Thursday, October 10, 2013

Spooky and beautiful dimensions

My creation is finally completed for the Tando Creative
sponsored challenge at Haunted Design House

I chose the webbed archway from Tando,
which came with four layers total. So many layers to play with!
I decided to use some of the balsa wood leftovers from my son's 
bridge project last year. The wood added a bit more depth and  
dimension to the original design.
I used my absolute favorite wet glue, Scotch Quicky-Dry Adhesive.
I highly recommend it for all your crafting needs. Just make sure 
everything is where you want it.This stuff works fast!  

The top three layers once they were glued together.

Dry run for the spider placement.

Lovely new Sweet Pea "Pumpkin Pixie" image. 
It's nice that it's a digi so I could size it to fit my project.

My beautifully different layers. 
Modeling paste, black gesso with matte medium, and lastly,
yummy purple glitter.

I used a coffin blank from my never ending stash, and painted it
with Black Soot Distress crackle paint. I went over it with some
purple metallic pigment ink, and then used clear embossing powder to
set the pigment ink. I also colored the roses to match my image, using Copics. 

Managed to get kitty peeking through the Icicled (Stickles) web.

Tried the same technique of Distress crackle and metallic ink.
No embossing powder this time, though. I found some metallic dye ink
that worked really well. 

I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:


  1. Omg gorgeous!!! I love this! so spook beautiful.
    susan s

  2. What an amazing Halloween creation you have made. Love how you have made the frame. All the embellishments are wonderful. Thanks for taking part in the One Sweet Challenge this month of “things that go bump in the night” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stamp Design Team xxx

  3. This is gorgeous, Glo! I love everything about it. The creative thought that went into this project is astounding. Thanks for much for the inspiration!

  4. wow love all the techniques you have used. So fun. Love the details and the depth of your project!!!

  5. Absolutely beautiful, what a great project! All the embellies are perfect and that spider is awesome! Love the coffin! Very kewl! And love that you took some process pics. Hugs!

  6. Fabulous arch, there is a lot of work in it and the result is really gorgeous...! A perfect creation for our Tando's challenge this month !!! Thank you for joining us. Wishes, Coco x

  7. This is fabulous! I love how you've decorated the arch. Thanks for joining us at Tando this month.

  8. You've got a great project. I love the layers, the coloring, the image and all of the cool embellishments. Thank you for taking part in One Sweet Challenge, "things that go bump in the night". Best witches! Viola- Sweet Pea Stamps design team member.

  9. WOW! What amazing coloring on the image and just love that spider. You have added so much in little!

  10. I love this project! So many layers and so much work! But I can see how much fun you must had with this project. Thank you for playing along with One Sweet Challenge. Good luck and we hope to see you again! Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stamps


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