Monday, September 20, 2010

A Little Creepy...

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. -H. P. Lovecraft
I made this Halloween Decoration with this awesome
8" unfinished Skull from Say it With Letters. This is my last project as a SIWT DT Member, I will miss being on the team, but no worries, it will Not be the last SIWL project I make. I Love these shapes and plan to make Many more projects with them.

After I was done with the project I asked my son what he thought...he paused for a minute and then declared that is was "A Little Creepy!" I worried that meant he didn't like it, that is until he started telling everyone about it. He was rather proud of me, I think. :) *blush*

I started with the unfinished Skull, painted it Cream (Acrylic Paint and a foam brush,) then I added Bright Green paint to the edge and the inside of all the features. Once that was dry I went over the edges with grey ink on a sponge to give it some dimension. I then cut a piece of mostly green Designer Paper (I think it was some Basic Grey Christmas Paper) the right shape to cover all the features. I lined this up on the back and outlined all the features with a pen, I then brushed some glue all around the areas of the eyes, nose and mouth, sprinkled on some Loose Green glitter and let that dry. After it was dry I applied it to the back so the glittered showed thru the holes. I added a Cosmo Cricket Rub On bat to the cheek and a big Pearl Swirl from Prima (It was pink, but I colored it black with my Copic Marker.) Then, I adhered the skull to a 12x12 sheet of Basic Grey Spiders Web paper with E6000.
Once it was in the frame I decided it needed a little something extra, so I added some Cosmo Cricket Rub On cobwebs and some fun Crystal Embellishments...

Stamps: None
Paper: Spider Webs (Basic Grey Eerie Collection)
Ink: Going Grey (SU)
Misc: 8" Unfinished Skull (Say it with Letters,) 12x12 Frame, Prima Pearl Swirl, Haunted Rub Ons (Cosmo Cricket,) Stickles, Green Loose Glitter, Acrylic Paint, Crystal Embellishments


Pals Paper Arts: Wicked
Alphabet Challenge: U is for un-used stash (Spider Webs Paper from Last Halloween)
Alys Sunday Challenge: Sparkle
Ann's Creative Nook: Halloween
Paper Sundaes: Fall or Halloween
Sundays with Chrissy: Sparkle & Shine
Cottage & Vine: Fall Decor Linky Party

Thanks for stopping by!

Craft Critique is having a Halloween Carnival! I added this to their Link up!!!


  1. Frankie saw me looking at it and said he loves it. Good job!

  2. Wow...that is really creepy and yet beautiful. How is that even posssible?!

  3. Really really cool!! Love the flourish over the forehead!! Hugs,

  4. Wow, that's so cool Rachel!

  5. This is really creepy! Great Halloween project! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  6. Whoa! Scary! What a terrific project for Halloween! Love those colors, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at PPA this week!

  7. Whoa! Scary! What a wonderful card for Halloween! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week!

  8. Spooky Delight! - Gosh this is eerie but so cool. Love it.

  9. So cool! Love your eerily beautiful project!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  10. gf, this is really neat... so wonderful.. love your halloween skull! Perfection!

  11. Love it!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge!

  12. Wow! This is fabulous! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  13. Great card if a little scary lol! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  14. OOOO Rachel girlfriend this is such a cool card! Love the sparkles! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

  15. Rachel this is awesome!!! Love the jewels you added! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!

  16. love it with the glitter on the eyes:-) really neat halloween card:-)Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy

  17. Fabulous project! What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  18. What a fun project!!

    Thanks for joining the party!

  19. oh my goodness, i LOVE that! and the title of your blog is awesome...i love me some word play.


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