Monday, 17 October 2016


I love Halloween and I am especially fond this chap from Stampendous! The stamp has so many layers that it's great to take apart and layer - I've just used the one stamp for this whole creation. The clock is part of the image.

Here's how I created it:

1 Die cut several pocket watches and cut the centres from all but one. Paint them with bronze coloured paint (you are going to layer them so you can just paint the edges on all but the top and bottom pieces).

2 Cover the top part of the frame with Versamark. Emboss the frame with Aged Copper embossing enamel. While the powder is still molten add a little Seasonings powder here and there and heat again to melt the seasonings into the powder.

3 Add some Spoonful of Rust here and there and heat to set the elements.

4 Sponge the frame lightly with black StazOn to ‘age’ it.

5 Stamp the pumpkin onto copper and silver metal sheet. Cut the large clock out in a circle the same size as the frame from the copper sheet.

6 Colour the stamped image with pencils. Cut some of the elements of the silver metal sheet and add the details to the stamped image.

7 Add some metal embellishments and stickers saying ‘13’.

8 Glue the copper metal piece to the back piece of the frame. Trim off the excess stamped image so it will fit into the chipboard frame – you want to position him so his hat will protrude beyond the edges of the watch frame. Stick just the very bottom most edge of the stamped image to the background but don’t glue his torso or head yet.

9 Layer up the frame pieces and glue them together with the embossed one on top. Add over the pumpkin collage. Add some 3D foam under the pumpkin’s head to lift it and adhere the feathers on his hat to the outside of the frame.

Products used:
Stampendous products:
CRR269 Steam Pumpkin Stampendous Cling Stamp
EJS05 Spoonful Rust
FREG025 Frantage Embossing Enamel – Aged Copper
FREG044 Frantage Chunky Embossing Enamel – Seasonings
MPW811 Mixed Media Paper
WA101 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad

Sizzix Die – Pocket Watch Frame
Copper paint
StazOn Ink – Jet Black
Copper and silver coloured metal sheet
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Metal embellishments
Number stickers
3D foam tape


  1. So many wonderful layers and details!

  2. This is amazing! I love how you made it look like rusty metal! Awesome!

  3. Holy crow! This is amazing!! Love all the details you added and all the layers!

  4. OOOO! Wow! This is so cool! LOVE how you did the watch!! Very rustaliscious!! TFS!

  5. Fabulous project! Love the Steam Pumpkin image and the way you colored him! Awesome textures and colors on this piece!

  6. This is an awesome project! I love this idea!

  7. Fantastic. Love how you just used
    part of the pumpkin and added the
    gears. I think he is wonderful.
    Have to get him.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Absolutely fantastic! The chipboard watch is amazing, and Steam Pumpkin paper pieced makes it look even more steampunk! Thank you for sharing!

  9. I see some new embossing powders in future for sure. this is rapidly becoming my favorite Halloween stamp. I am blown away by what the DT members have created with it. thank you for the fantastic tutorial. I feel like I can do this now.

  10. Wow, this is amazing and cool and so fun. LOVE!!!

  11. This project is amazing! I love all the layers and different elements that went into this. So much work, but absolutely worth it for a spectacular design.

  12. All I can say is WOW, I am in LOVE with this. Such imagination and talent, I love steampunk and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I already have my Halloween cards done and ready to mail BUT you have inspired me so much with this, now I have to think of someone else to send one to or switch one out and make this one. This is absolutely my FAVORITE of all the ones I have seen so far, AWESOME, thank you for sharing such a creative project. Tracey Magner

  13. This is just marvelous! I love all the wonderful detail and interest! I actually thought that frame was real metal at first!!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!!!

  14. This is my favorite creation so far! Love the steampunk Halloween combo-2 of my faves!! Great job!