Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Its 'Scary and Spooky' at Try It On Tuesday

Well, I hope you realise that I am not talking about any strange happenings going on!
With Halloween approaching we hope that the new theme at Try It On Tuesday - 'It's Scary and Spooky!' will get you in the mood for some Halloween fun!
Not that it's fun for me - since we moved to a retirement apartment we don't get 'Trick or Treaters' any more - I used to love having neighbours and their children knocking on the door for their treats!

I am also a bit of a wimp and I must say that some of the Halloween items on sale these days in the supermarket aisles are REALLY scary!

I have made a canvas which may be more fun than spooky!
I started off by using different shades of orange paint rubbed downwards onto the canvas using a baby wipe.
I rubbed around the edges with black paint and added a little softer black to the top. The Tim Holtz spider webs were stamped and heat embossed and I added a small Tando web that I had painted with black at the same time as I coloured the bat from the same set. I had some fibres which I teased to to extend the webs. I had some Tando leaves too, and found a little bit from a Tim Holtz die laying around so after stamping some grasses I added those! I love the idea of the cat who has been spooked by the golden eyed bat!

By the time some of you see this it will have been handed over to my Granddaughter - I hope she likes it but I rather suspect it won't be scary enough! 

I do hope that you will take a look at the creations the TIOT Design Team have made and be inspired to join in - just put your fingers in your ears when I come visiting - I may scream!!

Thanks for looking, Chrisx


chrissie said...

Terrific canvas Chris with some terrific ideas. Love the baby wipe one.

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely canvas, great colours. Hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

Love that cat on your piece. He looks so afraid. I guess on a spooky night even kitties can be spooked. Great piece. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Simply FANTASTIC Chris! I am thrilled about this canvas!

Margik said...

A fantastic spooky scene, Chris! Love the colour and the images.
Hugs, Mar

Marjut said...

This is stunning and spooky canvas.

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wonderfully spookalicious creation and you're so right about some of the Halloween stuff now, too much fake blood!
Donna xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous canvas Chris, love the spooked cat.
I'm sure your Granddaughter will love this.
Avril xx

Linda Kunsman said...

love this! great choice of colors and imagery-spooky but fun!

Meggymay said...

I'm sure your grand daughter will love this canvas Chris, its a fantastic Halloween project.
Yvonne xx

sirkkis said...

I see this spooky and fun. Great texture and design.
Hugs xx

Helen said...

Spooktacular! love this canvas, Chris.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I actually like this better than some really scary entries I've seen on the internet. The cat really made it for me.

Juliz Design Post said...

Super canvas Chris and a great background to showcase your web and spooky cat.
Julie x

Carol said...

i do like the canvas!!! Enjoy your trip :)

sheila 77 said...

Thanks for making it not too scary. The bat looks quite cuddly and friendly. It's a great picture.

butterfly said...

Oh, bravo! Glorious colours in your painty background and the glistening cobwebs look amazing. Fabulous spookiness!
Alison x

zandra said...

Spooktacular canvas and love the background.
Hugz, Z

Barb said...

An absolutely super canvas Chris. I bet your granddaughter loved it. Barbxx