Whooooo’s Ready for a Tim Holtz Halloween?


Hi crafty friends! I’ve found myself with a few extra days off from work, and am taking advantage by sneaking back in with a bonus blog post for the week. Hurricane Flo was projected to make a direct hit on us here in central North Carolina, and schools and businesses have been closed for most of the week in preparation. After frantic and frenzied searches for gas and groceries at the beginning of the week, we’ve been hunkered down, just waiting. And that has given me plenty of time to take down all my summer patriotic decor, and start breaking out the fall goodies. And so, my friends, I am definitely in a Halloween type of mood.


Last month I was lucky enough to get my hands of some of the brand new Halloween Alterations dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, and I’m so excited to share my spooky creations with you…. starting today with this moonlit scene made with the new Frightening Faces die set.

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 12PK - Frightening Faces

This fun set creates a myriad of silly faces, and one thing that I really love about it is that you can use either the positive or the negative shapes, giving you lots of design options. One of the first faces that jumped out at me was that scowling owl in the middle, and once I saw him, I couldn’t help but create an entire owl body using a mixture of pieces from the set.


I pulled out the previously released Halftone Halloween stamp set to make the body of the owl, and then started piecing. First the owl face, and then the cat eyes for the wings. The monster face with the big slit teeth and three eyes gave me the owl’s feathers and talons. The branch and moon are from older sets, as is the Rosettes texture fade used for the embossed background. And the sentiment was created using the new Alphanumeric Cutout Upper alphabet set.


I used tons of Distress inks and paints on the background and die cuts, and absolutely love how shabby sweet this came out. A strip of patterned paper was stitched down the middle and embellished with a few stamped details and Halloween rubs. A coat of Glossy Accents was added to the eyes. And a grey Distress marker gave me a great drop shadow to build up some depth to the scene.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It’s raining here, but it looks like we’ll be spared from much of Flo. Keeping my fingers crossed.


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress 8.5 X 11 MIXED MEDIA HEAVYSTOCK TDA53842Dina Wakley Ranger KRAFT PAPER PACK mdj59653Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash CLASSIC KRAFT STOCK Paperie TH93585Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HALFTONE HALLOWEEN CMS199Tim Holtz Sizzix FRIGHTENING FACES Thinlits Die Set 663090Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 76PK - Alphanumeric, Cutout Upper (3/4" Tall)Tim Holtz Sizzix HAUNTED HOUSE Thinlits Die 662378Tim Holtz Sizzix FALL FOLIAGE Thinlits Die 660955Tim Holtz Sizzix ROSETTES Texture Fades Embossing Folder 662391Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Remnant Rubs TH93604Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger tdo56027Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TIM32823Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Tim Holtz Distress Paint CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TDD43560Tim Holtz Distress Markers PUMICE STONE Ranger TDM32625Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

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6 thoughts on “Whooooo’s Ready for a Tim Holtz Halloween?

  1. What a clever use of all those different die shapes. That creative mind of yours was on a great roll with this one. Always love owls. So much great texture! So glad old Flo kind of wimped out a bit. Still lots of rain though so stay safe.

  2. Oh, my! How awesome is your owl! Love all the distress inks and paints that you used for your wonderful creation! Thinking of you and praying that all goes well due to Hurricane Florence, stay safe!! Hugs!!

  3. Absolutely love this gorgeous creation!
    Do stay safe, I haven’t been watching TV much since I am still busy unpacking, but I hear about the Hurricane, I will be thinking of you and your family!

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