Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Try it on Tuesday - SPOOKY - Cemetery Gates

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another fantastic challenge over at Try it on Tuesday. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our 'Animal' challenge, there were so many fantastic critter entries, wow!

For today's challenge our theme is SPOOKY. We all love Halloween, right ladies! Here is my make.


My gates were completely Jerry-rigged using two of the tree pieces from the Impression Obsession Fence Trio set, some fancy Cuttlebug maneuvering and a lot of time with a craft knife. I gave them a rusted look using several different kinds and colours of embossing powders.

As you can see, the gate is formed and lifted off of the paper, making it 3d!


The night sky background was made with texture paste, DecoArts Crafter's Acrylics - Black, Westport Grey and Antique White and some Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs distress stain. I placed a large glitter container on the paper and smooshed the texture paste around it, to give the moon a sunken 3d appearance. Some embossing puffs make the clouds look fluffy.

The Spooky sentiment is from Inkadinkado. I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder, added Crackle Accents, rubbed Black Soot distress stains into the cracks then added a touch of Ranger Embossing Enamelware for the white speckles.


The chain is just a piece of an old necklace that I grunged up with black paint. The key is made from crafter's clay and a mold. I painted it silver, added some Crackle Accents then rubbed Black Soot distress stain into the cracks.




The flowers are made from Joy Crafts Flower 1 out of kraft paper and edged with Black Soot. The small black leaves are Cheery Lynn Branch Set and the tree is Impression Obsession Leafy Branch.



I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


74 comments:

  1. Oooh I dont want to go in there at night - great spooky feel to this Pamellia - with all your layers and textures. Fab! Nikki xx

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    1. Thanks Nikki! It is a little bit spooky, guess I hit the mark pk. ha! hugs :)

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  2. As Nikki said, there's a great spooky look to those gates - the whole scene looks eerie
    Avril xx

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    1. Ohhh, eerie...great word for it, Thanks Avril! big hugs :)

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  3. A gorgeous and scary piece, the gates really look like the cemetery gates here! Well done on all the fine details! Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie! big hugs to you :)

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  4. This has got to be a winner ... It's so clever and beautifully done ... Really captures that spooky feel with the colours and the 3D effect ... It's is perfect!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Ros! So sweet! hugs :)

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  5. Halloween is a bit alien to us here in the UK, but do love seeing all the lovey creations and this one is divine Pamellia.

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda! Odd that you say that, it's alien to me as well. We don't have kids and 'trick or treater's' aren't allowed in the building where we live, so Halloween is just another day for us. hugs :)

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  6. WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!! I am blown away by your creative mind!!! The way you created spooky sky scene and the big full moon is genius!!! My favorite detail on this card is sky, moon, spooky fence, spooky tree, spooky sign, chain and lock, spooky flowers, tiny leaves and spooky twine! I could have just typed that I loooooved entire card, but the other way was more fun :) I remember a couple months ago how you were reluctant about creating Halloween cards and look at you now!!! You sure did master that theme!! I hope that Tim Holtz invites you soon to be part of his DT cause you sure know how to create cards in "his" style :) Till your next jaw-dropping creation...Big hugs :)

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    1. Oh my gosh Samra! Not only are you incredibly sweet and great for my ego, but you're hilarious too! Such a wonderful way to start my day! Thank you so much for all the generous praise, you lift my spirits! big hugs :)

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  7. Oooh, spooky can be that beautiful! Gorgeous work, Pamellia.
    Hugs xxx

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  8. This is brilliant and has a lovely spooky feel hugs Bee

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  9. What a fantastic card. Your sky is so dramatic and atmospheric. The cemetery gates look really old and rusty with the fabulous chain and lock and as usual your flowers are perfect. Sally D.x.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sally, such a wonderful compliment! big hugs :)

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  10. Hi Pamellia
    Well, I don't do Halloween (goodness knows, I frighten myself every morning with that first look in the mirror lol!) but this is terrific. Its so atmospheric you can almost hear the creek of the gates. . . . . . .or was that my knees?
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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    1. Haha, I hear you about the creaking knees! Oddly, I don't do Halloween either. Mr J and I don't have kids and 'trick or treater's' aren't allowed in the building where we live, so Halloween isn't something we normally even think about. Thanks for the kind words! big hugs :)

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  11. Pamellia: Your Halloween card is so cute & love all your details. Thank you for joining us in our "Halloween [or Use Lots of Orange]" Challenge #73. Hope to see your entries in our upcoming challenges too!

