Monday, 23 September 2019

Simon Says Stamp - Designer Spotlight Week 4

Hello Friends

I am here today to share another project in the Designer Spotlight for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

For the new 'STITCH IT' Challenge I created a Halloween project.

I love to put a 'not too scary' Halloween piece in my front window on All Hallows Eve, so that it doesn't scare the little ones too much.  

I started by preparing the tombstone base by painting all of the base elements with Black Soot Distress Paint.  I then stamped the top and bottom parts of the Tombstone Etcetera Tag with Tim Holtz Stone background stamp before heat embossing it with clear embossing powder.  Once dry, gesso was dry brushed over the the Tombstone parts to give a slate like look.
Next, I used Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin and Wilted Violet to colour a piece of  white card for the background.  Once coloured I used the Tim Holtz Swirling Stars die to cut a few stars into the background and then stitched up the sides with black cotton to add some interest. I decided last minute to add some white splats with gesso.
I die cut the witch and cat and dressed the witch with some dyed gauze and created a skirt with some netting from my stash.  I stitched the items in place onto the witch.  The die cut cauldron was dry brushed with gesso before adding some Twisted Citron Distress Paint to give the impression of the cauldron boiling over.  I added some Idea-ology bones and dried florist bits to the cauldron.  The fire was created by die cutting the fire elements from the Tim Holtz Fireplace die set.  I also added a few twigs from the garden along with some Idea-ology skulls, pumpkins and dome from my stash.
At the top of the Tombstone I added a die cut spider web, a Raven, a spider, metal word adornment, quote and skull, crossbones and Quote Chips.

So that's it for this week from me but it would be lovely to see you join in the challenge.
As always, there is a $50 voucher for one lucky winner!
The products I used that are available from Simon Says Stamp are all listed below.


  1. Oh my goodness Anne, I have just spent ages admiring this!! It's just absolutely brilliant!! So much attention to detail and fabulous techniques!! I need to go shopping for supplies so I can CASE this!
    Thanks so much XXX
    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. I was so drawn in by that amazing and rich background then began to look from there...I love that you cut the stars and underlaid that yellow. There are so many wonderful details to this from that witch’s garb to the spellbinding cauldron, you have made such a fabulous piece! I love it xx

  3. Wow wow another fabulous design - you do Halloween SO well! Sorry not much commenting from me of late - but I see more than I write!! xxx

  4. WOW Anne, this is so freaking good!!! What a fantastic Halloween tag, your attention to detail is just outstanding! I LOVE the boiling cauldron with dried florist bits and "fashionista witch"... so realistic! I guess SSS is lucky to have you!

  5. This is simply awesome Anne! The background is amazing .. love the rich, vibrant colour .. and I adore the witch!! She is an absolute delight in her pretty purple shawl and netting skirt! I love the cauldron too and all the spooky elements come together just beautifully! Fabulous creation!! Have a great week! hugs xx

  6. What a fabulous final spotlight project... the colours in the background are so vivid, and I love how you've dressed up your witch - utterly brilliant. I daren't think what ingredients are bubbling away in that overflowing cauldron - I'm guessing the herby stems are the least of it! The real twigs for the fire, the queasy green lettering in the word plaque, and fab use of the skulls and pumpkins awaiting their turn in the pot, I presume. It's a wonderful piece of Halloween decor, and I'm sure it will definitely go down a treat with your trick-or-treaters!
    Alison x

  7. Bravo Anne!!This must have taken an age as there are so many tiny little details. Your creativity and thinking is amazing! You've got a brilliant balance in not being too too scary... however if I were one of your trick or treaters on Halloween I would forego any treats that could have come from that boiling cauldron!!! Absolutely wonderful piece. Nicola x

  8. I could not wait to get over here to see the details on your amazing vignette! And all I can say is WOW! The stone work is fantastic, and an idea I need to 'steal'. I love how you've dressed the witch which takes her up 100 notches, and your bubbling cauldron is so creepy (the bones and floral bits are genius!). Of course, centering it all on that amazing late evening sky blows me away! A real show stopper and SSS is so blessed to have you guest design for them this month! I still have plenty of catching up to do- yay! Hugs!

  9. Oh, that wicked glow! Slimy bubbling and fallen skulls with your witch - very spooky and awesome, Anne! So many fab details! hugs, Maura

  10. Absolutely fabulous! Anne . Love the vibrancy of the orange and purple backdrop .So striking against your black witch who you have dressed to impress . She sure looks good in her netted skirt and purple gauze shawl . Love all the halloween themed elements you have added to set the scene and provide just the right amount of spookiness . Always look forward to this time of year just to admire and delight in your halloween creativity.
    Big hugs x

  11. Oh Anne, you do Halloween brilliantly, and this year is no exception. Your witch looks very stylish in her netted skirt, and the foliage in the cauldron is a wonderful touch! Take care, Sue xx

  12. Oh my word...pinned! LOVE the sky, all the dies, and the whole scene! You completely rocked this!


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