Sunday, September 27, 2009

Halloween Tablepiece finished

Well it is done, its not quite what I had planned but I like it. It will be o'k if we put the table back against the wall as its more a piece to be viewed from the front as I have made more of a scene now.

I have shown some of the methods used for each section and also I have included the cut file for if you want to use any of the pieces to make one but they are really just on your carts so it may or may not help :-(

The houses are cut with Winter Woodland and assembled accordingly, add your chimney, rooks and other features like ghosts peeking from windows and Goo punch blood round the eves bending down to make it look like its dripping. I also aged the plain card with some distress inks as it was to flat looking before.

I used -
  • PaperDolls, Winter Woodland and grass from Plantin but I think there is some on Paperdolls?
  • An old cardboard box
  • Distress inks, re-inkers, foam, a stencil brush, a piece of scrap cardboard to use the edge as a tool to ink straight lines on the backing to resemble trees
  • Scrapbook paper that looks like handmade paper
  • Stamps, a witch one, bark effect, a stick/crackle effect (company's unknown)
  • some watercolour brushes for the stamped image
  • circle cutter for the moon (Cricut cut is fine)
  • glues and knife and other basics
I cut the box to shape, sloping the sides and then covering with the scrapbook paper and inking tree type lines over it. Covered the rest of the box with inks using foam and a stipple brush to get a rough ground effect

Cut a small piece in the front raised edge to make the gate
Use a white Sakura pen for the wording on the tombstones and other items that need it and then random stamp with tree bark or crackle to give texture
Cut pairs of trees in various sizes then stamp backs and fronts, glue with sticky strip, if they are opposite images that good as it make for a fuller looking tree. Bend the bottoms outwards in opposite directions to form a stand and glue to the scenery. Stamp the bark effect onto the trees and fences with black ink . I also used walnut ink to age the fences

I cut 2 circles and stamped one with the witch and coloured it, then sandwich a cocktail stick between and insert into the scenery. This box is corrugated so it has handy slots just right for this. I inked the edges of the moon with Antique Linen distress ink

Use Pine needles ink to distress the grass
Glue some round the base of the houses and over the fence when you have stuck that on
I also put some on the tombstones, the bottoms have been bent under to make a flap to stand them up
Now all you need to do is assemble it to your taste.

Sorry forgot the wording and the Paperdoll Witch. I used K & Co letter from the Halloween collections of chipboard shapes and letters One is pumpkin and the other is the black bat selection. I made a stand from the co-ordinating matt stack to put the letters on. Its made like a triangle wedge so it stands up and I finished the ends with some of the glittered pumpkins from the set also mounted on mini stands. Add other embellishments like ghosts and skeletons etc. Hope you like it it was great fun to do and very messy :-)


  1. Oh you need to submit this to the uses so much..they love projects..and it features a new cartridge...I am sure it would win and you would get you a free cartridge!!!...I love it...this is amazing...just amazing.

  2. Wow! You put alot of work into this and it looks great!!


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