Monday, October 29, 2012

Shadows Of A Thousand Years Wall Hanging

Boy oh boy do I have a fun (aka super inky!) project for you today!  I have to admit that I don't usually do much for Halloween as my favorite holiday is in December.  However, once I sat down to work on this project, I was sucked in with all the fall colors!

So let's get started showing you how I created this wall hanging.  To start, I simply covered the corrugated Oh So Mini Album page with patterned paper and then inked the edges with black and orange.

Next, I cut a piece of 5in x 5in watercolor paper and gave it a good spritz with Tsukineko's Goosebumps texture spray.  This does two things for the background.  First, it acts as a resist for the ink that will be added later.  Second, it also adds a really fun texture to the page.

Once the Goosebumps is dry, I started adding liquid watercolors in orange, purple, and black. I just kept adding, layering, and splattering the colors until I was happy with the effect.  Then I mounted the sheet of watercolor to black cardstock and adhered it to the album page.

Next up, I cut out a skeleton and adhered it to the page.  Then I printed the saying, inked the edges, and also adhered it to the page.

Now, on to the embellishments.  I sprayed the felt heart with black ink, then gave it a quick spritz with a glimmer spray. Lastly, I inked the stars with Sweet Melon and Grape Soda Smooch Ink.

For the finishing touches, I added a few crystals and punchinella to the bottom corner and a ribbon hanger at the top.  For a last bit of shimmer, I used a Clear Wink of Stella pen on the skeleton cutout.

Basically Bare items used:
-Bracket Oh So Mini album, corrugated page
-Celestial Shapes Set - felt cloud and chipboard stars

Kuretake items used:
-Zig Millenuim, Pure Black
-Zig Wink Of Stella, Clear

It's also with a heavy heart that I say this will be my last official project as part of the Basically Bare Design Team.  I have had an absolute blast working with everyone on the team.  Hard to believe I have been with the company since they had their product debut last year.  I wish the company nothing but the best!  

This also happens to be my 200th post on my blog!  So, to celebrate, I have a bit of blog candy to give away. This is open to U.S. residents only only due to the cost of shipping.

I have a Tiny Tabs Album, a Timeless Tabs Album, one set of Spring Distress Ink Pads, and an assortment of my choice of Basically Bare embellishments (this link will let you see the full line of embellishments). Just a side note, this giveaway is not in any way affiliated with Basically Bare. All items are coming from my personal stash.

To get entered, simply leave a comment on this post.  You'll get an extra entry if you follow my blog.  And you'll also get an extra entry if you spread the word about my blog giveaway on your blog or website. So, you'll actually have the opportunity for three entries.  All entries will be accepted through November 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST, at which time I will select a winner.  Good luck!


  1. This is such a cute project. Love the Goosebumps. I have never used it before. I have become a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Now following your blog. Love the project. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh, love the background texture - neat stuff! Would love to play with some. I'm now a follower of your blog. Thanks!

  4. Great project and thanks for such a wonderful giveaway! Got here from

  5. This sounds like a great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. I love your wall hanging! And what a fun little verse :-)

  6. Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win and that ink spattered background is awesome!

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  8. I loved your project. Halloween is my favorite time of year and it' my favorite holiday.

  9. Awesome Job Jamie I love it so well done I am a follower :)




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