Monday, May 19, 2014

Macabre Monday # 189 Ripped to Ribbons

Yep it;s that time again, a new challenge at Haunted Design House, theme this fortnight is Ripped to that's easy......Just use some scary stuff and add ribbons, anyone can do that, see my project, super easy LOL

I made a Triptych (thanks Donna for giving me the English word).

It's made out of the cardboard back of a drawing pad (I always recycle those), ths side panels are made using the Tim Holz Sizzix die Vintage Cabinet ( I never thought I would use it that much, but can;t live without it anymore I guess). The Panel in the middle is just hand cut, I used a tag shape.

This was supposed to be just a tag, the side panels sorta happened ( yup. I know I should think before I start, but usually my projects turn out to be a lot different than what I thought they would be)

 So this is what I started with, just plain cardboard, covered with white cardstock. Stamps used are a dancing skellie and tombstones form de Stempelwinkel, and a shrine stamp from Lost Coast Designs. The skellie was stamped first, masked and than the Shrine was stamped. Masked the Shrine and the skellie and stamped the tombstones. I alsway love to create these kind of scenes using lots of stamps.

after the stamping was done, they were coloured using pencils.

I just thought to add a ribbon in a hole at the top and be finished, but it just didn't look very good, so I made the side panels

the Stamps used are all Lost Cost Designs, there is a Sugar Skull, the crackle back ground stamp and the domino and skull border stamps (first stamp the skull, mask it and tamp the rest also using masks)
Coloured the skulls using pencil and the background is Distress Ink (Mustard seed, Tattered glass, and walnut stain)

 I made holes on the sides of the panels using a crop a dile, this way  the panels could have hinges made out of ribbon (I had to put ribbon somewhere) .
And as a finishing touch I used DecoArt  Texture Fierro in Iron Black  to give the edges a bit of a distressed/vintage look and added some DecoArt Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso, to give it some extra shine (it doesn't show very well in the pic, but looks great IRL)

Can't wait to see what you all will be making for this challenge, will see you there


  1. This turned out marvelous! And you learned a new word, too! Gorgeous colors on the skulls and that background.

  2. Awesome!!! I love this! Fabulous ribbon hinges and I love the stamps! Mo x

  3. Fablous triptych you have created, love the colors and details. =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  4. Cooo... Mo, I hadn't visited for a while and WOW! this is amazing! You really do set the bar high for the rest of us.