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Menacing Monstrosity

I had every intention of creating a Tag for this months12 Tags of 2015 October Tag.  As I was on my way to the #10 Tag I planned on using I saw one of my 4x6 canvases and then this happened. When I create I always have an idea or I follow a technique.  I am not a planner so I go with what catches my creative fancy in that moment.  I really like the new Sizzix Monster die so this guy had to creepy my project.  I could only pick one so this is the one I went with!  (I want all the dies but my budget and I don't always agree)

Woodland Winter Workshop

Time to start some Holiday Crafting? I will be offering this workshop to a few enthusiastic crafters on November 25th.  Join me to create this Festive Reverse Burlap Panel.  Working with Sizzix die cuts, we will layer and create a Woodland Winter scene.  Distress this rugged panel so that you can display during the holidays or gift away.  Learn some techniques to create on future projects.
If you would like to join me click the Calendarfor class details and to reserve your spot.  Click on the class description and scroll through the details.  Sign up is at the bottom.   




There are a limited number of spaces available.  I am considering a day and night workshop if I have enough interest.   There will also be an Emerald Creek Craft mini Pop Up Store providing a limited amount of supplies we will use in the class for your shopping convenience.

Creepy Carved Pumpkin Dwelling

Do you have the Village Dwellings die yet? Creating a Haunted Town takes dedication and great Halloween colours!  I mentioned I would create a Carved Pumpkin House to go with my other creepy dwellings.  A couple weeks ago I created the Haunted Dwellingsto scare you.  I wanted to add to my my creepy creation! The Creepy Carved Pumpkin Dwelling.
I wanted to play with theRanger's new Iced Enamel Relique Powder and I love them  They have gorgeous flecks of colour. 
Note to self...when using the Bats stencils make sure the bats won't be upside down once assembled.  I was too excited to use the enamel I guess ;)

I wanted to experiment so I even used it on the Halloween Alpha parts bat, the roof and icicles from the village winter die.

Even the windows from the winter village die are enameled.

The enameled upside down bats and the enameled green roof look creepy good!

I added the ghosts die coming out from behind the house.  Inked with Hickory Smoke...BOO!  Then I coated them with gl…

Guest Artist Ranger- Coffin Curiosities

I am so excited to share with you another tutorial for Ranger today.  I am sharing a full detailed tutorial on how to create a Faux Wood Coffin.  By using your Distress inks and paints you can transform your surface into a realistic wood project.    This is a fun project using a great technique.
Check out my full project onRanger's Website.

A Little Pumpkin Boo

I am going a little Old School on this one with the Mini Scary Jack O Lantern face.  I wanted to use a couple dies I own and haven't used yet... the Jack face and Petal Drop.  True...it happens! I was at the $1 Store the other day and found these Styrofoam pumpkins and decided I could make something with that.  Then there was one of those wee top hats...I could make something with that.
I thought wrapping the pumpkin using my scrap Graphic 45 Rare Oddities paper would be easy.  Perhaps not..it's thick paper.

I added this skull charm from Emerald Creek Craft to the small Bow Tied die.  A perfect spot on the top hat.

I snapped my skeleton into place and have him sitting terrified!  I've shipped these little guys to a couple of my blogger buddies across the world!  

I just got my Ghost die...BOO!  I added clear rock candy glitter and edged with the new carved pumpkin.  

I mounted the pumpkin on Eileen Hull Box Cookie and stamped with the new Stampers Anonymous Ledgerscript. …

The Crazy Coven

Well, I'm not sure this Crazy Coven Convoy  would be good to hanging with on Halloween night!  It seems they all look terrified.  Can you believe I made this 6 months ago!  This canvas is in the current issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine showing off a frightful scene.
Check it out in detail.
I wrapped the canvas and stamped it with the Apothecary stamp set.

Each terrified bird is bold with watercolored distressed inks.

I love the Happy Halloween banner is a great fit on the top.

BOO

The black soot painted rickety house gets a coat of textured paste and the bricked stencil.

WOO...WOO...

I know they are scared!

So scared they are passing out...

Pumpkin patches and candy corn fields.

I love the textured background all in haunted Halloween sades of green, purple and black using distress stains.

I think they are worried!

Add a little distress glitter to each witches hat.

I can never have too many spooky things to decorate my house!

Thank you to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine for publ…

Imprisoned Luminary

A little late night crafting is unusual for me.  But my husband had to work and I had an idea!  I have been dying to play the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Jack O Lantern die and of course my fun skeletons.  I thought I would create something new and fun and share with you how I did it.
Imprisoned Luminary Tutorial

I have these $1 Store Lanterns and one of them had an accident and the glass broke.  I decided this might make a great prison.  Using the metallic distress paints to ink it up takes this boring black and gives it a whole new grunge look!

Distress Paints are permanent and are perfect for this metal lantern. You can use a little hand sanitizer to rub of the paint to further that worn look.  Go over again with peeled paint randomly.
You can heat set the paint.  Cut the Jack O Lantern die with grungeboard and ink with distress paint ripe persimmon.  

For the back of the Jack O Lanterns I cut some acetate, applied glue n seal, once dry add clear rock candy crackle distress paint to crac…