Thursday, 16 October 2014

Witching Time

Halloween is our second challenge theme at  the Artists Trading Post Exchange.
Please pop over and see what we all made, and read  the  challenge details. 
I loved making this 8 inch canvas, which will be hung in my porch on Halloween night.

On the left you can see how it looked  before I started adding extra shadings.. The base was painted with  Fresco acrylics and gesso.
Then I used a Clarity stencil for the houses, shaded with Weathered Wood and Black soot distress inks.
The stencil is Tim Holtz's  new Gothic one, using Texture paste  for added depth.
The black cat was a die cut, using a little gold embossing powder.

Next the stamping of the words, skulls, spider and the witches. All from a Stampers Anonymous set.
I did fussy cut the witch a couple of times to add a bit depth.  I think they look like they are having a bit of a race. 

Products used  available from the Artists Trading Post were......
Stencils-- Clarity and Tim Holtz
Ranger Texture Paste

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, the comments you leave are always appreciated.
We do hope you will join us for Halloween At the ATP Exchange


  1. As a Halloween fan this one is just wonderful, love the colours. Beautiful work! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Great canvas Yvonne, love the effect of the double witch! Great colours too!

  3. You really are getting all set for Halloween Yvonne! I need to stencil my pumpkins....


  4. Amazing ideas on this canvas and it is just right to hang in the hallway.

    Love Chrissie x

  5. Amazing my Halloweeny friend

  6. Amazing canvas. Excellent work, Yvonne.
    Happy Halloween, xxx

  7. Wowsers Yvonne! This is spectacular! I love your layered with and twitcy looking cat! The background is just amazing with the city below and the atmospheric sky! I'm blown away! hugs :)

  8. Amazing Halloween canvas, Yvonne! I love the great background and the super details. Really a inspiring work!
    Hugs, Mar

  9. Awesome canvas Yvonne!!! Love the two witches racing about!!

  10. Fabulous spooky canvas, Yvonne! I love the Halloween theme and the racing witches! Fun!

  11. Such a great creation, wonderful Halloween feeling. Love the how the cat looks like.
    Your Spooky card looks fantastic, too.

  12. Brilliant Yvonne, love how you've made the background, a real spooky treat!
    Amanda x

  13. Wonderful work. Even before you started adding things I love what I saw. Everything fits so wel together. Thanks for showing Anneke.

  14. Yvonne, this is one awesome project, great colours and gorgeous image used.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  15. Fabulous canvas Yvonne! Love the stencilled houses and the two flying witches are fantastic! This will be a treaty for anyone passing through your porch! Sue C x

  16. Love the smudgy, grungy colours, and inspired use of the stencil, fabulous canvas Yvonne! Ruth x

  17. An amazing piece of canvas work Yvonne. One very talented lady.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  18. This is such a fabulous canvas Yvonne :-) Love the stencils you have used and the amazing texture. The witches loo fantastic together and I love the scaredy cats.

    TFS and crafty hugs Annie xx