Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Day 20 31 Days of Halloween~Any Body Will Do

Welcome to Day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween! This is an annual Smeared Ink event and we are so thrilled to be playing along as Wicked Bloggers. The Wicked Blogger challenge is to post a new creation each day during October that contains a stamped image, digi or rubber! Check out all the rules and prize details at Smeared Ink.

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Any BODY home, CT Anne askes ever so patiently...

I "had" to do a tag on a dress form theme.  Since I'm posting about it here, you can assume it won't be pretty pretty. I also have a metre-high stash of kiwiana scrapbooking papers. (And I'm NOT a scrapbooker LOL)  One of the patterns is of grey boiling mudpools – perfect colouring for this idea - cut to shape and glued over the manilla tag! I can stamp a dressform or body outline onto that.

And thanks to this Blog's team I've been exposed to pictures being manipulated digitally to appear ghost-like, and thought something could be done “manually”. See how the Grim Reaper looks on paper, and how ethereal it looks on organza in comparison:

Texture paste was applied inside the stamped body shape, then stamped with a texture stamp, and when dried, given a wash of moonshadow “paint” - brown with shimmering mica in different lights to give a graveyard phosphorence. It will show up through the organza in a more ghostly fashion too.

Last time I saw a dress form, the skirt was covered in petals – very girly-pretty. But not for my Grim Reaper – s/he gets bones: The bones were stamped with versamark onto more mudpool-patterned         paper, and heat embossed with Obsidian-green. One bone was cut in half and tucked into the texture paste before it dried. The larger bones were cut in half too, then folded down the middle lengthways, and attached with a glow in the dark thread to the organza over the dress form. The smaller bones are attached with thinner metallic thread.

So what do you think:  A Dresss Form fit for a ghoulish evening?

http://www.vlvstamps.com/ for all the stamps.
https://www.lindystampgang.com/  for yummy two-tone washes and embossing powders

And now I must apologise for missing out a photo from the grave... or at least from the tombstones   Day 15  This is what the tombstones looked in their entirety:


  1. WOW! What an amazing imagination you have! Such a cool and creative dress form for that ghostly Grim Reaper! Brill how you've stamped on the organza! Fabulous tag and thanks for the extra shot of the tombstones. LOVE! xxD

  2. Are you still nagging me about my pretty pink tag LOL This is definitely a reverse on it :) Love that ghost effect on the reaper xx

    1. Nag? Moi?? Never!!! Just leading by example LOL

  3. Well, that's some Halloween dress alright, showing some leg is it?

  4. Ooooo what fun you are having Anne and looks like the evil influences are faBOOlous, what wicked cool creation today and the pic from the other day too!

  5. Love all of the bones.
    Hope the reaper doesn't run into a dog who might be looking for a bone.
    thanks for sharing a creepy design.

  6. Just fabulous! This Grim Reaper is so well dressed!

  7. Love your tag today! Great idea to stamp on the organza--I'm going to have to try that.

  8. wow. what a awesome make for day 20. a lot of detail and a fabulous rag.

  9. EEEKKKKKKS ANY BODY WILL DO..... WHAT a ghoulish dress form with all the bones... great imagination and design!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!


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