Monday, July 23, 2012


Happy Monday to you all!  I hope you had a crafty weekend as I sure did.  I created a little something for week 2 of the Frilly and Funkie Altered Metals challenge.  It's not "Frilly", or vintage-inspired, but I think this qualifies as "Funkie", don't you??!!

I've been in Halloween mode since I made the Configurations Crypt. So when I thought of using the riveted metal embossing folder the idea collided with Halloween and this is what happened! I didn't turn out exactly the way I had envisioned. I was hoping for more of a Jack Skellington/Tim Burton look. When it was finished I wasn't sure that I was going to submit it for the challenge after all. But when I got up this morning, and saw it on the dining room table, it made me smile so I'm going with it!

I covered the chipboard with a page from Graphic 45 Curiosity Shoppe. Then ran the chipboard through the Vagabond with the new Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Candy Jars die from the Sweet Treats collection designed by Eileen Hull. Too cute! I'm really loving this die. For his face I covered a piece of black cardstock with aluminum tape and ran it through the Texture Boutique using the Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Riveted Metal embossing folder. His lovely green hue is courtesy of Ranger Alcohol Ink in Citrus. After applying the alcohol ink I cut the face with the Tim Holtz Alterations Pumpkin Jack die and a combination of the Alterations Movers and Shapers Silly and Scary Jack-o-Lantern sets. I used cardstock behind the eyes and mouth and then mounted the face to a piece of chipboard also cut with the pumpkin jack die.  The bolts were hand cut from one of the scraps.  I used a black sharpie marker to color all of the edges. The hair is a piece of thin chipboard coated with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Black Soot. It looked a little dull so I added Stickles in Dark Blue. (It's not really blue but a combination of dark blue and purple glitter.)  And the finishing touch was a dapper bow tie made with wire edge ribbon!  I'm not sure how I got lucky enough to have ribbon the exact same color as the Stickles.  I think it's because I buy too much stuff...but look how it paid off!  (I can figure out a way to justify anything!)

I kind of ran out of time when I got to the back so I didn't embellish it much.  The label is from the Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Labels Movers and Shapers set and I cut it from a scrap that I believe is a piece from the Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows collection.  Then I added the word sticker. Maybe I'll add more later! I know...I'll add another face...Franken-Jack's alter ego...Pumpkin Jack!

Anyhoo...I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. wow, this is funkie for sure, luv glad you played along with us at F&F..have a wonderful week! I am having a blog candy giveaway to celebrate my birthday, stop by and leave a comment for your chance to win!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Look at you already thinking ahead! WOW!!! I never would have thought to turn the riveted metal into a have totally inspired me!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

  3. I love it! This is so cute and funky. Your altered metal is sensational and I love that embossing folder. Wonderful colors too.

    So great to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Frilly and Funkie.