Oh what fun... we're getting in the Halloween mood with our blog partners for August - Sin City Stamps using their fun rubber stamps and chipboard. I was luck enough to be able to play with the Shrine Chipboard Frame set which consists of a arched shrine background, laser cut frame and a scary black cat!
So here's what I created....
Dead men tell NO tales!
I had such fun creating this shrine to Halloween...I started off by inking the entire shrine with black ink. I then added silver and gold highlights to the fence and tombstone cross using Delicata metallic inks. I printed out several different collage images which were fussy cut.
My tombstones were stamped on paper that had been water-colored with metallic silver Gelatos to add a bit of color and shimmer.
The sentiment was stamped on a piece of scrap paper and smudged with several colors of ink to give it a vintage neglected look.
I love this line of pumpkins. I printed it once regular and a second time in reverse so I could use them to flank either side of the frame which was covered with moss.
The skeleton on a broom was stamped directly on the blue moon collage image - that way I didn't have to worry about trying to fussy cut around all of those bones! Boy, that would have taken some time huh? His broom and hat were highlighted with Stickles for a bit of sparkle.
Here is a side view so you can see all of the dimension the finished shrine has...
Sin City Stamps Products: Shrine Chipboard Frame Set; Skeleton on a Broom; Dead Men Phrase; RIP Tombstone form Create a Pumpkin Sheet
Altered Pages Products: Vintage Halloween Collage Sheet; Once in a Blue Moon; Halloween Horribles; Halloween Postcards; Stickles Glitter Glue; Delicata Silver & Gold Inks; Black Ink; Gelatos
Other: Moss; Spider web stencil; white acrylic paint
Here's to a wicked good week!
Ink Stained Roni