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Saturday 27 October 2012

how many bats can you fit in a jar?

well i have quite a few Halloween makes still to blog...
I am not big into the whole Halloween thing but I LOVE making Halloween things!!!
so here is another riveted patchwork. make......
.i know predictable..
...with some bats in a jar!
so here he is :
i was desperate to play with my new bell jar front he one and only crafty master Tim!
so here is mine...a jar full of bats...
i started by making my riveted patchwork background..
adding cogs underneath the metal first..
then adding orange , purple and black tones of alcohol inks...
i added some bats on a scrunched and inked background.
some fab idea-ology tinsel...
some very bright...flowers
(using tattered floral die)
and of course..
some stapled bats!!!!
i hope you like my batty jar?!
I had a lot of fun making this!
i am entering this for the following competitions:

have a fun and inky day!


  1. So love the cogs under the metal tape Trace - great background! I wondered about that jar die and I like what you've done with it. The tinsel is so lovely - I might just be persuaded to buy that!
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Magnificent artistic creation. Love the fabulous background with all details and specially the beautiful written colorful flowers.
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja
    Thanks for being my new follower :-)

  3. Fab idea to use the bell jar Trace. I really love the background and cogs. Beautiful flowers too. TFS

    Hugs Annie x

  4. Like it? I love it! This is incredible. Your attention to detail is amazing and all the bits and parts to admire are terrific eye candy. You excell at making Halloween things!

  5. love the metal and the bats and the bell jar! Fabulous! Hugs Rachel xx

  6. Terrific use of the patchwork background again and what a great idea to have bats in your jar.

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Great background and colours! Hugs, Gerrina

  8. How cool is this ?! A fantastic idea.

  9. Totally love the colours this time round - gives the metal work such an aged, burnished patina - incredibly cool! Fabulous flowers too! Not so much bats in the belfry, but bats in the bell jar - nice!!
    Alison x

  10. Fantastic Halloween card Tracey..love all the details and colours and love your jar of bats..awesome.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Great make my friend, love the bats, such fabulous ideas and techniques.
    Happy Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  12. Love your background! That bell jar is way cool!

  13. The bell jar full of bats is a cool idea. I love the way you have stapled the middle of the bats. Michelle x

  14. super sweet and full of inspiration. Thank you so much for playing in our Halloween challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  15. Just love everything about this, love the colors, the design all just fabulous. Thank you for joining us at ATC's this fortnight, Abbie (owner) xx

  16. This is fabulous. Great details. Thank you for playing along with us at Inky Impressions.


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