hello everyone!!! i wanted to share my news with you all before i show you this months project i created!!!
i was so excited this spring when i had the opportunity to meet Eileen Hull, the designer of those cute multi sized Artist Trading Blocks and then to be asked to join the official design team for The Artist on the Block (http://theartistsontheblock NULL.com) .. totally over joyed…. NOW i have also joined Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com)!!!! BEYOND EXCITED HERE!!! totally honoured to be amongst all the women on both teams!!now onto this months creation!!
i have to start out by confessing i am so not a designer of anything halloween.. i LOVE seeing all the works of art created out there by so many talented folks but i could just never find my grove when attempting to create something ghoulish…. this is my attempt and i have to say i am pleased with the final result
so i started out using a couple of tim’s layering stencils (http://timholtz NULL.com/prod_cat/layering-stencils/), shattered and harlequin as well as some distress ink and some clear rock candy glitter
and one tim holtz on the fence (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/657030/sizzix-on-the-edge-die-on-the-fence) die
i thought okay.. not too bad but what can i add to this so i kept going… i took out some of my crackle paint and added a coat to a few grungboard pieces (after i was done smelling all the grunge out of them!!! )
i had also cut out two branch tree (http://timholtz NULL.com/prod_cat/bigz-dies/) bigz dies and started colouring them with some dusty concord (http://timholtz NULL.com/prod_cat/distress-stains/) distress stain and water…now i felt i was getting somewhere
and yup… i do get right into the creating process..i mean RIGHT IN!!!thank goodness for the craft scrubbie i say!!
i had created a specific background on a 12×12 canvas using some Golden Crackle paste for the sky, some distress stains and a bit of water but kept the ‘moon’ section clear.
this is what it looks like backlit
and this is without!
and this is what it looks like from above!!! Oh how this picture makes me laugh!!!!! like really really laugh!!!
Eileen is offering a fantastic prize for her latest Art with Heart Challenge – Tricks and Treats which you can find HERE (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/2014/10/art-with-heart-challenge-october-tricks-and-treats NULL.html). The prize is one of Eileen’s Scoreboard Artist Trading Block Dies! That’s one challenge not to be missed!!
I am linking up to the Sizzix Challenge – Halloween HERE (http://blog NULL.sizzix NULL.com/sizzix-challenge-halloween/). i used a lot of Sizzix dies. the main die being Eileen Hull’s Artist Trading Block dies, Tim Holtz On the Edge Die. The fabulous prize is a selection of Tim’s new releases!
i hope you have taken a chance to enter as well as to view all the fantastic projects put out there this month! i can’t wait to see you all back here next month for our November challenge