Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's the 13 Days of Halloween! ~Day 1~

Hello, everyone! It's finally that time of year again when we Halloween fanatics get in gear for our favorite month! OCTOBER! All the excitement leading, of course, to one of the most awesome holidays ever! HALLOWEEN!

And to celebrate this fabulously spooky time, Simply B Stamps is having the 13 Days of Halloween! Thirteen days throughout the month of October full of challenges, prizes, and surprises!

The first day of Halloween is full of creepy visuals. The first challenge is to create your very own creepy background. You can use mists, inks, stencils, embossing folders, and anything else you can think of to create a background for your project.

Check out the Simply B Stamps blog for all the fun details!

Here is the project I created with my creepy background:

I used the Steampunk Little Witch image for this project, which I will be turning into an journal cover. I started this background with light gray textured cardstock, misted it with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists (Afternoon Delight Denim, Cattail Copper Brown, Witch's Potion Purple, Ponderosa Pines Olive), then used the Tim Holtz Flourish stamp with Embossing Ink and clear embossing powder. I then used Distress Inks in various colors over the entire paper. I covered the embossed pieces with newspaper and ironed over it to get the embossing powder off. I then inked more on the paper, splattered it with water, and used a cobweb stamp and embossing powders from Lindy's in Terra Cotta Plum and King Midas Gold. I used Black and Gold Adirondack Paint Dabbers on the edges then affixed the image of the Little Witch (which is colored in Copics) to the cover.

Make sure to check out the challenges, fun, and other DT projects over at the SBS Blog! And check back on the 5th for the next 13 Days of Halloween challenge!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous! Beautifully distressed and colored!