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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Something Wicked This Fae Comes.... a 3rd Coast project!

Can you feel all the creatures of the night getting restless as the scariest month of the year fast approaches?  If you dare to look into the fog on the night of a full moon you just might be able to make out some ghostly shapes of all the creatures of the Fae drawing near!

Here's my 1st Halloween project of the year designed for week 1 of the new challenge over at the Third Coast Challenge Blog - TCCC#5 Something Wicked This Fae (way) Comes Bingo Challenge.

I used the following Third Coast Rubber Stamps on this one:
VB-237-L Devilment, VB-291-P Batty for Halloween, FA-494-K Grave Digger, VB-299-P Halloween Queen, VB-300-J Pumpkin Princess, CH-183-J Sign Stump, VB-041-EE Happy Bat Sm.

As you already know I'm a huge fan of fantasy/scifi and LOVED the X-Files, love Supernatural and now I'm currently watching Lost Girl and this new show calls the creatures of the magical world, Fae!

"Fae" is just another word for all people/creatures that belong in the magical, supernatural, paranormal, mythical or fantasy world.  So basically there's humans and then there's Fae.  Ghosts, werewolves, succubi, vampires, dragons, mermaids, fairies, witches and all kinds of monsters, demons and beasts of both good and evil fall under the classification of Fae!

From the TCCC#5 Bingo Grid I selected the following 3 elements:
Purple, Fae, Glitter and went with Black too!

The 3 elements for the challenge must be in a row where all the blocks touch and the row can run either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
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 1.  Stamp the Sign Stump with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a sheet of Strathmore Bristol Smooth heavy weight cardstock then stamp the Grave Digger next to so it looks like he's leaning against it.
2.  Create a mask for the 2 images from post-it notes.
3.  Stamp a collage of the remaining images in the background with London Fog Memento ink.  After inking up each one stamp it first onto a piece of scrap paper so that the next impression is fainter.

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4.  Cut the panel down and distress the edges with Tim's paper distresser tool.
5.  Start building up the fog by applying London Fog Memento ink with Tim's foam applicator tool over the entire panel but leave the Grave Digger and Sign areas mostly white.  Go over the same areas with Gray Flannel Memento ink.
6.  Add touches of Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and then Elderberry Memento ink to start adding shades of purple to the fog.
7.  Add Black Soot Distress Ink to the outer edges.

Draw in wisps of fog and shade and make areas of the shrouded figures appear more prominent with Slate Grey Prismacolor pencil.  Hand write the warning message on the sign stump with a black Sharpie marker and colour the Grave Digger and the Sign Stump with the following Prismacolor pencils:  Cream, Goldenrod, Sienna Brown, Burnt Ochre, Dark Brown, Tuscan Red, Black Cherry and Indigo Blue.  Cut mats from lilac and black cardstock and adhere the stamped panel to the lilac mat with Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive.  Punch small holes in all four corners and attach black glittered swirly brads (Recollections).  Then adhere everything to the black mat with Quick-Dry adhesive.  Apply Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue all around the lilac mat edge - I love the ultra-violet flecks in it!  Die cut out an easel stand for the back of the project with Tim's Small Easel Alterations die and adhere it to the back with QDA too.

Are you ready to get your freak on and enter a few challenges while you're at it?  Come and play with me this Friday when the new Third Coast Challenge starts!

I've entered my 1st Halloween project of the year into the following challenges:
 Crafty Bloggers Network #3 challenge - Purple
Craft Room Challenge - Collage Art
Creative Card Crew #19 - Tree - I used the sign tree stump!
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #157 - Myth and Magic
Red Carpet Studio Challenge #2 - Use a Pun
 Tanda Stamps #201 - Myth and Mystery
Sarah Hurley Challenges #72 - Something Magical

Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents


  1. Great card. So many elements. Nicely done!
    Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio.


  2. This is a great card. Love the halloween theme. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

  3. Fabulous Leigh
    Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio. Hope to see you again


  4. Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studios!
    Hugs xx Sandra

  5. Very Halloween, wouldn't want to bump into on a dark night!

  6. Ooh very spooky!Love the way it's turned out.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  7. Whoo spooky!! Great idea. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew, good luck in the draw

    hugs Vicky xxx

  8. love how you've created this, suitably creepy :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  9. this is so neat, thanks for stopping by Red Carpet Studio Challenge!

  10. Terrific background and very spooky design. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-room Challenge and also Tanda Teaser. XOXO Zoe

  11. THis is wickedly brilliant, I love it. Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley.

  12. Wow, this is just brilliant. Your background is so clever, and suitably spooky. Thanks so much for joining us at CRC and good luck. Julia xxx

  13. I love your spooky card, the background is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Great card love the background.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty bloggers network.
    CBN DT

  15. Putting me in the mood for Halloween! Fab bacground. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.

    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  16. Neat card...I like how you listed the steps in creating it! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

    1. Ooops I'm sorry, I meant Creative Card Crew....

  17. Great card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this month, Carol :) x

  18. Absolutely Gorgeous! Your project is immense! I love the ghostly effect and the fabulous fog you've created. Totally spooky, but extremely beautiful at the same time!


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