Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Witching Hour

Boo! Eek! It's the witching hour and little girls should be snuggled under the covers and fast asleep. Although this little one is wide awake as the spirits escape into the night!

I've been working on this off and on throughout the week. I like the end result but know I need a lot more experience with collage work. I don't think it will include a lot of cardboard, though. Have I told you about my cardboard/newprint/kraft paper phobia? The texture... oh, the texture freaks me out! This was a challenge for me folks. *grin*

The base of this wicked and weird collage is corrugated cardboard, on which I layered an embossed scrap of kraft paper, a grungeboard rickety house and the man on the moon. Why is he smiling? Or is that a smirk... hmm.

There are a lot of Tim Holtz products here: halloween stamp, Regal Flourishes embossing folder, Rickety House die used on Grungeboard and Grungeboard numbers (covered in Black Soot Distress ink refill then dried with a heat gun - the effect is cool). I've also used the small game spinners as clock hands, Vintage Photo Distress Ink on edges and Rock Candy Distress Stickles to highlight the embossing. The little girl and moon are vintage images, and the acetate clock face is Heidi Swapp (I think... or maybe Jenni Bowlin?).

I painted the cardboard with matte ivory acrylic paint and then distressed with sanding paper and ink. The Rickety House was painted in glossy black acrylic - I would have used matte if I had it, but, y'know.

That's it for the details, I think. Oh! The branch is a leftover Prima vine, the smoke coming from the chimney is peacock feather and the gauze is natural cheese cloth.

Challenges, Please

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Jill said...

Amazing Susan!
Great job with this :)
Love everything with it,- Jisses you are creative!
Big hugs, Jill

Sarah said...

I think it looks just fabulous and I do get the phobia thing - had that too - once!!!! Worth getting past I can tell you. Love all your details and elements - such a fun and quirky piece! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says! Sarah

Christina C. said...

If this was a challenge for you, you most certainly ACED that challenge! I think this is phenomenal...fabulous elements on this creation!!!! WOW!!!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Really great elements - LOOOOOVVVVE the clock!

Hettie said...

This is super! I was only looking at this die last night thinking shall I/shalnt I? Went for the clock for now but now you have given me some ideas!!

Neil said...

Thank you for entering your creation into the Anything by Tim challenge at The Stamp Man. It is lovely.