Hello and welcome! A new week and a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week we are doing 'O is for...'.
My take on the challenge is to use Tim Holtz Odds & Ends stamp set, Ornamental die, Occasions Found Relatives and three o's in my title. My son loves to tell and hear various spooky and fun stories, where he is always the hero at the end. I thought I'd make a little book to collect those stories in. I find that it is often easier to remember writing things down, when you have a special place to write it in.
This is the back cover, where you can easier see how I made the covers. I stamped ticket stamps from Odds & Ends repeatedly on manila cardstock, which had first been coloured with Distress Ink and water. All the tickets were cut out, bent and folded and the edges distressed. I glued them to mat board with matte multi medium and die cut the covers using the Ornamental die. They have a great, almost leathery feel to them.
I cut out a boy from one of the Found Relatives Occasions cards and sanded and inked him a little. There is also a number brad, with Black Soot rubbed into the numbers. Behind the boy is a tree die cut from kraft-core with the Halloween Shadows die.
Because the boy's feet don't show in the original photo, I wanted to cover that part up, so that it still looked like he had feet. I really wanted to use the new pumpkins from the Carved Halloween set, but they were too large. Instead, I stamped them on shrink plastic, shrunk them and painted them with Distress Paint at the back.
Another of the carved stamps, stamped on white paper. Behind the skull there is a piece of spider web, also die cut from kraft-core.
The title was die cut with the Wanted die.
Another little shrink plastic pumpkin.
I die cut the inside pages with the Ornamental die. First, I smeared Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs and Black Soot Distress Ink on my craft sheet, misted with water and pressed manila cardstock into the ink. Repeat on both sides.
The pages were stamped with various Halloween stamps, using both Jet Black ink and Pumice Stone. I didn't want to cover them completely since there has to be space for the writing.
It is fun to sit surrounded by stamps and just stamp away, without much of a plan.
I hope you will join us in our O challenge, just as every week, one random participant is lucky to win a $50 gift voucher at Simon Says Stamp.
Thank you for stopping by today!!
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Odds & Ends, Carved Halloween, Mini Halloween, Mini Halloween 3, Mini Halloween 4
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Black Soot