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Sunday, 7 October 2012

a riveting halloween..

yes you've guessed it,
more riveted patchwork..
cannot stop sorry!
i WILL post something different next time!
so here is my piece:
i started with a riveted patchwork background and only sanded off  some of the colour
as i liked the effect
then i added a tree die cut and stamped cobwebs
around the corners..
the stones, a new Tim die ..which is fab..in my humble opinion!!
was coloured with pumice stone, lots of weathered wood distress added...,
i brushed some off around edges before heating...
then added more grey and black soot..
hope that make sense..
i added some bats..LOVE these too
well i love bats anyway...
The sentiment was stamped, covered with rock candy and then i chipped the centre out..
well i will be back soon with something different...

I am entering this for the following competitions:

halloween cards @ http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.co.uk/
halloween @ http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.co.uk/
in the dark @ http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/
halloween @ http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

have a fun and inky day


  1. Hi Trace, This is so very creative! Hope you are well and enjoying your weekend, Judy x

  2. ...this is super Trace...loVe those rivets and the whole metal tape design (I must get some of this) it's so effect I don't blame you for having fun with it...those new Tim Die's look awesome too, a fabby spook filled make...Melxx :)

  3. Hi, I'm not familiar with this background technique and I must say it looks amazing! A very interesting and stylish Halloween card. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS & M!

  4. Fantastic! Love the colours of the background.

    Best Wishes Chrissie xx

  5. Totally love it Trace! I just want to touch it! Kim

  6. Fabulous Halloween creation Trace.. I love what you do with the metal tape... great background . Hugs May x x

  7. Wow, your background looks wonderful and the die cuts are super, a very creative Halloween card! Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Sue x

  8. Hi Trace, they do say practice makes perfect and you certainly have perfected your rivetted metal technique, it looks amazing, as do the bats and gravestones (love that die now too!). The addition of the tree and cobwebs give it a really spooky feel - tis fabulous! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  9. just brilliant Trace - love that background! Hugs rachel xx

  10. Very cool. I love the headstones of the graves! Great technique you have used! Thanks so much for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More! xx

  11. Please, don't stop patchworking!
    It looks fab and the new Timmie dies are awesome too.

    byebye Yvonne

  12. Fabulous card Trace, love those bats!

    Thanks so much for joining the challenge fun at ATS&M this week.

  13. Loving these last two riveting projects - using different colours of alcohol inks really changes the mood of them and has added so much fab texture. Hugs, Buttons x

  14. Superb Halloween card, Love the rivetting and so right for this theme.
    Thanks for sharing with MAWTT this week.
    Mau xx

  15. You must be going through the metal tape at a rate of knots!! But I love what you're doing with it - the spooky sunset colours here are wonderful, and I love your silhouetted tree and gravestones. Fab make!
    Alison x

  16. Fabulous loving those stones too!!!

  17. The metal fits perfectly for Halloween and combined with your other elements and techniques you have one spooktacular tag (sorry I couldn't resist that).
    Hope you have had a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  18. Gorgeous card and I love the bats too! This is the first I have seen of the rivet technique and find it very interesting. It looks quite amazing. Thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  19. Love your riveted metal pieces! And that you use colors other than black! So cool, the orange is even better!!

  20. Still loving your patchwork metal and the colour changes the image from the last play anyway. All the elements work really well and I love the use of the rock candy. I don't like real bats but the die cut ones are cute and look good here (I have the die so I can't dislike them that much!). Have a good week Trace.

  21. Great piece! Love the background you made! I don't know the rivet-technique you used, but it looks great. And its "that time of the year", so nothing wrong with some Halloween...? Hugs, Gerrina

  22. That's ok with me, Trace,

    can't get enough of it too!!!! ;)

    die amelie x

  23. I'm not familiar with the patchworking but it is gorgeous! I am going to have to look into this technique. Beautiful! Thanks for playing at ATS&M this week!

  24. Brilliant Trace, amazing effect with those riveted metal pieces. Great. Michelle xx

  25. Hi there, what a fabulous card and must look into this technique its a new one on me ! Love this beautifully stylish card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More.


  26. Oh WOW this is brilliant and so different to anything Ive seen before. What a great idea. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

  27. I am loving the background and all the spooky elements you have combined to create this fabulous halloween card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Poodles Parlour last fortnight and my apologies for the lateness of my comment! Danie xx


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