Monday, October 1, 2018

Ghoulish Decor - Sizzix Alterations Halloween

I loved these Ghoulish dies so much that I was compelled to make a decor piece out of them and to give them all their own space.
Since I was making a sample for the Halloween 2018 Sizzix Alterations release, I challenged myself to try to make almost everything from currently available Sizzix Alterations. With the exception of the Ideaology Large Vignette Box, Ideaology Mini Foundations, Mini Fasteners, a bit of Ideaology Mirror, and some mini lights, it's made of all current Sizzix Alterations dies or texture fades.
In the first room, I tried to showcase Frankenstein's Monster and the bats from the Ghoulish die set. The room is framed by a piece of black cardstock cut out with the largest Stacked Deckle Die. Then I embossed some black cardstock with the Rosette Texture Fade and cut it into 1/4" strips to cover the edge of the frame. Then on each corner I cut the smallest bolt from the Industrial die for more detail.
I put the Foundry 3-D Texture Fade paper on the back and side walls, and the 3-D Lumber on the floor. I cut all of the Pipeline parts and some of the gears and bolts from the Industrial die. I popped these out from the wall with layers of chipboard.
To make the monster stand out, I covered him in Peeled Paint Distress Oxide and then with Distress Resist Spray. He looks really slimy.
Room number two belongs to the Count. I framed his room the same way I did Frank's. The walls are covered with the Brick Texture Fade and the floor is 3-D Lumber.
I colored Distress Heavystock with various Distress Inks like, of course, Fired Brick, then when I embossed it, I inked the side that had the depressions with Black Soot Archival Ink to really make it look distressed.
I made two wooden beams for the back corners by cutting a 1" strip of 3-D Lumber paper, and then scored it at 1/4" three times. When I folded it on each line it made a skinny beam I could glue into the back corners of this room.
The Count has a lovely wood framed mirror cut from the Stacked Archway dies. I also cut him backwards from the Ideaology Mirror Sheets and applied it to the back side in an attempt to make it seem like he didn't show in the mirror. Because vampires don't show in mirrors right? It was mildly successful.
The last two details I added were the bats and the black ivy from the Garden Greens dies.
This vignette of the Skeleton in the graveyard was made before knew that the Village Graveyard was going to be available again this year. So I had to get creative. The tree branches are from the Twisted Edge die.
On this side of the graveyard you can see parts of the Gothic Gate in the back ground. The tombstones are made from the Gift Tags dies. I cut off the top part with the little hole for twine and used that side as the bottom of the tombstones. With the variety in this set, you can get tombstones in many shapes and sizes.
The RIP tombstone is decorated with the Alphanumeric Cutout Lowercase.  The weeds and grass are cut from the Funky Floral 3.
On this right side, the tombstones are decorated with the bits from the Mixed Media Halloween 2 set.

The roof of this piece is made from the Village Rooftops and run through the 3-D Texture Fade.

To make this woodgrain I again colored some Distress Heavystock with Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone vwith small areas of Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. Then I ran the paper through the 3-D Lumber Texture Fade
The sides of the piece are covered in paper with the Wooden Planks Texture Fade.
I chose a different folder below for the sides of the Vignette Tray, trimmed it to fit and added it to the outside edges so they looked like old barn siding.
I hope you like this piece as much as I do! It was a lot of work but it was well worth it and it makes a wonderful decor piece.


Jess M said...

Awesome. Great details.

wendy baysa said...

Oh Tami, I have had lots of Halloween fav projects already this year (and it's only Oct 1) but this one is most definitely in the top 3!!! The detail, creativity in splitting up yet keeping same feel, colors, textures and well all of it. I truly, absolutely LOVE it!!!!

wendy baysa said...

PS, I also had to pin it ;)

Sherry Tipton said...

I am currently working on Stacy's Tombstone and then on to this one, I saw this in Tim's video and was hoping there would be some kind of tutorial for it...Yippee!!! This will be project #2 for me....hummmmm… who will be #3...LOL...So many projects, so little time...

Paula Cheney said...

oh this is wonderful Tami!!! You really outdid yourself on this one because it is so, so clever!!

Claudia N. said...

This is absolutely fantastic! Love how you've used all your dies and embossing folders to create this amazing piece! Very eerie and so so inspiring! Wow! Thanks for sharing! Claudia x

Paula Cheney said...

Seriously, using the gift tags as tombstones is GENIUS!