smeared and smudged DT throwdown CATC

I have never made a chunky ATC before so when the winners of the last DT thrown down HDH picked it as the new theme I hadn't got a clue what I was going to make. I tried to make one with the template, but failed every time. I eventually found 3 little canvases that are atc size and glues those together.

Although I have kept my design fairly simple there are lots of little bits involved and it did take quite a while to do it all. 

To start with I sprayed the CATC base and a wooden spool with brass spray paint. While that was drying I:

  •  Stamped Rebecca Sinz Moonlit Companions and coloured it in with promarkers and cut it out.
  •  I printed off a Halloween collage sheet from and cut out one of the Ouija boards.
  • I stamped the skull background stamp from smeared inks rubber set morte onto some acetate and cut it out to the same size as the ATC
  • I used the morte stamp again to stamp onto 2 mini vintage domino's then dabbed copped alcohol ink around the edges of them
  • finally I cut out the paper to cover the sides the cogs piece is from Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante and the Halloween is from the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting 
As soon as the spray paint had dried I started to layer on all of the pieces. On the front is the Rebecca Sinz stamp with a clock from the Happy Haunting collection and a skully embellishment I had in the Christmas swap from Croms
On the back I attached the ouija board and then attached the acetate over the top making sure it was only attached on the edges so it sits slightly away from the base in the middle. The paper was then added around the edges and the spool to the bottom, once that was well stuck I added the domino's.

I am also entering this into the current challenge at HDH


DonnaMundinger said…
Brilliant idea using the canvasses, Shell! Gorgeous image. What a fab take on the challenge. xxD
Creepy Glowbugg said…
Beautiful CATC! Very clever to glue the canvasses together. Sorry the template didn't work for you, but what a gorgeous end result anyway!
Thanks for entering the dungeon with your awesome make!
Ally White Cat said…
Shell this is extreme awesomeness yes wonderful art I love this
susan s
Fabulous Shell. I thought about ATC sized canvas' as well but could only find one. Love all the little things that make up this little beauty.
Thank you for sharing your art with us at HDH as well xxx

monique said…
Gorgeous. I think it's brilliant
Andrea C said…
Well if the template had worked out you wouldn't have come up with this little beauty! Fab work and thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House. Oh and Happy birthday :) x
Laura B said…
Very cool! I love the base with the dominoes.:)
Beautiful work Shell, Love the little canvases. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

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