October 18, 2012

All Hallows' Eve

The Artistic Outpost October REFERRAL CHALLENGE is anything goes using any of your Artistic Outpost images.
I've used the newly released GOTHIC 31 plate this time around to create my Halloween card. I stamped my background with the web using vintage photo Distress Ink and then added the small skull using black and monarch orange archival inks, blending rusty hinge Distress Ink over the top.
I added some rusty wire and staples to the outside of my card to give a little more interest and texture. My large skull has been decorated with metal foil tape using Tim's riveted patchwork technique which you can find in A Compendium Of Curiosities Volume ll. The sentiment is also from the same plate and has been stamped with black archival ink, colouring with rusty hinge Distress Ink adding black soot to the edges.
I stamped the vine from the GOTHIC 31 plate onto the metal using black StazOn and added a dimensional heart and metal wings.  For a little more interest I added a Chitchat sticker and tiny skull to the heart, colouring with rusty hinge Distress Ink. My wings have been coloured with Alcohol Inks.
I added a Placquette again coloured with Alcohol Inks and trick or treat using Chitchat stickers.
There is a fabulous prize on offer if you enter, a great excuse to get out your Artistic Outpost images and get creative!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Designer: Tracy Evans x


3 comments:

butterfly said...

That riveted skull is fantastic! What a great background too... love the multiple skulls and tiny staples...
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

Spooktacular! Great images!!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my goodness, how absolutely cool is this? Awesome work Tracy. I love your riveted patchwork skull, especially the way you stamped the images on it. Such an original and imaginative piece!

Hugs,
Linda