Saturday, July 18, 2015

4th Annual Gothic Tombstone ART SWAP + More‏

Happy weekend everyone! We have lots of great goodies in the shop this week, including the new 2015 Tombstone set! So you know what that means. Art Swap! Yeah! The Tombstone Swap is always my favorite, so I couldn't wait to jump right in!
You can check it out HERE.

Halloween Art Time!

I loved making my Tombstones! It's never too early for Halloween in my opinion. And I already knew what I wanted to do! When I released the new designs last week, I immediately knew I wanted to use the Mischievous Cats! Along with some fun accessories.


Supplies Used Tombstone Bases IV, Mischievous Cat Cut-Outs, Glasses Cut-Outs, Mustache Cut-Outs, Little Devil Cut-Outs, Witch Hat Cut-Outs, Mask Cut-Outs, Ledger Paper Collage Sheet CV56 (sticker paper), Diamond II Stencil, Fancy Brass Bat Charms, Fancy Brass Owl Charms, Rustic Lodge Alcohol Ink, Black Archival Ink, Sharpie Paint Marker White  and Black, Micron Pens, E6000, Matte Glue N Seal

I started by covering my tombstones with Collage Sheet CV56 in sticker paper. One of my favorite sheets with so many uses!

Next I stenciled on some diamonds using gold spray paint.

I painted my kitties accessories with orange acrylic paint.

To create some dramatic edges, I lined them with my black sharpie.

I added color to my brass bats with alcohol ink and black archival ink. Amazing what a little patina can do. I love how they turned out. I assembled all my bits and then added a few finishing details with my markers and pens!

I had a blast making my tombstones for the swap and I can't wait to see yours!

Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

We're loving this fabulous little Pug Magnet by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! The angels loot great with animal faces too. So cute Amy!
Small Angel Art Doll Cut-Outs:
She Also Used Our Dresden Crowns, Tim Holtz Rub-Ons, and Stickles

Inspiration By Diana Darden!

Getting into the Halloween spirit with a fabulous Victorian Pumpkin Doll by Diana Darden! This gal is definitely a 'treat'. So lovely Diana!
Medium Articulated Victorian Pumpkin Art Doll Kit:

Inspiration By Kelly Hoernig!
A big congrats to Kelly Hoernig! Her gorgeous Seahorse Shrine is a feature article over at The Pixelated Palette ( Such gorgeous painting on your seahorse Kelly!
Seahorse Shrine Kit:

Inspiration By Kim Collister!

"Sea Messengers", an amazing set by Kim Collister. Check out Kim's blog post for tons of stunning photos, links, and more about her process. She even made tiny suction cups out of paper clay for the tentacles. So cool Kim!

Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

"Under The Sea", an incredible shrine by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! We are especially loving how she used her mermaid, crab, and treasure chest! Just gorgeous Lynn!
Ornate Flourish ATC Shrine Kit Style 3:
She Also Used Our Large Silver Mermaid Charm, Brass Treasure Chest, Colorful Crab Cut-Outs, Collage Sheet DP104, Sea Shell Paper Cuts, Brass Crown, German Dresden Shell Border, Vintaj Metal Patina Verdigris, Copper Alcohol Ink, Stickles Peacock and Turquoise, and Colored Bird Word Paper Cuts

4th Annual Gothic Tombstone ATC Art Swap!

It's time for the 4th annual Gothic Tombstone ATC Art Swap! You can read all of the details right HERE. Please read the guidelines fully as there are a few changes. I can't wait to see the gorgeous art. This is always such a GREAT swap! Happy Creating!

Need some inspiration? Check out the 2012 Tombstone Swap, 2013 Tombstone Swap, and the 2014 Tombstone Swap (also on Pinterest)!

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