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Trick or Treat! Day 2 of 31 Days of Halloween

Greetings! As many of you know, I was the VERY lucky winner of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween last year. And boy did I get a lot of fabulous treats! I plan on sharing a bunch of projects this year using some of my winnings, and today is one of those days.

I received 2 awesome Tim Holtz stamp sets, and this is one of them. I stamped the image and sentiment using Chestnut Roan ink from Color Box. This is my absolute favorite brown ink. I just love the color and the smoothness of the pad. Then, I added some color using 3 alcohol markers to the skull. I used some pink, which I thought was a funky choice, but I love the end result.

I used some Distress Ink around the edges as well as more Chestnut Roan ink. The sentiment needed a little bit more of something, so I spritzed it with Imagine Crafts' irRESISTables spray (have you seen the new NEON colors?!). It adds great texture and a funky sheen.

See the spritzing? Cool, right? So as you can probably tell, I am loving the goodies Terra and Tori sent me last year, and I know that whoever wins this year will be just as thrilled. So, good luck to all of you! Please be sure to check out the full Wicked Blogger list, in my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!


Hi Alison, What a fantastic skull image, your colouring is spot on! Loving the distressing and the banner and tape. A great project!
The Nanny x
Steph said…
Fabulous card! I love that image, in fact I think I may have the small one in my stash somewhere hmmmm...
I haven't seen the irRESISTables spray, so cool! All the distressign rocks too :)
TangledBlueRose said…
Love that stamp, so awesome! Perfect coloring and finish. Thanks for the inspiration!~kim
NanB said…
You know me and skulls but the alcohol inks and details are amazing! And that ink pad is the perfect brown I haven't been able to find one but now I have! This is a super great project!
DogsMom said…
Will you be modeling the pajamas this year?

Love your project and happy you are making great use of your winnings.
DonnaMundinger said…
Your colors are just perfect and I love the distressing. Need to check out that spray as my Goosebumps is all clogged up. Neon? OOOHhh!!! xxD
I love these Tim Holtz "blueprint" images and you have done a fantastic job using this one. You're right--the pink adds a great depth to the skull.
That's a really cool skull! The colours you used are perfect for it.
xfilekc said…
What a great idea putting the blueprint stamp on graph paper. I have this stamp set also and a future project was made with the skull (very different looking)
Ina Good said…
great card and skull image I like chestnut roan ink 2!
silvia said…
Cute card!! LOVE the skull!!
maureenjscott said…
This is fabulous! I love that Blueprint style stamp that Tim does so well! This is a great card Alison! x
Dog-Ma said…
Oh, this is certainly one of my favorites so far! I love the pink
Christine Kiehl said…
Fantastic card for sure! No, I haven't seen the new neon yet! I love how it turned out with the spritzer on it!
(AJ) ArtJypsy said…
Love this Card. CAS and Fabulous.
I love it, you're having a blast with your winnings you lucky fish you ;0) Fabulous effects created!
Susan Renshaw said…
Spectacular creation. Thanks for all the explanations...
Rebecca pettit said…
so Da Venci I love TH I would marry that man any day. Love the set up too.
Julia said…
Great project, so much inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
Matney said…
So fun mixing and seeing what comes of it. Fab card and so jealous of your winning stash! Cool and excellent distressing.
BurningRubber said…
How awesome! I love that stamp from Tim.
Sarah Nancarrow said…
This stamp looks fantastic in brown ink, and the touch of pink has been used in the perfect areas as an accent :)

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