Monday, 1 October 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy, Featuring:

Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz 
'Halloween Blueprint' Stamps

Hay Snazzy Folks
Can you believe it's October already!!  The excitement of Halloween is just round the corner, and no home would be complete without some sort of spooky decoration.
As soon as I saw the stamps I knew I wanted to make a lantern, and luckly Snazzys do a really cool 'Victoria  Lamp Kit' It's an {easy} build wooden frame and you add your own sides, and in my case a lid too.
 I made my side panels from parchment paper, Stamping the blueprints with black stazon and dry embossing from behind to create a bit of a highlight.
The frame was coloured with my 'black soot' distress stains.
I also used this and 'spiced
marmalade' to die some gause fabric that I ripped up and stuck to the frame with the BEST glue ever {in my opinion} cosmic shimmer specialist acrylic glue
For the lid I cut a piece of card that I painted black and added more of the dyed cloth,
I then painted a cool little paper mache skull with white acrylic dabber, once dry I coated all over with Tim Holtz 'rock candy' crackle and then once that was dry I dirtyed it up a bit with 'antique linen' distress ink.
I added a couple of cut out blueprint bats also, 
To finish the look I added a couple of the battery opperated tealights in the skull and lantern to provide that spooktastic night time glow.
I hope you have enjoyed my first project, I'll be back on thursday with another fun piece.
If you haven't already, scroll on back and check out the cool projects both Gillain and Lesley have made with this months DT KIT.


craftimamma said...

Wow Minxy, this is fabulous! My Daughter would especially love it as she adores Halloween. I thought this lantern would be great for this purpose but didn't have time to do one and I'm so glad now because it wouldn't have been half as good as yours.

All the stamping looks great and I love the gauzy bits of fabric. It looks brilliant lit up. Oooh, I really do like it ........... can you tell!!!

Lesley Xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant Nicky and such a fab idea and your execution of it is just stunning!! Unlike Lesley I would never have thought of this. So, so clever and I love all the bits you have added. Brilliant all round and a fab addition to any Halloween party!

hazel said...

A wonderful creation Nicky, I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

snazzyoriginal said...

Fantasic spooky project. Looks amazing anyway and then spooktacular when lit up xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Totes-chuffing-amazeballs hunny.... spooooktastic!!! xx

france papillon said...


i mean: WOW!!!
gorgeous piece!

Helen said...

Great to see you getting crafty again, glad you're on the mend. Love this, BTW!

Gillian .... said...

Brilliant use of the lantern and stamps, it's a real spook-tac-ular project. The pics showcase it beautifully. xx

butterfly said...

Completely brilliant! The stamps look amazing in daylight, and lit up the lantern is a sensational piece of Halloween art - wow!
Alison x

Craftychris said...

Wow amazing! I love the way you have used fabric too xx

Rea' said...

THAT is so COOL !