Tuesday, July 31, 2012

7 Gyspsie- Trousseau

A few years ago we did a road trip. One of the highlights of our trip was a tour of the 'Winchester House' It is rumoured to be haunted by poor Sarah Winchester who was the widow of the riffle manufacturer.  It was so interesting. The story the guide tells, as you travel from room to room around blind corners and up deadend staircases centers around her eclectic superstitious way of life. I wanted to have some fun with this layout so I stamped the black hats on black cardstock then carefully cut them out. I also stamped and emboss over the photo after everything was assembled.                       
 Note: If you do this, be careful not to overheat your photo or it will bubble the finish.
If you accidentally get embossing power where you don't want it, just use a soft dry brush to remove the excess grains before you heat it.

All paper is 7 Gypsie Trouseau Collection
It has that vintage old wallpaper feel that matched the time
period of the Winchester House
I found Sarah on the paper and stamped by masking her
name then embossing the spider web around her name
to add a bit of interest. The Black sign say's Happy Haunting
Cling 1- this stamp coordinates with Graphic 45
'Happy Haunting' paper line

I used a watermark pen to outline the existing
signature and brought it up onto the mat then emboss it with Lindy's Stamp Gang

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2 comments:

Angela Fehr said...

I researched the Winchester house when we were planning our US trip. It sounded so creepy! Didn't get a chance to see it though. Love the way you creeped out your layout with embossing!

Dean and Selena said...

Oh oh oh !! I love it!!!