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.
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: