Halloween – to die for

And I am still in the mood. You know the Halloween mood. This time with a card: Happy Halloween!

At Vintage Journey challenge #17 is all about dies, or at least one day. I chose two, one is Apothecary bottles (#658715) and the second one is Cobweb blueprint (#659371). I was inspired by Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 october edition for the background and his alcohol ink colouring technique for the bottles.

First I cut my bottles from acetate sheet and coloured them with alcohol ink.

Till they were drying I was cutting the bottles from white craft paper and the corks I embossed with pumice stone embossing powder. Then I distressed the corks with distress ink.

I was getting my background ready, first I stamped the spin from the cobweb blueprint on top of my card and embossed it with black embossing powder. I cut the spider from acetate with the matching Framelits die. I covered my embossed spider with the acetate one. I used texture paste with Tim Holtz Halloween stencil. When it dried I removed my acetate cover and I sprayed my card with distress stain sprays.

I applied my acetate layer of bottles on my craft paper bottles. On my biggest bottle I stamped a skull with Stazon from Stampers Anonymous CMS 063.

Β I wanted another layer between my bottles and my background. So I embossed a white craft sheet with Sizzix embossing folder and I distressed it with old linen distress ink, I stamped on it splattered mug stamp (CMS 063) with archival ink. The edge I distressed and I added brushed corduroy distress ink for aged look. I assembled my card.

The ‘happy halloween’ sign was also cut from Cobweb blueprint Framelits.

I am sharing my card with:

Vintage Journey challenge #17 Halloween – to die for

Sizzix Halloween challenge

Scrap it girl october challenge embossing folders.

Happy Halloween everyone!

About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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30 Responses to Halloween – to die for

  1. zksmith says:

    I love this! That background is phenomenal and the whole composition is superb!

  2. Julia Aston says:

    Wonderful use of inks and pastes on this! love all the texture and stenciling – the torn pieces and wonderful bottles! Thanks so much for joining us in the Halloween To Die for challenge at A Vintage Journey Lerusho!

  3. thanks for sharing how you created the bottle images…some lucky person will be delighted to receive and exhibit this card

  4. Very cool card! Wonderful background and your bottles look amazing. Karen.x

  5. Anne says:

    I love your Halloween card, it is fabulous. I love the way you did the background and those apothecary bottles are brilliant! Thanks so much for joining in our Halloween – To Die For Challenge at A Vintage Journey! Anne x

  6. kampysgirl says:

    love love love your colors here!! xo

  7. I love the drama of that background and the technique you have used for the bottles is fab. Guess what? I’ve never seen that die before… πŸ™‚

  8. Pamellia says:

    Wow, your background is fantastic and I love the watercolour look you achieved on your bottles! Great make! πŸ™‚

  9. Gorgeous! I love the colours and your bottles are just fabulous. Thank you for travelling with us at A Vintage Journey for our Halloween To Die For Challenge! Jennie

  10. Jessica says:

    Very cool card! I love those bottles and the mix of colors are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Scrap it Girl. πŸ™‚

  11. Fantastic and fab creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

  12. Laura Cox says:

    This is so cool! Love the different textures and colors! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl!

  13. Katy D says:

    This is awesome! I have this bottle die cut-so cool! Love the background too! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! πŸ™‚

  14. AWESOME card! Your background is amazing and love the detail with the spider. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl! πŸ™‚

  15. Maya says:

    That is absolutely awesome! Love it! Thank you for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

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