Saturday, 26 January 2013

Famous Last Words

Oh I do love taking part in these creepy challenges and today I have created something for the second 2013 challenge at Haunted Design House, the theme is 'Famous Last Words'.  I am also entering this into the Sparkle and glitter with rick challenge #8 - 'anything but a square'.

For the coffin shape I cut out the inside of the lid template from the Martha Stewart's coffin treat box, and then I cut another piece just a little bigger than the first.  I coloured both pieces using the Tim Holtz autumn 2011 seasonal distress inks along with the brushed corduroy and black soot.  I ran the smaller shape through my big shot inside the Tim Holtz woodgrain texture fade embossing folder (I had to do it from both ends as my shape is larger than the folder) and then rubbed the gathered twigs distress ink over the raised image.  I stamped the Tim Holtz cob web and spider in 3 places on the larger shape and spritzed both pieces with water and covered with Tim Holtz rock candy crackle paint. Once dry I attached the smaller piece to the larger piece with double sided foam for depth.  Next I printed a reaper digi stamp which I purchased from the Rick St Dennis Etsy Shop and coloured with Letraset promarkers, I attached this to the tag using silicone glue, again to add depth.  For the quote I looked these up on the internet and was amazed at how many are posted and I have chosen one from Kurt Cobain which I printed using the chiller font and inked with the brushed corduroy distress ink before gluing to the coffin.  Finally I attached the piece to cardboard and added a stand at the back to make it sturdy and  free standing.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. Whoa! Fabulous Tracey! Love, love, love everything about this! Fab coffin and image and super choice of quote. Thanks for joining us at HDH. xxD

  2. This is brilliant! I am amazed at how cool that coffin looks and the quote is great. Thanks for playing in the dungeon at HDH. And perfect for the RSD Sparkle and Glitter challenge as well. Thanks for playing over there too!

  3. Brilliant piece and excellent quote. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

  4. This is beyond fabulous! It is totally Fangtastic! I love the depth and dimension you've achieved and the quote is perfect! A very dark piece...I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle and Glitter with RSD :)

  5. very cool, I love the coffin die and the wood texture you have given it, great quote, takes me back to being a moody teenager, now I am just a moody grown up ;)
    thanks for joining us at haunted design house.

  6. Ah this is super and what a great idea.Thanks for playing along on Anything but Square fortnight on Sparkle and Glitter with Rick, Hazelxox

  7. This is terrific Tracey and I do agree with the quote :)

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. The coffin shape is a fabulous one to showcase this wonderful image - so apt. Great use of different texturising techniques. Thank you for sharing with us at Haunted Design House and at Sparkle & Glitter with RSD

  9. This is a fabulous creation. Thank you for playing along with us at Haunted Design House :-)
    Ike xx


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