Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Another Day, another Wall Hanging!

Carol is the hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and her challenge is "Early Halloween. Get your spook on! Here's what she has to say about her challenge!
I love Halloween and as a crafter it can never start early enough. So for the challenge this week I am sneaking it in a week early. So I hope you have fun getting and early Spook on.
If you'd like the chance to win $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

I'm in the process of reorganizing my craft room, though it will be a while before it's complete. As such, I guess that I'll be changing out the stuff that's currently hanging on my walls since I've just done two wall hanging thingies in a week.

Here's my wall hanging thingy that uses Stampotique's Angel (Daniel Torrente).

I started the project by tracing the outlines of one of the skulls from the Skullduggery stencil by Andy Skinner/Tando Creative onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock by Strathmore. Using my Stampa-ma-jig stamp positioner, I lined up Angel where I wanted her, then stamped her using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I messed up because I wanted her standing in the eyes and nose openings of the skull, but such is life. I colored her with my Copic markers and tried to give her hair and outfit a fiery look. A Copic Multiliner was used to strenthen the traced lines and the skull was colored and shaded with Copic markers.

The Flames stencil by the Crafter's Workshop was placed over the skull then I used my Copic markers to carefully trace the flames were I wanted them, which was behind Angel and the skull. The stencil was lifted and I colored the flames with Copic markers, which were also used to add the background. A variety of Distress inks were sponged over the outside edges towards the inside to deepen the color and a touch of warmth (pun intended) to the background. Black Soot Distress ink was used to edge the piece and to add a sooty look to the flames.

A piece of black chipboard was cut to 5" x 7". Spellbinders' Ironworks Accents border die, Flourish Trim die, and my Wesley Border die by Top Dog Dies were used to die-cut black cardstock. The Ironworks Accents border and Wesley Border die-cuts were adhered to either side of the chipboard panel, then the panel was painted with Black Ice Silks Glaze, which was also used to paint the Flourish Trim die-cut. The Black Ice Silks Glaze added a nice rich black sparkle. The die-cuts all received a nice brushing of Onyxite, Rose Quartz, and Florentine Treasure Gold by PaperArtsy.

The image panel was adhered, then the painted Flourish Trim die-cut was added to to the top of the piece. The skull of a skull cameo was painted with Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic paint, then adhered to a brass cabochon, which was brushed with Treasure Gold. The skull cameo was adhered to the center of the Flourish Trim die-cut.

I poked holes in both sides of the piece and stuck very old Karen Foster brads through the apertures. I should note that I changed the color of the pewter brads using a Prismacolor marker and Treasure Gold. Jump rings were used to attach the brads and chain. The color of the brass chain was not quite right, so I also brushed it with Treasure Gold so that it, the cabochon, and the border die-cuts would be all matchy-matchy. 

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this project into the following challenges:


  1. Spooky! what a fun make! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  2. Another great hanging, Kathi! Love the simplicity of design and the complexity of the layered images. You rocked this challenge!

  3. I love it! So fabulous and will look so great hanging in your craft room. I love how you made that big skull behind her.

  4. I love this Kathi, it's so very striking and she looks fab in shades of orange xx

  5. Too cool for school! Splendiferous matchy-matchy! Great design! Love the image, bg, coloring, fab stenciling and die cuts! Really wonderful, Kathi! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. What a great hanging. Love the metal looking trims. Angel certainly looks very hot

  7. I just adore this wall hanging, Kathi!
    I am a huge Torrente fan so this is wonderful just on that merit alone, but I love all the matchy-matchiness you achieved with the Treasure Gold. Very clever design, too.
    Thanks for joining us at Aurora Wings this month.

  8. Awesome! The thoughts, the processes you put them all in there. If the challenges you entered this work into are based on entry not random picks, my guess is you are going to win some booty. Fantastic!

  9. Kathi this is stunning, I love the flames, and the skull, and Angel is just beautiful! xx

  10. Great wall-hanging! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  11. This is just fab! Love the little skull at the top too! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  12. Hi Kathi, I should have commented on this piece earlier sorry, as it is really a great one that I absolutely ADORE!!! So much clever work in it, your use of stencils in this way is just fantastic, and I love also all your borders and the great treatment you made using silk paints and TG!!! A big WOW!!! Hugs, Coco