Thursday, October 29, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
This months challenge as a DT for the Arty Divas, was for these gorgeous tags from Vectoria Designs on Etsy.
I have created these fun retro Halloween tags
for the Nov challenge on the This is Halloween design team
I made the tag from the backing paper from a Tim Holtz stencil. The paper is a distressed look in shades of brown + black.
I added a piece of burlap ( orange + purple) on each tag, then using Tims retro Halloween cutouts, I layered the bingo cards, pumpkin, skeleton + witch. The skeleton + witch both have 3d foam to pop them on the tag
Added a grey eyelet in each, then added some fun silk suri ribbon to tie thru the eyelet.
These tags would be cute to add to a gift or in a journal
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
My 1st Christmas project this year
I created a vintage fireplace scene using this wonderful 3D fireplace from Retro Art Cafe
I added a brick texture to it, and distressed it with black soot + cracking campfire paint + dye spray
The mantle on the fireplace I hand marbled, using black, white + a touch of gold paint. Glass glazed over top.
Christmas packages, a tree, candles, ( handmade), bows, A Christmas quote chip,stocking and garland
Christmas Tim Holtz paper dolls trio that I added hats to, a furry hand muff, + a gift
I made the fireplace insert using a flickering orange tealight, some flat stones I found outside, + some twigs from the yard.
All ready for a festive Christmas!
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
I love creating card fronts. They are ready when you need a quick card to make. These would also be perfect for journaling.
I started with 2 pcs of a cardboard box I cut to 4" x 5"
I then carefully tore off the cardboard to show the corrugated cardboard underneath. You can also lightly spray it with water, then tear off the cardboard.
I like to leave some of the cardboard showing.
Sprayed them both with Black Soot + Cracking Campfire Distress Sprays to make them look rustic
The wonderful creepy digitals are from one of my fav digi shops.
KeeperoftheNest on Etsy
A haunted background, with 3d ghouls and elements
Lastly, I added chipboard Halloween words
Sunday, October 4, 2020
I created a mini Tombstone junk journal using these cute retro Halloween images
The front + back covers are stencil board tombstones and the center pages are chipboard I made myself
5 double sided pages, as well as the covers
Crazy pumpkins on top of each page
Vintage black lace on the bottom of the front + back covers
Dazzling silk suri ribbon, + Halloween word charms dangle off the bright colorful jump rings
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Do you have Skeletons in your Closet?
Skeletons hide in this closet...wonder what secrets they hold
I turned this masonite wardrobe into a creepy skeleton closet
I made hangers out of black metal to hang in the closet.
A clothes rod, out of dowel
Hmm, whats in here..lets look
2 skeletons, both decked out in a halloween bow tie
An old book, a ball...er eyeball......+ bones.
Decorating the outside of the closet, is more skellies, skull door knobs, scary skull hands and a skull poster on the back
The outside of the closet was first painted in black, then I sprayed it with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink Spray.
White wax paste was used pn edges to get an old wood look. I also used the white wax to highlight the stenciled skull on the front + the wood skulls on either side
What's in your closet?
What started with a thin wood pumpkin turned into this crazy, bright Jack o Lantern
I love to alter things...everything! and this pumpkin was calling my name
I layered small wood halloween decorations to either side
Ghosts, cats, skulls, pumpkins, witches, the grim reaper, bats and more!
Dye sprays were used to achieve all these wonderful bright shades of orange, purple + red.
White wax highlites + then some back wax shading
A simple bow using silk sari ribbon
This month over on the nevermoredesigns.blogspot.com
is a wicked design challenge using this fabulous Witch image.
I created a 3d canvas. The witches are printed on vellum.
I textured my canvas using rust paste + a stencil with old bricks and brickwork
The background is done in black, browns, + rust
I off centered the image, then added a harvest moon with trees
A bit of batting in the trees to look like for or webs
The edge of the canvas is old twigs I found in the yard
A broomstick in the corner, and the chipboard word
The Witching Hour at the bottom.
Let the hexing begin!
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