Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sunday Stamper - Week 178 - Bat Out Of Hell

Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Thank you for all the gorgeous Autumnal coloured creations entered last week and it is great to see so many new peeps entering too. This week I am being boring and predictable and have chosen the theme to suit the date... well, tomorrow's date at least. And the theme is... HALLOWE'EN/BATS. How you interpret the theme is entirely up to you; you could use Hallowe'en colours, bats, skelingtons, ghosts... the choice is yours. To join in with the challenge all you need to do is make a little something, it can be anything you fancy, include the theme and some stamping and then hop back here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry... you can also email me a piccie if you haven't got a blog/Picassa/Flickr etc. The challenge will remain open until 23:00 Saturday November 5th 2011.




My entry this week is a shadow box that I altered by painting it with Traditional Tan paint, then once it was dry I sanded it back in patches and used Cut & dry to blend Rusty Hinge and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks to add some colour. I spritzed the frame lightly with water and heat dried it to give it a more mottled effect and then bashed it with a Texture Hammer to add some dents. Finally I used a Jet Black Archival pad, dragging it over the surface and using my fingertip to smudge the ink a bit.




The centre of the box is a 6" square piece of Hallowe'en paper from the Seasonal Paper Stash... dulled down with Traditional Tan which I swiped on with a piece of Cut & Dry foam... then I made a Wrinkle Free Distress of Rusty Hinge, Seedless Preserves and Black Soot Distress Inks and dipped the paper into it to add some colour. The spiders webs were stamped with Jet Black Archival and heat dried so I didn't make any smudgey mistakes :O))



The bats are stamped onto Grungepaper and cut out (fiddly!) and curled up, they are glued on with Multi Medium and they are supposed to look like a swarm but... erm... they don't, so the less said about them the better lol The skelington has a bat-bowtie and looks like he has had a hip replacement because I added brads to them. The bottles are Idea-ology Corked Vials which have had some "poison" put into them and little labels added to them, stamped onto copy paper and aged with Gathered Twigs DI. I used Memo Pins to add the Skull charm, a Tassel and a Plaquette. I then spent several yonks trying to behead a Fractured Doll... Tim's scissors are marvellous because they actually did cut right thru the doll... I blame my weak and feeble muscles for it taking so long. I added a bolt to the head and popped this into the corner of the box - because... ahem, I dropped it once I had added hot glue and it landed there.


Finally... because I was faffing about so much, my glue gun had started to leak ickle drips onto my craft sheet... well, these little bobbles look rather sweet, so I piled them all up together and made some cobweb from a cotton bud and made the glue bobbles into spiders egg... oooh nice huh? Anyways... that's me for today... thanks for looking... Happy Haunting.... TTFN

Hels x

19 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

This is great, your creations are always fab!! Just loveit..will have to get my thinking cap on..great trace x

Helen said...

Happy accidents indeed, what a triumph! Hope to play along if time allows...

Joanne said...

I had a laugh at the thought of you 'bashing' this piece with a hammer. So funny. anyway, it turned out super dooper and I love it all.
Hugs Joanne xx

Sue West said...

Love your shadow box, and those spiders eggs are just great, I love it when stuff like that happens.
Here's a Halloween themed tag I've made. http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2011/10/boo.html
Sue XX

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

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Jacqueline said...

That's fantastic! I love the colours and all those little finishing touches (especially those spiders eggs) lol!

Here's my attempt this week...a wee bit of an improvisation I'm afraid but OK considering.

http://jacquelinescraftyblog.blogspot.com/

Have a great day

Jackie x

Georgie Horn said...

I always learn so much from your posts. I'm new at all this inking and stuff and love the tidbits you share! Come by for some puddin n pie!
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/10/tuesday-winner-and-another-giveaway.html

Bev said...

Just love your posts and always learn loads. My Halloween contribution http://bo-diddle.blogspot.com/2011/10/boo.html

Candy C said...

Way cute, Hels!!! Your posts are always so entertaining! :) Love you my friend! <3 Candy

Helen said...

Well, I got inky - but just a very basic tag... twas nice to play though. http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2011/10/sunday-stampers-halloween.html

Gillian .... said...

Spook-Tac-Ular hun, all the little details make this such a fab shadow box, love the bats, the poison bottles and Mr Bones hinged pelvic area lol, great colour combo too:) xxx

Fuchsia said...

Love your Shadow box Hels !

here is my attempt this week x

http://fuchsias-craftynotions.blogspot.com/2011/10/bat-out-of-hell-sunday-stampers.html

Have a fun week

Barb Cady said...

Love the many elements that you have used Hels! Had to improvise for my attempt:

http://barbarascraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/10/sunday-stampers-178-halloween-bats-out.html

Happy Halloween!xx

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Elaine said...

Nice spiders eggs!! Don't do halloween but had a go at spooky instead.
http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/11/spookyish.html

Crafty mop said...

Love this Hels this shadow box is simply fab ....would have loved to have joined in but I have nothing spooky.. Hummed and hawed wether to buy Halloween stamps turned out no but now wished I did maybe next year!! Look forward to next weeks Mandy x

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