Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Hodgepodge Mini Album Part 2 - Paper Wings Productions


Hi! I'm sharing a second post about my Halloween mini album on the Paper Wings Productions Blog today. I'm really loving the Halloween Hodgepodge Mixed Media Kit! There is a fantastic mix of products in this kit and I've used several of my favorite pieces for this project. I've added the photos and some more stamping to the pages of my album and am sharing that today. I'd love to have you click over to the Aviary for a peek inside this album!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Haunted Tumbleweed Houses Arch - Susan K. Weckesser


Hi! I'm sharing a spooky Halloween arch that I created for Susan K. Weckesser today. I previously used the Tumbleweed Houses Stamp Set to create a bright and sunny arch and I had a lot of fun using these stamps again to make a more scary version of this whimsical street.


I covered the base of my chipboard arch with Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color patterned paper. I used Ranger Distress Ink with some stencils to turn the bright blue patterned paper into a nighttime scene. I cut a yellow circle from the Susan K. Weckesser Color Burst Patterned Paper and then colored it with Clearsnap Smooch to add an orange shimmer.


I cut the letters for the word "BOO" from the Susan K. Weckesser Live, Love, Create Patterned Paper. I colored the stamped houses with dark shades and chose yellow for all the windows to give them an eerie glow. I finished the arch with some colorful trim and a glittery spider.

http://www.unitystampco.com/shop/tumbleweed-houses/ https://www.etsy.com/listing/84732887/live-in-color-scrapbook-paper-collection?ref=shop_home_active_1

If you're interested in picking up the stencils and chipboard I used, you can find them in the Tando Creative Online Store.



Tree and Leaves 3-Part Mask
Arabian Style Layered Arch Frame
Large Scalloped Bunting

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Stained Bark Home Decor Piece - Clearsnap Guest Designer


Hi! I'm sharing another Guest Design project for Clearsnap today. Fall is my favorite season and I like to find creative ways to bring a little piece of nature indoors. I created a stained bark home decor piece using a fun resist technique and Izink. I'd love to have you stop by the Clearsnap blog for my full tutorial!

Clearsnap Supplies:
Izink - Iris, Turquoise
ColorBox Archival Dye Ink - Wicked Black
ColorBox Mix'd Media Inx - Leather

Other Supplies: Bark, Sticks, White Cardstock, Paper Leaves, Perfect Alphabet Cling Stamp Set, Twine, Eyelet Setter, Eyelets, Petroleum Jelly, Wood Grain Stencil, Glue

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Too Cute To Spook Arch - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a Layered Arch with Cobweb that I created for the Free For All theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I could have used the entire arch set to create a 4-layer arch, but decided to use only 2 layers of the frame and save the other pieces for a future project. I covered both layers of the arch with a coat of black acrylic paint. I dressed up the top layer of the arch with glitter glue, for some fun sparkle, and some white dimensional paint, for a more realistic looking cobweb. I backed the arch with a piece of patterned paper.


I added a thick coat of glittery flock to the Spider.

http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/layered-arch-with-cobweb-p-735.html http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/grab-spiders-p-740.html

Thanks for stopping by today! You can now swing by the Tando Retail Store to pick up these pieces for yourself!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Skeleton Love Canvas - Susan K. Weckesser + The Crafter's Workshop


Hi! I'm sharing a canvas that I created for the joint Susan K. Weckesser and The Crafter's Workshop event today. This canvas measures 6x6 inches so I selected several mini (6x6 inch) stencils; Rib Cage, Beaded Curtain, Positive and Heartstrings Frags for this project. I'm still going strong with Halloween projects--this one has a healthy dose of whimsy!


I cut a vibrant section from a piece of Live In Color patterned paper and added some stamping using the Susan K. Weckesser A Little Bit Washi Stamp Set. I added more patterns to the background of this canvas using the Mini Beaded Curtain and Mini Positive stencils with a black pen and yellow Clearsnap Smooch.



I applied whipped spackle over the Mini Rib Cage stencil and then added a black crackle heart using the Mini Heartstrings Frags stencil. While the crackle paint was still wet, I sprinkled some pink glitter over the top for a pop of color.

I finished this canvas with a multicolored bow and some Diviney song lyrics that read:

Your skeleton is heaven but your heart's pitch black.
And I like ya like that.


Thanks for stopping by today! I'd also like to that The Crafter's Workshop for the amazing selection of stencils!


http://unitystampco.com/shop/a-little-bit-washi/ https://www.etsy.com/listing/84732887/live-in-color-scrapbook-paper-collection?ref=shop_home_active_1

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Live Like There is no Midnight - Quick Quotes


Hi! I'm sharing a home decor piece that I created for Quick Quotes today. I've been trying to organize my craft room and found the beautiful Cracklin' Rose collection, one of my favorites, at the bottom of a drawer. As I familiarized myself with this line again, I found this fabulous chipboard tag in the Cracklin' Rose Chipboard Die Cuts. I'm still trying to work out a Halloween costume and this Cinderella quote grabbed my eye. I thought this was a great message to live by, especially for more than one night! I now have this frame sitting in my craft room as a gentle reminder.

I started this piece with a 3x3 inch natural wood frame that I then stained. I applied a molding paste circle pattern to the frame and once that was dry, colored the raised pattern with Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I hot glued a collection of flowers and leaves to complement the colors of the tag to the frame and then attached the tag to the center.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Cracklin' Rose Chipboard Die Cuts
Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to take your next project off the page!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Breast Cancer Card - Susan K. Weckesser


Hi! I'm sharing a card I created for Susan K. Weckesser today. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I hope that this card will give inspiration to help support, celebrate or honor somebody you know who is currently battling or is a survivor of this disease.


I used Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color patterned paper to build up layers of on top of a Core'dinations cardstock card base. Using the NEW Garden Whatnot Stamp Set, I stamped and highlighted a tag, which I then embellished with a sentiment, pink ribbon and flowers.


I embellished the bottom with the word "Pink," which I cut from Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color patterned paper, a pink flower, ribbon and some UmWow Studio chipboard. I finished the card with some pearl accents.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/84732887/live-in-color-scrapbook-paper-collection?ref=shop_home_active_1 http://www.unitystampco.com/shop/garden-whatnot-collection/

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween Hodgepodge Mini Album - Paper Wings Productions


Hi! I'm sharing a Halloween mini album on the Paper Wings Productions Blog today. I'm really loving the Halloween Hodgepodge Mixed Media Kit! There is a fantastic mix of products in this kit and I've used several of my favorite pieces for this project. I'd love to have you click over to the Aviary for a peek inside this album!


I have plenty of pages in this album to document my daughters as they trick-or-treat and the following neighborhood Halloween Party. I'll be sure to share the entire album once I've added the photos and some journaling, so be sure to stop back in November!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bump in the Night Card - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created for the Animals theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. October is one of my favorite months and I'm really enjoying pulling out my creepy, crawly chipboard and creating some spooky projects! I applied a coat of black acrylic paint to this Bat and added some white dimensional paint to the eyes. This bat is the largest of a set of 3 and measures about 180mm, or 7 inches for my fellow Americans. ;)


Thanks for stopping by today! You can now swing by the Tando Retail Store to pick up these pieces for yourself!