Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I was so excited to be a part of this group, and equally excited about September's SOTM, Thriller!
If you are coming here from Toni's blog, you're in the right place. If you stumbled upon my Craft Closet and would like to start the blog hop at the beginning, head over to Helen's blog and get ready for an inspiration overload!
The September SOTM, Thriller, has 9 stamps in the set:
Oooooh! Doesn't it just give you goosebumps?!
I love the creepy factor this set has, right down to the delicate cobwebs...even though I really, really hate spiders. But the eye-patch wearing skull just screams pirate to me and that's the direction I went.
Stamps: CTMH Thriller (September 2010 SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Bamboo, Desert Sand, Barn Red, Versamark
Papers: CTMH Bamboo, Desert Sand, Barn Red, Vanilla Cream
The Barn Red cardstock was quilted using a folded tissue as batting and spritzing the top with water. Then I attached the brads and hammered them in as tight as they would go. When the water dried, it left a puckered look around the brads...like the back of some luxurious arm chair. The skull image and sentiment were embossed with clear detail powder, then brayered over with Bamboo ink and the whole piece was edged with Barn Red ink. I also stitched around the two pieces with Chocolate and Colonial White (which I ran across my Bamboo ink pad several times) embroidery floss.
I created a ruffle...
...excuse me, a very manly looking ruffle using Vanilla cardstock. I soaked it in water, then proceeded to create pleats and shape it as I went. I placed it under one of my acrylic blocks until it was dry.
I did take me a couple of days to get it all complete. The boys were demanding things like food and clean clothes. All I wanted to do was make them walk the plank!
Well, now it's time to move on to Jean's blog! There are 68 very talented CTMH Consultants in this month's blog hop...be sure to visit them all to get your fill of crafting ideas and inspiration.
And remember, Thriller will only be available until September 30, 2010! Contact me to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!