Oct 20, 2021

Spooky Graveyard Scene for the Grunge, Ghouls or Giggles Challenge

 Hello friends! I am posting today for The Funkie Junkie Boutique's new challenge.  Its all about Grunge, Ghouls and Giggles. I created the next tag is my series to be a ghostly graveyard scene using many of the Sizzix Dies from Tim Holtz.

I am sure you will recognize many of the recent Halloween releases used on this fun decor piece. 

I have a YouTube video outlining the process here:

I will walk you though some of the process steps. 

So many components to see. I am not sure where to start! I used a Small Etcetera Tag for the base along with a Vignette box to create the graveyard.

Ranger's Distress Watercolor Paper was the perfect medium to use Distress inks and the new Distress Mica Sprays to create the spooky sky and the moon.  Mica Spray Colors used include
Hocus Pocus from Mica Stain set 2 and Empty Tomb from set 1 for the purple sky. I also used a few Distress inks such as Wilted Violet and Hickory Smoke as well.

The moon was created on Distress Watercolor Paper using Mica Stain set 1 along with a few Distress Inks such as Scattered Straw.  The new Layering Moon Mask set was perfect for adding the craters to the moon prior to die cutting the shape.

The houses cut from textured black cardstock using the Ghost Town #2 die were dry bushed with green acrylic paint for dimension.

The ghosts, bats, gravestones and fence are from the Vault Halloween 2021 set.

I had to have the Mr. Bones die set! You will see in the video I made 4 of them at one time layering different colors of cardstock. I eventually decided they needed some depth along with the ghosts , so I ink smooshed Antique Linen Oxide ink on all of the piece.

Notice how this skeleon's right arm is down with the left hand holding the bat. I managed this by cutting and assembling the backside of the dies!

Lets explore the graveyard next! The Vignette Box was pained with Black Soot Distress Ink. I used an Ideology Tombstone as a base to attach Mr. Bones with his arms up. I added some moss from my stash along with cardstock tombstones, skeleton heads, bones, a pumpkin and skeleton hands coming up from the graveyard.

The last piece is the spooky tree with the spider. The tree is from my yard, attached using my glue gun. The spider has a red belly thanks to my alcohol marker.

I added the green moss to the graveyard pieces using Opaque Grit Paste colored with Forest Moss Distress Ink.

I hope you have enjoyed my graveyard tour.

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  1. Ohmygosh! I AM giggling over this; HILARIOUS!!!
    This is ultimate CUTE: every bit of it!!!

  2. Such an amazing project full of great details! My goodness, look at that full moon! Like Lyla said, this is ultimate in giggles!

  3. Fantastic! Love the adorable skeletons. Such great details!

  4. Brilliant! The spookyscape is fabulous!


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