Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Created Byhand Challenge: Coffins!



I haven't participated in the Created Byhand Challenge before, but this week's theme is just my kind of thing, so I had to give it a go. The challenge was to make a coffin! (A template is provided).

The background is distress inks. I stamped a Tim Holtz stamp over the top and spritzed it with gold Cosmic Shimmer spray, then outlined the coffin with a gold marker. I stamped the spider web in Versamark and embossed it with gold sparkle embossing powder. The dancing skeleton stamp is by Cherry Pie and I love it just about as much as it's possible to love a small piece of red rubber. It's definitely one of my favourites. I stamped it on a separate piece of card and cut it out. To finish it off I added some printed words and a Grungeboard skull which I covered with gold embossing powder and overheated it to give it a distressed appearance then added gems in the eye sockets.

21 comments:

Femmy said...

absolutely stunning!!! love the gold touches!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is extraordinary.
Amazing background.
I love it.

vintage wil said...

beautiful coffin!!!

MAGPIE said...

This piece is soooo cool.... You cut it out !!!!! wow how long did that take?
I love your colours,,, and don't you just love grunge board........

Kreativgeschwafel said...

that's a fantastic coffin tag!

lildebi said...

WOW...is the instant reaction! Wonderful job, I love it!

Kelly said...

great tag

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is so excellent! Poor guy didn't have much room to stretch out! So funny!

Sarah said...

What a fantastic, funny, perfect Halloween coffin.

joey said...

Sian this is fantastic!x

Arthur Orchid said...

Perfectly designed, nice job!

WendyK said...

I just knew you would use that stamp for this challenge Sian, a great ATC, love the colours

Char said...

Striking coffin. Love the colors.

Deborah March said...

WAHOO! This is OUTSTANDING! Fabulous dancing skeleton!

Viola said...

Sooo great!! :o)

Buffy said...

Super great coffin. You put alot of work into it and it shows.I also like how you explained how you did everything. Thanks for sharing.

Sandie R said...

This is absolutely awsome. I think the dancing skeleton with the lets party just makes it so much fun.

Audrey said...

Love it!

Yogi said...

Love your ATC. Love the humour and the background. well done

Kris Dickinson said...

What a fun coffin!

Kimmie said...

Love your coffin ATC...how fun!