Friday, 14 October 2011

Challenge 31 - Spoooooky Sketch......

Hope you are having fun making collage....look out later for some help and a bonus spoooooky prize from My Minds Eye later on in the month :)

Sadly our fantastic guest Michelle has not been able to join is with us....but she may be back next go check out her blog and gawp at her inspirational creations :) :)
Our sponsor this month is the lovely and super talented WENDY MORRIS
and here is what she is very generously donating:

Isn't it lush!! So there are TWO prizes up for grabs this month!!!! Good luck!

So, here is a spooky sketch for you designed by our lovely Marie

and here is your inspiration:

I used Die Cut With a View and Kaisercraft papers for this. The tree and barb wire is a chippie from Dusty Attic. The photo is of my youngest daughter. Last year I dressed her up like the Alice from the Graphic 45 papers and went out and a had little shoot with her.
This sketch rocked! I layered on the liquitex black paint thick in the corners of this layout, and created the frame in the middle on brown canvas fabric, and layers of distress paint/ ink on a leaf stencil by Balzer Designs/The Crafter's Workshop. I adore the funky bird with glasses stamp by Graphic 45, that's on the tag on the right. The photos are from a fun photo shoot my teenaged daughter and I did this summer....on a "spooky" theme. :)

I pulled out some not so normal Halloween papers from my stash and mixed them with traditional ones. I really like the added funkiness it produced to make this page stand out. The spider was a plastic ring, I cut apart, and placed on top of a piece of dryer sheet that I used as webbing. My mists weren't showing up enough on this patterned paper, so I used black gesso to blob here and there, with some added Stickles.

i got Punky with gesso, molding paste, paint, and plenty of inks for this one. Molding paste adds such texture. I used punchinella as a stencil and applied a thin layer with a credit card.

I used Crate papers, Crafter's Workshop honeycomb template and Gauche Alchemy mixed media kits in brown and purple. I LOVE taking photos of my shadow! I'm usually the one behind the lens in family photos so this is a way for me to get in. Purple is trending right now. I didn't set out to use it but I kept finding it in my stash so I just kept adding- it looks great with beige.


I had some leftovers and add-ons from my tartan layout and it just went this way with this layout. ;) Strange thing that I pretty much followed the sketch without reinventing every detail. Even that black spider is there... you know the story?

PS: Your creation does not have to be halloween!!! :) You have until 31st October to link up the side!!


  1. DUUUUDE!!! WHAT??? We ROCKED this challenge!!!! No- seriously- these. are. GORGEOUS! So much scrappy/painterly/stencily/funky/drippy/layered GOODNESS!!!!
    WHAM!! POW! That's the sound of a collective super sonic scrap home run peoples!!! Hugs yourselves- if I could jump on a plane I would do so in person.

  2. Ha!! LOVE it michelle!! :) :)
    Ladies - that is some spiffingly amazing work!!!
    n xoxo

  3. These are just incredible!! If anyone has any worries about creating a halloween-inspired layout that is NOT cheesy, they need look no further than this post right here. All of y'all NAILED the challenge! WOW!

  4. Wow,wht an inspiring and beautiful work over here!!
    Cool ladies!
    Have a nice day!

  5. What a fabulous sketch and punky gorgeous inspiration from the DT!! ~ Blessings


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