Thursday, 13 October 2016

Knock Knock

Good morning, happy Thursday, and Happy Birthday to me! I'm now officially a very old bird but never mind eh!
I'ts my turn to share my second piece for the Country View Crafts Spooky challenge, so you know the routine, lots of piccies, and not so many words. 

You can tell I made this a while ago, it was still the middle of Summer. All the paints and mediums are by DecoArt and the stamps are by Stampendous.
The door has been painted front and back with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint in white and blue to give a peeled paint effect.
Then a coat of Quin Gold Media Acrylic to age it.
Lots more washes of Media Acrylic to give it a more worn effect.
Time to stamp now, this is by Stampenedous, and it been painted with more media paint.
The stamp around the edge is also by Stampendous and it's called Chilling.
On the reverse of the door I stencilled the Andy Skinner stencil with white Modelling Paste and stamped with Andy Skinner stamps.
A little bit more stamping.
This is my favourite bit, I wanted my Skeleton Lady to be there when you opened the door, so she's been stamped on acetate and highlighted with a white gel pen.
I love that you can see right through her. Little things and little minds lol.
This is how it looks with the door shut, kind of spooky....

Well done, you've made it to the end, give yourself a badge! 
Please join in with our spooky challenge, there's a chance to win £20 to spend in the shop.

I'm also entering this into the Lost Coast Designs Scary or Weird challenge, and Dream In Darkness anything goes (except cute).

Thanks very much for looking and have a very happy (or spooky) week xx


  1. Happy Birthday to you! Love your door creation, nicely spooky. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Happy birthday Sue ..have a wonderful day celebrating. Your door is very spooktacular indeed xx

  3. Happy birthday Sue, hope you have a wonderful day! Love your spooky door and the skeleton lady on acetate inside is genius, love how she nearly disappears in the light! Deb xo

  4. Happy Birthday-hope you have agreat day.

    Love the door and what is behind it--such clever ideas on this project

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Fabby ! Love it; so cool the lady is see-through, makes her nice and spooky !
    Corrie x

  6. Many Happy Returns and what a spooktacular make! Xx 😆

  7. Happy Birthday Sue, I'm sure you're not really old at all!
    Fab spooky creation, really a good way of course :)
    Donna xx

  8. Happy birthday to you, have a wonderful day! Love your door, very cool and kinda spooky too, 😊 Xx

  9. This is absolutely amazing Sue and I'm really pleased that you've gone through it step by step as its great to see how the end product was made. Fabulous stamping and great colour's too, I love it! Happy birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day. Sandra X

  10. Wow fabulous door... Love the aged wood, the floating image (perfect ghosts!), the hidden skull... very clever and well executed!

  11. Oh, happy birthday! I'm behind as ever, but pleased to be here just in time to add my greetings.

    I love your spooky doorway - brilliant use of Andy's skull, and the acetate is such a clever idea for a haunting image hovering in the background. Amazing!
    Alison x

  12. Happy Birthday . Just love your spooky door,just magic brings out the big kid in all of us.

  13. Happy birthday, Sue!!! Your "fairy" door is really mysterious! My favourite is your lady! xxx

  14. Happy belated birthday, dear Sue! Love your spooky door..... and now I know, what is hidden behind =)
    xxx Evelyn

  15. 'tis a stunner Sue - Love it! xxx

  16. Fabulous and creepy decor. Thanks for linking up to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity :)

  17. Oh my goodness at all the awesomeness this holds! the see through witch, Andy's stamps and stencils, DecoArt, such a fab finish! Too much for words! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this most spooky month! Nan, CT

  18. Sue, a double visit for me! I also am loving that Chilling stamp! Totally fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity this month! Nan, DT

  19. oooo wow I am so in love with this door! So mysterious and gorgeous! Love all your amazing talent and creativity. Thanks so much for sharing at Dream in Darkness!~kim

  20. Lots of great ideas came together so well. Thanks for sharing at Dream In Darkness

  21. OOOOOO AAAAAAAAH how freaking cool is this!!!! Totally creeptastic! Thx for joining in on our Halloween celebrations over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, Happy Halloween!

  22. This is so fabulous!!!!
    LOVING this door make to bits, just pinned it on one of my inspirational boards :)
    Hugs and happy belated birthday dear Sue! xxx


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