Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Haunted Mansion Halloween Mixed Media Decoration For Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

Hello and thank you for stopping by my crypt today, bwa-ha-ha-ha!  I have a wonderfully spooky mixed media Halloween decoration to share with you that I made with lots of wonderful embossing powders, charms and stamps from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies for their October Dare, Freaky Fun!

I used Emerald Creeks' Salted Raven, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Hammered Metal embossing powders along with their Skare D Cat stamp and Steampunk Bat charm and paired it all with stamps and die cuts from Tim Holtz and Deco Foil Transfer Foil from Therm O Web.  I've some step out photos on how I created my Haunted Mansion Halloween decoration, read on if you dare!

I started out with a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, cut to about 6" by 7".  I stamped that wonderful spooky mansion from Tim Holtz's Regions Beyond stamp set with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and then embossed it with Oil Rubbed Bronze embossing powder.  A flurry of bats were die cut beside it with the Mixed Media Halloween die.

The cardstock was then coloured with Distress Inks (Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke and a touch of Black Soot) using the wrinkle free Distress technique.

The Skare D Cat stamp was stamped onto more Heavyweight cardstock and embossed with Salted Raven embossing powder, fussy cutting just the black cat once it was embossed.

The perching raven and branch were die cut from the Ravens & Feather die set and the raven also embossed with Salted Raven embossing powder.

The 'boo' word from the Vintage Spirits set was die cut and embossed with Hammered Metal embossing powder.

I tried a little experiment to see if I could foil the Steampunk Bat charm with Deco Foil and it worked!  I used the Deco Foil Adhesive Pen to cover the bat, let it dry till clear and tacky and then rubbed on some Black Deco Foil.  A couple of spots didn't quite get covered (I love that lost and found worn appearance!) so I added some Mushroom Alcohol Ink and was really pleased with the result.

A piece of dark brown Classic Kraft-Stock was sanded to reveal some of the kraft colour and then die cut with those adorable kids from the Trick-or-Treat set.  I ended up die cutting another one from black cardstock and layering it behind for a bit of a shadow.

Black cardstock was inked with Black Soot Distress Oxide and the fence and gate die cut with the Village Graveyard set.

A piece of Deco Foil Toner Sheet was cut to the same size as the prepared Heavystock and Black Deco Foil adhered onto it with a foil laminator in the same area as the die cut flurry of bats.  The Heavystock was layered overtop of the foiled Toner Sheet and the edges tattered, frayed and inked.  A piece of scrapbook paper from Tim's Materialize Paper Stash was cut about 1/4" larger on all sides and layered behind and then the embellishments were added.

The embossed 'boo' word was adhered to the top of the panel.

The Steampunk Bat was layered overtop of the die cut flurry of bats, I think he is the leader of the pack (not sure if you call a bunch of bats a pack or not!).  I also coloured some of the bat off cuts with Pitch Black alcohol ink and added them here and there around the panel.

You can see some of the shine from the black Deco Foil behind the die cut bats in the picture below.

 The little trick or treaters were added just below the bats and the wrought iron fence and gate layered overtop of them all across the bottom of the panel.

The fussy cut embossed Skare D Cat was added to the bottom left of the panel, popped up on some teeny pieces of fun foam.

And finally, the embossed raven and branch were added to the bottom right with the raven popped up on more fun foam.

I hope that you've enjoyed seeing how my Haunted Mansion Halloween decoration came together, it was spooky fun to make!

I also hope that you will be inspired to join in our Freaky Fun dare over at Emerald Creek Dares, you have a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate to their online store,

and just for entering the October Dare, you also will receive 10% off of your next purchase from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and have fun getting your spook on, happy creating!

Deb xo


  1. Spooktacular. Love that raven.

  2. Wow Deb! Such a brilliant composition and that salted raven embossing powder is fabulous! I love the house, the way you have done the flying bats and the raven is just the perfect finishing touch! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Ah Deb! This Halloween decoration is the perfect amount of spooky fun! Love all the fun details you've put into it. The stamping and die cuts are a great mix.

  4. SUPER SPOOKTACULAR Deb. Love the monochromatic look - great design. AMAZINGLY FUN but SPLENDIDLY artsy!! Xj.

  5. Ooh, wonderful spooky card - brilliant combining of those fab new stamps and stencils. The spattered raven looks just perfect in the foreground. He may be my favourite of the new Thinlits, I think!
    Alison x

  6. This is amazing Deb! So much depth and how you used the Deco foil behind the items as well..perfection!!

  7. Wonderful Deb, love it to bits. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx


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