Monday, 28 October 2013

Macabre Reflections

It’s the final week of Spooktober and I have a number of special projects to share (provided I get them all finished!) and two for today.  The first is my entry to Day 9 of the 13 Days of Halloween at Simply B Stamps where the theme is Splattered and who better to splatter than Corinne?

This is a little compact I made, it was very silver so I added some patina to the rim, the background is black, Corinne’s favourite colour.  I needed something to add interest to the background and the splatter theme was just perfect, I went with red for blood, as red is also Corinne’s favourite colour and she is a bit bloodthirsty!  Well, OK, not really, but she likes to pretend!  The image is a cropped version of the image Betty drew for Corinne for her birthday last year.  You can’t really see the smoke she is blowing in the photo and the Diamond Glaze I used to seal it made her lips run :-(
My second project is also an off-the-page and features the lovely Pipper, from the Burtonweenies collection at Simply B Stamps.

This choker turned out almost exactly as I imagined, there are supposed to be some red sugar skulls in the open zip part but I have turned my craft room upside down and can’t find them!  Most of the pieces I got from my local fabric and craft stores.  I’ve gone with a red and black theme again and Pipper as she is Corinne’s favourite Simply B Stamps’ image, I’ve just cropped her to fit the vintage frame.
There’s a Halloween challenge over at Craft Mojo, where I am linking up my choker.  And, as this is definitely not a card and features ribbon, I ‘m also entering it in the current challenge at Crafty Ribbons.

Oh, and Corinne, no need to call dibs on these, they are headed your way just as soon as I can make it to the post office, just my way of saying…
To someone who is truly a wonderful person, despite all the pins!

Skin E50, E51, E53, (cheeks R02)
Eyes E29, E37, 0
Lips R24, R46, R59
Hair E08, E18, E93, E95
Skin E50, E51, E53, (cheeks R02)
Eyes E35
Lips R46, R59
Top R24, R29, R46, R59
Beaded Insert from local fabric store
Maya Road Vintage Findings Antique Ornate Frame
Rhinestones from stash
Inks & Paints etc
Ranger Enamel Accents – White
Smooch – Siren
StazOn – Black
Vintaj Patinas – Verdigris
Ribbons & Trims
Rhinestone Zipper from local fabric store
Velvet Ribbon from local fabric store

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. It's fabulous! Thanks for joining at Craft Mojo: Halloween

  2. wow these are are one talented soul!

  3. OMG, both of these are soooooooooooooooo FANTASTIC... and PIPER is AMAZING on that choker...

  4. Awesome choker!
    Thanks for entering my challenge at Crafty Ribbons Challenge

  5. An amazing project
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  6. This is just amazing, thank you for joining us at Craft Mojo.
    Sally. xx


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