Friday, 26 September 2014

As the evenings draw in there is a stirring in the basement

Ha, not yet Halloween but I’ve started something to get me thinking about the spooky and creepy side of things.
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Today I have a triptych for you, made using the Tim Holtz arch die, cutting two out and then only partially cutting the third, extending it and finishing it off with my TH scissors which glide through this mountboard so easily. You can see on the middle one where I didn't cut right the way down, it’s showing the marks, but as I was covering them with papers it didn’t matter.
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Using the Laboratorie papers I cut three pieces, inked the edges and adhered to the arches, I then sanded the edges and added some embossing powders for effect.
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The added elements consist of Tim Holtz dies, some tissue tape, ideaology and my own chatty words for Halloween.
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The apothecary bottle was embossed with silver EP with black paint over and most of it rubbed off before it dried.
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The three panels are connected on the back with a strip of hessian.
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Have fun making your Halloween projects this year.


“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” 
― Walt Disney Company

hugs Brenda xxx

30 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a super triptych, Brenda! The way you extended the middle arch is brilliant. So many wonderfully spooky elements here. I especially like the way you stamped on the frameworks die cuts! Very cool piece of work!

Hugs,
Linda

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a gorgeous triptych Brenda - an amazing project is this!
Happy weekend to you!

barbarayaya62 said...

FAbulous project! perfect for this time! Love all details! barbarayaya

Jane said...

What great stirrings Brenda, I love this spooky piece with all it's details. Have a lovely weekend, hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous, I love spooky. Hope I don't meet them in my cellar, though! Valerie

Buttons said...

Oh wow Brenda! Love the way you've extended the arch in the middle and added the embossing around the edges. Great work as ever. Jenny x

hazel said...

I love your spooky triptych, it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Annie said...

A fabulous project Brenda...........your tryptich is stunning with so many wonderful details. Love it :-)

Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Annie x

Juliz Design Post said...

A brilliant triptych filled with spooky fun elements.
Have a great weekend, Julie x

Samantha Read said...

Spooky yet beautifully made. Wishing you a lovely weekend Brenda :) xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely project, Brenda, with lots of spooky details.
Joyce xx

1CardCreator said...

What a fun and clever triptych! ~Diane

Redanne said...

Very cleverly extended arch Brenda, I love your spooky triptych! Anne x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh Brenda ... love this!! Such a cool Halloween triptych. Love how you did the bottles. The black paint over silver EP ... awesome effect. So many wonderful layers. Those chevrons really are powerful graphic elements in your backgrounds. My favorite thing is the spiderweb on Triptych 3. This is hauntingly fun :) Hugs to you -- Mary Elizabeth

Terry said...

I take some of your poison, which is certainly a fabulous spooky treat. Brenda, I love the arched trio of texture and layers. Love this design! Happy Weekend and look for an e-mail I sent you. Hugs!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous Halloween project Brenda and what a great idea for cutting the larger arch. Love the bottles too! Have a great weekend x

Gio said...

It's fantastic! The triptich is a shape that I love and can offer endless possibilities. Already in a Halloween mood, me too, I admit!

Dagmar said...

Your tryptich is fantastic!!! So many details- i love halloween and i love what your have worked.

Aspiring crafter said...

I am not really into Halloween projects but I love the way you have made this Brenda.
Thanks for the tip about extending the die!
XxRuth

Sue Kosec said...

SPOOKY, indeed. I love it all. Great work!
SuZeQ

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool - that's a wonderful project. Love the Halloween theme.

Glennis said...

Very spooky Brenda, but very clever!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic 'spooky' project. love how you extended the arch, thanks for the idea.
Yvonne

debby4000 said...

Brilliant, love how the poison bottle came worked and the finishing frantage round the edges.
luv
Debby

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Superb triptych Brenda! Suitably spookilicious! :) xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous and such a great way to use those arches! For me they always suite the whole Halloween theme somehow, and I love how you have put your chosen Halloween imagery and elements together on this one!

Angela Radford said...

Great idea with the arch die Brenda and love the finished Triptych. Happy crafting, Angela x

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is fab x

Marjie Kemper said...

Spooky fun! Love your triptych, and that poison bottle is fab!

Jools Robertson said...

Super spooky, love how colourful this is and the chevrons and embossing

Jools x