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. Wonderful card, Pamelia. The cemetery gates looks fabulous, and I love the beautiful details too.
    Mar x

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  13. This is amazing!! You really have created such an atmospheric scene and I totally adore the chain and padlock!! xx

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  14. I have a confession to make ... I'm not a big fan of Halloween - or anything spooky. I'm a girly girl - I like pink and flowers and butterflies ... But (yes' there's a but :P) i still really like your card. The scene you created is so mystical and that padlock on the door is a perfect finishing touch. Awesome!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Thanks so much Maya! Don't tell anyone, but I feel the same way you do...I really prefer pink and frilly and lots of flowers and lace! big hugs :)

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  15. Incredible use of layers and 3D effects. Stunning card that is wonderfully atmospheric. All your little details are so clever. Nicola x

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  16. Wow, this is stunning, the effects are fantastic - I especially love the little wisps and the little padlock. So glad you chose to share with us at Crafty Boots.

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  17. Awesome Halloween piece, it looks a place you wouldn't go near on a dark night. Hauntingly beautiful.
    Yvonne x

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! Yeah, I need to put it in a drawer so I'm not afraid to go into the craft room at night! lol :)

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  18. I would not use spooky and elegant together normally but that is what your creation is... it has a haunting feel to it but it is also extremely beautiful too - wonderful, just wonderful! Anne xx

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  19. LOVE the dimension and texture! Spooktacular!

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    1. Haha, spooktacular, hilarious! Thanks Sue! hugs :)

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  20. another wowser. love all the dimension and detail. We don't really do halloween in NZ though it is sneaking in slowly xx

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    1. Thanks Sherryn! I'm with you, don't do Halloween in this abode either. We don't have kids and 'trick or treater's' aren't allowed in the building where we live, so Halloween could pass right by without me even noticing. hugs :)

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  21. Amazing card, I love your 3D gates and the fab fog scene, where do you get your ideas from? Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges,

    Dionne

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much Dionne! big hugs :)

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  22. Wow...your card is amazing. I love all the details....Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

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  23. A stunning creation with so much texture and things to admire.

    Love Chrissie x

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  24. Ooooooh, Pamellia what a super spooooky creation! So much dimension and detail! I love the padlock and chain! Genius! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jane! So sweet! hugs :)

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  25. Sorry Pamellia,I'm behind on my commenting too....trying to get on with making something I should have done weeks ago :/

    This is wonderfully spooky,it really looks like there's something beyond the gates. You create this Halloween look so well Pamellia, I love it :)

    Hope you are well

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! I completely understand, I'm in the same boat! Crazy month so far! super big hugs my friend :)

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  26. Wow Pamellia, totally amazing fence. Love your sunken moon and the spookiness to your card had me totally absorbed in all your textures. Spookalicious.
    Julie x

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  27. Love, love, love all those little things you added!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.
    Rosi x

    PS. There is a Blog Hop at the Dream Factory Challenge Blog and your card would fit very well with our theme Hokus Pokus.

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    1. Thank you so much Rosi, I will check it out! hugs :)

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  28. oh my word it's stunning love all the little details you add to pull it all together and the way you use distressing powders together I keep scrolling up and down to take it all in ---brilliant
    carol x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Carol!! big crafty hugs to you! :)

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  29. I came back for another look and to say I loved the spooky looking gates and you have managed to produce a very spooky Halloween card without even an image !!!just really by texture and suggestion-amazing
    Carol x

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    1. Oh wow, what an amazing compliment Carol! You really made my day! hugs :)

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  30. Oh your sure know how to do spooky Pamellia ,love it ! in fact this could well be Miss Havershams Gate .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine! I love that comparison! hugs :)

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  31. oh my .You are on a roll.I missed all your latest posts due to some update issue on my computer,so catching up on blogger.I love love love what you did with the fence.and the moon.You are one clever gal.:-).The chain and the lock is such a perfect touch.Awesome card as usual.

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you Pallavi! big hugs :)

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  32. Very spooky, thank for playing at agoac

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  33. Ooooooooooo - this is super cool and so spooky! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments. Hugs, Cathy

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  34. Only you could do spooky and come up with such a dreamy gorgeous creation......and still be spooky! Wonderful. Ruth x

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  35. What a fabulous and fun card! I love the detailing and the levels of items on this card, it's so neat! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

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  36. A fantastic spooky creation with so much wonderful texture and dimension!
    Rebecca.

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  37. Definitely spooky and oh-so-well-done (no surprise there). Really looks like a foggy night. Eerie. Thanks for joining the Halloween fun at Simply Create Too!

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