Monday, 9 October 2017

Graveyard Glamour for Stampendous

I do love to play with my stamps and explore new possibilities - here I combined two stamps to make my rather well dressed Halloween skeleton.

Products used:
Stampendous Cling Stamps: Andy Skinner - Birds & Bones; Angel Aviary
DecoArt Fluid Acrylics
Chipboard gravestones from Calico Craft Parts
Florist's moss

Here's a brief how to:
Stamp the skeleton onto white card and cut out. Stamp the fairy several times onto white card and once onto acetate. Cut out the skirt from the acetate. Colour the other images. Cut out the top of the skirt, her hair and various flowers.

Add crystal glitter to wings using glue pen. Use a permanent silver marker to highlight the wire structure in the skirt, working on the back of the acetate.

Assemble the ‘skeleton woman’ as shown.

To create the graveyard, treat a wooden block and MDF gravestones with Texture Sand Paste and paint light grey. Stamp the skull on the stones and mask it off. Add Relic Chalky Finish with a stipple brush. Follow with Viridian and Green Gold, also stippled in places, to mimic moss growing.

Adhere all elements to the plinth and finish with moss and some cobwebs made from hot glue gun ‘string'.

Happy Halloween!
Katy x


  1. Cool Skelly! I love her dress and flowers!

  2. Love how you dressed the skeleton.
    Fangtastic piece.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Love your Skeleton amongst the tombstones! Great project!

  4. Very spooky! Love the Angel Aviary stamp!
    I'm in CA

  5. Oh my this is really fantastic-love how you used the acetate. Always one of my favorite things to craft with.

  6. Interesting use of
    the acetate. Lovely
    skeleton lady.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Gorgeous graveyard! Love the gravestones!

  8. Can't beat a skeleton in a hoop dress. Hugz

  9. Spooooky. Beautiful flowers, though.

  10. What a great idea to dress the skeleton woman using an acetate bird cage skirt! This card is so imaginative!

  11. WOW! AWESOME SKELETON~ another amazing stamp! Will have to be on the look out for that one!

  12. Amazing creation. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Amazing creation. Thanks for sharing.