Wednesday, October 31, 2012

{ Hope Your Halloween's a Scream! }

It's time for my very favorite Holiday...Halloween!

I wanted to do something that definitely was not "cutesie"...but not terrifying either...behold:

I started with Authentique patterned paper from last year for the Envelope (and my inspiration), added a damask-embossed, black mat; then I embossed a cream-colored piece of paper using the CB Music embossing folder.  I inked that piece in Tim Holtz's Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, which is extremely pretty but very bright.  So, I toned that down a bit with some of Tim Holtz's Tea Dye Distress Ink...and I loved the result!  The candelabra is a Tim Holtz die, which I cut using Grunge Paper.  I love how Grunge Paper cuts on the those's amazing!

At that point, the inking process began.  I inked the bottom portion of the candelabra in Black Soot Distress Ink and the top portion (including the flames) in Ripe Persimmon.  Then, I used Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint on only the candle portion.  Once that dried, I pressed Vintage Photo Distress Ink into the cracks created by the Crackle Paint. This process accentuates the cracks, making them more pronounced. On the base portion of the candelabra, I used Black Soot Distress Stickles on top of the Black Soot Ink. Then, I covered the flames in Mustard Seed Distress Stickles.  It's a bit hard to see, even in the closeup, but the different portions each have a different texture.

I scalloped a "scrap" from the Envelope, added a spooky spider and a cream-colored bow...and that's it!