Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Till Death Do Us Part

A Wedding card...not too creepy?  OK maybe a little.  I went to my nieces wedding this past weekend.  It was a gorgeous day for it.  Very unlike Calgary weather.  It's fall and close to Halloween so I thought this would be a fun card to create. 
 
Behind the couple I used texture paste with the Halloween Stencil and my new Distress Spray Stains.

 
The Orante Frame die is fabulous for haunting out my card.  It can be used for any occasion but it always looks amazing for Halloween.   I covered it with black soot distress glitter.
 
 
I used a Found Relative wedding card for this...fitting.  I used my skeleton head rub for rubbing over the grooms head. 

 
I crackled the card.  I was surprised that the card peeled and I love it.  Makes it creepier.
 
 
I added a black tattered pinecone flower. 

 
The tattered pinecone flower pops over the layered leaf and greens.

 
I added a mini clip on the inside of the card.  Here I attached some cash for the bride and groom.  Our Canadian money is coloured so the $100 brown bill was a perfect colour for the card.

 
Don't you just love this font!  I cut the sentiments using the Spooktacular Decorative Strip and glued.  I made my own background paper using a stamp from the Random Quotes set. 
 
 
Thanks for checking out my wedding card.  I sure hope the couple saw the humor in it!  Really, it could have gone either way! 
 
Check out my favorite Challenge Blogs.
 
A Vintage Journey- To Die For
Inspiration Journal- In Disguise
Sizzix- Halloween Challenge
 
Sizzix Dies Used
Ornate Frame
Spooktacular
 
 
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3- Worn Cover

 
I was in love when I saw Linda Ledbetter's CC3C.  I thought this would be easy...WRONG!  But only because I LOVE Halloween so my thoughts are swimming with ideas.  This took me 3 days which is unusual for me.  Now, I am working on a few projects at once...which also isn't normal.  And a pretty horrific migraine yesterday so I was slowed a bit.  I find after a migraine I get a huge burst of creativity.  Although I'm tired and sore today I pushed through to finish off and reign in those ideas.
 
My first Worn Cover
 
Luckily, I have a few lying around.  Do I create a Christmas one or Halloween?  Pfft...why did I ask myself that!
 
 
I wanted to work around this couple from the Found Relatives.  I did a little distress tinting and tucked them into the Big Ticket die.  Funny, I was wishing I had this die.  And then I saw it on my shelf...and I do.  Oops, some one owns a lot of dies.  I created the big ticket to look like Eroded Metal...YUM!

 
I ended up making a shaker box with these gross Ants.  I cut clear packaging with the Big Ticket die and crackled the "glass".  Creepy.

 
I threw every Halloween/ Autumn die I own at it.  Well, not really.  Movers and Shapers mini pumpkin and the Autumn Gatherings.  Then a Layered Leaf cut in the back.

 
I wanted to add a word band.  But I wasn't feeling it.  So I bent it, then I was feeling it.

 
Behind the couple I added another Layered Leaf, a tattered pine cone flower and this creepy spider.

 
For the spine I added the skeleton rub.  The book is inked with distress inks.  When I added texture paste with my Halloween and Shattered stencils it absorbed the ink.

 
The back of the book!  Here I stamped the skull from Apothecary.  You can see more texture paste and stenciling.

 
More Eroded Metal, more crackled packaging that I inked with honeycomb. I layered a glassine cut layered leaf the mini antlers and this mini skull from the $1 Store. 

 
When the book is opened more creepiness inside.  The Laboratorie paper is the background with more distress ink and stencils. 

 
I layered lots of Halloween cuts here.  My first time using the headstone.
 
 
I inked the ring binder so it wasn't so chrome looking then another rub.

 
I inked up the pumpkin parts with more glassine and rusty hinge stain.  The parts are painted rusty hinge then crackle painted.  I love my owl perched.

 
The Worn Cover open.

 
I loaded in some of my Halloween tags.

 
A good way to keep seasonal tags.

 
All done and tucked away.  I have just the spot to display this in my Crafty space.

 
Thanks, I hope you like my Halloween Explosion for the Worn Cover.  Be sure to check out this AWESOME Challenge and Inspiration Emporium is the sponsor.  WOOHOO!
 
