Thursday, 21 February 2013
H for Halloween
Here's my next ATC for The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge week 4 where the letter is H.
Plenty of options this week but the first word that jumped out at me was Haematite which set the red colour scheme, then Haemaglobin (red & blood), Halloween and Headstone. So my ATC is an amalgamation of all those words.
The background is Festive Berries and Barn Door Distress Inks dried and then sprayed with Fired Brick re-inker to create some drippy blood. I also stamped the tails from the butterfly (Tim Holtz's Fairytale Frenzy set) in Vermillion Archival to add to the effect. The main stamps are from Tim Holtz's Mini Blueprints set - the Headstone with the Handwriting on it, the bat and the bones. I've added the torn dictionary definition for Halloween and the alcohol inked white vinyl Thicker.
I'm not sure why it ended up so bloody and spooky - maybe I should have chosen to do something pretty with Houses or Hedges but still. I thought this challenge would be fun to do but didn't realise it would be quite so educational!!
Anyway, hope you like and thanks for looking. Off to have a look what everyone else has done!!