Monday, October 26, 2015

It's all about the dead!

I know, kind of a creepy title right?! Well, that's our Stampendous Design Team theme this Halloween week! We're featuring our favorite skeleton, skull, and overall spooky Halloween images with you for a final thrill before the big day! PLUS we have a Hop with Glue Dots this week!

As our fans know we love a contest while we hop so three lucky commenters will win a prize package that includes:

Glue Dots® Craft Dots 3/8”
Glue Dots® Mini Dots 3/16”
Glue Dots® Removable Dots 3/8”
DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Set by Stampendous®
MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit by Stampendous®
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set by Stampendous®

Just comment on both company blogs and all the design team posts for our hop with Glue Dots. Commenting is open until Sunday, November 1st at 11:59 pm and winners will be announced sometime on Monday, November 2nd. See Official Contest Rules.

I created this canvas for the Stampendous July catalog. It features the new Raven Skull stamp (CRR228). Add a few die cut leaves using the Leaves Die Set (DCS5068), a fun background, some May Arts ribbon and cool button, and hocus-pocus you have a great Halloween decoration!

R228 Raven Skull
DCS5068 Leaf Die Cut Set
CRS7001 Cling Brush Strokes
Creative Palette
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Canvas Core 10" x 10" Canvas CVS1135
Neenah Papers Classic Linen Cover Epic Black 80# 08126
Graphic 45 Happy Hauntings Collection, Word Play 4500527
Bazzill Lupine cardstock
Chameleon Color Tones - NU3, YL2, YO3, OR4, RD4, VO4, BK4, CB
Acrylic Paints - Yellow, Orange, Red, Olive Green, Black
Brilliance Moonlight White
Memento Tuxedo Black
Beacon Fast Finish
Beacon ZipDry
1/2" Glue Dots
May Arts Ribbon
Double-sided tape
Foam Tape


Step 1:  Paint a 10" x 10" canvas with black acrylic paint, dry well

Step 2:  Stamp the edges of the canvas with the Brush Stroke stamp inked with Moonlight White, and a 4 3/8" x 5 5/8" piece of black cardstock that has torn edges

Step 3:  Tear a piece of decorative paper to fit the canvas and ink the edges with black ink, attach to the canvas with Beacon Fast Finish, dry well

Step 4:  Use the Creative Palette, acrylic paints and a brayer to create a fall colored background on black cardstock, dry well, use the Leaf Die Cut set to cut some leaves

Step 5:  Stamp the Raven Skull on a  4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white mixed media paper, tear the bottom edge, color with Chameleon pens, mat on a black mat 4 3/8" x 5 5/8", and then a mat of Lupine 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" with a torn bottom edge

Step 6:  Arrange the stamped black mat, Raven Skull, leaves and ribbons on the canvas, attach with double sided tape for the papers, 1/2" Craft Glue Dots for the ribbons, leaves and embellishments

Stop over at these blogs for more "un-dead" and Glue Dot fun!

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


Stampendous said...

Oh my, this is FABulously spooky! Those distressed layers and collage of embellishments are great for the hop this week too, thank you for sharing today!

Mary Dredge said...

Love this stamp. Awesome project.

Pam Beatty said...

Ooooooo, SCARY! FL.

Peg Klitch said...

This is a great card! Love it.

Late Blooming said...

Nice layout. Thanks for sharing.

jcobb said...

Fabulous! I love your coloring on the raven!! And the chance to win some awesome prizes!

Judy said...

Love the fun project! I love the spooky, creepy side of Halloween and especially love anything with ravens. Thanks for sharing.

Shari said...

Very nice! Love the raven skull and the background pieces. Thank you for the detailed instructions.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your canvas! The embellishments are awesome! Viki in Kansas

Nanci Wilson said...

I love Halloween & I love skulls...this card is fabulous! :D

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the layering, the leaves, the colors and the flower!! Such a spookarifically pretty piece! TFS!

Sue D said...

Very spooky. I like the leaves.
Sue in Ohio

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Pretty awesome project Louise!

Jean said...

Love the colors, the layers and all the details!

cghundley said...

I love that stamp!
How cool you card
is, great colors
and ribbons.
Carla from Utah

Mary Holshouser said...

Great card.
I've been doing the spooky hop all month so it's getting hard to get too excited about anything Halloween.
thanks for sharing.

Bunny said...

Great project. I remember the first time I got some glue dots. They were giving them away at a Scrapbook show in Orlando several years ago as we walked in. We were fortunate enough to be early in line to get one. After that.........I loved them.

Kathy White said...

Love your creepy card!

Susan Salyer said...

I re tweeted this on my third tweetversary. I think I said that right. Love the card and the stamps are on my desire list.

Michele Henderson said...

Spooky and beautiful too! Great Halloween idea!
Take care!

TracyM #6773 said...

BOO-tiful canvas Louise!!!
LOVE your COOL raven-skull panel and distressed layers, LOVE your layered ribbons & leaves too!!!
Tracy from Victoria, Australia

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Like your project. Everything flows.

Sabrina said...

I love your canvas!!

Amante del Papel said...

wow your canvas is perfect for the next holiday, I love it!

karenajo said...

Great card - love the raven !

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful layering and embellishments, and an awesome stamp!

Meme said...

Love all the layers! this is spook-tas-tic!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

fun Halloween canvas
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

McStamper said...

Great spooky project.

L J Dogsmom said...

That is such a great stamp. I love how you put the elements together.
Stunning results.

Irene Grau said...

Great Halloween card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cool project. love the colors and the tattered edges. TFS

Teresa in California