So, I was out and about stalking some of my favorite blogs when I came across this awesome bracelet, HERE. I cannot tell you how excited I was to see what she had made. I'm always looking for creative ways to use my stuff. Check out Claudia's Blog, her bracelet and the link to the tutorial on how to make one for yourself!
I used Rangers Shrink Paper, Picket Fence Distress Stain, Black Stays On Ink and my Paris Memoir stamps. I used this set because I loved my time in Paris!
I picked up the jewelry bits at Michaels. I also used a "Word Band". I textured the word band with my TH uber cool textured hammer. A little heat with your heat gun and pliers to bend it.
The jumpers easily attach the stamps after they have shrunk. Just be sure you punch the small hole before you shrink. When it shrinks it is a perfect size for your jump rings.
I have been playing around with paints and I have had many failed attempts. I'm not sure if it's the paint or maybe my oven cooks to hot? I also painted picket fence on both sides and it worked. After it's dry I stamped the back with the background stamp from Paris Memoir. If you don't do that you'll see the image on the back, like the gentleman here.
The Vintage Balloon is not apart of the set but I LOVE it so I used it.
I also added some hardware including the Enamel Tag with the rubs.
These little label stamps are adorable. I used my 2 Paris ones.
With a small paint brush I painted the shrunken stamps with various distress stains.
You can paint the sides of each image if you like.
Use whatever hardware you have on hand. I added a plane and some gears.
You can use any stamps you have. Mix them up of create a theme! Fun for you or as a gift.
WOW, I think this is my biggest Halloween project yet. It took me 5 days to complete and I could have kept adding!!! As you know I adore Halloween and yes I have begun bringing out my Halloween goodies. Lots of photos in this post and there is so much to see. So lets get into the project and get you inspired for Halloween!
I was asked by Scrapbooker's Paradise (where I teach) to make one of these Kaiser Craft Shadow Boxes...with a Halloween Theme!!! Arm twisted and mission accepted. I am going all Tim on this one! I started by spraying all the pieces with a Hammered Finish in a gun metal grey.
The set even comes with numbers;)
I used My Minds Eye Happy Haunting paper to create each box with a great pattern paper background. Then using all my Tim Holtz goodies and $1 Store finds I went to town decorating. I used various numbers from the rub ons, metal numbers, wooden and those that came with the Shadow Box.
Be sure to dry fit before gluing! It took me 4 hours to die cut…
Creepy coffin, I love this one! I saw these little wooden coffins at the $1 Store and had to get one. I ended up making this for a class and everyone loved making them. Halloween is the best! All the creepy stuff I get away with creating!
I picked up these great skeletons at Michaels on a string of garland...6 per rope. With a little force he fits!
I made a template of the coffin and cut Tim Holtz Laboratorie paper to fir in the back.
I accidentally broke my skeleton's arm. Oops! So, I glued his arm holding the glitter pumpkin. SAVE!
I picked up these skulls on a bracelet for $1. Layering the Curiosities Coffin is key! You want to look at the layers, like mesh, pen nib and a spider!
I added the "shelves" using popsicle sticks cut to size. This way it has a cabinet feel.
The Apothecary Remnant Rubs are so perfect of the glass bottles full of eyes!
Adding a little Spanish Moss makes it all creepy.
I LOVE HIM!
After the sprayed coffins were dry I sanded them to …
The Monsters and Creeps are out and around. So lock your doors to keep safe and sound. If you are looking for a great Halloween card that is UNDER 10 MINUTES to build this is it. I made a variety of these to give you different ideas of creeps you can make. From start to finish these Halloween cards are a breeze and would be perfect for a class, office and for some friends. I made these in between making projects...mostly waiting for things to dry! The googlie eyes are different sizes make them so cute. All the cards are stamped with Scrappy Moms Stamps Halloween set Bewitched! Mummy
Frankenstein Candy Corn Vampire, I love this one! I didn't distress the white glitter paper. Then added this red glitter glue to the fangs. Ghost, I posted this the other day HERE All my fun cards together I cut the cards to 5x5. Then I cut a 4 3/3x 4 3/4 black for the black behind the googlie eyes. Pick your coloured carstock and rip. I distressed the torn edges a bit then…