Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mummy Dearest

Hi everyone unbelievable that it is already October. That means a new challenge over at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. This month the theme is Halloween. One of my favorite holidays even though I don't have the trick or treaters like in the past. Here is my first challenge entry.

 I bought black gesso several months ago and never used it. :-( I decided to use it for this project along  with a stencil a good friend sent me which I've never used.  My paper trimmer cremated one side when I went to cut my paper to size so I decided to use electrical tape on both the top and bottom of the card.

My background for my stamped images was so fun to do. I took a piece of cardboard and cut it to size. Then applied a heavy layer of gesso and placed pieces of cut up cheesecloth. in the wet gesso. I then took my brayer and rolled over to make sure the cheesecloth was down tight. I made sure the cheesecloth went on the sides of the cardboard to cover the brown edges.

For the mummy I took athletic tape and placed it on a scrap of card stock. Because the tape hides what is underneath you could even use a piece which you goofed up stamping on. ;-) I'm all about being frugal.  I then stamped with Jet Black Stazon ink.  I used a blue glaze pen for the eye which is peeking out. I could have stamped on plain white cardstock but the tape adds a little more texture and I'm all about texture. :-)

The bats and cat were stamped on deli paper. I used black Memento ink for the bats but went with the Stazon for the cat as the texture of the inkpad shows up on deli paper.  Once again I used a glaze pen to color the eyes.

There you have it my first Halloween card. I hope you will join in the challenge. Details can be found here:

I am also entering this in the monthly mixed media challenge.

Off to look for some crafting supplies which have gone missing in action. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. The cheesecloth is a very effective element on a halloween mummy card! Very cool techniques!

  2. Halloween is a favorite holiday for me too, AND very few trick or treaters. I still buy candy though! A frugal crafter, a girl after my own heart! VERY creative Myoriah!

  3. Loving all your yummy texture! Made my heart go pitter-patter. ♥ So happy that you played along with us this month at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! xo

  4. I love all the textures and fun pieces you used on your card! TFS! Good luck in the draw at Just For Fun! Thanks for doing the challenge!

  5. Love the texture and the mummy! Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.


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