Friday, 1 October 2010


Goodbye September and hello October!! As I sit here in the dining room, I can see the trees turning beautiful shades of orange and the rain pouring down outside, trickling down the windows and I thought this was the ideal time to show you one of the first and one of my many Halloween cards. I'm having so much fun making all the treats, cards and goodies for Halloween this year...I think I'm actually giving Martha Stewart a run for her money and you can't see the table for die cut pumpkins, black cats and bats!!

This card is one of the more "arty" projects and uses stamps from a Tim Holtz set together with some Spellbinders die cuts.
Once again, in true Tim Holtz style, I made this card quite grungy and distressed and I really hope you like it. The image of the skeleton is actually made my the resist technique....inking up the stamp with a Versamark ink pad, embossing it with white embossing powder and then I used a Black Soot distress ink pad over the top. Once the area is shaded, I wiped away the residual ink from the raised embossed area to leave me with this x-ray feel to the image. I then covered it with crackle paint and set it aside to dry. It's really a fabulous technique and works so well with these halloween images.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my lil creations and hope that you all have fabulous weekends!! I'm now going to get ready to watch one of my favourite jewellery designers, Butler and Wilson and try to keep my hands in my pocket...I'll let you know if I resist temptation!!

Love Emma


  1. SUPER project, really grungey and gr8!


  2. Frighteningly Cute! :p

    love the bats and especially the raven! the textured and curled up backing paper is nice as well but those stamps really steal the show! just perfect and creepy! ;p

    oh and love the smokey cauldron in background! :D


  3. This is so different and is really effective. Love how you've used the skeleton stamp and that raven looks like it's ready to pounce on it's first victim!!! It's just brilliant Emma.

    Love Lynda xxx


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