Monday, October 18, 2010

whooooooooo loves a good SCARE???

It is Halloween at Scrapware this week and whom scarier to host it then yours truly.....

Seriously it is monday morning and I have pulled back the hair instead of brushed it, donned some clothes, been to the police station to report my missing friends Nikon D70 and Nikon P80 and their assortment of attachments...... sworn and cried my way through the morning but things are looking oh so much brighter when I look at the creations that the girls have made to celebrate Halloween...

Firstly Taryn has created the most spookacular layout which has a great arrangement of embellishments.

Check out these flowers.....

Taryn covered them in paper using modge podge and then gently distressed them with a sanding block. I love the dimensional aspect of these flowers and the spritzing behind.

Then have a look at the skulll and crossbones that have been inked and then clear embossed with a sprinkling of gold in the powder.....
( Can I tell you I have never ever thought of doing that but I am so going to be trying this as soon as I finish this post..)

to add depth to the skull Taryn used a watercolour pencil to blacken the background paper, I love the little hat so cute.... and it adapts the skull into a not so scary embellishment.

And lastly....With the corrugated alphas, Taryn used versamark ink and gold embossing powder to just emboss the ridges, and for the frame, she inked it black, and sprinkled a bit of gold embossing powder over the top, and covered the inner with some book paper, and inked the edges with orange.

Great Layout Taryn... Thank you so many ideas and tips.

Taryn's Product List
SHo1 Skulls
CH318 Retro Frames
LB29 Betty Blooms
AZ13 Impact Alpha Correboard White
AZ10 Mini Antique Lowercase Alphas

Next little bit of goodness and spookiness comes for the incredibly talented Natalie.

This card is amazing with its misting and embossing and layers. Natalie painted the haunted house with three shades of glimmermist and the overall effect has so much depth and vibrancy ... I love it. as a novice to glimmermist I will be trying this, shortly.

Also Natalie has inked the small witch black and then given her a generous coverage of crackle paint

Also Natalie has inked the small witch black and then given her a generous coverage of crackle paint

Natalie's next tag has in her words been "Tim Holtz"ed

It has been Glimmermisted, embossing powdered, embossed with Sizzix folders, distressed inked and Brillance inked to get that amazing "glowing" finish.

Trick or Treat (CH290) have been glimmermisted and then given a top coat of crackle paint.

And if those weren't enough Natalie has also adapted a little basket from Spotlight to act as a trick or Treat basket.

The small Haunted House is again painted with a few shades of glimmermist then crackle paint was added and the Pumpkin from the CH288 Pumpkins shape sheet was treated the same. Both were put onto black felt then using a hot glue gun, they were stuck them to the basket. Natalie added "Spiders and web" for the final touch to make it look super spooky!
Great work Natalie.....thank you.

From one Natalie to another, Nat has created a couple of goodie bags in her own distinct vintage style..... I am so planning a plane trip and car ride to her place so I can get my hands on one of these..... I dont need the lollies Nat just the paper goodies.

Nat used paper bags and covered them with paper from the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland range. The paper bags are then painted with Pearl Violet Lumiere paint and Pewter Rub n Buff. The Scrapware Trick or Treat chipboard words are first painted black, then Nat lightly applied Pearl Violet Lumiere using a very dry brush, followed by Pewter Rub n Buff. To finish them off she dabbed a little glitter randomly on the chipboard and sprinkled with glitter.

So love these bags Nat.....Thank you.

Lastly I will show you a couple of layouts I have done for the Halloween scare week,and give you a peak of what I have in store for tomorrow...

Firstly this is not really a Halloween photo but for a St. Kilda supporter like myself it is just as frightening... hehehehe.

A collingwood supporter. I thought I could adapt the crow and have the swirling wind behind...

I have used Tattered angels Glimmer Glaze on the bird and whirling do hickey behind.

I have to be honest here and tell you I am addicted to these new Corrugated fonts, seriously they are so light and adaptable. they run through my sewing machine without a care in the world (please note that my sewing machine is not a top on the line model - do at own risk)

I gave misting a go for this layout but for a very graphic,clean linear girl I did struggle a little in not having control...

I'll put up an older Halloween layout that can be found in the Ning gallery forgive me the one I want show is proving to be difficult to show with no camera....tomorrow I promise.

I love mixing differing fonts and textures. I saturated one in gold glitter and the other in paint and glossy accents (dries quicker than Dimensional magic, for those impatient people like me...)

The house and bats are also drowned in a coat of glossy accents and the ghost is covered in a couple of layers of glimmermist.

Finally here is a sneak of the mini album and new mini gift box that I created on the weekend...this project took on a life of its own...

So I hope to see you tomorrow for another good scarin'....cheers naomi x


  1. Wowee girls these are so fantastic well done love them :)

  2. SPOOK A LICIOUS.....EACH and every one

  3. These are just amazing!! Well done!

  4. Fantastic! Just what I needed to be inspired to finish my Halloween layouts. Just love each one of these

  5. Fab projects. Love Taryn's layout too:)