Friday, 1 September 2017

You Are About To Enter - The Twilight Zone

Good morning and happy Friday. Can you believe it's September already, when is Summer going to turn up? As always the first of the month means it's time for a new challenge at Country View Crafts, and this time around the lovely Miriam has chosen metal. Here's what I've made.

You know when something turns out to be just like it was in your head - well this was nothing like that!

I knew that I wanted to make a tag with a metal frame, so I gathered my supplies together. I know - how organised, not at all like me!

I cut a tag sized panel from the Regions Beyond paper stash, and stencilled over with Distress Inks and Tim Holtz stencils. This was then stamped with a PaperArtsy Halloween set. I cut an aperture with an oval die, to fit my happy family image from the Found Relatives cards.
 It was at this point that I decided that I wanted more than a tag.

So I had a root around in my 'all things Tando' box and found this. It's a piece of waste when you've pushed all the bits and bobs out, and it fitted perfectly.
I painted it with DecoArt Media paints, and added some stencilling with gilding flakes.

So now we have a new set of 'ingredients' I stamped my frame with stamps from Paper Artsy HPHW05.

I've used some Ten Second Studio metal and cut a frame with a Tim Holtz Ornate Frame die to frame my family from the Found Relatives, then added a Crypt Cameo.

I love these Paper Dolls but come on, they are seriously spooky. These two remind me of the twins in The Shining!

The lady from the paper set has been coated in Sepia Accents (as if she didn't look old enough). I framed her in a Plaster of Paris frame that I'd made but I stuck it down a little too vigourously...

Whoops - never mind, it all adds to the effect. My frame has been painted in DecoArt silver, then rubbed over with Prima Alchemy Wax. There's also a Tim Halloween Charm - I don't think we could rule her out as a possible poisoner!

And we're all done, happy families Twilight Zone style. I know I'm showing my age but I don't care, I used to LOVE this programme!

I'm also entering my spooky family into the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge,  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes, and Mixed Media Monthly - Vintage.

So please join in with our metal challenge, and I'll see you soon with my second piece. Have a great month, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. What a creepy fun piece, love the broken frame, great touch. Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a great piece Sue, I love using the ornate turns out differently every time doesn't it. Great layers and textures...I loved entering your Twilight Zone. Happy September xx

  3. Great project Sue - I love it when a project evolves as you are making it!

  4. Wow - those children definitely have an eerie impact - especially the two little chaps at the front. Fabulous metallic shimmers and textures - this is amazing! Funny - I've got a quote from the Twilight Zone as my "words" today!!
    Alison x

  5. Ooh now this is sort of glam spooky....if there is such a thing of course, fab creation Sue
    Donna xx

  6. Lovely Halloween creation Sue! I love it! xx

  7. Love your creation, love your humour! Just wonderful Sue! Xx😱

  8. absolutely fab Sue - this is brilliant - love those paperdolls! Hugs Rachel p.s. soon be the 16th!!!!

  9. Love the way it turned out! The Tando waste begged to be used and the found relatives and Paper Dolls are decidedly spooky...

  10. Gorgeous Sue in a creepy way lol. Love your interpretation of the theme and your broken frames fits perfectly. Hugs Debsxx

  11. How lovely and a little bit creepy ! Love it. Gorgeous !
    Corrie xxx

  12. Fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  13. Wonderful spooky artwork and your attention to detail with the broken frame and poison embellishment is fabulous 😁. Wishing you a Happy September! J 😊

  14. what a fun and spooky Twilight Zone creation (those 2 words just makes me shudder with fear! with childhood memories of the TV show!) A happy accident with the broken frame!

  15. I´m back from vacation and try to catch up here ;-)
    Your spooky family looks fab! Love how you used up all the bits - and the broken frame is perfect here!
    Have a wonderful sunday
    Hugs Evelyn

  16. This looks fab .... and a little bit creepy! Love the different layers and all the detail .... great step by step too. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  17. Love your stuff Sue and this is no exception !
    Corrie x

  18. Wow--what a wonderfully artistic creation!


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