Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Hi all! Just wanted to share a quick little project with you using DecoArt Chalky Finish paint! I wanted to make some little Halloween treats for my friends, but I had like, 30 minutes to come up with something. I grabbed some peat pots, my Chalky Finish paint, some Dollar Tree stickers, ribbon, and washi tape, and went to work! All it took was a quick coat of paint and a bit of embellishing and I was done.

I love how these little favors came together and hope you enjoyed them too. Have a fun Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Wicked Pop-Up Tag for Frilly & Funkie

Hi everyone! I hope you're in the mood for some wickedly spooky Halloween inspiration! This is the second week of the Frilly and Funkie challenge that I'm hosting. The theme I chose was 'Something Wicked' and I'm loving all the entries! This week it's the Funkies' turn to share our projects. For mine, I decided I wanted to use one of Tim Holtz's vintage relative photos to turn into a witch. The new Regions Beyond paper pad has a whole page of them to choose from!

The front panel was created by layering papers from the same paper pad. The spiders, 31, and witch hat are all Remnant Rubs. I tore the edges of the paper and then sponged on the new Ground Espresso Distress ink. I love the burned look it creates! On the top I added a length of bias tape that I dyed to match using Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge Distress inks. One of the new charms from The Funkie Junkie store hangs from a trinket pin.

I haven't done a pop-up tag in ages and thought it would work great with this tag. I cut the tag from black Kraft Core'dinations using Tim's large tag die, following my original pop-up tag tutorial found HERE. I cut the pop-up element using Karen Burniston's Lucy Label Pop Up (available from Elizabeth Craft Designs), trimmed it, and added it to the folded tag. After that was in place, I added more papers, an adorable stamped owl, and I was done!

You can find all the supplies I used (other than the Pop it Ups die) at The Funkie Junkie Boutique via the links below.

You can find all the details on the Frilly and Funkie challenge HERE. Hope you can join us!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Art with Heart Challenge - Hauntings and Holidays

Hi all! It seems like it's been ages since I posted - I guess it kind of has been! We got back from a long trip just before my last post and I feel like I've been doing nothing but trying to catch up since then. One of the projects I've been working on is this spooky curio cabinet created with Eileen Hull's ScoreBoards dies and Graphic 45's Rare Oddities paper.

The whole Inspiration Team was given various G45 papers to work with. I got lucky and scored a pad of the new Rare Oddities paper. Yay! I had already bought the smaller pads and one of the stamp sets and I couldn't wait to get to work!

I decided to build a little apothecary chest with doors using Eileen's 3D Blocks die plus her Candy Drawer die. You know how much I love stacking these dies and creating new combinations. So much fun!

After I decorated the cubbies, I knew I needed to have something to fill the drawers, so I created a simple accordion fold book for each of them. I used my new stamps and Wendy Vecchi's Archival inks to create a background for photos.

This was kind of a create as you go project, so I don't have a full tutorial with measurements, but I did take a few pics along the way so you can see how it came together.

The die I used cuts three different sized boxes. I used the larges one. After I assembled them, I glued them together and painted all the edges. I used chipboard and Tim Holtz's Sized Rectangle die to create doors.

The drawers were cut using Eileen's Candy Drawer die. I added chipboard panels on the bottom and top to give interest and stability. I was going to add feet and totally forgot! Oops! To create the decorative top piece, I used Tim's Plaque and Postage die to cut the shape from chipboard. I scored it and folded back a flap to attach it to the top.

After you're done assembling your curio cabinet, all that's left to do is get your scissors out and start fussy cutting! I mixed and matched lots of different papers from all three paper packs.

Here is a shot of the cabinet, all decorated and assembled. Tim Holtz's idea-ology hinges are perfect for the doors and his hitch fasteners make perfect knobs.

It's so much fun to fill the compartments with spooky stuff! I made little books out of the paper and then stacked fussy cut bits and pieces on top. The skull dome is actually one of the stamps from the set I bought. I stamped it and colored it to match the one on the paper. Then, I stamped it again on acetate, cut out just the dome portion, and layered it on top of the stamped image. It really makes it look 3D! Other bits I added were idea-ology vials, letterpress numbers, a corked dome, and some mini pumpkins.

You can find the Blocks die at Sizzix. The rest of the supplies can be found at Simon Says Stamp, with the exception of the chipboard, which I always get at Amazon.

I hope you enjoyed my Rare Oddities project. Thanks so much to Graphic 45 for supplying us with the paper. I was also lucky to get a pad of their Gilded Lily paper which I think would make an equally gorgeous cabinet with a totally different feel!

Have you entered your spooky or holiday art into the Eileen Hull Art with Heart challenge yet? There is a mystery prize pack up for grabs! You can find all the details HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - come back tomorrow when I'll have a wickedly cool project for the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge!