Thursday, October 2, 2014

Heavy Metal for AVJ

Hello and welcome to my edition of "Heavy Metal," the current challenge at A Vintage Journey and chosen by me. AVJ is all about Tim Holtz style and products, so we hope you will join us in this current challenge, which runs two weeks. Country View Crafts is our wonderful sponsor and there is always a prize to be won and a chance to be among the "Pinworthies," so that is pretty nice. My incredibly talented DT Sisters have some wonderful inspiration as well, so do stop by AVJ for all the details and get "Metal" on.
This began as a framed tile my DD gave me years ago with a matching little pitcher. I really tired of the pretty little flowers, but could not part with the gift, so it was SALVAGED as well as the light on top (the hubby replaced it from my car). I am also going to take my Spooky little adventure over to my old stamping ground, Frilly and Funkie's "A Haunting Halloween Challenge."
The first thing I did was to figure out what was going to cover the tile and I decided on the "spider web" paper from the Laboratorie stash! This was inked with Wild Honey and Dried Marigold, added some background stamping using Weathered Wood and various Halloween Tim stamps. Next a flicked on some thinned Tarnished Brass and Antique Bronze Distress paints with a toothbrush. Next all edged were shaded.
Next we had to build out house which was done from foil backed grungpaper inked with Alcohol Inks (Pitch Black, Butterscotch, Sunset Orange) and Mixatives Silver and Gold. Using a Dylusions stencil, I added some leaves and again the Metallic Distress paints were applied after the Black paste dried. The people were painstakingly cut from the same Laboratorie stash and glued to the backside.
No house is complete without a picked fence, right? This was cut and painted blacked and then I dabbed on the two metallic paints.
At this point I had most of my items pulled out and ghouled up and played with the arrangement!  Now time to figure out what to do with the actual frame!

First I covered in white gesso and then two coats of black paint. I used the Shattered stencil and using a stencil brush, dry brushed on the Brass and Bronze paints.
And we finished our frame with bits and pieces, tinted with metallic and all chained up.
I had quite a bit of fun with this altered Halloween Heavy Metal project and now I will probably send this back to by DD in an altered state! Thank you for stopping by today and hope you will join in the challenge!




33 comments:

Netty said...

wow its great Terry and love the photos in the windows........fab, hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

S@ndy Diller said...

Spooktacular piece Terry, The entire thing is simply fun and scary. Love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful awesome transformation! Loving your spooky Halloween project! The faces for windows are great& love all of the metal bits!!!

Michele said...

this is nothing short of GENIUS Terry! wow! xo

Valerie-Jael said...

WONDERFUL! I LOVE it! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

Wow Terry, what a fabulous creation, the frame is superb and I LOVE the fantastic haunted house with all the little pictures in it. I have so loved this challenge and seeing the amazing creations by the DT! Hugs, Anne xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Awesome in total...Terry!
greetings, Alie :-)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just amazing, terry! I love everything about it. You are so talented. Can I borrow the expression 'ghouled up'? Love that!

Lucy x

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Terry, a wonderful Halloween transformation on your tile. I love the rickety house with the spooky people and eyes looking out of the windows and all the metal you have incorporated. Great job.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
hugs Brenda xx

Dianne said...

BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, altering the gift from your DD and giving it new life, absolutely creative Genius here my Dear Miss Terry, thanks so much for sharing it, hope you have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS ))).

Pam said...

Awesome work on altering the tile!! So spooky!!

Connie Paxman said...

another talented and creative piece of work Terry...wow will have to check out this challenge..
connie

1CardCreator said...

Wow, what a fabulous funky piece this is, love all the great elements you added too, the chain and light bulb and that hand is soooo very spooky! ~Diane

Marjie Kemper said...

Terry this is such a great piece -- love all the meta and the lightbulb, and especially the house treatment with all the peeps peeking out the windows. You rocked this!

2amscrapper said...

what an amazing make!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow- wow- wow - I'm missing words, that's breathtaking.

Annie said...

This is fabulous Terry and so well thought out :-)
Love your fabulous house and the fab background, picket fence.
What I absolutely can't stop looking at is that fabulous hand !!!! I love it !!!!
A wonderful challenge theme and thanks for your lovely comments on my post
Have a lovely weekend
Annie x

Nikki Acton said...

WOW what a transformation Terry! This is amazing. Nikki x

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a great theme Terry and your piece is amazing, what a transformation, fantastic!

Meggymay said...

Awesome project Terry. Great faces in the windows of your haunted house.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

WOW how ghoulish this is, especially that hand!
Fabulous.
Wishes
Lynne

Sandy said...

Fantastic! Halloween is so much fun. Your house is soooo haunted and I love it. Fabulous embellishments.
Sandy xx

GrĂ¡inne said...

Words fail me for this one ... I SO love, love, love this ... Suzanne x

Jools Robertson said...

Fantastic! Love the metal house with those fab pictures
Gorgeous colours and amazing embellishments

Super Spooky!

Jools x

Martina2801 said...

Dear Terry, this haunted house I have already admired on Facebook. That just looks great. I'm totally thrilled!

Buttons said...

I'm completely lost for words Terry! PERFECTION!!! I agree completely with Michele - nothing short of genius! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Ira Huberts said...

If ever there was a haunted house it must be yours Terry! Wowzers, amazing, so creepy and scary, love that hand!! Hugs Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Cec said...

This is the most incredible transformation with a wonderful and spooky end result. I love all the metal bits and pieces but that skeleton hand is the best. I am glad you showed a close up of the windows with the vintage faces because I would have hated to miss that great touch. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
Hugs!
Cec

Julia Aston said...

What a marvelous transformation of your tile Terry! love the house with all of it's inhabitants!

Beth said...

awesome job on this my friend rather spooky with the bony hand and skull love how your mind works and the detail you had to all your work.
Hugs

butterfly said...

Such a fantastic creation, Terry! I love the finish on the house, and that hand is brilliantly creepy… love it!
So sad I couldn't join in with a fabulous theme.
Alison xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

such a cool make x love it! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x trace x

Sara Barker said...

Oh, so perfectly spooky! Two Halloween directed minds think alike; I just used that same hand on my latest Halloween creation! Not posted yet; waiting for my daughter to upload my photos. Great piece here!

Blog Archive