Year 2013 & Year 2014 2

Year 2013 & Year 2014 2

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

TFJB Challenge #22 Purple, Orange, Green, Eek! It's Halloween.... and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge; Spooky!.... "The WOMAN was driven WITCHY!"

Here's a huge step out of my normal box- a fun Halloween with Tim Holtz products! I'm usually not a big fan of Halloween itself, but the stuff Tim has out this past couple of years has really hit my "LIKE" spot! And since I love making things that have a story behind them...I couldn't resist...
*evil laughter*

   This is one of those projects where my ArtMuse just took over and I didn't have a whole lot of photos along the way. Those that I did take don't really need much explaining, since I made very good use of all those TH IdeaOlogy goodies!! Let's take a scroll down...    


It all  began with an order from 
I finally got my hands on some Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze!
Linda always sends extra little freebies, and I took advantage of these-
she gets to know her customers, and she knows I am crazy for TH!

I then mixed in some other Tim Holtz items; some oldies to go along with the new goodies.

I broke out a few old TH dies and stamp sets to use with newer dies/3D Embosser as well.

Then the fun took off- starting with a TH Etcetera Mini Tag and Etcetera Bracket Shelf.
I wanted this to be a double-sided Tag, so I needed 2 sets of the Bracket shelving.
I just LOVE burnishing (using a glue to adhere the TH Wallpaper, allow to dry,
then rub at all the edges with TH Sanding Block) to create a worn look on all the edging.

As I've done in a previous Etcetera tag; I made sure to make another
reinforcer piece for the second side.
Then I distressed with TH Black Soot Ink (regul;ar) and 
rubbed in some Black Soot Distress Crayon as well.
You can see the 1/2 circle punch which was used to help make the 2nd reinforcer.

And now.... a single candle to light on the mantle...
Covering the candlestick area and forming it to a rounded shape
(by adding more in the middle of the candlestick- all up and down the length),
and giving the candle area a bit of rough bumpiness with the Ranger Texture Paste.
I used just a plain embossing gold metal powder for the candlestick-
to really set it apart from the candle itself.
I Inked up the rest (The candle got the Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink and Glaze,
while the flame on the candle received the Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide Ink and
Fired Brick Distress Glaze)... 
...then added, and heated up the Glazes.


This is what is happening in my life right now:
I have things 'just so' throughout our home, and
I'm a career Homemaker.
I go away for a MONTH, and the ChiefHubby is on his own at home.
1) A new kitty has acquired us- he just popped up this summer and now
his name is Artful Dodger Larimore. Named for "Oliver" in which the Artful Dodger sings "Consider yourself one of us!", but we'll call him Dodger for my love of LA Dodger baseball. 
2) The ChiefHubby has long joked about 'rearranging' things while I am gone.
3) As of this typing, I am only two days away from returning home. It's time to get
the sweeper out and finally make the bed, Dear. *eye roll*

My chance to use those TH Crazy Cats!!
Dodger all dressed up for Halloween and expecting the food from ChiefHubby.
The spider...I can just imagine how many cobwebs are waiting to swoop down
and strangle me in my sleep.* 
(*Taken from a scene Carol Burnett's "Mama's Family")

The coloring here is much closer to the real color.
It got a bit washed out in the finished photo up above.

I am a collector- Americana Primitives.
My photos of our family are the 'art' that fills my walls with my collection.
So I needed to have a collection here, and this was SO FUN to do!
 I absolutely ADORE minitures!!!

This is a top-side view of the collection... you can see the glint of the flat apothecary jars.
There are also more black TH IdeaOlogy roses on the waistline area of her dress.
Think "I Love Lucy" - the episode where the girls had a tough time getting ready
fast enough for the men. Lucy had a very tight dress on with a rose on the waistline
that made it impossible for her to sit down. Lucille Ball (along with Carol Burnett) 
are 2 of my fave actresses/comediennes. 

Reminder #3: FEED MY KITTY-CAT, DEAR!!!


Don't make me get my broom out, Dear!
You wouldn't like me once I get my broom out, trust me.
*cackling laugh*

Witchy Woman is built up so that she stands out of the frame...
like one of those photos on the wall that has someone coming out of it!

Yes; the number is an upside-down 13;
it's doubling as a 31 that way!
You'll notice one tiny gaff... I used my heater one second too long on the plastic
for the witch's glass ball. But I did love how the Gumball Machine was cuttable to a stand!

Both sides are tied into the same story and it made sense to pop them both out like this.
It makes me think of one of those revolving hidden doors in a haunted house.

So there you have it!
I think this make will fill all the REQUIREMENTS 
1) Purple, Orange and Green
2) Halloween- as well as the "Eek!" for TFJB Challenge #22

Be sure to look at all the great makes going on for this
and check in to see all the new goodies going on at 

Since this make defintely falls into the "Spooky!" catagory-
the REQUIREMENT for SSS Monday Challenge;

I'm also entering this into the
Sponsored by

Until next time;
when I'll be Back Home Again in Indiana...
Be SAFE, Wear the Mask, Wash the Hands,


sarascloset said...

Hi, Lyla! What a fabulous tribute to Halloween! So many details to admire and comment on, but I'd be here all day! I love the cat with the mask (of course!) and that drippy candle on the front, and round back, the dice and the upside down 13 to signify 331! How clever! Thanks so much for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog! PS I washed my hands before I commented. Tee Hee!

Suzanne C said...

Wow! All the details are fabulous! I love how you created the main focal images with so many beautiful details and then added all the spooktacular embellishments along the bottom! Two-sides of fabulous Halloween goodness! Thanks for playing along again with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!