Hi Sweet Friends, happy Wednesday! I haven’t been posting this much in quite some time, but you all know how I get around Halloween time. There’s just so many projects to share and so little time! Today I have a sweet and silly fabric project up on the Therm O Web blog featuring a bit of mixed media fun using the new Rebekah Meier Art Tape and adorable Halloween fabric from our friends at Blend Fabrics.
This is Giselle the Ghost, and she is all ready for the Monster’s Ball wearing her best designer dress and princess crown and wand. I do believe she may just be the belle of the ball.
I am a huge fan of folk artist, Cori Dantini, and cannot resist her adorable fabric lines. This is the super sweet Best Day Ever collection, which I used to make her dress. I used Therm O Web fleece on the body and hand-painted fabric and enamel dots for the face. Dyed her ribbon with GinaK Designs ink, and gave her a shabby handmade pumpkin to hold.
The crown and star wand were made using the Therm O Web Mixed Media Art Tape. This tape has the perfect flexibility for bending and shaping, with the strength and stability to stand up on its own.
I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial for how I created the crown using ink and foil up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Blend Fabrics- Best Day Ever collection
Other: Felt, Cotton Canvas Fabric, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing, Wooden Skewer
Hello, hello friends, and happy Monday to you once again! It’s Halloween fun day again here on the blog! Today I have another frightful card to share with you, made as part of the Halloween Inspiration Series on the Tim Holtz blog.
Ahh, there’s nothing quite like a good haunted house scene at Halloween time, is there? This is the stuff nightmares are made of….. and great old Hollywood movies, too.
This awesome house, the bats, and the moon are from the Haunted House Thinlits die set, part of the new 2017 Sizzix Tim Holtz Halloween collection. I die cut the house and bats from black Distress cardstock, and gave them a good sanding to bring out the paper core. Added some spooky cobweb stamping to the house and background, and then backed the windows with nice bright orange. A coat of Glossy Accents adds the look of glass to all those window panes. I think there might be a party going on in there.
The great big BOO on the bottom of the card was made with the Bigz XL Gothic Alphabet die. Love the grand statement you can create with these jumbo 1.5″ letters. I sanded the letters, again, and embossed the spiderwebs on top. Backed the lettering with chipboard to add a bit of extra dimension. The background for that panel was created with the Feather stencil on Tim Holtz patterned paper. Lots of dark gloomy greys and black with just a pop of orange for the holiday.
I do think this house is so much fun. I’d probably move in, if given the chance! 😉
Hope your week is off to a great start! And thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Hi everyone, and happy Friday to you! I am so excited to be here today to share the next stop of my annual Haunted House tour. Last week we left off in the dining room, and today… let’s pick up in the entryway.
Now my entryway is not a huge space, but I always seem to manage to pack it pretty full for the different holidays and seasons. Even when I don’t have a ton of things to put out, I can usually scrape up enough to decorate my wee little table and front bench. But of course, that’s not really a problem at Halloween time!
Cause as you all know….
I do go all out for Halloween.
This year, with space becoming more of a premium, I am practicing some new skills. The art of Halloween bundling. And I think I got it! I hope you enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Since today is Friday the 13th, I couldn’t let the day pass without notice. So to celebrate this most auspicious spooky day, I’m having a little sale in my AudOnes Prims Shop!
Today only, all remaining fall and Halloween prims are now 30% off!
Until next time, hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
And thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Wednesday, friends!
This week, the team at Therm O Web has the great pleasure of partnering with Brutus Monroe, sharing projects featuring his new line of Halloween stamps and stencils. I am up on the TOW blog today with a spooky silly mixed-media tag, and I wanted to share it here with you… along with news on a super cool prize package giveaway, too.
I do think this is just about the silliest mummy I’ve ever seen. He is from the Spooky Selfie clear stamp set, decking out a Brutus Monroe jumbo art tag.
The mummy is colored with Distress inks, and coated with a bit of Glossy Accents to make his features shine. I added a goofy witch’s hat and a few details from Photo Play Paper’s Halloween collection, Matilda & Godfrey. Makes me think of those silly photo props you find in a selfie booth.
I created a bit of a mummy wrap for the bottom of the tag using Therm O Web Mixed Media Art Tape and a Brutus Monroe lace background stamp. The lovely stenciled background is from his line, too.
I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. And while you are there, be sure to enter our fabulous giveaway, for a chance to win a Brutus Monroe product kit filled with all the same goodies are designers are using throughout the week, plus a $25 Therm O Web gift certificate to use in the store. Good luck, friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies I’ve used today are linked and/or listed below:
Brutus Monroe Jumbo Media Tag
Brutus Monroe Spooky Selfie Stamp Set
American Crafts Twine
Hello, hello Friends, and welcome to my Haunted House!
As most of you know by now, Fall is my most favorite season of the year, and October is by far my favorite month. It’s become an annual tradition around these parts to share my Halloween haunts and spooks with all of you, and today I am super excited to kick off the start of this year’s house tour. Step this way, my Pretties, and let the haunting begin!
This year I thought we’d begin in my dining room, which is always one of my favorite spots to decorate. Not only is it one of the first rooms you see when entering my house, I also love the decorating potential of all the shelves on my antique sideboard. Such a great spot to pile up lots and lots of spooks!
This year’s theme in the dining room? Skulls and bones and ghosts, in a crisp black and white color palette to match my dishes. With just a hint of pumpkin orange added to the mix.
I know most of you have toured with me many times before, so some of these scenes will have become familiar to you. But hopefully artfully rearranged for this year’s tour. I’ve taken lots of photos to share, zooming in on all the tiny details. So sit back and relax, and welcome to the tour!
I do so hope you enjoyed the beginning of the tour! And just in case anyone is looking for a few new spooks of their own, I’ve uncovered a few extra goodies from last year while going through my bins…. like these spooky skulls and a few of their friends.
You can find them HERE in my AudOnes Prims Shop!
Until next time, hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hi Friends! Happy Monday to you!
I definitely woke up to a little crisp in the air this morning, which just proves that my very favorite month of the year must be here, October! It is just about time for spooks, my friends, and I can’t wait to start sharing some of my Halloween projects and decor with you all.
But for today, I have a pair of birthday cards to share with you that I made awhile back for the Sizzix blog featuring the fabulous Flutter line of stamps and dies by Tim Holtz.
It seems like I am always in need of birthday cards, so I like to try to build up a stash of ready-made cards to keep on hand. The new Tim Holtz Flutter butterflies are so beautiful and fun to use, and work really well for year-round birthday card designs. Today I’ve created a bit of a summer-inspired look using light pastel colors in an earthy color palette, paired with lots of crisp white and bold black to make everything pop.
I used a variety of different Flutter butterfly images to stamp the background paper, and then die cut and colored one to be the focus of the design, nestled within a Tim Holtz Stitched Circle die cut frame. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to be back on Friday with the beginnings of my 2018 Halloween Haunted House Tour! Until then, wishing you all a wonderful week!
The supplies I’ve used are linked below: