Monday, September 12, 2011

witches like haunted houses

Can you guess what Inspiration Emporiums Sept. challenge is?
It's metal! :) And where is the metal you ask? It's the rosette flower.
I've been wanting to do some Halloween projects and this tag was my first one. I used the new Our Craft Lounge Swept Up stamp set illustrated by Marianne Walker. It's one of the new singles sets OCL is making. There is an image and 3 sentiments with the set. I love the sweet little witch! I altered the glass vial cork with a skull bead and some black twine for his hair and added some Pumpkin Delight Sparkly Fluff inside. The little black house is a one of the wooden houses I got at a flea market. I painted it black with a Pitch Black Paint Dabber and painted on some windows. I punched the bat with Martha's bat punch and covered it with Crackle Accents and glued the black wire to the back and then I glued it to the back of the little house.

I'll give you a little info on how I made the metal flower.
I used Ranger Foil Tape Sheets and Adirondack Alcohol inks in several colors. I put a few drops on a felt piece along with a couple drops of the blending solution and dabbed it on the foil sheet, covering it all.
Next, I cut a piece of cardstock the same size as my foil sheet. I peeled the back off the foil sheet and adhered it to the cardstock. I did this to make the sheet thicker so it would be easier to work with making the reosette. 
I ran it through my Big Shot using my Alterations Mini Rosette die.
Adding the cardstock made it so easy to accordian fold.
I got this old school library book at a flea market, perfect for Halloween sentiments.
While I was at it, I made some book marks and hair clips.

I used vintage buttons on the book marks.
And, some findings and Distress Stickles on the hair clips.

Now, see what you can make with metal and upload it to the Inspiration Journal for your chance to win a $50 coupon to Inspiration Emporium, it's that easy, really!
Have a great day my friends!
Smiley from


Joy said...

love love love love it!!!! :)

Tammie E said...

OMGosh, Pam...what an awesome project!!!

Elaine A said...

Pam -

Love the tag. And I love the rosettes along with everything you created with them. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Elaine Allen

Conniecrafter said...

very cool tag and love what you did with that foil!

Lana said...

Wow!!! Your creations stunning Pam! I love the metal flowers - they are gorgeous!

Thanks for tut!

NancyB said...

Great tutorial! Love the rosettes!

Debbie Corbari said...

ShaZAM! This is STUNNING!!!

Linda D said...

WOW!! I LOVE THIS PAM, and your tutorial was great. Now I want that stamp. Beautiful!

Paul said...

WOW!! I LOVE THIS PAM, and your tutorial was great. Now I want that stamp. Beautiful!

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