Friday, 10 October 2008

Halloween ATC

I'm in a swap run by the very talented Sarah. The theme was Halloween, and this is my offering:

I used Making Memories embossed paper, a Paperwhimsy image of the girl, on a background of old text. I stamped Heidi Swapp's chandelier in the top left hand corner.

I found an image of a creepy old house and printed it onto acetate to make a transparency. I cut the image to size and warped the edges with a cigarette lighter (used exclusively for this purpose...not for lighting cigarettes at all, honest). It was hard to photograph, but the acetate forms a sort of bubble over the ATC. I held it on with a couple of staples on each side.

I sprayed some gauze with Walnut Ink and stuck it under this word to finish.

I think the word may be French in origin - it means a ghost or spirit. I've been making a guttoral French sound the whole time I worked on these ATCs. My throat hurts - I wonder how the French do it all day. Croissants probably help.


  1. Teresa..these look amazing...I can't wait to see them in the real..
    thanks for sharing

  2. Gorgeous and spooky at the same time!!

  3. Teresa, I love this - I really like the layered effects you created. The acetate works so beautifully, and the combination is fab!


  4. This is SOOOOO spooky. I love all the textures and layers!

    I had a question! I saw a card of yours on Johanna's blog (the one with the monkeys in the ticket punch basket) and I was wondering if I could CASE that concept? I just thought is was genius to have the monkeys like that! Please let me know!

  5. These ATC are really Stunning Im so glad I was in this swap

  6. Croissants cure all. So does chocolate.

    That's a very cool piece. I really like what you did with the acrylic. I don't know how you managed to get that effect without melting the entire thing.

    Great work.


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