Halloween is just 8 weeks away! And it falls smack dab in the middle of my favorite time of year...FALL! Love the colors, sights and sounds...reds, oranges, yellows all touched by a bit of brown....mounds of leaves recently raked, mums and pumpkins by the front door...the crackling leaves as you scuffle through them, nuts falling from the trees, the cheers from the football fans....ah, I love FALL!!!
I've created this Halloween piece to fulfill the requirements by 2 month-long fall-themed challenges. The first is by Die-namites Dies and the second is for eclectic Paperie. Both are offering $25 gift certificates to their stores. DD requires that you use at least one of their dies in your piece, use their sketch; there's an additional challenge to incorporate the dare.
Without further ado....
Die-namites dies: Leafy Branch DN-1046, Knobby Branch DN-1048, Summer Branch DN-1056
Canvas Corp.: Black & Ivory Ribbon Strip cardstock, Spooky Word on Ivory cardstock
Martha Stewart: fence, dripping blood border punches
Ranger: Glossy Accents, Black Soot Distress Glitter, Spiced Marmalade Distress Crackle Paint, Spiced Marmalade Distress Stickles, distress inks & stains, Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist, Jet Black Archival Ink
Sizzix: mini movers & shapers spider, arch frame, Pattern & Stitches border embossing folder
Stampers Anonymous: Apothecary stamp set CMS138, layering stencils (Halloween, shatter)
Core'dinations: Black Magic color core cardstock
Misc.: buttons, silk ribbon,
I love the look of layering the three Die-namites into very dimensional fall trees. With the middle layer using core'dinations color core (orange with black surface) there's an added layer of color when the edges have been sanded.
Pewter Distress stain coated the back of the shatter layering stencil then placed it around the edges of the black base. The image left behind is a bit shimmery but not shiny had I used silver distress paint.
Hope you get your fall colors on soon!