Monday, September 25, 2023

More haunted house happiness

Considering it isn't even October yet, I hope you aren't already tired of haunted houses. I have a feeling there will be a lot more of these in the near future, so I hope you enjoy them. If not, you are not obligated to visit and my feelings will not be hurt by your absence. :) I just hope my posts will inspire you. 

This house is a little different, a little smaller than the others I've done. I do like how the fence turned out and the one tree with the owl is cool. 

Mostly I used the accessory house pieces and skipped the main part of the house this time, just to see if I could do it and still have a decent looking house. I kinda like it!
If you look closely you can see where I actually turned some pieces upside down and used just part of them. That's what is so cool about this set - your imagination is your only limit. So much can be done with these to create a one of a kind mansion. I'm still exploring and practicing!

Product List:
Heidi Swapp, Haunting 23 stamps
Heidi Swapp, Hallows 22 stamps
Heidi Swapp, Haunting captions
Heidi Swapp, Stamp Society Aug 23
Heidi Swapp, October captions 22
Tim Holtz stamps, large vintage numbers (31)
Distress Oxide inks, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Lost Shadow

Saturday, September 23, 2023

A dark and stormy night...

The haunting continues. Do you have this stamp set yet? As you can see, I'm not tired of it yet. LOL Halloween is so inspiring for the crafter in me. Whenever I create another haunted mansion I think of the Addams Family or the Munsters, or creepier yet, the Bates Motel. It's so much fun!

Haunting 23, Hallows 22, Blue Skies alphabet, Stamp Society August 23 alphabet. 
Product List:
Heidi Swapp, Jumbo distress tag book
Heidi Swapp, Haunting Captions stamps
Heidi Swapp, Haunting 23 stamps
Heidi Swapp, Stamp Society Aug 23 alphabet
Heidi Swapp, Blue Skies alphabet
Heidi Swapp, 1/4" cream ribbon
Heidi Swapp, 1/4" black ribbon
Distress Oxide Inks, Black Soot, Walnut Stain

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Come on in.....

The spooky continues with this latest haunted house. As I have said, there are so many possibilities with these pieces, you are limited only by your own imagination. And mine is still conjuring up new and creepy mansions.....welcome!

I love all the mansions I've created with this set. 
I also made a graveyard, which I think is extra spooky by using the Weathered Wood ink. It adds a grayish haze that makes the scene look even scarier, don't you think!
Forgot to include the Lumberjack Plaid red ink in the photo that I used for the 'welcome', but that and these two are the only colors I used. 

Product List:
Heidi Swapp, Haunting 23 
Heidi Swapp, Haunting Captions
Heidi Swapp, Stamp Society, Aug 23 Alphabet
Distress Oxide Ink, Black Soot, Lumberjack Plaid, Weathered Wood (graveyard card)
White 110# cardstock

Monday, September 18, 2023

Halloween card

Monochrome, one-layer flat card. I must preface this by saying I really dislike making one-layer cards. I like others, but not my own. I don't know why that is. Rarely do I make one that actually gets mailed - usually I will toss it or maybe add to it so it isn't a flat one-layer. But this time, I really, really like this one!! If you are a Halloween lover paper crafter/card maker, you really need this release. Really. Not kidding. 

Everything on this card is stamped directly onto the card front, and designed by me using stamp images by Heidi Swapp, from the Haunted 23 release out now. This creepy Halloween scene was a blast to piece together. For the outside alone I used about 40+ stamps and many of them multiple times.  

If I came across this place when I was a kid, I would have grabbed my sister and gone in to check it out. I mean, if nobody lived there, of course. 
This is the inside message. I used the alphabet set from the August Stamp Society along with images from the Haunting 23 stamps.  
The card front is all done in walnut stain oxide ink. The only other colors I used, and only on the inside, are antique linen oxide, pumice stone oxide and, for the raven I use black soot oxide. 
Product List:
Heidi Swapp, Haunting 23 stamp set
Heidi Swapp, Hallows 22 stamp set
Heidi Swapp, October Captions 22
Heidi Swapp, Haunting Captions 23
Heidi Swapp, August Stamp Society alphabet
Distress Oxide Inks, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Black Soot
White 110# cardstock

Sunday, September 17, 2023

So in love with this set!!

This is what I waited for (not so patiently) all week! Just look at it - build your own haunted house! Yes, please. :)

Look at my first project. I made this tag of a super spooky haunted house complete with ghost, bats, owl, and full moon. I started by cutting a tag from white cardstock. This one is 5.75x3.5 inches. First, I stamped a crosshatch background in antique linen oxide ink, stamped off, so I got just a hint of the color. Next, I used a large blending brush and went over the whole tag with walnut stain oxide ink. Once I had it looking old and distressed, I began stamping my scene....all in black soot oxide. It would be really easy to get carried away once you start building your mansion!! 

Mini tag

The goodies I used for this tag. 

I wish I could have order the entire release, but alas, I had to save a *little* bit for the next order! Still, very happy with all my fun new goodies. 

Here's a look at some of my practice sheets. In love! 
Can it be Halloween all year?!