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Tuesday 1 October 2013

something spooky is going on... for Country View Crafts DT

Well it is the first of the month and time for a new challenge over at Country View Crafts Challenge , so the theme this month is something spooky...so what will you decide upon...you have the whole month to have fun and join in! make sure you pop across and see my fab team mates inspiration...

So here is my make using the great pop n cuts card die...I know cardmaking! whatever next ?!

So here is the front of my card using lots of yummy Distress paints...and the gorgeous and I mean gorgeous new pumice stone one! I love it! 

and the inside....

I started by creating the backgrounds using pumice stone, brushed pewter, black soot and picket fence distress paint...smooshed into my craft sheet, dried and then smooshed in again. then when dry I added layers using the fab layering stencils and distress ink.

I also stamped the skulls in picket fence and then dried and I love how they eerily seem to disappear and re-appear...they are up the right way inside.. I also added script from apothecary set stamped in the fab new archival...watering can.

For the front of the card I used one of the new blueprint stamps and painted using Distress markers and a waterbrush.

 for the inside I added some die cut cobwebs from mop up card...using the remaining distress paints form my craft sheet...waste not ...

I also added some skulls on the inside and on the pop up piece in the centre ..

and a sentiment from simple sayings ..

Well hope you like my spooky make and hope you find time to join in the fun here ...

have a fun and inky day!
trace  x

Sorry i have not had time to link up the products but they are all available at Country View Crafts xx


  1. Fabulous spooky card Trace, the colours are perfect and look great with the stamping and images. Love it.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely cool! Wow. I am still a huge fan of your Art, I just wish I would have more time to step by more often! So cool!
    xoxo SanDee1899

  3. LOVE that background Trace!!! You really have mastered those Distress Paints and the addition of the stencilling/stamping gives you the perfect background for your fabulous raven and skulls. Please tell me you are happy with this one!? Huge hugs, Jenny x

  4. I shall be on the lookout for the new pumice stone ! super effect Trace :)
    Von ☺

  5. I adore Halloween and also that skull stamp Trace so this is right up my street - I have die envy over that pop n cuts die - this is a fabulous make! Hugs, Anne x

  6. Stunning, just stunning!!! I now need that Pumic Stone, this colour combo looks fantastic!!!

  7. wonderful trace - really spooky and fabulous xx

  8. It's spookylicious! Love it, I was veering away from the dark distress paints but think I'll invest in some now. Mojo-less indeed! Pah lol :-)

  9. Oh my word I love this bird - your card is out of this world fantastic. I do think Halloween is so much fun and you hit the jack pot with this make!!

  10. Hi Trace
    wow I am loving your card and the use of the distress paints you have now added a few colours to what I need to get.
    I love the blending and the layers it really looks amazing

  11. Have been working backwards on your pics and left a few comments. Finally found the blog post. This has to be one of the best hand made backing papers I have seen in a long time. Brilliant work love it. Sam

  12. What a fabulous spooky pop up card, I love the background and the great images.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. That's a wonderful creation, love the raven.

  14. Great card Tracey, love the eery skulls in the background and the pumice stone is gorgeous. Love the raven too. Great spooky piece. Tracy x

  15. Love love the pumice stone d.p.! The whole card is fabulous! Off to find some pumice stone paint. :)

  16. wow this looks absolutely spooky!
    Love the backgrounds and the shades soft color!
    Groetjes Karin

  17. That is a wonderful card. I love the background & the pop up on the inside is fab.

  18. Fabulous card Trace..WOW...Love the blending of inks & fabulous stamping...great images...Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  19. Wow, a crad! And a beautiful spooky one! The pumice stone paint is working great, and so are your backgrounds! It is spooky in itself just using these images and colours... Hugs, Gerrina

  20. Wonderful painty layers and effects - you are second to none in your DP backgrounds, I think! Great use of the stamps too - what a fab make.
    Alison xx

  21. This is brilliant Trace! I too love the effect of the skulls in Picket Fence and the new Watering Can Archival looks fab with the Pumice Stone Distress.

    Lesley Xx

  22. Been meaning to pop by and see this in full Trace! I love the neutral colours which create a really spooky feel to your make. The layers you've built up are just amazing - I LOVE it!! Hope you are well and I might not always be around but I'm still here. This moving business is driving me mad! Catch up soon.
    Big hugs, Juliaxxx

  23. Love Halloween and I love this ghostly creation! Trace, this is totally as cool as can be! Love the corner webbing and all those skulls! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

  24. Brimming with atmosphere.

  25. This is stunning Trace. I love the colour palette and wonderful images

    Crafty hugs
    Annie x


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