Friday 16 October 2015

Trick or treat?

Hello again. It is time Friday so time for another challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge.
The current challenge is being hosted by the lovely Gunn-Eirill and she has chosen a colour challenge. The colours are Orange, Black or Purple and you need to chose at least 2 colours to work with.
This challenge is being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl.

As you can see I misread the instructions myself and thought you had to work with all the colours so I went for all 3.
i started with a tin of Nescafe that luckily had an orange lid.
So I set about preparing the background first. I cut a piece of black card and painted it generously with PVA glue. I dried it quickly with a heat tool making sure that it was still damp yet dry to touch (hope this makes sense). I then painted over it with Paperartsy orange acrylic paint.
Then the magic happens and as it dries completely it starts to split and crack!

Next I cut out a rectangle die cut from the Emerald range by Hochanda, out of black card. Using the alphabet dies from the same range I die cut 2 sets of upper and lower case letters from black card covered with a Stick it sheet. I also die cut a flourish from another set of dies.

I stuck them down on the rectangle and added ripe persimmon distress glitter to the sentiment and seedless preserve to the flourish. I stuck the whole thing down onto the covered tin. I then added purple pearls around the edge.

I was left with loads of letters at this point so I spelt SCREAM and BOO! and stuck them to the back. These I used black soot distress glitter on.

 Next it was time for the cobwebs. So out came the Angelina fibres. I used white blue pearl and a purple one. Both had purple hues, hence why I chose them. I scattered them around and heated them slightly and they adhered to wherever they where.
The final thing was some shrink plastic embellies. I stamped the skull by Tim Holtz, die cut it and heated it to shrink. I also die cut 3 spiders from a similar Tim Holtz set and coloured them with alcohol inks. ou can see them below.
And finally I filled the tin with Halloween treats.


So there you have my Halloween project for this year. I hope you like my offering. It would be nice to see on the other side at FFFC. Please join us for a chance to win some fab prizes, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:

Word art Wednesday - anything goes
The sisterhood of Crafters - Die-lirious and punchy
Cuttlebug mania - black and orange
Crafting by designs - halloween



  1. What a fabulous halloween make Theresa and such fun. x

  2. Fabulous creation Theresa. Love how you did the cobwebs. Pat K xx

  3. WOW what a cool project! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIE-LIRIOUS & PUNCHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. Stupendous Theresa!!! I love all the colours and textures xxx

  5. I am just playing catcup. WOW this is Amazing! Love it! Judy x

  6. Very clever. Love the spider web effect and crackled paint. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Die-lireous and Punchy" challenge.

  7. Fabulous Halloween creation Theresa! Such wonderful details and I love the sparkle.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Great transformation

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x