Saturday, 1 October 2016

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, my birthday, and Halloween. It's also the first of the month and time for Corrie's All Things Spooky challenge at Country View Crafts. I've gone for lots of DecoArt paints and mediums, Stampendous stamps, and a special guest appearance from Donald Trumps wig!

This was really easy to make, but a bit fiddly, and I had to measure! Measuring really isn't by thing, but then again if I go 'by eye' it ends up wonky - guess that says something about my eyes...
Anyway I started by cutting white board to just a little larger than the stamp, then cutting out the apertures with Spellbinder rectangles.

Next some really rough painting with DecoArt tinting base, dioxazine purple, paynes grey, and medium grey
Then I stamped the Stampendous skull and raven onto the layers, trying to keep the centre in the same place.
I've also used the music stamp, and a spiders web.
These were then coloured with Fluid Acrylics, I love the green/gold

This is the base layer, skull and Donald Trump wig/raven. The raven has been coloured with DecoArt fluid acrylics in different blues rather than flat black.
Layer 2, trying to keep it all central.
There's Donald again :-)
All framed and put together. I gave Donald some white highlights! The cobwebs are from Tando, and the skull has been made in a mould.

This was great fun to make, and it turned out just as I had it in my head, so that's an unexpected result!

I hope you join in with our challenge this month and get your spook on!

I'm also joining in with the Dream in Darkness 31 Days of Halloween challenge. 

Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Beautiful card, love those gorgeous, spooky colours. Hugs, Valerie

  2. This is fabulous Sue....very clever layering. I love his really made me laugh out loud this morning. Hugs xx

  3. This is fun and original Sue! Don't know what Donald would make of it but I hear he's very busy at the moment...
    And I'm like you wonky comes naturally to me! (sadly)

  4. Fantastic ideas on this and very spooky for sure

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Wow! Love this Sue, great colours and the wig/birds looks fab too lol hugs Debs xx

  6. LOL!!! Really funny, I mean your tutorial with the bewigged Trump, because your project is rather spooky! I love how you piled up the frames and boards! xx

  7. Cool card, Sue! I love your Donald *lol* and the cob webs in the background are gorgeous!
    xxx Evelyn

  8. So worth all the fiddling Sue, great finished piece. Measuring?, what's that? Love trumps wig too, so funny! Xx

  9. such fun Sue - haha - Donald trump!!!! Ha ha xx

  10. Oooh this so spookalicious Sue....Donald has never looked so good has he?!
    Donna xx

  11. Great layers Sue and fabulous images including the wig lol. Happy Sunday xxx

  12. haha looks great!
    Groetjes Karin

  13. Really really awesome! Made me laugh out loud with the wig remark hahhaaha! Love it to bits, amazingness! Thanks so much for playing along with us Sue, hope to see you again soon!~kim
    Dream in Darkness Challenge

  14. what a creative layering of frames - love the purple and that great raven sitting on the skull!

  15. Wow, wow, WOW!!!!
    I love what you had in your head Sue!!!!! :D
    And did I read well that it was your birthday?...
    If yes, I wish you a very happy belated birthday, and I hope you have had a wonderful and fabulous playtime that day. :)
    Hugs and happy week, Coco xx

  16. Love the way you used the frames, oh and Donald's wig of course ! lol
    Fab make Sue !
    Corrie x

  17. A fabulous creation - wonderful design - just a little different which I love!!! xxx

  18. Amazing layering of all those frames Sue - very creative and such a fabulous project for the spooky theme. Sorry to be so late in catching up! Jennie x

  19. Love, love, love the purple Sue and very spooky skull and raven, definitely see the resemblance to you know who! (I can't type his name because I'm afraid that like Beetlejuice he'll show up if you say it too many times, eek!) Deb xo

  20. This took a lot of precision and I applaud you for that! I look at one time and cut and then mess it all up! Love those delicious colors! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this most spooky month! Nan, CT


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