Monday, October 14, 2013

Let the Treats Begin

Since Ms. Kitty Teapot has donned her witch's hat, it must be time to scare up some Halloween treats and of course, something special to hold those treats. I started with some peat pots that have been in my stash for awhile and painted them with Folk Art Metallic Sequin Black acrylic paint. Although not obvious in these photos, in real life, these tiny pots do have a subtle shimmer. I stamped two labels from Crafty Secrets Halloween Labels and colored with pencils, using a colorless blender pen to blend the colors.  While I used the original acrylic stamps, these stamps are now in digital form, so you can easily adjust the size of the labels.
See the little black cat button above. I used the border stamp from Crafty Secrets Jolly Halloween and masked everything but the cat. I covered the stamped circle with an epoxy circle and attached to a glittered scalloped die cut. Remember to look at your stamps as parts. It's easy to mask with acrylic stamps, and if you use Photoshop Elements with your digital stamps, use the eraser tool to get just the image you need.                                  

I couldn't pass up this crazy variegated yarn on clearance! With green, orange, purple, and blue, it's perfect to use on Halloween projects. One skein should last a long time unless I actually use it for knitting :)

I'm linking this to Crafty Secrets October Linky Party here. Be sure to check out the great projects and tutorials by the design team.

Thanks for stopping by and check back later for more Halloween projects.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Flourishes October Release Challenge

Flourishes October release is underway, and with that release they are sponsoring a challenge called Christmas with a Twist. The twist is to create a Christmas card or project without using red or green.
I went with a soft color scheme of aqua and cream.

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe stamp set provides the focal point. Using Flourishes cut files, I cut the shape with the Silhouette and then stamped in Toffee Crunch Memento ink. I know I say this every time I use these cut files, but I really do LOVE them! I do hope they will provide more cut files for some of the older sets.  After coloring the ribbon with Copics and adding some pearls for the berries, I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I added it to the card front (a Silhouette cut file) with dimensional tape. The sentiment is from Flourishes Sleigh Ride.Last, I repeated the roundness of the kissing ball and the bottom edge of  the front and added a little more texture with a circle border cut from aqua felt.

Be sure to check out the release at Flourishes and all the gorgeous and inspiring cards from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, October 7, 2013

My Corner of the World--Flourishes World Card Making Day Challenge

In honor of World Card Making Day, October 4, 2013, Flourishes is sponsoring a challenge to create something that represents or is inspired by your state or province.
The iris is the state cultivated flower for Tennessee, so I chose this iris stamp from Flourishes Year of Flowers Set 2 and colored it with Copics. The background stamp is from Basic Gray and the flourish die cuts are from My Favorite Things.

Have a great day and remember you have until Friday to submit your card to the challenge here.