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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Gone Batty (by Julie)

Hello, thanks for stopping by. Today I have two Halloween makes for you to try. The first is this spooky (pretend) candle made using the fabulous Hocus Pocus stamp set.

It is quite simple to make. You will need a battery tea-light and then take a piece of acetate to form a tube around the tea-light. Secure the ends together with heavy duty double sided tape.
I popped a circle die cut onto some copier paper before sponging some red and purple Pan Pastels to create the background. I filled the moon in with a cream coloured Pan Pastel and then sprayed the copier paper with a fixative. Once dry I stamped the bats and crow using Onyx Black Versafine. 
Next cover the entire sheet with Versamark and then sprinkle with clear embossing powder before melting with a heat gun. Secure the embossed image to the acetate tube with double sided tape and then turn on the tea-light.

My second project using the Hocus Pocus set, is a little decorative plaque made from an old CD. The bats have been stamped directly onto the CD using black Staz-on. The cute little owl creature has been stamped onto card, coloured with Polychromos pencils and then cut out using a circle die. I stamped a second owl and fussy cut the owl and his wings so that I could add a 3d element to the design which I glued into place with silicone glue. Chipped Sapphire and Tumbled Glass Distress ink was added around the edge of the die cut before dabbing a generous helping of Crystal Stickles to the CD and the stamped image.
I have displayed this plaque on a die cut stand but holes could be punched through the CD so that it can be hung on a wall.

Thank you for popping in and be sure to call back tomorrow for some more Design Team inspiration.


  1. Great projects. Love the bird on the fence stamp and the owl is so cute

  2. Two beautiful creations Julie and the faux candle works beautifully and I would really like to try that myself with for me something other than Halloween, also the cd recycled so prettily is a great design. x

  3. Wonderful projects Julie, what colours, love them, Kate x

  4. Two lovely projects, thanks for all the details.

  5. Both look so great! Love how you use things that we all have in our house and make such beautiful decorations from them!

  6. Wow, fantastic projects Julie, superb xx Zoe xx


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