The month of October is upon us and all the ghosts, goblins and spooky pumpkins come out to play! Oh boy, I do love some of the Halloween projects, yet I've never really attempted on, so the challenge we have over at Anything But Cute had me a little stumped... so I started in May, or was it April? It was a looooong time a go hehe.
The challenge this month is:
31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN
"If you love Halloween like I do, it's more than just one day out of the year, it's a season! For this challenge I would like you to make a mixed media card or project for Halloween. It can be spooky or not, but you MUST include the number "31" somewhere in your project. We can't wait to see the creative ways you'll be incorporating this number in your mixed media piece!"
So... have you heard of The Curse of 31?
It's an old, old tale, an urban legend if you like. A story lost in time, lost among a thousand other stories. Some say not even those born of mad men would mutter the words that could rip your soul and take your body, leaving you looking at the world through hollow eyes, branded and marked. A warning to others.
Would you dare try it?
Say '31' five times in the presence of five black spiders, in the twilight hours on the 31st day of the tenth month. The spiders must be placed on a ritually painted black pumpkin, then you... okay okay, my imagination got the better of me whilst creating this. The real scary thing is that my son (three years old) loves him!! Seriously, how?? 'Mummy, that's our pumpkin isn't it? We made that, didn't we?'
Hmm... Mother of the year?! :)
Anyway my lovelies, I hope you all have an amazing fabulous week and I'll be catching up with you all soon
Edit: A quick 'how to...'
Start out with one of those plain terracotta garden pumpkins
Aluminium foil tape and cover a couple of sheets of A4 thin card
Cut into triangles or random pointy shapes
Run through with an embossing folder, I used a Tim Holtz gears one
Put these to one side for now
Cover with strips of more foil tape over the whole pumpkin, allow wrinkles to freely form
Next, add Black Soot Distress Paint, allow to dry enough that when you wipe away some stays and the relief of the bumps is still shiny - iykwim
Then glue the embossed shapes, starting around the face features first. I recommend Glossy Accents for this, allow to dry over night before going any further
More Distress Paint, with the wipe away method
Add the spiders and apply the wipe away technique to those too
Hope this helps :) Very few ingredients but they have a great impact!
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