Friday, 23 September 2016

SDC257 -Put a Bug on it - Week 2

Put A Bug On It
So here we are week 2 of the current challenge  over on the Stampotique blog, this was our inspirational text.
"Add a bug to your project.. creepy, crawly, flying, any bug at all. Get creative too!!"

Now, not wanting to follow the usual path of making a card (not really a card maker), I decided to make a project for Halloween.
With that in mind I had bought some Prima plaster shapes/skulls a while back and thought this was an ideal place to start.
Ummmm!!! This is what happens when you leave your phone lying around on a table, little people take selfies!!!
Back to the matter at hand take 1 skull and make it a body from tin foil. 
Take fabric stiffening medium and lengths of t-shirt fabric to wrap around the mummy and leave to dry. 
One hard wood canvas type painting board thingy, (sorry forgot what its called, brain jam). Painted slate grey and stamped with rust like dots to create interest.
Took me a while to make this photo out, its the box thingy and the stamp. A rusty wash was applied to  the box and left to dry.
Various stamps were stamped onto acetate, spiders, webs, words and a house. The house was also stamped onto white card and coloured with old paper distress ink along with the skulls from the Halloween cube, the edges were distressed with black soot. The mummy was dry brushed with slate grey and caramel paints to age them. The other element is half of a book I had created a niche in, this was given a rusty wash and stamped in the same fashion as the box and inked with distress ink around the outside edges.
The stamped elements were layered together, placing the card house under the acetate house intensified the black stamping and allowed the tree to be transparent as this had been cut out along with flying bats.  
The other elements were layered together using the solid skulls to hide the gluing down of the acetate.

 Well, that's my project complete for this week hope you like it, for lots more inspiration hop on over to the Stampotique blog here.
Sue X



  1. Wow-a-licious!! This is AMAZING, Sue!! Thank you for sharing your process and also for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.

  2. Gosh! This is absolutely divine <3 Love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

    xx Arwen

  3. Wow amazing! Love the whole idea. Thank you for joining the Stampotique DC

  4. Wow! That's an awesome project that will be a great addition to your Halloween decor!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

  5. Brilliant! Love your mummy it looks great out of the frame and your spider makes the whole project perfect for our challenge this time at SDC thank you for playing with us!!

  6. That is amazing ! Thank you for joining us over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  7. Fabulous! love your amazing mummy on the spooky backdrop
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampotique Challenge

    Jools x

  8. What a great creepy project!! and a cute selfie too! ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampotique.
    Val :)

  9. Oh my - this is an awesome make!!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

  10. YOU MADE A MUMMY! That is incredible! Wow! Thank you so much for sharing over at Stampotique Originals!


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