress Embossing ink, stamped randomly on the background and heat set with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.

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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Super spooky pages Kath! All that yellow adds such drama and looks very spooky together with the black.

  2. Kath, your journal pages are fantastic! Love Tim's new Stamptember stamps! Love your color choices and the kitty sittin on the pumpkin is too cool!

  3. My gosh Kath is is so awesome. I LOVE this many levels of stamping and layering. It looks like a labour of love but it is so cool. That hand coming in on the right is so perfect!

  4. Love these pages Kath. The crushed olive is a fabulous background colour love the text stencilling too

  5. So much to see, Kath this is spooky-licious fabulous layers and wonderful colour, brilliantly designed. Xx

  6. your creativity and imagination just amaze me . . . I love your posts and projects! Halloween is my favorite celebration and I love journaling, so your post today is THE best! thanks so much

  7. Wow this is gorgeous you put so much into your journals love the colour love everything about it x

  8. Fabulously creepy journal spread - that queasy mustard yellow is so good as a backdrop for the haunted house and bony fingers to give people the creeps!
    Alison x

  9. Oh wow Kath, this is fabulously spooky! The lighter background makes the dark elements really pop, I just adore the witchy cat and those creepy hands look amazing. I think I may have to try and replicate this so that I have at least one decent set of pages in my very sad journal. This is so inspiring my friend. Hugs, Anne xxx


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hugs Kath xxx