A Vintage Journey- Halloween to Die for
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Color Coordinates
Inspiration Journal- In Disguise
Sizzix- Halloween Challenge
 
Sizzix dies used...ALL OF THEM!
Pumpkin Parts
Layered Leaf
Tattered Leaves
Tattered Pinecone
M and S Big Ticket
M and S Mini Pumpkin
M and S Headstone
M and S Skull
M and S Owl
Autumn Gatherings
D.S. Bats and Crossbones
D.S. Halloween Shadows 
 
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Birthday Box- Class

Birthday Box
 
Birthday Box Class- I'm always excited to show you any project I'm working on, class or not.  I am working to build a variety of classes that include cards, projects and crafty d├ęcor projects.  Keep in mind each class I create is an idea for you to run with.  Use what you have in your stash and follow the detailed instruction and techniques I provide.  If you want to build exactly what you see each class comes with a full supply list. 
 
I always hate giving cash as a gift.  How boring!  If I'm going to give money then it better be fun!
 
Thanks for stopping by.  If you would like to take this as a class click HERE
 
Check it out...I love Challenges
 
A Vintage Journey- Heavy Metal
 
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Haunted

 I am very excited to offer online classes to my blog.  Over the years people have expressed interest in my classes.  I've been asked to create tutorials or show how to do techniques.  I thought this would be a great way for me to share what I love and offer a great instructional project for you to keep.
 
For the past few weeks I have been working hard to develop an in-depth tutorial to provide a Virtual Class.  This class is full of color photo's and a detailed explanation. I'll share Tips and Hints and a full supply list.  Check it out.  
 
Welcome to my Haunt! 
 
 This Haunted Virtual Class is a Tutorial only.  You use the supplies you have.  I supply the idea and a step by step how to!
 
 
Here's my posing Skeleton.  Creating something like this is a suggestion.  If you want to added you can.  Creepy skeletons and glitter pumpkins are optional.

 
If you have a little Skelly, you could break and pose him with hot glue and imagination.

 
This Tutorial can be transformed into any season or event.


 This project's final measurement is 2 1/2" x 18 1/2" or close to it.
 
 
 
 Class Example page.
 
 
If you are interested in taking this class please click HERE for the Class Page.
 
I have updated my Page Tabs along the top with a Q and ATerms, Classes, Coming.
 
Please be patient while I'm learning. 
 
 
Watch for me on Instagram and Facebook .  I like to share a lot of sneaks and peeks there!
 
Some Fun Halloween Challenges!
 
 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Hat box

Wishing all my Canadian Peeps a Happy Thanksgiving!
 
If you're new to my blog Welcome!  I am so excited to be a Guest Designer over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!  I wanted to share with you a Halloween project I made last Fall, Halloween Hat Box.  Why so long to post?  Well I really wanted to try being published.  So, I waited and submitted my entry to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and I was accepted.  This project is in the current Fall issue!
My inspiration came from the $1 Store where I found the round box (reminding me of a hat box), the skull (which was a pirate) and the wee hat!
 
 
I ripped the straw hair off and added a little black soot distress ink to the skull.
 
There was a bloody skeletal hand here.  I replaced it with some ghoulish accents.
 
I needed something for the head.  So I attached an ornate frame. 
 
A 31 is always a good thing.
 
My favorite part of the whole project.  The Thinker!
 
I stacked an assortment of pumpkins for him to sit and ponder.
 
I cracked his bones and reposed him into the famous sculpture.
 
I used paper stash Laboratorie to wrap this pink box.  Adding a variety of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.
 
I filled this little jar with poison then mounted it in a corked dome.  Adding little ants and skulls helps create to haunt.
 
The Thinker is broken and reattached with hot glue.  I love positioning my guys!
 
My first time being published, Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.
 
WOOHOO!
 
Thank you Craft Hoarders Anonymous for hosting me this month. 
 
 
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Challenges I'm playing in.
 
Sizzix Halloween Challenge. 
A Vintage Journey- Heavy Metal
 
Dies used, Halloween Shadows, Iron Gate, Tapered Fringe, Gothic Boo
 
Stay tuned...Tutorials are coming
 
Thanks for stopping by!  
 

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