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Dead Men Tell NO Tales! Halloween Shrine

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   

Other: Moss; Spider web stencil; white acrylic paint

Here's to a wicked good week!
Ink Stained Roni

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