Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween ATC for All Things Tim Yahoo Group

For the All Things Tim yahoo group this month we are having the theme of Halloween. I just love this theme so I was really into this swap. 
I took some of the Tim Holtz Halloween decorative paper, cut it into ATC sizes and ran it through the Big Shot with the brick wall embossing folder. 

 When that was done I then took Gathered Twigs and Black Soot Distress Ink and Ran it over the embossing in order to enhance it and make it stand out some. 
After that I covered each one with Ranger Crackle Paint and it really made the details pop. I then sat those aside to dry completely.
Waiting for the backgrounds to dry I then took some cardstock and covered it again with the Tim Holtz decorative tape in the spider web design and then painted it, just like I did with the Rolodex cards. Only this time I stamped it with Tim Holtz ticket stamp "Happy Halloween" from the Odds and Ends stamp set. Then those were cut down to size.
I then stamped the frame from the Tim's new stamp set Mini Halloween and embossed it in black. I used an exacto knife to cut out the centers.
I used Tim's metal tape and stamped the skull from the same stamp set to make it look like a mirrored image and adhered that to the back of the mirrors.

I used Tim fragments and cut out some black number from Tim's strip alphabet die and adhered those to the back of the fragments to make the date 31.
Once all that was done and the backgrounds were dry I put everything together and added these straight pins with half black moons (don't remember where those came from)
Hope these are spooky enough for the Hallween swap :)
I am submitting this into this weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show
Challenge for this week. The theme is Tape It Up!!
I am just loving how the background came out on these, it really looks like a brick wall and the paper gives it a really cool color. None of them came out exactly alike.




  1. Oh so very spooky! I love the brick ef...a really clever use too. Your creative uses of your tools inspires me :)

  2. your so good ar what you do, oh my...


  3. I love you act's. they are fab. the technique is makes me want to go shopping and become the Halloween copy cat lol..awesome art
    susan s.

  4. HI Claudine,
    After seeing your atc...I don't know if I sleep well tonight!
    Happy halloween!

  5. So cool. That brick wall is amazing.

  6. WOWZA!!!!! Those are fantastic!
    I love that brick wall and the skull on metal tape.
    You are a Tim genius!

  7. your ATCs! Aren't Tim's products the coolest? I love your backgrounds...very spooky. Love your frame encircling the skeleton's face. Love the Happy Halloween! Great job! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  8. Love this Claudine! The brick wall is amazing! Great embellies!

  9. Love your ATCs...very cool. Wish I had found the time to submit some. ;-)

  10. Halloween at its' best, Claudine!

    This ATC rocks!!!!!

    Greetings from Vienna,
    die amelie

  11. Holy Mackerel, Claudine... your brick wall is astounding! What an awesome ATC.

  12. Love this ATC! You should teach! You are really good at instructions. My instructions or directions will get you lost! LOL I do love this a lot! I have been doing a little dabbling in making ATCs. I am mostly doing them as book marks. Especially for my series books. Now I need to make some for my Twilight Saga books. =) Any good ideas? Bad ones accepted, too. LOL